Thursday, July 16, 2009

{ Gals meet boy doll }

























So here he is nice & {stuffed}
My Son Alec is very pleased with him, I kinda missed a step when I was putting him together so let's just say it was a challenge to put him together. He took a bit longer than other one I made. All in all I'm pleased with the boy!
My son said something funny when I was putting him together he said "Mom he kinda looks like Michael Jackson huh?"
no disrespect but I kinda chuckled and said , yeah. Now what would give him that idea?

here's the link to the doll if you want to make your own- I got it off the Martha Stewart site . you can download the pattern & instructions. I must say it's pretty easy to make.....warning it's a 'girl pattern' I had to alter mine for a boy (wink) with cow lick & all. Oh yeah & we added chuck's on his feet.


WARNING: MAY GET A KINK IN NECK WHILE VIEWING!
Here's a picture of cousins in the works... sorry but I can't seem to flip this picture. I don't have it saved this way, don't know why it downloaded like this???


So here's some buttons I picked up this weekend at the Santa Cruz Flea market! love that place, been going there since I was a little girl~
aren't they beautiful! I love vintage buttons- and the lady had them on a string! how sweet


that's not all the nice lady had- look at this .... I got a bag full of thread, Vintage & mostly Coats & Clark.....
ahhh my heart skips a beat , love, love & love.

I've had this darling Japanese fabric {bambi print} and I couldn't wait to put it to use, so I made Betty Lou a skirt out of it- it's not the best thing I've sewn this week but I love the way she looks in her fairy tale dress & matching headband,,,,,,,, isn't she a doll :P


He loves me............. He Loves me not........He loves me....................

better get going my stinky computer keeps freezing up on me & my butt is numb from sitting here almost 2 hours (it's taken me) to post!
see ya all soon
}{huggs}{
swankygal

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hello Dollies!



So I've been really busy around here sewing & thrifting. I made this dollie for my niece {1 of 5} so it looks as if I'll be tied up for the rest of my summer.... I 'm not complaining though I love to sew. What I really miss is scrap booking. All my supplies have been packed for a little over 1 year so therefore I don't really scrap much anymore. I can't wait to move and unpack all my goodies, boy I bet I'm going to feel like a 5 yr old on x-mas morning! heehee




she was so cute!! I finished her up in one day & she didn't even get to spend the night here with Miss Betty Lou. My niece & god-daughter Davina came over to visit that afternoon so she got to take her home. I really like the color of her hair. It was the only "girlie" color of felt I had on hand- but overall I really like her cheery colors perfect for Davina! I only have one problem My youngest Son Alec & Davina's little brother Daniel now want a "boy" doll. ....let's just say they're in the works.


A few Saturday's back I went to the Farmer's Market and got some yummy fruit & Flowers. These cherries were not only pretty but sweet.


and these sweet pea flowers smelled like heaven. I love this scent!





Isn't this little guy adorable!!! I picked him up last week during my lunch hour thrift finds. You know it's funny how much you can do in one hour! I know it's vintage but I'm not sure what exactly he was used for. Maybe a planter or some sort of holder because he's got the opening in the nose?? who knows. I have him perched on my kitchen window sill & he makes me smile when I'm doing the dishes. I've nick named him 'Roary'
I love him and for $1- I love him even more. I collect vintage planters like these I have about 10 already and I never pay more than a few bucks for them. I also have a large collection of Lady head vases. I'll have to show you them in a later post.


{Bambi} came home with me too along with other stuff.....


Well I don't know about you but I love the way brand new flip flops feel on my feet..
every summer I get a new pair(s) this year I got the lightest shade of pink. I love these from old navy and they were only 2 pairs for $5- about 2 mos ago. I wear them every where, they even feel better when you take your kids to the park to play & your sitting on the park bench with a good book.......ahhh summer, it's gotta be the best time of the year- next to x-mas.

I leave you with a long post & Miss Betty Lou, she has some flowers for you!
I named her after the {beautiful} late Ms. Betty Page & Lou is for Lucy Arnaz, cause well 'I love Lucy' & she's a red head!
hope you've enjoyed my babbles & such.
I'll be back soon to show you more of my lucky finds....oh yeah and the boy dolls.
{{{{huggs}}}}
swankygal

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I'm just a girl who loves to play with crafting supplies paint & scissors Welcome to my wacky little world, lover of all things vintage addicted to fabric.

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