Tuesday, December 31, 2013

dolly's designs Top Three Posts 2013

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2013 has been quite a year for me.  I lost Mama and other things made it impossible to create.  This blog has suffered the most.  I appreciate the loyal followers for hanging in here.
Look out 2014!  We are going to create and share!  All of you creative people out there come on over and share your items!  I can't wait!
dolly's designs is the smallest blog that I have but that is going to change.  Until then I thought I would share with you the top three posts from 2013.
You the followers chose them with your views. 
Here they are!

Happy New Year Everyone!
Sharing with these fine blog hops:
Create it Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Plus Coloring Pages

Christ Jesus is Born

"Wisemen Seek Him"


Merry Christmas to you all!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas

I found this on You Tube and thought I would share with you all..
A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a part of my life and am sure you have enjoyed it as well.

I love the fact that you get to see the children who did the voices pictured here. It lasts a little over 15 minutes.  I am so glad he chose to put the Biblical  part into this cartoon, after all it is the true meaning of Christmas!

They met with negative responses about the music and such...the networks were disappointed.

Surprise it was an enormous success!  I will stop talking now and let you watch some surprising facts about this little cartoon! 

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Charles M. Scultz
"If you read the strip you would know me.
Everything I am"...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sewing for Sara

 Hello all.  This is the last post of the projects made for a friend of mine Sara.
Today we have the bed skirt another pillow and curtains that finish out her order.
We will take a tour of Sara's Home soon to show you how this looks in her decor.
Bed Skirt over to the right are the simple curtain tie backs she wanted.

Yards and yards of fabric pin tucked and sewn with love.
This has been quite a project but well worth it.  
The end results are so rewarding.

Just look at this gorgeous bed skirt!  If I could have carried it off, I would have worn it like Carol Burnett in her Gone With the Wind Skit...It was that full and flowing. I think I'll share those you tube videos of the show just for fun. Check out the side bar and enjoy!

Bathroom Window Valance
(excuse the ancient ironing board cover that still covers the board)

The lined backside of the valance.  I love the materials she chose! Excellent fabric and lining was so crisp and neat...lovely to sew on.

curtain and pillow

Simple seams but that is all it takes to hold anything together.

Simple Window Panels that Sara wanted...I can't wait to see them hanging and all in place.

Close Up of Bed Skirt and the fabric one more time.

Sara gave me the best compliment ever when she called to say, "Dolly, I believe that this is so pretty!" "I believe this is the best looking bedroom that I have ever had!"
I told her she had picked out such beautiful fabric.
 Does that make me smile?  You bet it does!

Stay tuned we will take a tour of Sara's Bedroom soon!

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