Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Saturday, 14 June 2014

A bag I made from a pattern from The Inspired Wren's blog  blue denim with blue/white sriped ticking. on reflection I should have stiffened the ticking as it's a little floppy. but still a great tote and so easy to make.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I still have my sewing head on

A quilt for our new grandbaby, arriving in August, the very hungry caterpillar, loved doing this, but it needs some free motion sewing on it and I've never done it, so I am frantically pracising so I make a good job of it,   before that I have made several little heart swags and danglies, an 'A' for my daughter Amy and an 'E' for my grandaughter Eloise.
Another little fairy doll bound for Australia for my niece's daughter. they will be well known across the globe soon!!   I said I wasn't making anymore until the autumn came around again, but I just love making them, they all seem to have different personalities and I don't dress them until I've painted their faces, so I know what to do with them,
Oh and there's the odd mugrug to fill in time.   they are so versatile and useful.

I have so many photo's piling up too, and a brand new album ready and waiting to be filled, what to do when your head is filled with another project?  I seem to do all or nothing, I can't flit between the two, but I suppose it will come around sooner rather than later, I will run out of room for all the sewing projects unless I get another room built on the house.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Rock chick doll, hushabye doll and others

More sewing projects, the last doll I made was this little cuddle-up hushabye dolly and her own teddy bear, I have one more to make for a gift then I think that's enough for the summer, back to  more when the weather gets colder. I made this little bag too for a gift, it was from a tutorial by Debbie Shore, I have her book 'Half Yard Heaven' I will be posting more makes I expect from there. it's a fun thing to do, using up fat quarters and scraps.
I must get back to doing some more of my scrapbook, the pictures are mounting up, and we are expecting a new grandchild in August so there will be zillions of pictures there to add to the albums.
As I have a new sewing machine perhaps I can sew some pages, I've seen a few done like that and they look great, so i'll have a try. perhaps add some fabrics too seeing as how I have my 'sewing head' on right now. !!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A few more rag dolls.

A secretary doll, a fairy called Fearne, and Zoe a doll made for a friends niece.  All together I have now made 10 dolls, sold 2 and have another one for a gift to make.  getting better at it with each one, the secretary doll has a neat little bun on the back of her head.  a different style of hair I just did 'off the cuff'. The wool I used came from 'Balkan Yarns, ebay,  a mix of angora, fabulous colours and blends.

Monday, 10 February 2014


Another doll to add to  my collection, but she has been 'adopted' now and will soon be living in her new home.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Trying another type of doll hair

Another style of rag doll.  I like this doll she has a certain quirkyness about her. I tried a different style of hair this time, she has a a net skirt with a patterened voil overlay, funky leggings and curly toes.

 The top pic is the finished doll, the bottom just trying out different things. hair, clothes, face etc.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sassy doll

Another doll, getting better at the faces now. next one I am making will have blue eyes, and then green. I'm going to paint a few for practise. this doll is for my friend Sara's hairdressing salon called 'Sassy Hair' She has sort black hair with red streaks, so the doll is having red streaks too.
 I did the face wth acrylic paint, and primacolor pencils. the cheeks are acrylic paint highlighted with pink facial blusher.
The pattern for the doll was again using 'Oh sew dollin' pattern.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Another Rag doll

Another doll, this time with black hair, this hair was a big challenge as I wanted something different, tried boucle' and twisted chunky wool, but they didn't look right, so I made it eventually with Mohair, a little fine and hard to cover the whole head, but it looks more effective I think.  with every doll I make I learn more and more. will try a different style next time maybe 
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Monday, 13 January 2014

Another rag doll

This doll is for Heidi, My daughter in law, she has black hair too, and wanted a black haired doll, The wool I used for the hair was a bit of a nightmare as the fluff stuck to everything, blonde/white hair is better to work with. ..we live and learn.  I have another one to make now so I'll know what to do, after aout the tenth doll I should be quite adept at it.
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Thursday, 9 January 2014

I choose to call this doll 'Izzy' Made with the pattern for the 'Oh sew dollin'  rag doll I made earlier, this one just rolled off my head... I had an idea then it metamorphised into something totally different., but I am pleased with how it came out.Most of the fabrics and lace came from my stash, I bought the mohair wool for the hair and felt for her boots.
Also I must give credit to PatC from 'All is bright' dolls, for her brilliant tutorial on doll eyes.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Rag Doll

I made this rag doll for Eloise, my granddaughter, she's now 4 yrs old and still has 'Heather'.
I  decided to make myself one, not quite the same, but a bit shabby chic,
I have a naked doll wearing nothing but lace bloomers right now.
I will post the picture of the finished doll.......when she's done.
I am looking for white-ish fluffy long mohair type yarn for her hair and some shabby lace for her dress.   this is the fun of it for me, looking for all the oddments to put it all together.
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