Thursday, 1 May 2008

Mahoosive Success and Quilt Wall update

I'm very pleased to say that Mahoosive Dolly was a big success when she was finally finished and dressed in her clothes (wish I could take credit for them but they were good old Marks and Spencer's best and only needed a tiny tuck on each shoulder to make them fit)


Now I am rushing to finish a medium sized rag doll for a Christening this Sunday - again using the baby's clothes to make an outfit for the doll - but this time the clothes are teeny-tiny and it has been quite difficult to make the dress pattern fit - I've nearly finished and it seems to be going well so far.

I also managed to make another sock monkey for another birthday party and a Paddington Bear wallet for the birthday-girl's parents to give her.

And this

is part of my friend Aunty-Ann's birthday present for tonight when we will celebrate her birthday at our "sewing night". The other part of her present is going to be a Janet Bolton inspired goose picture to go with her little girl feeding the chickens one I made her a few years ago. The good thing is that Aunty-Ann knows how busy I am at the moment and said she doesn't mind when she gets it so I can enjoy doing it rather than rushing.

Far more exciting news is that I got a parcel today!


All the way from Down Under!


My Mini-Quilt from Lissa - and it is gorgeous!

because I know Lissa has an amazing stash of 30s fabric I asked her if she could use some in my quilt (and I'm doing hers in similar colours too) I'm so thrilled with it - and it has a gorgeous label on the back

and because she is such a treasure she sent me a copy of my favourite crafty magazine (which I can sadly no longer afford to buy)


and this really funny card


Thank you so much Lissa - I love my quilt and am really looking forward to drooling over my magazine.

So I now have a Quilt Wall update for you all to show you both Clare's and Lissa's quilt on display with Katy's (oh, and if you haven't done so already go and look in Katy's Etsy shop because she has made some more mini-quilts and they are gorgeous - I'd buy every single one if I could!)


don't they look fantastic - I'm so pleased I came up with this idea - and I am actually really enjoying making everyone's quilts too (good job as there are so many of them!) and I should have some in the post sometime next week.

I forgot to show you the beautiful card that Clare made me to go with my mini-quilt


and I will leave you today with a photo that shows the state of affairs lately


I literally am attached to my sewing machine - thanks to Dot for the photograph!

33 comments:

quiltdude said...

Oooo another quilt for the wall, don't they look fantastic together already. I want a quilt wall too!
Is that the famous swivel chair I see your royal behind on? I think you need to get a table attachment to it so you can permanently have your work attached where ever you go........wheeeeee.....

XXClare

Lesley said...

Your quilt wall is starting to look very lovely indeed Mrs Locket. It's developing apinky red theme.....mine should clash nicely :)

Yours may get put together tonight. Then again, I may drink wine to help me get over my reluctant dinner guest!!!

Have a fab sewing night with your
lovely friends,

xxx

Lesley said...

p.s. Mahoosive dolly is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job Locket :)

Gina said...

Gosh... having seen the close up of your "Feeding the chickens" quilt I'm definitely starting again on the one I'm making for you! The quilt wall is already looking lovely - they look great together. Mahoosive dolly is gorgeous and the picture of you is priceless!
Gina xxx

Barbara/Ring-a-Rosie said...

Love the Hop Scotch Quilt Lucy - I'm getting very envious about your quilt wall - I want one too.
Looks like you had a busy day - I've had a DAY OFF - it must be a blue moon!
Barbara xx

twiggypeasticks said...

You're a busy lady, I love it all. The quilts are fantastic aren't they? your wall will look great.
Twiggy

dottycookie said...

Your wall is looking lovely already! Love the Mahoosive dolly, and the cupcake - clever you!

French Knots said...

You have been busy no wonder if you are tied to the machine! Miss Mahoosive is looking mighty fine!

SewToBed said...

Snap!! My quilt arrived from Lissa today too (need to blog it) and it's a gorgeous as yours.

The wall is coming along nicely.

Jodie said...

Oh seriously !!! That quilt wall is going to be so cute. I am writhing with jealousy - truly, writhing I tell you !

Rachael Rabbit said...

Your picture of your work space made me smile - I find myself buried under a mountain of fabric, thread and yarn on a daily basis too! Organized chaos I like to think!

Charlie P said...

ARGH! Too many fabtastic things in one post. Mahoosive is looking grand with all her hair on, your 30s quilt is very very pretty and now the finished cupcake looks tasty...although it probably isn't :)

Work has started on the *coughbigdinocough* (just in case the littlest locket is reading!)and I could wear it as a hat at the moment. It is, as you would say, MAHOOSIVE x

Leanne said...

You quilt wall is looking great and the doll is fab you are such a clever person. Love the photo of you and your sewing machine that is love for yu.

Blossom said...

all your mini quilts are just gorgeous!!!!

Nothing like a parcel to brighten your day!!!!

Your mahoosive dolly turned our just lovely.....

est said...

the photo which you're 'attached' is so funny!!! :)

Lucy @ attic24 said...

Your quilt wall is looking wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing it grow.

Alison Boon said...

The quilts look fabulous.
Love how the doll turned out.

Kitsch n Zinc said...

So much fabbiness!

Love Mahoosive dolly, cupcake is brill and the quilt wall (and new quilt) are wicked!

Well done you - so when do you actually sleep? ;o)

Sal said...

I love your rag doll. And the wall is going to be fab ;-) Sal

eileen said...

Lucy, your quilt wall is really starting to look fabulous. Bet it makes you smile every time you walk by. And you Mahoosive doll turned out very sweet! Busy lady! But your Aunty-Ann is right.. as long as you are enjoying it, that is all that matters.

Monkee Maker said...

Oh wow - your doll is brill .... when are you going to do a life size one?? (Imagine how you could fly down those two+ lanes!)

And the quilt wall is already looking lovely .... will a Lucy Locket original have a place there too, or will you be all quilted out by then?!

:)

Carin said...

Lucy I just love coming and seeing all the wonderful things on your blog. You always have such adorable stuff.
I love the picture of the thread attaching you to your machine.

julia said...

The quilt wall's coming on a treat. Love the mahoosive doll, not surprised she was a hit!
Julia x

Lina said...

Your wall of quilts looks fab already! Love the picture of you plugged into your machine...a very close relationship I'd say!

nicky said...

The wall looks amazing already! Those quilts are beautiful- i am getting worried that mine will not quite be as nice!
Nicky

periwinkle said...

Thanks Lucy, I think the combination of me and the 2 boys scared Sarah a bit. Your wall is looking great - can't wait to see it when it's finished.
Lisa x

Katy said...

I LOVE those new quilts. I need a quilt wall now. But I would have to build a new wall for the purpose (my little quilty selection is going on a small patch of wall in my kitchen)

WOW to mahoosive dolly - she is gorgeous!

Simone said...

Well done on the 'mahoosive' doll! Lucy, where do you get all your energy from? You are the most productive person I have ever 'known'. It takes me a year to produce what you come up with in a week! What is the secret to your boundless energy and enthusiam?!!!

Simone said...

That should read enthusiasm!

Annie said...

That quilt wall is looking fab Lucy. I've been working on yours all day. I can't wait to see it on the wall.

Jennie said...

Your quilt wall is looking splendid and so is Mahoosive doll! She turned out wonderfully well!
Well done for being so focused and motivated, can you pass some onto me please.
Thanks :D

cate said...

Hi Lucy,
I love your blog!! I apologise if you've already been asked this a hundred times - do you sell the pattern for your sock monkey?
Cate

TattingChic said...

Love the doll, love the wall, the card the cow. What a talented gal you are. And such talented friends!
What lucky recipients to get one of your dolls!