Friday, March 26, 2010

March projects....

Today I only had to babysit until 12:30 so I took a nice long nap and then I went upstairs to play catch up. I got a lot done and had fun too. I sure like feeling a sense of accomplishment. The first project was finishing everything for March's Enchanted Ornament swap....the theme was mushrooms. I already made the tags so I also finished up these little things....(Robin, do not look at this picture if you want a surprise.....)




A little sewn felt mushroom to hang on a tree....a wooden cube with mushrooms and red gingham, a bouquet of clay toadstools, (they are on floral wire so you can wrap the wire around tree branches and a pincushion with some fancy little pins...I also sent her some cute Easter fabric and Jelly Belly jelly beans....Just a little mushroom love for my friend Robin!









Then I did my March paper doll dress....I love making these and I hope to finish my real life size paper dress tomorrow...This one is simply called Spring'.....it is made out of a heavy fabric with satin stripes and I made the skirt poof with netting under the panels....I like this dress.....I would've loved to play princess dress up in this as a kid...Margaret host this once a month..you can find her at http://aliceandcamilla.blogspot.com
Play along if you like, I know she would love to have you....Any artistic mothers out there? It is fun to visit every one's blogs and see these inspirational dresses..A little girl could play along with mom too....
Last of all I finished my row for the Round Robin Row quilt hosted by Barbara at http://bejeweledquiltsbybarb.blogspot.com
Jeanette's them is birdhouses and her rows are vertical. She wanted summer colors but didn't feel hers were, so I tried to brighten it up a little...I am hoping that the green I used ties them in together..She said do anything, so I did...Hope she likes it! Here is a picture...









Her row is on the left, mine is on the right...She didn't say if the width had to be the same size so I am going to ask her...If she does want it the same I will just border in more of the green....This is my first row quilt and I sure like working on it so far.....
That's all folks for now....Babysitting again tomorrow and then off Sunday...have a great joy filled weekend!

30 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Love those birdhouse blocks, esp as you've used funky background fabrics :)

Trudy Callan said...

Everything is so cute.

Stempelientje said...

All so nice!! But the toadsstools are my favourites!

joanne lendaro said...

Your little package of mushrooms are the best!! So stinkin' cute! LOVE the dress this month, so girly, girly. And the birdhouse!! OMG, that quilt is going to be adorable!! LOVE it ALL!!

Laurie said...

I need to check out these sites, what fun! I love everything your creative little mind came up with Melinda!

Debby said...

Look at all your March goodness!!!! WOW!!! Love everything!
debby

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love all of the RED!

Margaret said...

Lovely post Melinda, and I don't just mean your dress although I am a little biased of course! March seems to be a great month for you! I love your red and white goodies and your Spring dress is just fab! love it all! Margaretx

Yarni Gras! said...

oh those TOADSTOOLS made me squeal!
As for the birdhouse blocks, they are gorgeous! And I love your paper doll dress....beautiful

Maria said...

You have been busy. Just love the mushie things.

The birdhouses are gorgeous!!!

Birdhouses are just one of my most favorite things and would you believe I am putting MY Row by Row together right now. It was also a club project last year. Will post it when finished.

Micki said...

You have been so busy. I have to say that i love the birdhouses the best!
Micki

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many wonderful creations...That dress is simply precious!!Bravo to you!!!Warmest Regards,Cat

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What great projects!

Laurie said...

There you go, putting me to shame again...I sure hope she lets you keep your row the way it is, I like it so much better smaller! Very cute!

Jenxo said...

oh my that nap paid off , you achieved so much!!

love your reds and the toadstools are so cute...

and what a fantabulous dress, so much to see on it....very springy! my March one is half finished still :(

Crafty Dawn said...

Love all thies but have to say loving the mushroom theme all are wonderfu;

Love Dawn xx

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I didn't look...yea right lol


Your birdhouse row looks great! I'm a bit behind since I haven't been able to use the arm yet.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Playing princess dress up is such a wonderful idea, I always wanted one of those pointy hats with the chiffon scarf coming out of it :)
Your dress is really bursting with spring ... ness !
Love the mushrooms too, I have a thing for them!
Happy Weekend to ya!
oxo

Fabric Art said...

Melinda your dress is so beautiful, a great dress for spring and in lovely spring colors, spring is the best time of year.
Anni

Ragamuffin Gal said...

M ~
I came by for a dose of cheer and inspiration and look what I found ~ loads of it!!! The mushroom are adorable and what paper doll wouldn't wish to slip on that beautiful dress! (inspires me to get to working on mine!) You always create such lovely art!
Blessings ~ k

Angelcat said...

As always your work is beautiful Melinda. The stuff you make always has such a great sense of fun, I love it, especially the stuff for your mushroom swap :)

Pam said...

You have been busy. Love all your March goodies. The bird houses are just wonderful. You row really does look like summer. I'm sure she will love it. The dress is lovely. As are the mushrooms.

Happy crafting.

Gini said...

Fabulously flouncy dress, I can just see Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind parading around in it!
I love it!
Gini
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a LOVELY dress, so feminine and full. I really love how you used netting for the petticoat. I agree with Gini. I can see Scarlett O'Hara wearing it, but it's far prettier than the dress Miss Scarlett made from draperies.

Looks like you got a lot more accomplished, too. You are so talented. I would never try to sew a quilt like that, especially for a swap. Sounds like an art filled, wonderful day.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

The dress is so sweet! I'd love to make one of those!

Lyneen said...

You have been busy... I love the felt sewing... your dress is beautiful and the birdhouses are wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Good luck in my Giveaway!

gin said...

a lot of cute stuff!! that paper dress is interesting..

1creativeone said...

Charming little dress, love the colors! Christen

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Melinda I have not forgotten you ..I have not been able to get off peninsula which is now an island..everything here is shut down because of floods have you seen the news? If you would like I can ship back to you your lovely gift...we won't dry out 'hopefuly' until Sat the state of Mass has been claimed a disaster area ..

Jenny said...

I never commented on this one but I should have cuz your blocks are cool...but now I'm on a mission to find my missing comments. grrrr...