Friday, October 29, 2010

A Sweet Mermaiden doll.

Be still my beating heart!

I am so in love with this little mermaid, I love her, love her, love her!

A is going to be a mermaid for Halloween (costume pictures to follow). To go with the costume I decided to make this dolly for her to carry around as company.
I came across this free download from Hillary Lang's book: Wee wonderfulls. She also has a great blog with fun pictures of her creations .

This was a fun, easy project to make. The pattern was very clear and clever! She is small, just as long as my hand, so you do need a knitting needle or such to get all those corners turned out and the stuffing in all the right places.

 I did not have flannel for the body , so I cut up an old pillow case . I love the vintage velvet for her hair. I also think it is easier to turn inside out than corduroy.

I am not very good with embroidery, but I managed to make her face look OK!
If you have time I would recommend you try this lovely project. Took me just under two hours. Great weekend project.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween crafts

The past weekend the kids and I made some fun Halloween crafts.
It is always fun to work with hand prints. You start by  painting the hand , not the thumb, with black paint and print one hand  then the other, overlapping the palms. 
You can add eyes and paint the face with white paint.

The other craft that is also fun to make are spiders out of egg cartons. 
The kids loved painting them. After they dry add eyes, nose, mouth and teeth if you choose!
I used a hole punch to make the holes for the pipe cleaners to go through .
The kids liked choosing different colours for the legs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thrift store beauties!

Every now and again it happens. You go into a store and there they are. 
Lovelies, beauties just waiting to go home with you, just waiting to inspire you and become something different.
I had the pleasure of going to the thrift shop with my friend Teresa today and right at the end I found these! 
They are in pairs, I think they are shoe buckles!
 So holiday, so winter so shiny so vintage so usable! 
I can't wait to show you what I have already done with these.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween inspiration

I have been looking around on my computer to try and find inspiring halloween decorating and other goodies.  I have never been very much in love with Halloween, but now that the kids are getting bigger I am seeing the fun side of it.
Here are some fun ideas.
Use the link to go directly to the sites.

 Do you have any great ideas?

Lovely masked lady!

And outside the front door

From the Purl Bee

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New work at Turtle

Today I am sharing some of the work that is now available at Turtle in the South End
One of my favorites ! Leopard stretch pared with a pin stripe deep plum jersey. The flower is burnt orange net with vintage lace and covered button.

Tie it any way you like! 
Houndstooth stretch fabric with accent of peacock silk and crochet circle
A little cape in soft flannel

White , black and yellow roller beanie

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Colors of the week

What a strange week of getting use to different weather, rain and sun at the same time. Then there was Columbus day in the mix , that meant that Tuesday was Monday and the week was strange from the get go!
But it has been a good week in the studio, lots of scarf making this week. Bold patterns, leopard and purple with orange, houndstooth and peacock blue.
Today I am going to try and start a halloween costume for Ady. Will see how far I get.

Look at these great colors I gathered on my camera this week.

Happy Saturday!
Carousel in the North End

Playing with seeds
Collecting rocks

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The roller beanie

So happy to tell you today about the newest member of the Pink Sequin family.

                                                    The roller beanie!

I just love the way this looks. Very similar to the berets but a total different style. Easy to fold up and put in your pocket on those cold windy days.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flowers everywhere!

Today I am sharing the new berets in the Pink Sequin family.
Remember all that great felt I bought a while ago. It is so easy to work with and the quality is amazing! I find these colors really pleasing and inspiring. 
I chose to do a sets of berets in different colors, flower and other designs (that I will post here later)

I really like seeing them all together and I love the decorative stitching in the same color as the felt.

Friday, October 8, 2010


So this is the last day of the colour week over on Poppytalk and today's colour is brown.
I am able to show you one of my favorite pieces in my house. A carousel horse found two years ago at Brimfield.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


 If you have been following along with the photos on Poppytalk I am sure you know that today's colour is RED.
 Today there was no rain when we woke up so I took my camera outside to look for red. This is what I found on my patio. While there I did feel drops......uh really!

Hope you like these red images.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Day three of heavy rain , so I had to look for more colour inside my house.  Day three is also Orange day over on Poppytalk,

This is what I found.
My favorite jam, apricot in my favorite jam pot. A piece from my Grandma that my Auntie finally gave me on a trip home.
I love it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Finding yellow on a very dull day.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post I am following Poppytalk's Autumn colours week.
Today's colour is yellow. Boy was that hard to find on this dull, wet and potentially depressing day!
Nothing to see outside but wet cars!
So I took a wander around the house and this is what I found. 


                  A drawing of his sister            Modern art                           Their bedroom

And finally the big surprise in my bedroom. This lady never lets me down me!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn colours week.

Over on Poppytalk they are doing a fun Autumn colours week. You can join the Flickr group and upload your photos for the week. It has to be a current photo of the Autumn.

  1. Monday Green
  2. Tuesday yellow
  3. Wednesday orange
  4. Thursday Red
  5. Friday brown.
I think this is a fun way of welcoming autumn . Here is my monday contribution. A cool afternoon on the soccer field waiting patiently for her brother.

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