Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Banner and More Goodies

I couldn't decide what to do with the embroidered paper doll squares. I didn't want to make a pillow or quilt, so I made a banner. I colored in the squares like I did here and then embroidered away.
It looked like something was missing, so I added hangers to all the clothes. Edged them with vintage looking fabrics that I had. So much fun.
I sewed it together with seam tape . Easy and fun. I strung it on the end of my bed, because the light is better in here.
Here it is in my craftroom। This is where it will stay.If you want the patterns for the paper doll or clothes I will be posting them soon।I've had a few issues with my computer. I'm trying to solve those. I hate computer problems!
I received a package of Halloween goodies from Kim at Musings from Kim K. What a wonderful surprise.She is so creative! Each thing was wrapped or in a cute bag. It was so much fun to open and really brightened my day!I just love that little Halloween tree. Thank you, Kim!
I also got my scallop pinking shears, and they seem to work great. They are hard to find and so I had to order online. Hmmm, I see a project coming up!
I have reorganized my fat quarters. Every time I pulled one out, half of the pile came with it. I'll see how long it lasts like this. I actually wrapped each one on a 5x5 cardboard scrap. If I get any more I'll have to go into plan B, cuz plan A is getting pretty crowded!
I'm getting geared up to do some fall and Halloween decor. The weather has finally turned for us. I even made soup today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and some glorious fall weather!


  1. Can't wait for the embroidery patterns. These would make a cute baby blanket. Are you planning to use the hankies in a project? I have quite a few hankies and would love to incorporate them into a quilt but don't know where to start.

  2. Love the banner. It looks great in your room. Also your fat quarters are so organized. I really need to do that for mine.
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. That is a darling banner! Great way to use up pieces! HMM!!!
    Also cute are the Halloween gifts from Kim! FUN!!!

  4. Your banner is so adorable. So much work went into this. It looks darling hung over the window.


  5. Your embroidered banner is adorable! I had to view a larger photo to see all the cute clothing up close. Your work is exceptional!

  6. Your banner is just delightful. Your stitches are so sweet. It's the perfect addition to your room.

    Halloween hugs!!

  7. The banner was a brilliant idea! Super cute!!

  8. What an adorable banner!! Such sweet Halloween goodies from Kim!! Love it all! xo Heather

  9. Your banner is darling!!! Such a great idea! And what a lucky girl to receive such a wonderful Halloween package!! You're right the Halloween tree...pretty darn cute!!


  10. That banner is super cute! I even liked it at the foot of the bed. Love the things you got from Kim, she is so talented!



  11. Kim is amazing. I love her to bits. That is by far the cutest banner. I love what you did with it. So talented. I have to pin it to remember it. Genius. Enjoy your week...smiles...Renee

  12. I think the banner is super cool! What a wonderful gift!

  13. Oh my, what a super sweet banner! I believe I've said it before, but I'll say it again! You are one cleverly talented lady! :)

  14. Oh Leslie...I love that banner so much I can not tell you. It is perfect in your craft room. I'm a sucker for dolls and doll clothing and embroidery and this fits the Love the scallop edge scissors and can't wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi Leslie!
    You are so wonderfully artistic! What an adorable banner with all the sweet little children in their fancy new outfits! It looks so perfect swagging your craft room window. It is surely one of the cutest ones I've seen! and, oh...all those delicious fabrics!
    I hope you are having a good week, my friend,

  16. Your embroidered paperdoll banner turned out really cute! Love it! I like your crayon coloring technique too and can't wait to try that.

  17. Your banner is super cute and I love how you've organized your fat quarters!

  18. Oh, my goodness. That banner is about the cutest thing I have ever seen.