Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop

              

   Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop 





 I was truly humbled when Elea Lutz  for Penny Rose Fabrics asked me to be part of this, to tell you the truth I didn't even know what a Blog Hop was and .....they want me?
Research was definitely needed, so now that I know how it all works I'm thrilled to be part of this, so many talented craftswomen.

 Welcome to my blog, I'm sure most of you will be new here, so very lovely to meet you.  
Well I fell in love with Elea's designs when I ordered some of the 'Milksugarflower' Mint Friends with the wee bunnies and kittens on it, I made 'Karla Kitten' then I made 'Kerah Rabbit'. 
NOW we have Strawberry Biscuit and I love this too, for me the child like charm, the little prints and characters so sweet it's just perfect for wee toys....... so I have made for you SWEET ARIA dolly, she's a wee tot, soft and child friendly easily tucked under one arm by her little owner.




I always start the process by laying out my choices and envisioning the end results [ I love this part ] and with this gorgeous fabric I knew we had a winning combination.




The little faces need to be sweet for they are the key to a cute look, I took my time doing these although just using simple stitches, back stitch for the mouth and French knots for the nose and freckles.




The lovely pinafores are edged in cream lace and finished with tiny buttons, I have fussy cut the yokes to get the dear wee kitty, cake and puppy right where I wanted them.  




The little blue one is just so cute, blue is my favourite colour and yes we do spell funny down here on the underside of the world.


The little boots are trimmed with satin ribbon the same lovely hot pink that features in the the pinafores.
Don't you just love the little rosettes, very french and I even dyed them with a Tea bag to get them just the perfect colour.








Their bright little faces and jaunty flower trimmed hats will please any girly girl, don't you think? 




 I always like to add a swing-tag to my toys so I have made a special one just for you 'Sweet Aria' and 'Strawberry Biscuit'





 If you think you would like to make 'Sweet Aria' she is one of my original patterns available in my  shop .




My other project is this Bedroom Cushion


 The gorgeous 'Gray Briar Rose'  fabric, well I wasn't sure what I was going to make with this. I felt it was too special to be cut up and there was just enough to do this cushion, a quilted top and yes purple piping, it looks so lovely.
 I have a modern home, neutral and classic so I keep my style simple, but doesn't it look so lovely in my bedroom. My padded headboard is a soft mauve [ and yes it too was a 'Gee'sProject' ] and the Mohair blanket is a pale grey, the pop of colour is an unexpected but delightful surprise.







 Thank you Elea and Penny Rose Fabric for including me in this inspirational Blog Hop, I have been in awe at the quality and variety of everyone's work and have so enjoyed visiting the other Blogs and YAY we still have day 9 and 10 to go, I'm so glad it's not over yet.



Happy sewing

Glenis


Now hop on over to visit Ange of A Little Patchwork 

28th Megan of  Sew Style Love
28th Stacy of Farm Road Quilts
28th Kimberly of  Fat Quarter Shop

29th Christa of  Cotton Berry Quilts
and finally the lovely Elea also on the 29th  




16 comments:

  1. These babies are adorable! Great job!

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    1. Thank you, I do love making them although my toy box is overflowing.
      Glenis

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  2. Glenis, these dolls are perhaps the sweetest dolls I have ever seen, and I mean that. They just make me smile from the inside out. Any little person would treasure one of these dolls to read to, to snuggle with . . . oh my goodness you have made some magic here! Your details are fantastic. What talent!

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    1. Thank you Taunja, I really appreciate your comments and your praise, blogging can be a lonely job.
      I love doing the toys because I love fabric and I love design always new ideas scrambling.
      Glenis

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  3. Glenis!! Your dolls are just so precious and sweet! I've come back to look at them a dozen times - what a joy to see. Each time I notice another darling detail. And that beautiful pillow (and your bedroom … wow!!). Thank you so much for inspiring us all. It's an honor to have you on the hop today. xx Elea

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    1. Thank you Elea, I was so excited I stayed up late so not to "go Live' too soon [Yawn] then got up early to participate, just like a kid!!!
      Glenis

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  4. Glenis, theses dolls are stunning, as usual:)

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    1. Thank you Vicky, lovely comments
      Glenis

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  5. Oh this is just beautiful!!! The dolls are SO cute and the dresses are just the sweetest! That pillow though! Stunning! The gray print is one of my favorites also and it looks just perfect in your room! Excellent job on your first blog hop 😉

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    1. Thank you Faith my head is getting too swelled, but what a lot of fun
      Glenis

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  6. Hi Glenis, I've loved reading this today! Your style and attention to detail is just wonderful...thankyou for the lovely eye candy today :)x

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    1. Hi Al, Thank-you so much for your kind words, I have really enjoyed doing this my first Blog Hop and I am a detail person, little details build to create a great overall look don't you think.
      Glenis

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  7. Hi Glenis, I just loved reading this post! How gorgeous are those dolls!? They are perfect. The blue doll and my blue dress could be matching, how cute! Thank you for your lovely comments over on my post too. Megan xoxo

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    1. Hi Megan such a fun time if not a little stressful but we all had wonderful projects to share, I loved the little blue dress my fav.
      Glenis

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  8. Hi Glenis! These dolls! I think I may snap up your patter for my baby girl. So sweet and heirloom looking too! Love the pillow and I love that you chose the grey too!!

    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen, Thanks for taking the time to comment it really is appreciated, grey and pink a winning combination always. I am teaching this little Dolly here in Gisborne next week so I'll tell you what I tell my ladies, it's fiddly but not hard...take your time and follow the instructions, its just doll so don't stress, a step by step process.
      Enjoy
      Glenis

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