Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sewing for the holidays

I love having sweet little dolls in all of my holiday décor.

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So I decided to make a little Halloween doll.

I even made her cat. I still need to go back and do a little embroidery on her face but I think she looks sweet here.

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I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

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Are you having fun decorating this week?

52 comments:

Debby Ray said...

You are ONE talented lady, Diane! Is there any end to your creativity?? No fall decor up yet at my house but hopefully will get most of it done this weekend :)

Shug said...

and she is adorable.....I agree with Debby..you are very talented. I have a few Fall items out. This is my favorite time of year!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh Diane, she is just adorable, Are those buttons for the eyes?

Arlene Grimm said...

You are very talented Diane! What a cute little witch!

Diane said...

Too cute-- love the cat too! I did put a Fall wreath on my front door. That's it so far. Need to get out the Halloween box (and Nina's felt cats).

Cozy Little House said...

Very cute! You're already well on your way to the spirit of all the upcoming holidays.
Brenda

Linda said...

LOVE that little doll!!!! I am all decorated! Still waiting for cooler weather! 95 degrees here in the DFW area today!

Laurie M said...

its beautiful!!!you have the touch for sure!!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Diane - the little witch is ADORABLE! I would even buy her! You are one talented lady!

I've started decorating also.

Sweet hugs
Pat

Susie said...

I love it all !! The doll and the cats are adorable. You are a great seamstress. xoxo,Susie

Christine said...

She is beautiful and just perfectly placed amid all your fall decor!
I always enjoy seeing your creativity!

Chris said...

Your doll is so cute ! Love your decorations!!

Acorn to Oak said...

Very cute! I like your little basket of critters sitting next to her too. They're so cute! I have a Halloween doll with a cat that I sewed years ago and I really like her but she was from a printed fabric panel/kit. I just sat her out yesterday when I finished decorating for Halloween/Fall. It's looking pretty festive and cute around here too.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love love love your halloween doll. Did you make from a pattern? I like the little critters in the basket too. You are so talented.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Your Halloween doll is adorable Diane and she looks so cute in your vignette of Halloween items.

Kim Orcutt said...

What a sweet little doll!
Kim

Nancy said...

Diane, She is absolutely adorable!! I am a New follower and a Doll Lover too!!

Huggs, Nancy

Kathy said...

She is cute as a button!

cucki said...

So sweet xx

Denise said...

Hi Diane,

This doll is absolutely darling!! She has the sweetest face and ringlet curls, and I LOVE her dress! This reminds me to get my Halloween witch out of storage that my MIL gave me years ago. It's so much fun to decorate this time of the year, isn't it? :)

You really are talented Diane; I sew very little, and that looks like quite a project to my inexperienced eyes. Do you have an Etsy shop? You wouldn't have any trouble selling your cute creations, I'm sure. :)

I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend.

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Lynn said...

Very cute! Lovin' the layers on the dress:@)

Terri said...

Wow- you are so talented! I love this adorable doll!

Danice said...

Wow Diane, I love the little doll, and everything else. You are really sewing a lot and decorating also :)

Jeannie Marie said...

We are having such a busy week that we can't take time to decorate. But I've certainly enjoyed your decorations and that sweet dolly!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane, she is adorable! I love all your creative dolls and critters!
hugs,
Linda

Patty Antle said...

She's adorable! I love your Halloween vignette.

Cookie said...

I love her, too, and I think your sparkle effect is just right. She's certainly magical and so are you!

Happy@Home said...

She is a cutie. You are so talented, Diane.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your new little doll is soooo cute, Diane. You are getting to be quite the sewer. I really admire that. My mom used to sew, and she made all my clothes growing up. How nice it is to be able to sew.

love,
~Sheri

Musings from Kim K. said...

She's absolutely precious and of course she has a bunch of sweet kittens to keep her company.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So cute; how much fun you must have with all your lovely dollies! I have one my grandmother made that I treasure.

NanaDiana said...

She is VERY sweet, Diane! I hope you have some granddaughters to sew for sometime! xo Diana

JoKnows said...

She looks adorable perched on the bookshelf with your lovely vintage books.

doodles n daydreams said...

She is cute, you are a talented lady. We don't really celebrate halloween in New Zealand, some kids go trick or treating but it is not a holiday that has really taken hold.
So our main decorating is at Christmas, and I have my first Christmas cake in the oven at the moment.

Diana

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosa tu brujita!!! y todos esos muñequitos de halloween, me encantan!!! besos

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Yay a new doll...and kitty too. I think that I have as much fun seeing your new 'toys' as you do making them! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

She's so sweet. I have a few Halloween dolls my mom made for us years ago. Must get them out!! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party Diane.

Cranberry Morning said...

Very sweet doll, Diane! And I love the raven.

Stephanie said...

Hi Diane! You are so talented, my friend, and I LOVE seeing your sweet dolls :)

Happy Wednesday! Hugs to you!

JG said...

Such a cute little doll, Diane! Our scarecrows have found their homes outside. The Autumn flowers are now blossoming. It's a very pretty time of year!
~Judy

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

She's so adorable and sweet!! I think she looks perfect! So cute on the bookshelf with old books too! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

Margaret said...

I just love your dolly creations and those little cats keeping her company too. You are so talented. What a great little witch :) Maggie

BeachGypsy said...

that sure is a cute doll!
Did you see our author Diane Chamberlain has a new book out? " The Silent Sister"....have you got it yet?

Carla from The River said...

Perfect Halloween decorations...I love the doll and the raven is cool too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You make every Holiday special.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh Diane, she is so darn cute, love her. Your display area is so beautiful. Going to Ivy & Elephant, love that site.
Blessings,
Marlene

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dear Diane,
thank you very much, that you remember me.

Lovely dolls. I am enchanted by them.
Greetings.

Marcia Pilar said...

She's adorable, Diane, and yes, I am having so much fun decorating this season. October has quite an effect on me, so much so that it convinced me to give every guest who mentioned the tags a set. Oh dear, very raspberry tea for me. :) Those are some of my simpler tags, which are actually my favorite to make, so it's a pleasure. I'll try to have them out this weekend.
Thanks for always playing along.
xoxo

Jeanne said...

OMG!!! I love those cats!!

Sam I Am...... said...

I was decorating outside today as rain is forecasted and I can decorate inside when it rains but outside I prefer it dry when decorating.LOL! I love your decorations and that little doll is too sweet. I thought it was a Marie Osmond doll...I can't believe what darling stuffies you make...you are talented! Now, I love your cats that you made and I want to make some like that!

J said...

Love your Halloween setting with the darling doll and cute stuffed cats! I guess October 1st is becoming a national holiday for bringing out the black and orange! I'm in too!

Joanne said...

How fun is this?!? You sure are one talented person. Thanks for sharing.