Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thanks

Yikes, It has been a looong week guys and the only crafting going on here has been of the incidental variety - lots of noodling, but even more flumping on the couch and doing nothing.
This week we started moving back into the library - I could wax lyrical about what kind of hell this is - but I would even bore myself. I am off the crutches but trying to be careful- you know as I carry boxes of books across the school.

I got a scrumptiously generous parcel in the mail from FroglegsNVaseline (isn't that a great blog name).
Yep....you guessed some great big Papa selvedges - I got so excited I started piecing them together right then and there , they are perfect for the ginormous project. Thanks so much , longer selvedges are especially hard to get.

Yesterday I went to Ballarat Patchwork (anyone want to buy a patchwork shop?) to meet Annie and Rachel. It was so great to have that quick little meeting and we showed each other our mini quilts for the LucyLockett Mini quilt swap. (aside here: Lucy, you are going to pee yourself with excitement when you see Rachel's quilt-I'm just warning you!)

While I was there Rachel gave me some selvedges that she has been collecting for me and so did Emma. How lucky am I? Thanks for helping me out girls.

Last weekend I thought I would be clever and list the dollies in the Etsy shop- it takes me a while so I thought that I would give myself a week to get them all listed and then mention it here this weekend, it didn't quite work out like that as they were snapped up . I promise I will get better at this stuff guys but for now just to let you know that Claire and Ester will be in the shop later tonight.

oh and this is Babette, but she already has a new home awaiting her.


This will be it for the dollie/animals for a little while. I am making one or two for myself and I also want to make another little girl with loads of accessories to be auctioned for the Mirabel foundation. That and the next 6 or so weeks of full time work may mean the next lot of dollies will be a while off.

I want to say a massive thanks to everyone who left a comment on the selvedge scarf- I am really surprised that it is so appealing....and a special thanks to Fi and Claire for the new title of Creative Selvedge Freak Woman - I have popped it on my sidebar !

33 comments:

  1. Ha! Mrs Locket-Pocket needs to put 'Tenalady' on her shopping list then? To prevent any embarrassing incident(s) when she gets Rachel's quilt?

    Creative Selvedge Freak Woman - CSFW for short. Nice name! I think you should look on it as your particularly unique 'signature' work. I think it's wonderful.

    Take care. x

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  2. These are gorgeous. Love the clothing and all the detail you put into them.

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  3. Jodie, although I saw you yesterday, I've missed you this weekend as my email is playing up. I think we had a super meet and I loved the help you gave with Pete's quilt. Have you seen it yet??? I've been a busy girl. See you in the Library . . .

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  4. Your new title is too funny!! Love the new dollies and their cute clothing - especially that gorgeous cape. Some little girl is going to be delighted.

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  5. Oh your new girls are so gorgeous!!! I want them all! Can't wait to see my mini-quilts - you are teasing me with these sneaky mentions!!!

    Your new title definitely suits you! Lucy x

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  6. The dollies are fab. No wonder they fly out of the 'shop door'.
    I keep seeing things that remind me of your selvedge addicition. On Thursday went on school trip to The Potteries Museum. I blogged a picture of a mosaic that made me think of you,... then just read Suzie Sews blog and a photo of a pile of book - spines all lined up - also looked very 'selvedgey'. I can see why you are so grabbed by 'em. Can't wait to see 'the biggie'. :0)

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  7. Who-ray, the pkg got there ok. I'm pleased you like the selvedges.

    Your new dolls are very cute. You are so talented! Have you considered making a selvedge "something" for one of the dolls that you keep for yourself? Maybe one of those cutely capes?

    Keep up the good work!

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  8. I love your dolls! Their clothes are so cute! I wouldn't mind my clothes looking like that!

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  9. Hi. Just found your blog. I am loving all those selvedges, they are making me go weak at the knees. I will pay more attention to mine now. Your work is lovely!

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  10. I can see why the dollies were snapped up so quickly, they are FAB!!!

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  11. Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I feel my envelope en route to you may be somewhat lost in the noise - not that I thought you would be able to create your artwork from them but....

    However.. I have been into every fabric shop locally and asked them to keep their selvedges and ask their sew-ers ladies too as well so...... I'm figuring as it is long term I have time to collect some !!

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  12. I have begun a small little collection of selvedges for you ... if you see how much fabric I cut up you would know that this will grow quite quickly. But for now I will let it grow before I send it on. Sooooo when are we going to buy that shop???

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  13. Babette is sooooo cute
    Lisa x

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  14. The dolls are super gorgeous, I am hoping to get in the line for one, one day. Hope the library move goes smoothly and easy for you. Have you got a trolly to put the boxes on ?

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  15. beautiful kids here again...
    ..take care with that foot.....yeh yeh I know that sounds dumb when you are trying to move a library but I will tell you anyway......lol......but you are probably mischevious like those kids and won't listen....take care

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  16. Your new little girls are so beautiful! I love the little cape and the woolly hat and scarf!!

    I love your new name - suits you!

    xxxx

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  17. Oh. My. Gosh. Super-good, super-selvedge freaky lady... do you have a superhero outfit that you wear..? Is it made from selvedge?

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  18. For goodness sake, I wish I had known that somewhere in the world there is a person who collects something I have up until now thrown away. Gulp. I feel so guilty - who knew selvedges could be art? I will certainly start saving them for you!

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  19. Gorgeous dollies as usual-love their outfits. Hope your ankle is getting better and the new library move worked out well. Love your new name!!!

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  20. I'll be looking for the craft book, Selvedge Stitchery by CSFW.
    I dibs the first signed copy. That will be your second book after one starring your sweet dollies and their adventures with the Selvedge Queen in the land of Ric Rac Sews:)
    No matter how hard you try, you'll never have a stocked shop...they'll sell as soon as you list. Nice challenge though, huh!

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  21. It's sounding as tho you will soon be swamped by selvedge!!
    Babette and her outfit are delightful. Love the colours and the print and the flower of course.

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  22. Your new dollies are gorgeous and sold out already I see!!! Great for you!!! Yes I wasn't far from you on the weekend, I often go there and sometimes I drive even closer to Newlyn! I'll let you know next time I go up there if I haven't got mum and kiddy in tow!

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  23. Hi, How are you? Hope you will be fine.
    This scarf is so cute, i love it!
    Besos desde Barcelona!

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  24. wow you go go go girl!!!congrats on your sales!xoxo

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  25. Hi Jodie

    your dolls/animals ar gorgeous!!!!

    regards Laura

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  26. Missing your posts Jodie! I hope all is well and that the move of the library went smoothly. I have been getting lots of comments on my selvedge bag, and hope some of them have popped by to say hi!

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  27. Clair and Esther are lovely! I have to find time to design and make dolls of my own, when I see yours.

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  28. The dolls are beautiful. Such detail. You are very talented and I am not surprised they were snapped up so quickly.

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  29. So in love with Iris, your sweet elephant doll. She was WOW! :)

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  30. Love the red jacket and blue flower, very sweet.

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  31. Oh my, those dolls are great!

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Hellloooooo !!!!