Dolls from a vintage pattern

Over the holidays, I worked (as time allowed) on dolls for my granddaughters.

Much of the sewing was done by hand, which meant I could do it from bed. In addition to the clothing you see here, I created miniature sweaters for these two from re-purposed felted lambswool and cashmere sweaters.

The package is still on its way to them, a bit late.

Now I can return to my beloved banner project.

Rabbits

Made (from felted sweaters) in anticipation of a visit from granddaughters.

These rabbits were adapted from a design by Helen Philipps, in her book Simple Sewn Gifts. She used linen, cotton, embroidery floss and polyester stuffing; I used lambswool and cashmere felted sweaters, wool stuffing, needle-felted features, and I added tails (one per rabbit).

The girls discovered their dollies would fit in the rabbits’ straps:  Voila! Bunny-carriers!

Winter in the Studio

This morning’s view out the studio windows:

A studio companion, handmade from felted woolen sweaters:

If you are in the vicinity of Columbia County, NY, and wish to visit my studio, email kjh@sanctuarywithoutwalls.com to set up an appointment.

Holiday Craft Market at Real Food Co-op

Elves!

These elves stand seven inches tall (not counting their pointy hats) and were crafted from felted wool sweaters. They are stuffed with wool fleece. The elves, along with other items I have handcrafted from felted sweaters, will be for sale at the Holiday Craft Market at Real Food Co-op in Chatham, on the day after Thanksgiving – Friday Nov. 26th. See you there!

15 Church Street
Chatham, New York 12037