In it the ship is small but it occurred to me that a bigger ship on a wall hanging would also be a useful addition.
I also appiquéd the mariners compass as an alternative to an embroidery.
In a former life I made dolls and when I started quilting seriously I relegated the paraphernalia to a small section of my work area. (This small section is the size of many ’3rd’ bedrooms in estate agent terms). I have been meaning to get in there and sort it out with the idea of trying to offload the moulds and made dolls so that I can put my frame in the room. It was only after I had done an inventory and photographed all the dolls that I realised just how much ‘stuff’ there is in there. What I really need is someone wanting to start a doll making business who wants to buy a whole working studio. Then I just need to sell the dolls I have already made. In case you think I am exaggerating take a look at this lot. It’s only a drop in the ocean but it’s a bit overpowering.
Kimmie mould by Cindy Marschner Rolfe
L’il Boo by Cindy Marschner Rolfe.
Sipho from Donna Rubert’s Flossie mould
Hannah Rose by Donna Rubert
There are some more on my web site nsaaquilting.co.uk
It’s not just the dolls or even the moulds. There are wigs, shoes, eyes, and goodness knows what else.
I have come to the conclusion that life is too short. There are many more dolls I would like to make but I would have to live several decades more and still be able to lift the moulds – unlikely. Then there is the quilting. So many quilts, so little time.