Friday, August 29, 2008

A doll bag, a doll quilt and my little doll!

I have a little bit of crafty stuff to show you that is completely unrelated to a swap or Audrey and Maude.

Chloe was invited to a Birthday party tonight at a ceramic painting shop. They had to wear their pj's and make icecream sundaes! So what to buy an eight year old girl that is not Smiggle or Build a Bear?? After wandering around for ages I suddenly realised it would be quicker and easier to go home and make something.

So, inspired by a top of Chloe's, I whipped up this little number this afternoon and I LOVE it!!

Mia P's matroyshka doll bag

Chloe and I went through the ribbon jar, the button jar and the fabric stash and together came up with this colour combination.

You can see I was interrupted - check out how I sewed on the buttons!

Mia P's matroyshka bag doll detail

I added some ribbon to the straps for a bit more detail.

Mia P's bag strap detail

And gave her a little happy face.

Mia P's matroyshka bag doll detail

I might have to make some more of these!

But that was just a little break from doing my doll quilt for Doll Quilt Swap Four and creating my latest Audrey and Maude pattern. The latter is a secret but here is a teaser of the doll quilt.

Doll Quilt Swap Four

It is due to be finished this weekend so other than going to work tomorrow, you know what I'll be doing.......

I leave with you with a snap of my other little doll who just looooves the camera!

Our Daphne!

How I wish I had those eyelashes!!

33 comments:

Kellie said...

Louise I love that little face!!! And the bag is great! I bet the new owner was thrilled! Meg will email Chloe on Sunday ... she is banned from the computer this week :). I am looking forward to seeing your very cute tree! If I had known you would be there tomorrow I would have bitten the bullet and dragged all 4 with me ... maybe not! Have a great weekend!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a lovely bag - even more beautiful than something from Smiggle! Your applique matryoshka is delightful. I'm sure the recipient will be very excited to receive this.

Celia said...

Oh, so many ideas! Thanks, thanks thanks!
Love the handles of the bag and the flower-tree, lol...
Lovely!

Beth said...

Love the detail on the tote -- and the tree!!! *swoon*

Katy said...

Evething is GORGEOUS - your little doll especially so!

Hippie Family... said...

cute bag, cute tree and Cute cute cutiee!!!!
I love the tree.. are you going to do apples too?

Jodie said...

Great bag, great quilt and you are so right - Great eyelashes!
Have a great weekend.

CurlyPops said...

The bag is gorgeous..it's so much nicer to receive a handmade gift too!

Bellgirl said...

What a lucky girl, it's a beautiful bag! I'm glad you avoided Build-a-bear, it's a bit scary in a Frankensteinish sort of way :)

peppermintpatcher said...

The bag is a beauty!

On my Verandah. said...

HI Louise I am a newie to your blog & must say I have loved reading & seeing all your Beautiful work...I am inspired to make one of your Aprons for a dear Friend...Thankyou for that.
will return
maree

amandajean said...

I love the doll quilt!

sewfunky said...

I love your bag! :)

Stacey said...

What a gorgeous bag. I bet the new owner was thrilled!
Your daughter is just gorgeous and she does have the most lovely eye lashes. My eldest son has eyelashes like that. He's always been told its such a shame he's a boy. That always goes down well with an eight year old boy!!

cmanning76 said...

That bag is adorable and the quilt..... LOVE it! Can't wait to see it's entirety!

handmaiden said...

So nice to receive a handmade gift I am sure she was delighted

h+b said...

:blush: ... I have a little thing for Smiggle stationery too ;)

But that bag is so much better - what a hit gift !

And I have tree-quilt-envy :/

periwinkle said...

I'm glad you put a link to Smiggle or I would have been totally lost :-)
Your bag is great , the buttons just add more character
lisa x

Christie said...

I wish I had those eyelashes too!

LOVE the bag, great gift, & I can't wait to see the quilt finished.

Cathy said...

Louise, your bag looks lovely and I am sure it was well received, and that quilt is coming along really well. Love it!

Give little D a big cuddle from me! She is gorgeous.

Ragged Roses said...

Yes those eyelashes are beautiful! I love the bag, she must have been a very happy birthday girl with that present, it looks wonderful. Take care
Kimx

Jade said...

What a cute bag, Louise! And you're youngest is so cute. You probably had lashes like hers when you were young. I don't know why but it seems the older we get, the shorter the lashes grow. Hope you're well!

noolygirl said...

What great idea for a gift! I love the babushka's face! She is so sweet... And the quilt is beautiful...

a friend to knit with said...

reading right along, and then all of a sudden! pop!!
happy darling child.......that put a huge smile on my face!!! :)

sew nancy said...

cute doll quilt

Kristin said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! The little one, AND the projects! :)

Hugs
Kristin
reclaiming the home

jorth said...

That is too cute!

Corrie said...

oh i love that bag.....and your doll

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Gorgous Russian doll on bag. Love it. plan to visit more often great blog.

Shasta said...

The bag is adorable, as is the swap quilt - I saw the picture on Fiona's blog. I've always been meaning to make a tree like that but never have. The yoyos are inspired.

Victoria said...

bag cute, girl ADORABLE! what a photo! ;-)

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Gorgous russian dolls on bag. Great sewing.

Flores Hayes said...

my roommate bought a panda bag!
She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.
hkpanda.freetzi.com