Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chenille Doll and Pin Cushions

When I'm inbetween crafts or quilts sometimes I make things that I can finish quickly.  I made this doll not too long ago.  I made it for when my small granddaughters come over, so they will have a doll to play with. 

I named this doll Chenille because of her hair.   I made her hair out of the selveges of some flannel material.  I twisted the strips real tight, and then folded them in half to make a twisted cord then I tacked it down here and there on her head.  I got the pattern for the doll out of a couple of library books.  The head from one pattern and the body of another.  Our little Evie really enjoys this doll. 
Another project was chicken pin cushions.

The small chicken pattern I actually made up.  After I stuffed them with polyster fiberfill, I put B-B's in the bottom before I sewed them up so they would sit up straight.  They are like Weebles, if you remember those, they wobble, but don't fall down.  Here's a close up of them.


  1. Evie loves your chickens too!
    ☺ Celeste

  2. That's right, she does. I forgot about that. How could I?---we play "chicken" when I am with her sometimes.