Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Fourth “Easy Project”

I always love to decorate the baker’s rack in my lanai.

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The dollies thought they looked especially pretty for the Fourth of July holiday but they needed something special to hold. My dolls are beautiful creations from Pat at All is Bright.

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I can always make the biggest mess for the smallest projects.

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I cut stars and sewed them together in the center with buttons. I even sandwiched some interfacing inside to give them a little body.

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They were quick and easy and the dollies are happy now!

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

Do you have big plans for the Fourth?

45 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

It may make a big mess while the project is underway (as I always do, btw), but the outcome is lovely and rewarding, isn't it! So pretty. :-) Our plans for the Fourth are go to go the local fireworks display at the lake.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Diane, I love your stars, they are perfect for the 4th July celebrations, but I think they would be fabulous for Christmas aswell.
I am the same, I make a terrible mess when I am working, you should see the state of my sewing room at the moment, it looks like I've thrown everything in the air and my material, ribbons and embroidery thread have landed all over the room. I must really tidy it up.
Have a wonderful 4th July celebration.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Simply Shelley said...

Very cute...looks like your dolls are ready for some fun :) Blessings friend

Vee said...

Very festive and really cute!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You sew such beautiful things -- the stars are fantastic with all of their detail and embellishments. I'm SUCH a messy crafter too. Fortunately hubby built me a room in the basement so I can close the door on my mess!

Sally said...

Such beautiful dollies!

Sure wish I could get my creative groove back. :)

Laurie said...

I think all great creations begin with a bit of a mess and yours are no exception, I love this, it looks great, such a beautiful holiday look!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love your statement about making the biggest mess for the smallest projects. That's totally ME! Your stars are very festive. Bring on the red, white and blue!

Susie said...

That is so cute !! I like the added stars. Great job.xoxo,Susie

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Good Morning and A Very Happy 4th Of July Holiday to both you and your DH.. Your decorations are lovely. Hugs Judy

Diane said...

Those stars are very cute-- bet you could sell some.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your baker's rack looks so festive! Remember, messy projects are the best projects.

Barb said...

Good Morning Diane!
Love your Patriotic decor and your fun little star tutorial!
We will be going to our little town parade and BBQ! It will be HOT here.
Love how we go from 70 to 100+ in two days!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Linda Walker said...

Love your stars!!! I started cutting some out of fabric to use in a garland for the 4th....yours would look great on a garland...not that you need another mess to pick up! When I am sewing, I can spread the mess throughout two rooms! lol! Enjoy the day!
Linda
Sew what!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like everyone's ready for the 4th! Enjoy:@)

PatC - All is Bright said...

Awww! The dolls are ready for the 4th of July! Love the stars you made. See how creative and talented you are. Have a wonderful 4th my friend.

Sweet hugs,

Pat

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

These stars are so sweet! I love them! Happy Fourth!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Very nice stars!
Enjoy your holiday Diane!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your dolls and all the red, white and blue! I'll be taking a break for 4th of July and visiting some friends.
hugs,
Linda

cucki said...

So cute x

jayneonweedstreet said...

I love the way you celebrate this important holiday! Hope your week is as festive and happy as your blog post!

My name is Riet said...

How lovely and the dollies look so pretty.

Snap said...

Your dolls are too cute and all ready for the 4th of July. I thought you were supposed to make a mess when you have project going ... No???!!!!!!

xx

eileeninmd said...

I love your 4th of July and Patriotic decor. It looks pretty. Have a great week ahead and happy 4th of July!

Babs said...

Your stars are so sweet and look adorable with your dolls. Happy 4th!

Lavender Cottage said...

You're so good to your dollies Diane. The baker's rack looks very festive for your 4th of July celebration.
Our holiday is tomorrow, July 1 and we always attend the community pancake breakfast.
Judith

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love how beautiful everything came out!!

NanaDiana said...

What a cute display. I just love the eyes on those dolls. She does a really good job making them. Looks like you are ready for the 4th! xo Diaan

podso said...

Messes bring good results and what you have created is proof of that! Have a good holiday week, and do go to Sarasota when you can--you would enjoy the Ringling Bros. Just wait for cooler weather!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Looks great, I have one of her dolls too. They are so cute. Hope you have a happy 4th.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It looks very festive at your house and I love the stars! Your dollies are so cute.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your 4th of July décor is so cute!!
hugs,
Cindy

Susanne said...

I make messes too, don't know how that always seems to happen, but could be cause I try to do too many things at one time. Your dolls look very patriotic and the stars look great. Hope all is well, and Happy, safe 4th of July to you!
As always, Susanne ♥

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Lucky dollies! Those are are so pretty! Love them! Happy Fourth of July week to you!
Karen

sandy said...

Wow! you're all decked out for the 4th! Love it! And I'm sure your dollies appreciate it too!

Family dinner for us on the 4th and then to the fireworks!

Happy 4th of July to you!

Susan said...

I'm packing so the 4th will be pretty bare...but oh next year, I'll keep this in mind. See you soon, Sis, XOXO

Debra @ HOMESPUN said...

The dolls are adorable! Everything is! :)

Karen said...

Your decor is so inspirational! Good work, love the stars :-)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your dollies look ready for the holiday!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

My momma would have loved everything in this set of images. She adored little things like this as well as used red,white, and blue when it was called for. Happy 4th~

Pondside said...

Now that looked like it must have been a lot of fun! Your Lanai will be all ready for the Fourth!

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! Thank you for linking up forever ;)

I would like to say that it's a beautiful mess for a beautiful Sunday. I've seen your lovely and cute dolls again. I'm thrilled whenever I see them. The kid at heart in me is always awakened. Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Becca said...

VERY nice project! Lovely!

Donna said...

It all looks adorable!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Me too! I make such messes, especially when I paint! Such sweet dolls and you've adorned them perfectly!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings
Cindy