It is so hard to get back into blogging when you have been away for so long. Life got a bit busy in that last school/kinder term and I lost my blogging mojo... I am just going to just jump back in and tell you about some of the things I made in the last couple of months (one at a time), and then we will just carry on as if I was here all along, okay? Let's start with Roxy Long Socks.
Roxy Long Socks is a pattern by Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread. Lisa gave me this pattern after I did some pattern testing for her. I've always admired Roxy, and I just knew she would be loads of fun to make. The pattern comes with a printed face panel, and you can buy additional face panels if you want to make more, or there are even instructions to make your own face if you wish. The pattern includes both a spring and winter version of Roxy. I chose to go with the Winter version as I liked the pointy hood.
I made Roxy for Amélie for Christmas. Apart from the face panel that came with the pattern, she was made entirely from scraps from my stash. I put her together over two nights, so a reasonably quick project. I must admit, that first night I was up until 3am.... Of course, Amélie was quite happy to add Roxy to her ever-growing collection of hand-made dolls. She is quite a tall doll, at around 65cms. Here is a picture of Roxy with some of Amélie's other dolls to give an idea of scale.
I am a bit behind in blogging stuff from the SYST13 challenge, I should be caught up by the end of January. For this project, I used maybe two fat quarters in total. SYST13 Running totals: in = 107, out = 255, total = -148