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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Black Apple Doll

My friends in my old ward in Washington made these dolls. They actually made a lot of these dolls with the pattern from the Martha Stewart website. I wanted to do one. I was going to do one for Ava's birthday...that came and went. But I HAD to get at least one done for Christmas. And that is what I've done. ONE. But all from scraps. The only thing I had to buy was brown felt. Not bad.

Maybe I'll have time to get one more done before the 25th. Hopefully.

It sure would be easier if I just did it like the pattern said, but of course I had to add sleeves, change the angle of the arms, lengthen the dress, embroider the face and add pig tails. No wonder I've only gotten one done. I do love her though. Hopefully Ava will too.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

slow and steady

I figure that is how I'll win the race, slow and steady. This was one of those "I don't like these pictures" that turned out way better once the page was done. I am really having to think out of the box to do all these old 8 1/2 x 11 pages. I'll be glad when they are done. I'm afraid that isn't going to be soon enough.

(The colors are so messed up. My blue isn't nearly so bright.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

2005 fall soccer

All I can say is thank you Becky Higgins. I wish I had the creativity to come up with these great layouts on my own. I have discovered I have a little trouble with being creative when I am stressed or tired and since I am usually scrapbooking at night when I am typically...well you know, again, thank you Becky Higgins.