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RR Sketch Book Project

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i mailed off my first journal for this RR.  The theme was the Texture of Life. This theme was somewhat baffling so I just went ahead with an idea of returning to crazy quilting where I love to use fabric and stitches to create texture to create a fantasy landscape with silks and various threads.  My inability to convey measurements to a project really nailed me it was smaller than the page.  So it was mounted on black felt and the surrounding page was re-painted.  Re painted because the book owner had painted a background on to all the pages and it needed a color change for my landscape.  


The next page is all about friends, sharing a bottle of wine and cats.  All vibrant textures in my life.  Well what really happened is I found this image, Bahama Mama, in my stash and it jumped out saying "use me, use me". It must have come off an old card.    So then I made a few changes to the original plan and was very pleased with the result

Ella's stuff

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Laura, Ella's mom, hinted that Ella has a new doll crib 21cm x 52 cm that needed a quilt and it was white.  So after the dress was finished, suitable children's novelty fabric was pulled out and this was the result.  It does rather look and feel like a table runner. SO back to the fabric stash and I found a more little girl fabric, bought some Hi Loft batting  and here you have it .  I made it smaller and added a pillow.  hope it covers dolly!
Wow here is a chance to use the perspective tool on PSPX2.  Today i decided to have a go at pants and use up that gorgeous pin whale from the too small dress.  Since Ella does not wear diapers and Laura wants them to be narrow legged I played around.  Can't believe they will fit.  Oh have to get elastic as there is none in my stash.
So now to clean up.

Another dress for Ella

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The flowers have a Swarovski crystal in the center.  I ironed these on to some of the flowers.  i lined the bodice in lime green.


This is Kaffee Fasset fabric .  The pattern called for lining the sleeves and skirt.  That seemed overkill.  Now I have practise I will be a little bolder with the designs.

COOKS GONE WILD

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Chris telling me not to take a photo


It appears that over the weekend I went wild cooking.  Here is the Onyx stew. It Chris's hunting buddy Jerry gave us about 20 pounds.  So we had it made into a fillet and stew meat.  It was fabulous.


This was the grand finale of cookies, sausage rolls and pizza.