Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Finishes

Monthly finishes:

1.        Every month I plan on following along with  
The "Classic meets Modern QAL"  this month is the Amethyst block.

2.       Every month I plan on making a block for the
 Aurifil Designer of the Month   Amy Gibson's block.
                 Loving my Kona box and all of it's deliciousness! 
3.       Every month I plan on making something from a
 Craft book Sew AlongStarted on this in January but I still need a certain embroidery thread color.
I made a hoop wall art based kind of off of a pattern that is in the book "Hoop-La", this will be a Christmas present for my niece and I will also be linking it to this linky party over at Sew Cal Gal. and also

More photos available on Flickr
The cool thing is I entered this in the Sew Mama Sew Little Gifts of Love Challenge and I WON 2 books, so excited about having some more books to look at and create things for the Craft Book Sew Along.

4.       Every month I plan on meeting the challenge over 
at Le Challenge. Finished that you can see it below, March's challenge is "Order"

Specific February Goals:
I need to finish 2 swaps this month, one is a wall quilt Finished! and the other a tote (working on it).
Here's my mini quilt that was what I also entered in the  Challenge at Le Challenge "Rising Sun"
You can find more pictures here.
My most important goal for this month was a new body for this little baby doll
This is TukTuk, 1 of 4 dolls with that name, her arm fell off and she has a whole in the butt and her head is about ready to fall out too.  So I thought she should get a new body, I have already sewn her neck and crotch together a few times.  It should be fun, I am thinking of making the body look like it already has clothes on, because my daughter has the tendency to take the clothes off of all of her dolls.

This was so hard, you would think that such small pieces would be easy, but I did my first curve seam.
Then I had to figure out how to keep the arms, legs and head on, originally they were on with zip ties (I think that is what they are called) but I had to cut them off, so instead I had to tighten it with embroidery thread, I hope it will stay and that it works.
The leg ties are hidden inside but the arm ties are outside and the head one looks like the back of a bathing suit tied at the neck.
Skip to the bottom if you want to leave a message, the rest is heavy picture uploading :)
A headless doll kinda scary, wink.

Little hands helping stuff her baby, ps, "babies don't have boobies, mommy"

Very happy little girl!
TukTuk was feeling so good she decided to go out shopping and came back with a package all the way from New Zealand!
 A New Zealand pin, 6 FQ's (will share on Sunday Stash) a notecard and
some special ONLY FROM New Zealand candies!
I would say that was a great first day out on the town for little dolly.
Thanks to Jenny over at Jen's Crafts and Quilts in New Zealand and her 100th blogpost giveaway!

Linking to A Lovely Year of Finishes, 
and also to New to Me February Linky Party - for my curved seam and for making a doll's body (harder than you think, I need to win a book on how to do it, phew) and the first time doing Y-seams, the Amethyst block above, if you would like to make this block, Erin has great directions
And Linking to A Stitch in Time for the baby doll
February Finishes


  1. Dolly's are so important to our little ones! You did a great surgery! Good job! I love your colors for your Kona! Yummy!

  2. Your doll repair looks great - love the way she now has a bikini on.

  3. Good job on the repair! Congrats on being so lucky! Enjoy!

  4. Ya-sue.. WOW !!! You have been busy busy and The Baby and her cute ruffled butt.. Coodoes to you.. and Kat loves it..

  5. Awesome job Mara! And that block looks awesome ;)

  6. wow - you did so well making that baby doll - no wonder your daughter is happy :-)

  7. Great ruffles :) Congratulations on your win too, looks like you will be kept busy for a while yet.

    Love the hoop art, thanks for linking up to Ho, Ho, Ho and on we Sew too :)

  8. You've had a brilliant month! I especially like your sunrise and the doll bikini is just fab :)

  9. Tuk Tuk is so cute all fixed up in her pink ruffled bathing suit! Great (re)finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

    P.S. Your daughter is beautiful!