Monday, June 2, 2014

“Penelope Prairie”

She’s happy to live near a Florida prairie and needs a bonnet to shade her face from the sun!

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I’m having such fun with my new sewing machine.

The only complaint? It’s ALL I want to DO!

Project # 3!!!

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I used my Kari Cristina pattern from the Etsy shop HERE to make Penelope. Laurie has a new ‘Plain Jane’ pattern I would love to try!

BUT…someone HAS to do laundry and make a trip to the library today.

Come on Penelope! Let’s GO!

She wants to show off her bloomers!

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And she’s proud of her vintage apron (from an old napkin).

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If you can’t find us this this week…we’re in the sewing room…making dolls!

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From my ‘Little Florida House near the Prairie’!

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I’m joining Make It Pretty Monday.

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What are you working on today?

I hope you have a FUN day, too!

41 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful! You are so talented with the sewing. If I sew a button on once a year, I'm doing good! lol

Diane said...

Very cute! Like the pinks and the napkin worked out perfectly!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Diane! How cute can you get?! Isn't it great when we get a new toy to play with?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

She is so cute!! I'm packing like crazy but also finding lots of fabric and other treasures I can't bear to leave behind!
hugs,
Linda

Babs R said...

Cute..that Penelope is a "doll". :)
Sweet little outfit, too.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I envy you knowing how to sew so beautifully. I can sew by hand, but I just cannot master the sewing machine.

Your doll is lovely. If you love making dolls you might like Tilda. Her books are in all the JoAnn fabric shops. I buy the books all the time for inspiration, and I only wish I could sew her dolls.

Happy new sewing machine.

Karen

Debby Ray said...

Adorable little prarie girl! Have fun sewing!

Vee said...

Gosh is she ever cute! Keep having fun!

Carol Z said...

She is adorable and you are so talented. I love your little sun girl.

Simply Shelley said...

She is beautiful. You really should have your own etsy shop.....you have talent sister :) Blessings on your week my dear friend

ann said...

Oh, she is so cute. Love the apron. I will have to keep that idea in mind. Well, you have fun doing laundry. We will be kindred spirits today. Chores. Real life.

Jeanne said...

Just delightful!!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I have been thinking all morning about going downstairs and sewing something! lol I should make some summer skirts for the little girls here. Your doll is so very sweet, Diane. Naughty girl though-showing off her bloomers-that is why she doesn't want to show her face! xo Diana

Susie said...

What a cute doll and I love her apron so much. You are enjoying your new machine, good for you. xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Oh she is delightful, so sweet, Francine.

Susan said...

My mother got on the "doll" kick years ago and I'm glad to have these beauties she made for our girls to remember her by. This Prairie gal is a cuties! XOXO

cucki said...

Aww she is so cute..and so much ME :)
I love her so much..
Big hugs xxx

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are soooo talented!!
Too cute!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Diane, Ms Penelope Prairie is really sweet. I can already imagine her lovely face and her beautiful hair. I love her outfit. You did a great job.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Pero que bonita!!!!! besos

Noelle the dreamer said...

Nothing so pretty as that Diane! I still love that beautiful quilt!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh she is adorable! You are so talented!! :) I quilt a little but the one time that I tried to make a doll was my last, lol...so I appreciate your skills! :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So adorable. Love the colors! Is she going to have a face?

Musings from Kim K. said...

Have fun creating with your new sewing machine. She's precious! Love the sweet bonnet!

Cookie said...

What a wonderful idea, too, to use a reclaimed vintage napkin for her apron! She's a beauty!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, what a cute and adorable little prairie doll you made! You are so creative. I wish I could sew too! Have fun this week sewing.
Julie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love this - especially her vintage apron -- clever, clever! Hubby and I are taking off work tomorrow to get my vegetable garden in. I'm only about three weeks late!

Ivy and Elephants said...

She is so darling! You are so talented, keep on sewing!
Hugs,
Patti

Linda Walker said...

I love her! She is adorable!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

She is just adorable and you are very talented. Is that a little bird she's holding?

cynthia lee designs said...

Your little prairie doll is so adorable!!
hugs,
Cindy

Stephanie said...

She is adorable and so beautiful! I love, love, love her apron :) Hugs to you, my friend!

Lynn said...

Adorable doll - you are so creative! Love your boy dolls and I was drooling over the rocks you found. I plan to write you a letter this week, or I hope... been wanting to now for about two months! ha.

BeachGypsy said...

congrats on the new sewing machine! You are making some neat things with it already!! Love the doll!

Linda R said...

So adorable my friend. Looks like you are having fun with your sewing machine.

Hugs~

anastasia anezinis said...

She is awesome!!!Great details!
congrats

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

You are so crafty! I LOVE this cute little doll. Have fun with your new machine.

Trace4J said...

Morning Sweet Friend
How darling is she.
And what a great idea with the apron.
Fun..
Any day spent sewing is a very very good day.
Woolie Joy

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, Penelope is so adorable, I love her! You did a great job, Diane. You really have a knack for sewing cloth dolls!

love,
~Sheri

Amy Jo said...

What a sweet little prairie doll! You did a beautiful job.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Łucja-Maria said...

I am impressed with your wonderful dolls.
Have a good Sunday.