Saturday, August 24, 2013

a bit of a diversion...

i saw this crocheted pattern for nest dolls here and i couldn't resist. if you go to that link and scroll down, you will see the patterns for the small, medium and large dolls. i will be giving them as a gift. i did mine a bit differently than the pattern. they were supposed to be sisters but that little one looks like a little old lady so maybe she is the grandmother of the other two.

click on the images for close-ups.

  
they do fit into each other
i did finish the 6" square patch i showed you last week. now i need to make 3 more that are similar.

all stitched down with embroidery added

and a great find on ebay. i've been looking for a linen smock that i could embellish with some vintage lace and napkins that my grandmother left me and this one is perfect. it's 100% linen as are the vintage linens i have and in the same color family. another project i need to make time for.

the front with 3 pockets and a tab

the back with a pleat down the middle
it's been another productive week with lots of wonderful new information coming from Karen Ruane's Simply Stitch 2 class.

15 comments:

karen said...

Deanna...you're a wonder!! You are so productive and with a quality, a standard to your work. The smock was a great find and the dolls??? you made gorgeous dolls!!

Jeannie said...

What cute dolls! I love the smock. I have a couple but they are purple and blue. Maybe some linens will get added to the indigo next week.

Nancy said...

I love nesting dolls and yours are grand! I can't wait to see how you alter the linen jacket.

margaret said...

2 more blogs to check out now! the crochet dolls I will have to try and your block with cheescloth and laces etc is so creative, much look at Karen`s link

Jane Galley said...

Definitely an eclectic mix this week. Those dolls look so much fun, and I love how the meandering embroidery ties in the patches. Enjoy working on your dress and the next simply stitch

blandina said...

Ah ah, the dolls are super!
I love the smock, plenty of possibilities for a creative soul like you. Besides it must be very comfortable to wear.

Rachel said...

Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the smock!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The 6" square piece is beautiful and I love the embroidery added between the blocks.
Cute little dolls, great gift for little hands.
The smock is great and will be even better when you have added your magic touch.
Deb

Deb G said...

So much fun! I've always been fascinated by nesting dolls. And the smock will be a wonderful project.

Ginny Huber said...

Looking forward to seeing the smock. I do so much enjoy seeing your projects and their process.

neki desu said...

what a find that smock is! i'm sure you'll turn it into a stunning garment.

Anneliese said...

What a wonderful find - linnen!! And it is looking so good.
Nice post Deanne.

Peggy said...

I'll echo the others above -- what a find that linen smock is, so perfect to work your magic on! The crocheted dolls are adorable. xx

Anita said...

Love those dolls..they are so cute...The patches looks great..lovely ribbed wheel...
Looking forward to see your embellishment ideas on the linen smock..

Nat Palaskas said...

How cute are those crochet dolls! I like that linen smock dress. You are going to create one of a kind dress out of that. I quite like the color too. Are you going to dye or leave it as is? Hugs Nat

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