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Crafting On :: At Last!

With Christmas a month away, I think I've finally begun to hit my stride to tackle my long list of creations.  I've done some mending that has been put off for a long time and there's still more waiting.  I finally fixed our Autumn figure that had her little arms removed two years ago!

Milkweed Cradle

First up, milkweed cradles from our Enki crafts.  We made four or five of these.  I collected the pods, let them dry and pop open and the children removed the seeds and pulled them off the fluffy silk.  Several were quickly ushered off to the mushroom dollhouse for the babies there, but I did get one for the nature table.


I'm having the children help make gifts for family and friends this year, trying to cut down on the amount of home-canned things I give out.  They are happy to become little elves.  It's been a big year for pine cones here, so we've collected dozens.  The children have enjoyed painting them with glue and covering them in glitter.  This has involved new skills for all of us.

Two dolls

At long last, Hawaiian Elizabeth's dolls are finished!


There's a mischievous little boy.


And a very sweet little girl.


I made a little pair of shoes for the girl, as I couldn't send her off barefoot.
The boy has a pair of socks cut from the fingers of magic gloves, but he likes to run free, I think.
They've also got pajamas, as seen way back here.

Bunting doll

And this might be the biggest sign of my increased productivity.
This is a bunting doll for Laurel from Bamboo magazine.
I stood in the kitchen and worked on it yesterday afternoon.
This little dear is the first doll I've made using a sock instead of tubing.
I think I'm going to modify the pattern a little to make the clothing longer.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


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Jayne Marti
Nov. 25th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
What beautiful dolls! I would love to see the bunting doll finished too.
Nov. 25th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Your dolls look so sweet and happy. And I love the little cradle - such a nice idea!
Nov. 25th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
So productive! Your dolls are so beautifully made. - Angela @ www.larksongknits.com
Nov. 26th, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Beautiful dolls! I love the tiny shoes especially.

I love how the pinecones turned out, but am not at all sure I could identify milkweed!
Nov. 26th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)
oh they are just perfect!!! Thank you so much. We will have a whole family of Brandy dolls now. I wonder how my 15, 11 and 9 year old boys would feel about having one made for them? :) I can't wait to see the bunting doll done.
( 5 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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