Sunday, January 2, 2011

Some Sewing and Some Knitting

I just love this time of year to spend more time on handwork.

Another infant wool vest for our shop


After supper last night, Abby and I sewed up this little rag doll.  It was so nice to work together.  She is 10 years old and she would stuff and braid and help cut the pieces.  She has begun to use the sewing machine as well.  We purchased it as a kit.  Very simple.  It makes me eager to try our skills at more - like this one .

Good thing we have lots of winter left.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

16 comments:

  1. It looks almost like an Amish doll since it hasn't a face (yet?)

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  2. i love this time of year too...the cold just calls for indoor handwork and long evenings of creating.

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family in 2011 Tonya! xx

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  3. Oh I just love the wooden buttons on the vest. I finished a similar vest for Rebekah's birthday in a couple of weeks. And the doll is just beautiful. May I ask were you purchaed the kit? I think my Hannah also 10 would love this as a mother daughter project.

    I agree this is a wonderful time of year to work on handwork. Evening spent in front of the wood stove with a cup of tea and my knitting are some of my favorite.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  4. What lovely projects! Do you have the vest pattern for sale or did you get it from another source? I adore it and think it could be embiggened for Corrie!

    Happy New Year!

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  5. These are beautiful!! What a nice project for you and your daughter to do together!! And I would also love the vest pattern.

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  6. very sweet doll! I love working with my girl too. :) And of course I love the vest!
    Yes we have plenty of winter left!

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  7. Very sweet doll... and I love the wooden buttons!

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  8. What a joy and treasure it is to teach sewing...such a useful skill. May the Lord bless you!

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  9. You have such creativity and such simple beautiful designs! I just wrote nearly the same post about sewing and knitting, it must be that time of year!

    ~Samantha

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  10. I love that little doll...the fabric of her dress is so pretty! What a nice project to work on with your daughter. I am just about to make a quilted pillow with my daughter to match her bedroom, and I'm looking forward to having that time to do some sewing together.

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  11. Tonya, That is such a beautiful doll! And to make it with your daughter is a dream I look forward to one day with mine. And the vest, I am making yet another one just like it for my ever enlargening baby! Warm wishes to you this first week of January!
    xo Jules

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  12. I just started sewing again and it feel so good, happy crafting. Karen
    Sippy Cup Central

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  13. My daughter enjoyed a doll very much like this one when she was younger. I'm sure it is still on the shelf in her room. Nice to make something together. Happy 2011!

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  14. How lovely to spend time sewing with your daughter. I'm sure she will treasure the doll. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  15. I love the doll! And that vest is one of my favorite gifts for a new little one. Beautiful work!

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  16. What a sweet doll!Great work!

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