Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catie's Skull Quilt

Catie has such a knack for seeing something she likes and then making it.  She can do this without patterns which is more than I can do. Quick too, can make an entire counted cross stitch design in one night..not me. I'm very proud of her and her talents.  God has blessed both of my girls with wonderful creative talents.
I love it when we go fabric shopping together. Isn't it fun to see what others choose?  We will go off in different directions and pick our selections and then meet up to chat and look.  Inevitably there will be one bolt that we all three will have that is the same!  The rest is usually different and when I see what they make it always amazes me. 

Catie started this quilt in our quilting class. It has a great weight to it and yet is so soft and cozy to the touch.  I really like it.

Now for the Quilt Show




















Catie loves cats




and foxes



and seahorses








Hope you enjoyed the quilt tour...



Monday, June 24, 2013

The Creative Blog Hop #18

Welcome to the 18th Creative Blog Hop

I hope you have had a busy creative week. I have and it feels good to get behind the sewing machine.  A little over a month ago a blogger friend Michelle of Michelle's Little Piece of Heaven had a Craft Swap.  What fun it was to think about what to make and give to your craft partner.  She told us who our partner was and there were no rules just make and give whatever you wished to this partner. I apologize for being late with mine, had technical difficulty with my sewing machine...

My partner was Michele Scaife of Simply Scaife Family Farm


She sent me the most exquisite ribbon needlework table runner, a hand croched scarf and a window sill angel.  Click HERE to see what I received from her just in case you missed it; or just to view the beautiful items again!
 I will treasure those items forever. Thanks Michele!

She made such a nice post yesterday of her package from me...I was excited to see if she would like it.
Click HERE to see what I sent to her.

Michelle Cutler of Michelle's Little Piece of Heaven said she may get another craft swap together for December and I wanted to let you know far enough ahead to be thinking about joining us. It was great fun to send as well as receive a surprise package in the mail!

I want you to visit the two blogs and join them you won't be disappointed.  There is always something new to learn. They cook, garden and sew, among other things on their websites.
In fact why don't we all make it a habit to join each others' blog websites?  I do and meet some of the nicest people. We need to promote each other and share because we do care about each other.

 A great big thank you to all that are so loyal and post with us here.  You are all Creative!

Now to announce last week's
 Featured Creative Crafter


 with her

Thank you Hetty for sharing your creativity with us.


1.  Write a post or you may already have one that you wish to share about your creative talents Include pictures. In fact if pictures of your creation are all you wish to share then by all means do so.   If you wish, share your instructions and materials used:  Tutorials of course will be accepted, gladly.

2.  The projects or items must be Tasteful we have viewers of all ages so please keep that in mind


3.  The project you share must be your Own Creation or you must give credit to the owner


4.  Please include The Creative Blog Hop Button on left side bar or in your post please add a link back to dolly's designs so that others can see and come back to the blog hop.



Your blog will be listed in the Creative Crafters' List on the right side bar when you link a post.
 
 Let's have some creative fun now!




Monday, June 17, 2013

The Creative Blog Hop #17

Welcome to #17
I can't believe how fast time flies can you?
A big heartfelt thanks to all of you very creative individuals out there!
Calling creative people from all areas.  Do you paint?  Are you an artist? Do you Sculpt?  Do you Quilt?  Sew? Floral Arrangements?  Pretty Finishing Touches like tablescapes? A certain way that you decorate? Refinish furniture? Re-purpose items in a creative way?  Do you garden-bring beauty to the world?



Whatever you talent may be please join us and share so we all can see!
Thank you to all of the wonderful Creative People!

Last week's Creative Person is:
Christine from Rustic & Refined

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Thanks Christine for sharing your creativity with us.
Welcome to dolly's designs!
Now for this Blog Hop Share your creative handmade items!

The Creative Blog Hop Rules:

1.  Write a post or you may already have one that you wish to share about your creative talents
Include pictures. In fact if pictures of your creation are all you wish to share then by all means do so.
 If you wish, share your instructions and materials used:  Tutorials of course will be accepted, gladly.


2.  The projects or items must be Tasteful we have viewers of all ages so please keep that in mind


3.  The project you share must be your Own Creation or you must give credit to the owner


4.  Please include The Creative Blog Hop Button on left side bar




On you post that you add or link back here  so that others can see and come back to blog hop.

Your blog will be listed in the Creative Crafters' List on the right side bar when you link a post.  If I forget to add please let me know.

 Let's have some creative fun now!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wonderful Craft Swap

This post is linked to the main blog

I wanted to share the intricate handwork of a dear blogger friend
Michele Scaife
of
Michele Scaife you may remember has been the talent behind the quilting videos
linked below on the left sidebar.  She was also the first Featured Artist on dolly's designs
The Creative Blog Hop
She has great talent!

 This is only a sampling of what was in the box
About a month ago another very dear friend Michelle 
had her first ever Craft Swap and I was eager to join in.
Click the link below to see what was in my box.
Such beauty and all handmade.

I personally want to thank both Michelle and Michele for sharing their great fun and craftiness!

Wonderful Craft Swap click: HERE



Monday, June 10, 2013

The Creative Blog Hop #16

Welcome!  
Calling creative people from all areas.  Do you paint?  Are you an artist? Do you Sculpt?  Do you Quilt?  Sew? Floral Arrangements?  Pretty Finishing Touches like tablescapes? A certain way that you decorate? Refinish furniture? Re-purpose items in a creative way?  Do you garden-bring beauty to the world?


Whatever you talent may be please join us and share so we all can see!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Creative People!

FEATURE OF THE WEEK
 Featured Button
The Featured Creative Person from last week is:

Laurie of Heaven's Walk with her
Music From the Gardens

Thanks to all that participate and share the creativity.

Now on to this weeks Creative Hop.


Thank you to all that join us

Welcome to Blog Hop #15

Now for this Blog Hop Share your creative handmade items!
The Creative Blog Hop Rules:

1.  Write a post or you may already have one that you wish to share about your creative talents
Include pictures. In fact if pictures of your creation are all you wish to share then by all means do so.
 If you wish, share your instructions and materials used:  Tutorials of course will be accepted, gladly.

2.  The projects or items must be Tasteful we have viewers of all ages so please keep that in mind

3.  The project you share must be your Own Creation or you must give credit to the owner

4.  Please include The Creative Blog Hop Button on left side bar


On you post that you add or link back here  so that others can see and come back to blog hop.

Your blog will be listed in the Creative Crafters' List on the right side bar when you link a post.  If I forget to add please let me know.

 Let's have some creative fun now!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Creative Blog Hop #15

Welcome  to the 15th Creative Hop

Calling creative people from all areas.  Do you paint?  Are you an artist? Do you Sculpt?  Do you Quilt?  Sew? Floral Arrangements?  Pretty Finishing Touches like tablescapes? A certain way that you decorate? Refinish furniture? Re-purpose items in a creative way?  


Whatever you talent may be please share so we all can see!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Creative People!


FEATURE OF THE WEEK

 Featured Button

The Featured Creative Person from last week is:
Marisa Garcia from
Passion et Couture:
For her wonderful Ruffle Tote Tutorial


Thank you to all that join us

Welcome to Blog Hop #15

Now for this Blog Hop Share your creative handmade items!
The Creative Blog Hop Rules:

1.  Write a post or you may already have one that you wish to share about your creative talents
Include pictures. In fact if pictures of your creation are all you wish to share then by all means do so.
 If you wish, share your instructions and materials used:  Tutorials of course will be accepted, gladly.

2.  The projects or items must be Tasteful we have viewers of all ages so please keep that in mind

3.  The project you share must be your Own Creation or you must give credit to the owner

4.  Please include The Creative Blog Hop Button on left side bar


On you post that you add or link back here  so that others can see and come back to blog hop.

Your blog will be listed in the Creative Crafters' List on the right side bar when you link a post.  If I forget to add please let me know.

 Let's have some creative fun now!