Wednesday, June 19, 2019


 It seems like I have been so busy lately, between sewing a lot and just living.  Last week I had to have oral surgery done for the second time on the same tooth root.  I don't think I did much sewing for a couple days.  I had to return to the dentist the next day (in Salem) and was feeling pretty good, so I went to the thrift shop that is right across the street from the dentist's office.

I saw a doll cradle there for just $5.00 and with Wednesday's 25% discount for senior citizens, it only cost me $3.75.  It didn't come with a mattress, pillow or quilt though, so I had to make those.  Apparently, a lady that lives somewhere on the coast decorated this vintage doll bed by pasting fabric flowers onto it.  She made a lot of other items that were decorated the same way and donated to the shop.  (The thrift store supports a cat shelter).

When "shop hopping" a couple weeks ago I saw this John Deere fabric and bought one yard and one yard of the yellow fabric.  In July, I am a vendor at the Great Oregon Steam-Up held at Powerland Heritage Park.  At the park is a John Deere Museum, so I thought I would make at least a table runner pertaining to that.

Also made an apron.

This doll outfit was a panel of fabric.  It fits an 18" doll.

Thanks for visiting!  What's going on with you?  BTW, the weather has been perfect here!  Today it's 68º!!


  1. Looks like you have been very busy. Very cute cradle, especially with your quilting inside. The runner and apron look spot on and that dress and bonnet- just beautiful!

  2. Ouch! Root canals are never fun! Hope you're feeling better by now. I see now why you haven't been posting about quilts. That cradle, and its quilt and pillow, is so cute. I bet the John Deere items will do well at the Great Oregon Steam-Up, and the doll dress and bonnet will too. You are just so creative! I could never make that doll dress. Have fun with your crafting and sales. ---"Love

  3. That little doll bed is adorable and the sweet little quilt you made for it. I think that John Deere mat and apron will be snapped up at the Fair. Tooth work is never pleasant - for the mouth or the wallet.

  4. Oral surgery is no fun! Hope its all taken care of.
    that is such a cute cradle!! love it so so cute
    nice table runner and sweet doll outfit.

  5. The cradle turned out so cute! The quilt and pillow add a charming touch. The John Deere table runner and apron are sure to be a hit and the doll dress is adorable. You have some fun projects you have been working on!

  6. Oh, ouch! Hope your mouth is healing well.
    Cute cradle. Will you leave the flowers on it?
    A smart call to make some items with John Deere fabric, if the museum is right there.
    Very nice little doll outfit.

  7. The doll cradle is charming. Love the John Deere apron. Hope you are feeling better now that the worst part of the root canal is behind you. Take care. ;^)

  8. I hope you are on the mend from your surgery!!
    What a sweet doll bed and bedding you made. I'm sure your John Deere goods will be a hit!!