Sunday, June 14, 2015

She Challenged Me

Friends inspire us and often encourage us. But how many times does one challenge you?


Joann from Scene Through my Eyes sent me a surprise package.


It was filled with fabric and patterns. And a challenge!


She cut some of her fabric so that we both had the same fabric. She also sent me patterns just like hers.

So here was the challenge. She wrote, "I thought we could take turns picking a fabric and then making something from it for our dolls. Each would pick their own pattern/project/design and then when we were both done sewing them we could post them on the same day and see what the other had picked. I think it would be a lot of fun to see how differently or how similarly we would choose projects"

How's that for a FUN challenge?
So here's what I made and when her post is up, I'll put a link to her post.

She knew I needed a bit of a nudge to get back to sewing and this got my creative juices flowing again.

Of course getting a fun package filled with goodies was encouraging, too! 



The link to her post today is HERE

Have you met a challenge lately?

31 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhh I love the pattern you picked - the pants look so cute with the band of hearts. Love the little basket of sea horses too. This is certainly a fun challenge - now I have to consider which fabric I'll pick next. I wasn't crazy about the patterns I picked this time - not because they weren't cute - cuz they certainly were cute - but they were hard to sew and didn't fit like I would have liked - I won't be using from that pattern envelope again. Love your post!!!

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Sew cute - but didn't you make a sundress for Wendy? Your challenge sounds like sew much fun.

Hugs,
Prudence

Denise said...

Oh Diane, this is too cute for words!!! Love every bit of it!! The white pants are so cute with the coordinating fabric, love the doll's little head scarf, and those sea horses are amazing. I just saw some real ones at the N.C. Marine Aquarium a few weeks ago. They're such fascinating creatures. I've barely learned the rudiments of sewing, and I'd love to be able to sew like you. Your friend has come up with a wonderful challenge for both of you. :)

Have a great day!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Susie said...

Diane, I love the outfit you made !! That was so sweet of your friend to send you those gifts. This could start a fad. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, what a neat challenge. Your doll and summer outfit is adorable. I like the cute material with the hearts. Sounds you you both enjoy making the doll clothes. Have a happy Sunday!

handmade by amalia said...

A friend who knows you, who crafts and blogs - what a treasure!
Amalia
xo

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That was a great BIG nudge, lol.. what fun!!

Diane said...

Very fun idea! Cute outfit!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, what a darling outfit for your little dolly and a great challenge with the fabric and patterns. My little granddaughter has picked up an interest in the American Girl dolls and now I'm going to start making clothes for her. I need some of those patterns! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie said...

you do such beautiful work, I love the outfit you created! She looks so cute, I think this is a wonderful challenge, I will look forward to the link,, so much fun!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane!
This challenge is great for you and your friend. I'm sure you are both going to create some lovely outfits for your dolls.
Your princess looks so cute with the outfit you have made for her.
Have fun sewing for your dolls,
Hugs

Arlette

Lynn said...

Absolutely adorable! I love all of the ruffles:@)

Anastasia Solovieva said...

Hi Diane!
Wow, that's so cool! I love the outfit that you made for your doll! Very cute and the fabric choice is great! Can't wait to see what else you make of those fabrics! :)

Linda H said...

How cute! And what a fun project with a friend sharing in the fun too! Your dollies will reap the benefits of your labours! What little girlie doesn't like a new outfit?! :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

You make me miss my Grandma Patta. She made so many adorable doll clothes. She was Santa's helper making outfits for the dolls he brought me and my sisters...along with all the other little girls in the world. That's how magic she was. I see you creating magic and it makes me happy.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

She is adorable. We are getting an American Girl store here sometime this year. I've only taken my daughter twice: once to California and once to Massachusetts. I love to look at them.

doodles n daydreams said...

this is a fun thing to do together apart. I've been over and looked at Joann's post and all the outfits ar really cute.

Diana

Lorrie said...

Such a cute outfit for your doll. What a great challenge from JoAnne.

Jeannie Marie said...

That is really a great project to do with a friend! You sew beautifully!

boopnut said...

Very cute! I love both your's and your friend's doll outfits!
So creative and fun!
Deb

Margaret said...

I love what you did! Can I come play at your house today? :) Maggie

Simply Shelley said...

The challenges I have been confronting as of late haven't been any where near as fun as yours has been, but I'm facing them with all the strength I can muster. I set a goal for myself this year to learn to sew fairly well, "at least". I need to challenge myself to get busy fulfilling that goal. Your doll's outfit turned out so cute, also her little stuffies too. Very sweet! Blessings being sent your way my friend ♡

Helen Philipps said...

Such a lovely outfit! I love the way you combined the fabrics. How nice that your friend knows you so well and gave you the encouragement to sew again, Diane, that was a wonderful idea!
Helen xox

Betty Sneeringer said...

This little outfit is cute as can be! And the fabric is perfect for it. Your sewing is so neat,
too.

Betty

Beedeebabee said...

Oh how adorable your little cutie looks in her new outfit! Great job, Diane! What a fun challenge! xoxo

Musings from Kim K. said...

Those ruffled pants are absolutely adorable! She's adorable. Now, that's a fun challenge!

Vee said...

Cute as a button! What a fun idea JoAnn had!

Linda Walker said...

Diane, Adorable! I visited your friends blog to see what she had created. Both of you sewed the cutest outfits for your dolls. I think this is the greatest idea. Can't wait to see what you both stitch up next!
xo
Linda

Nellie said...

How cute! Wish something might motivate me to sew again. I'd even enjoy having one of those dolls! Instead, we've bought two for our granddaughter.:-) "Sheila sent me!" :-)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a fun idea and you did a fabulous job.

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

What a cute little outfit! I want one like that for me! LOL!