Saturday, March 7, 2015

trying to do it all....

The Sally Doll is finished and I've started on a new one, this time with an abstract intarsia design in pastel colors.

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her legs and arms are fabric with cross stitched letters and numbers. her scarf is a bit big for her body.
 ....and she is reversible....her reverse side is showing a sad face. it wasn't intentional.
reverse side with a checkerboard design.

a new Sally Doll in the works...

I have been practicing my Calligraphy...probably not as much as I wanted to but I'm getting there.

warm up exercises

I couldn't resist starting this crocheted headband last night. I do love the look of this stitch. It reminds me of the knitted linen stitch. I'm halfway done with this so just a quickly done distraction from all the knitting projects in the works. Here's a link to the free instructions, if you'd like to try it.

crocheted headband

I've been playing with walnut ink all morning but I'll save that for next time.....and maybe I'll have some planting done by then as well.
Have a great week.

15 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Planting? Really? Lucky you!! It's snowing here - again. Those calligraphy exercises reminded me of what we had to do in penmanship classes in public school. All done in painstaking preparation to copy out a poem to be entered into the local fair. Methinks all those exercises didn't take because my handwriting is terrible!!

Sweetpea said...

I'm especially fond of the linen stitch so I love this crochet, too! Calligraphy is looking just swell.

Jane Galley said...

The Sally doll is great fun, think having different faces suits it too. There is something special about writing with ink, enjoy your calligraphy

karen said...

busy, busy, busy Deanna....you fill your days with so much ''happy'' time, good for you. I do love her scarf, it sets her off just right.

susan hemann said...

Your doll is a hoot! She is wonderful! A hugging doll. I haven't even started the calligraphy class. Hope to this week. Love the head band. Wow gardening, lucky you!

Rachel said...

Goodness, planting already? I like the look of the headband as well!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The headband, I like that crochet stitch, it is a new one to me will have to try it. Your Sally doll is so much fun and not a sad face but a determined one. The calligraphy practice looks great!
Deb

Els said...

HA ! I love those little dolls !!!
What a great way to make use of the little try-out swatches ;-)

Your headband is looking good too !

Louise Oakes said...

I love the colours you've chosen for your second doll.And those you're using for the headband, I knit rather than crochet so I'm always in awe when I see someone's crochet. Beautiful calligraphy too♡

Nancy said...

Oh the Sally doll is so fun. I love that her knees are letters! The headband is a delight. I like the practice marks you did for the calligraphy. I imagine them in stitch, such a pretty look to them. Have a fun week, Nancy

underatopazsky said...

Looks like you've been having loads of fun with your yarn! The Sally doll is adorable.

Anita said...

love the abstract pattern..the crochet headband is so pretty especially the flowers...Will have to go check this pattern,my nieces would love to wear this...thanks for sharing Deanna.

neki desu said...

yesterday we did a bit of cleaning&planting as the north wind has calmed down.
♥ your calligraphy exercises

handstories said...

I love her unintentional range of emotions & that she is so full of stitches.

Peggy said...

Oh what fun you've been having, Deanna...love seeing your yarn and ink projects -- the doll is cool and wild and I like her two sides! Look forward to your walnut ink post, homemade?

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