Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Troll Dolls

I am often messaged, via the Etsy convo system, about making custom items.  These are usually fun projects and it is always a challenge to make something new.  Recently I had a tentative enquiry about making some felt embellishments for a collection of Troll Dolls.  

Remember those?

I really have the most interesting customers.  How could I possibly resist such a request?  There was some back and forth about what my customer wanted and finally we decided it would be easiest if she sent me the Troll Doll clothes for me to embellish.  

Trolls are outdoorsy creatures so naturally the clothes needed twigs, leaves, flowers, mushrooms etc.  Here is how they came out (did I mention what a fun project this was???).

The clothes came to me completely plain and some of them were really small!

I was really happy with how they turned out but more importantly my customer was thrilled.  She sent me this great photo of some of her Troll Dolls modeling their new couture outfits.

Monday, September 26, 2016

SVQA 2016 Annual Quilt Show

This last weekend was the South Valley Quilt Association's annual quilt show.  For the last three years I have been a vendor there, selling the things I have in my Etsy shop.  The preparation is always a lot of work but I enjoy meeting and chatting with customers and this year I saw several people who I haven't seen for ages which was especially fun (even the person I completely mistook for someone else!).  There were generally fewer people around this year which was sad because I thought the quilts were more interesting than they've been in the past.  My booth looked colorful and attractive and we did pretty well.  We had great vendors next to us so it was all good.

Here are my favorite quilts from the show........

The following items were stitched by a group of Japanese ladies who live in our Sister City in Japan.

I love these little guys below!

Stitch-along part 6

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