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The Red Thread


babuska

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Quick and easy doll for Sloan’s fourth birthday. She loves it and it was way too easy to make. I bought my face and fabrics from Material Obsession. The doll is made by http://www.theredthread.com.au.

I wrapped up the fabric and doll instructions for Sloan to open on her birthday and it made a great project present instead of the regular plasic four year old toys. Big hit with her friends too.

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cats

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

The kids had a great day crafting yesterday. We checked out “The Crafty Art Book” by DK and Jane Bull and found this adorable pirate pattern idea that can also be made into a ghost or a cat.

My kids latched onto the cat theme and took it from there. One of the little friends we had over is footy mad and we made his into his football hero. Big hit with him.

We used some cotton fabric and Crayola fabric pens to draw the designs and I sewed them with helpers on the machine. A very fun and fast project that kept them busy. They book suggests stuffing it with lentils or rice, so I guess you could make them as rice pillows too for the winter.

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Doll Take One

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

 

I have learned a lot about sewing over the years, but apparently not enough to avoid making this doll’s arms looking super, duper wonky.

If you had seem my drawing and inspiration of what I was aiming at acheiving, to this the final result, you would not imagine they were the same project. Let’s just say this did not turn out how I pictured. Ah the perils of sewing.

I let myself sew this as a sneaky reward that one baby quilt is completed and off at the quilters. Other quilt is getting closer, but I definitely bit off more than I thought as per usual. Hopefully take two will get me a bit closer to where I wanted to be.

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dollsinbag

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

A very big thank you for all who bid on the dolls for doctors. We raised $58 dollars with the auction and I will be donating the money today. A good friend of mine won the auction and the dolls have been delivered. Hopefully someone will receive them as a very special Christmas present.

Rhys has his end of year Christmas concert tonight. He decided that he wanted to be a volcano with his mate Lachlan. I guess I shouldn’t worry about my man conforming in the future.

Have a great weekend. Thanks again for bidding and thank you to Gina at Quilters Buzz for helping promote the auction. XX

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Ebay details


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Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Please bid! : )

Ebay site click here.
 

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Dolls For Doctors


Dolls For Doctors
Originally uploaded by Sew SydneyIt has been a fast paced week! More sick kids and a much needed girls lunch in Manly has kept me going! Really, when will we stop catching all these gross bugs?We have decided to put our house on the market next year for auction. All of a sudden there is just so much to do on top of a already crazy time of year. Ahhhhh!!!!

Here are some photos of the recent project. I really wanted to make something that I could auction on Ebay to raise money for charity. I hope I can find a few bidders for these home-made, soft dolls that are sewn in a garland. There are eight in a row and I will post lots of photos of them on my flickr site.

Tonight I will organize the Ebay auction and hopefully send some gorilla marketing to friends and family to get some bids!

I will donate all money to the charity  Medicins Sans Frontieres (local Australian chapter). What else can I say other than I saw what they do on an Oprah segment with Anderson Cooper and it brought me to tears.  They are an amazing organization that goes where not many venture to assist.  Here is the story on the Oprah website:  http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200601/20060131/slide_20060131_284_108.jhtml

Will keep you posted on the dolls tonight or tomorrow with Ebay details!

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Russian Dolls


Russian Dolls
Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

You know when you have an idea, execute it and the results aren’t at all how you pictured it, but you still like it? That happened with this project. I bought the fabric with no clue what I was going to create with it, but this came together.

I am going to bring them along this afternoon for some good friends to give them the once over as I am just not sure if these are really cute or if they are only cute in my warped universe. Please feel free to act as judges if I need some cleaning of the rose smudged glasses.

Christmas craft potential is high on this one. I thought they might be really cute on the Christmas table with little individual dolls at every plate.

So a little update on the status of the kids. Just when I thought we were out of the woods, sore throats all around and very questionable diapers on Sloan’s end literally. Come on…….We need a break or a lot of vitamin c around here.

 P.S.  The fabric was purchased at a favorite webiste of mine:  Duckcloth. 

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