Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Finish: June 15

This was my long change.  That means I have been off work since last Friday.  You would think that would mean I accomplished a lot.  Not my reality.  I really wanted a Friday finish.  So, while fixing supper I ran up the sewing room and finished this.

It is a baby swaddler.  Remember my plan to make at least one baby item a week?  TaDa!

Maybe this picture will help clear it up.

You might ask why a woman with three grown sons and no grandchildren has a Raggedy Ann doll on hand.  The truth is I have several.  I collect them.  I like to say, "I am a Raggedy Ann in a Barbie Doll world."

Back to the swaddler.  Here is the inside.

See?  You slip the baby in there and wrap the "wings" around her.  There is velcro to keep it snug.  I started making these when my grand niece was born premature and the hospital recommended they have some when she went home.

I have another baby finish.

See the little pink hat?  I crocheted that.  I am now working on a blue one.

I have also been playing around with tinting jars this week.

I don't have the colors quite right but my technique is getting better.  I really want red.  Going to try adding some brown to the pink to get red.

I am going to link up with Richard and Tanya and the Fabric Addict. I hope they don't mind my non-quilty finishes.  I have been working on Sarah Beth's quilt this week but I posted about that here.  I have made more progress but no more pictures.

It wasn't quite the week I wanted but it was productive.  See my next post about the good things this week.

Keep Stitchin'!


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  1. That is cute and the doll brings back great child hood memories. My sister had both the boy and girl Raggedy Ann and Andy. They were such fun to play with even though I was a boy its one doll I would play with. Thanks for linking up.

  2. It's nice to have a finish and feel accomplished for the week, isn't it? I think the little baby swaddler with velcro is such a good idea to keep a baby snug! We just used receiving blankets for our babies and they never stayed wrapped! Thanks for linking up today! :)

  3. I love that saying, "I'm a Raggedy Ann in a Barbie World". My sister and I were Raggedy Ann and Andy for at least three Halloweens when we were kids. So glad you linked up to TGIFF! Adorable swaddler!


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