After Christmas, and taking some time off the relax with my little family,  I'm back with a big mental backlog of quilty stuff to talk about!  Not sure where to start, and usually what happens is that it all floats away into the ether without being mentioned at all!

I did actually manage to snap a quick pic of that dolly above.  It's the ONE gift I made this year for Christmas.  (just a minute, I did make two cell phone covers)  Last year I got really stressed out around Christmas, and my big list of gifts to make didn't really help.   So I decided this year that I wouldn't make any AT ALL.

Then I saw that cute book, Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang, and thought of my mom who is a huge doll lover.  So I gave her the book and had to make one of the projects from the book to go with it.

It was actually kind of fun, although I still prefer making quilts.  (and don't laugh too hard at her funny hair!  I didn't have any yarn!)

and my two blocks for the December quilt for do.Good Stitches.  I think this quilt is going to make some little boy veeeeerrrryyy happy!

Just a little side note - I signed up for Rachel of Stitched In Color's Curves Class.  You've probably heard about it, but if not, go here to check it out.  I didn't plan to join, since I feel somewhat confident with curves, but after seeing this and this, I was totally sucked in.  I wish I could have mentioned it last week when it was on sale, but I still think it's a great value, since you're sure to get lots of great project patterns, and anyways, circles and curves in quilts are just THE best!


  1. The doll and blocks are just swell but I also really love the polka dot tape.

  2. I love her hair! I would not have known at all that it was "supposed to be" yarn if you hadn't said anything. I will totally have to make my own someday... Genius. Necessity is the mother of invention after all!
    Seriously, I cannot tell you how much more I love the fabric hair than yarn hair.

  3. I think her fabric hair makes her all the more brilliant and unique!

  4. Your Mom must have LOVED that doll! You are so talented. There's nothing you can't do! Her hair is very sweet.

  5. that red tape... love it.
    the doll... adorable!
    the airplanes... very happy boy!

    i think the hair was quite ingenious! i have that same book, there are so many cute projects in it.

  6. Jolene, aren't you sweet to recommend my class. Thanks! And, I agree about that airplane quilt. I'd almost just like to copy it for next time I lead a charity quilt...

  7. Jolene, I think the hair is cute~why not go with what you have on hand? All the more original! ~Anti Bee~

  8. She's adorable! I bet your mom loves her. :)

  9. I have just discovered your blog and just HAD to let you know how lovely it is! You are very talented and have a great eye!!! I am already pinning the heck out of your blog :)