Monday, August 25, 2014

Flowering plants in my garden

Blooming in my backyard.
Weeping Hibiscus


Crepe Myrtle
                                                                    
Bird of Paradise
                                                                

Plumeria
                                                                         
Coleus  
Don Juan Roses
                                                                 

Bougainvillaea
                                                                  

Dragon Begonia












Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Castle quilt block

Tag-Along-Sally

I used to sew my clothes years ago. For some unknown reason I put my sewing machine away and there it remained for years.  One day I received a box in the mail from my sister Wanda.  Whom is now with the Lord. (I miss her very much).

The box contained many scraps of fabric, trimmings, ribbons and tiny craft findings.  She knew how much I enjoyed sewing, even as a child.

My mother used to make our dresses on one of those antique  iron Singer machines.  I would pick up the scraps of fabrics and create my own Barbi clothes.

This box also contained a little raggedy doll, a doll case and some doll clothes.  I refashioned the case (doll carrying case), the doll, and made my own fashion wardrobe.

Here is another one of my dolls and carrying case.  I named her Sally, after one of Wanda's friend.  The carrier  has a quilted bed and a zipped pocket that stores her wardrobe.

An original by Blanca.

    Purple Castle Quilt Block
Pink Castle Quilt Block


See my video for entire sets:
http://youtu.be/y01E0O27hMU

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fairy quilt block



Tag-Along-Sally

My latest doll carrying case is my best and favorite.  It is a Fairy quilt block.  Custom made for a friend.  I make the cloth dolls and design their wardrobe.  The carrier resembles a child's story book with a cover story.  Inside the carrier is a quilted bed, a zippered page and a pocket.

Fairy sitting on mushroom
Fairy cover  for doll carrier case
Doll bed


See my video for the complete details