I was feeling left out of Amy's Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival, but when I went back and read the rules, I realized it didn't have to be a big quilt, or one I had made since the Spring Festival where I entered a sampler I had recently finished. So here I am with a very tiny doll quilt I made and sent out into play land. The photo was in a folder of other little things I had sewn back in 2003 - 2005 while recuperating from one of life's big bitey bugs (shall we say). Creativity can be a great distraction and wonderful comfort when limitations exist in other realms, and so it was for me. This is a very tiny quilt, for 8" dolls and is actually pieced from a sample pack. I am sorry I don't remember the source or the maker of the fabrics. I made the little fuzzy blanket too.
This second dolly bedding is made from printed quilt fabric. It is out there in dolly land somewhere now too. To give you some perspective, that doll is 5.5 inches tall.
If you're willing to keep scrolling a little more you can see the clothes I made for old dolls that were in need .
This dress was made with blanket binding. This 1940's 7 inch composition doll came to me with only her hat. She left ready for dancing under the stars.
Below is a little Nancy Ann bisque doll from the 1940's. She was made in the city of my birth, San Francisco. I had some of these dolls when I was a child, so I took her need of clothing to heart and made her an outfit reminiscent of the " One, Two button My Shoe" school girl outfits some of these dolls had.
Matching pantalets or pantloons were all the rage.
The dolly on the left was naked and bald, we've become friends. She is the only one I still have of those I redressed. The doll in satin taffeta Christmas plaid was redressed for a friend.
Flair gypsy style, this outfit was made in the wee morning hours when I couldn't sleep. Playing with cloth soothed my concerns and later I napped happily.
I had fun with a tiny crochet hook and cotton thread making the hat and purse too. That's Mary Engelbriet cloth paired up with some white pique.
Another Gypsy woman or country girl dress I made was for this plastic Nancy Ann doll who was made in the 1950's.
Bad or missing hair probably inspired the babushka.
This little fairy is dressed in fabric flowers petals with a felt hat. She was fun to make and now she lives far away in Iceland.
Well I realize I might have lost some of you quilters by now,
but I am so enjoying looking at every one's quilts that I wanted to offer something too.It really is an impressive collection that Amy has linked up. It is also a great way to find blogs that give you a glimpse of folks who you might wind up wishing lived next door to you. There are a lot of busy, creative healthy families and stalwart individuals "out there" and it's a real encouragement to see and read about productive happy lives. Thank you visitors for coming here. I hope you'll poke around, check other posts of mine and come back again. I'll be sure to visit you. I know it will take me a long time to get through all the quilts, but peeking at handmade beauty probably has a good benefit just like an apple a day!