Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nap Time Diaries

I am beginning a new chapter of Blinkin Blog. I call it nap time diaries. I will include photos and a description of what craftiness I accomplished during the precious hour and a half of my day...nap time.
Limbs: ready to be turned and stuffed
Limbs: stuffed Go check out my post on Bolt Neighborhood.


Julie said...

I am thinking I'm a bit jealous of all that sewing accomplishment fun. I am normally folding laundry during nap time--bleh. Looking forward to these posts!

dad-gramps said...

Looks like a "Sweat Shop". . . I guess right now it really is!!! 107 OH MY!!! I don't know how you get done what you get done with what you have going on all the time in your life and times of the Lapour family. . . you do take advantage of every moment. Love to all.

P.S. Loved the napkins. Cloth diapers and cloth napkins. . . You are saving the planet. . . one mess at a time!! Love it.

Tamara B said...

Autumn, I was so glad to find your blog via your etsy shop. About a month ago I was online looking for african dolls for my kiddos as we're in the process of adopting siblings from Ethiopia. I absolutely loved the doll on your etsy site and would have ordered them right away if they were in the budget. As you're probably familiar with, saving for an adoption means cutting costs every where possible. So $45 for a doll was out of the question. And as much as I wanted the doll, it inspired me to dig out my sewing machine and craft my own version.

I'm not sure what I was thinking.

I have made quilts and simple A line skirts, but never dolls! I got one together the first day and even managed to make a little shirt and skirt for it. After the fact, I realized that I really needed to fine tune the process - put the face on first, figure out how to do the shirt easier, etc.

Today I headed back to your etsy site to take another look. Im once again inspired and encouraged. We live in a very rural midwest community and want our children to be familiar with their new siblings skin color long before we bring the children home. I also loved that you had multi-ethnic dolls. You are so cool. And cloth napkins... I wish I was close enough to take your class. They sound so simple and I would love to be able to make some.

Anyway, just wondering if you could give me a few tips on the doll making process. Especially the details. I have the actual doll that I drew a pattern for but I have no clue how to get the hair and face looking good.

Thanks in advance,
Tamara B
tam4buit at hotmail dot com

lori said...

I sew and fold laundry during naptime too....in my dreams, because I am napping.

Ha ha.

I always love seeing what you've made, dear Autumn. Makes my stuff look like little trinkets. Ah well. We all need inspire-ers.

Talia Jewelry Design said...

you are truly inspiring, autumn. sometimes i craft during nap/quiet time, but lately i have been feeling the need to nap myself. however, after reading your blog i may have to make that my craft time too. you are one crafty mama.