Saturday, August 28, 2010

Autumn Annies and Dominic

Pops and I got a surprise visit from Dominic, our 15 month old grandson.

We got to play tonight while Mommy and Daddy spent some time together.
Two new Annies for Ebay this week are Happy Harvest with her giant corn cob and Autumn Makes Me Sing. Tried a new acrylic yarn for their hair ~ it takes a little longer to do since it is a 4 ply instead of 3 ply yarn ~ it is softer than the wool I normally use ~ I think I like the wool better ~ opinions are appreciated ~ please and thank you. :)

Wishing all a wonderful, miracle filled week. Praying my new great-neice will make an appearance into this world ~ she is over due and her mommy and all her family sure wants to meet her.
God bless ~ thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Three Still Naked Italia Annies!

Well the Italia Annies are getting a little closer to not being naked.
The first time I made her I just made her, she was fun.
Now I have to make three more and I didn't realize how much detail I did with all that ribbon!
They looked too cute not to post....
looks like their saying
"dress me, please dress me and give me hair!"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Trick or Treat!

New this week on Ebay will be "Trick or Treat" Annie. I found a Mary Engelbreit cat cauldron to go with her spider dress ~ don't usually do holloween but loved this fabric and the cauldron went so great with her.Next is Friends Gather Here ~ I love when I find beautiful panel fabric. This Annie I could keep ~ but she will be going up on Ebay anyway.Thanks for looking ~ have a wonderful week ~ God Bless!
"Friends Gather Here" Annie has been sold. Thank you.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Prim Raggedy Ann Hair Tutorial

Thought I would do a raggedy ann doll hair tutorial.
First is the kind of yarn I use. Most of my Annie's hair is from
It is uncut wool rug yarn and I haven't been able to find it anywhere else.
2013 UPDATE - I originally used Paternayan rug yarn unfortunately this is no longer made ~
I was lucky to find Halycon Classic Rug Yarn as a replacement ~ it is not as soft as Paternayan but looks the same ~ my curly hair Annies now have Halycon Classic Rug Yarn hair

new updated hair tutorial can be found at the link below

cut the yarn into desired lengths ~ I use about 10 inch lengths ~ separate the 3 ply yarn ~ fold in half and cut ~ you will have six wavy strands of yarn ~ depending upon the size of your doll's head you might want longer or shorter lengths of yarn ~

mark Annie's head along the seam ~ I use 1/2 inch spaces ~ sew six strands of yarn along the seam ~ if you want thinner hair use 4 strands ~ it's your choice ~ you are the artist ~ experiment!

Next draw three rows on the back of Annie's head ~ mark where you will sew her hair about 1/2 inch apart

When Annie's hair is all sewn on ~ give her head a little shake to fluff it out ~ now you can give her a hair cut ~ trim to desired length.

Here she is all finished with hair bow.

Hope this is a help ~ if you have any questions ~ please just ask.

Thanks for visiting and God bless.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Naked Raggedy Annies!

Three little naked and bald Annies ~ soon to be three Italia sisters!

I thought they looked so cute naked ~ they are sitting in a basket on their (need for me to sew yet!) Italian costumes ~ they will also get hangtags with their Italian surnames.

Tonight I work my last day at Musikfest ~ exhausting but loads of fun. Musikfest is a 10 day festival of free music held in the city of Bethlehem, Pa. Pops and I also had a wonderful time watching our grandson, Dominic, yesterday and he actually let Grammy sleep through the night ~ yeah Dominic!

Finished two Annies ~ they will go up on Ebay this week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mother Goose

A new Annie I just finished is Mother Goose ~ loved this fabric so naturally had to make an Annie ~ decided to stitch a pillow with a Mother Goose poem to go with her.

Sunflower Welcome has a hand stitched hang tag also ~ and of course I loved this fabric too!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking ~ God bless.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Witch Is In!

Just finished a Halloween Annie "The Witch Is In!"

Boy, I struggled trying to photograph her. I do think I need to take a photography class (in my free time, ha ha). Sometimes I am thrilled with my pics and other times I end of taking about 100 and never really like any. This is that time but she is still going up on Ebay this week along with "I Love Cats".

Thanks for looking. Hope you have a wonderful week. God bless.