Friday, October 23, 2015

The Brown family

Hi everyone!  Are you ready for a lovely fall weekend? I sure am.  The last couple of weeks have been really busy and I am ready to settle down and enjoy some down time this weekend.  Here is the happiest part of renting the condo: the leaves are falling and we don't have to rake them!  Let's hear it for landscapers!

This week I spent some time with the girls, making up the brown dolls.  Here's the family:


Aren't they adorable?  I had my doubts about the browns, because I personally don't own very many brown clothes, but I think they turned out great.

And can I just say that they have an amazing sense of color?  I couldn't wear those dresses nearly as well as they do!


There is one more member of this family to show off, although she is quite shy:


Yep, she's the sister who joined the convent and became a Carmelite nun!  If you don't know (or care) what that means, just know that it made me really, really happy to make this one.  It took a while because the dress is fairly complicated (lots of layers) and I really wanted to get it right, but I think she turned out really well.  And she'll certainly fit in to what is turning out to be a global sisterhood.


Now that we're nearing the end of the rainbow scrap challenge for this year, I think I have come up with a setting for the dolls.  I'm really getting impatient to put it together because I really think it's going to be great.  I'm also trying decide if I should put eyes on the dolls, and if so, just how I should do that.  I know they aren't getting full faces, because there's no way that I could do that without really messing it up, but eyes might add something nice.  I know I don't want to use beads or French knots, but I'm not sure how else to do it.  Any good suggestions?

Hope all of you have a great weekend.  I hope to get some sewing in and maybe bake something.  And I'm just now getting back into the full swing of my usual exercise, so I'll definitely get some walking in since it should be cool and perfect for a nice couple of miles.

The last picture from our house!

Happy fall!

Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addictsoscrappy, and Finish it up Friday.



23 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet!!!!! You've motivated me to get out my rainbow family and get them done!! THANKS!

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  2. Those are such fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love Sister and my other favorite is the alphabet girl. I thinks she is a kindergarten teacher. This quilt is going to be awesome.
    Very pretty picture of your house. I am sure your miss it.
    Have a great weekend. Sewing, baking and a walk. That is a perfect weekend to me.

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  4. all the little brown wrens! Love the alphabet best no, the num. She's perfect! I just can't imagine trying to set them... whatever will you do? I am in that conundrum with my flamingos. LeeeAnna

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  5. Beautiful! Instead of eyes, what about all sorts of different smiles? Just a thought. Can't wait to see how you set them.

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  6. Love these! I like the look of blank faces, but what about some kind of permanent marker? There's a blog post at craftytwinmommy dot blogspot dot com where she did a test of some. Look under her Terrific Tool Tuesday tab. I can't believe everyone's getting to the end of the year for these projects. Where did the year go?!! (I'm glad you got some cute pictures in the leaves before the landscapers got to them.)

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  7. I can't wait to see how you set these blocks. The nun block is great.

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  8. The Brown Family is adorable. I think Sister is my favourite too. Enjoy the condo and all the benefits - no raking, no shovelling, no lawn mowing. Ahh! Someday!

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  9. The Carmelite nun is fabulous. Well done.

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  10. What a breathtaking tree! Lovely ladies all paraded out on the railing. I know there are lots of traditions where dolls aren't supposed to have eyes. I'm not sure what they would be other than beads or French knots. Not having them at all works fine I think. Whatever you decide, it will be a happy quilt.

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  11. I like them as they are, without faces. Universal sisters, or something.
    I've been enjoying watching your wonderful family of dolls grow!

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  12. I love all the fabrics on their little dresses!!

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  13. These brown gals have good taste. Each one has her own style and the nun is very accurate. Owning a home is way overrated. Freedom from leaves and snow is so liberating! I wish you well in your new life.

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  14. Oh yes they are simply adorable--love them--and they have Sister to keep them in line ahahaha--I went to Catholic grammar school so I can say that;--))) nice work A+ hugs, Julierose

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  15. What a glorious tree in full color! Your dolls are adorable and I love the nun.

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  16. What an amazing blaze that tree presents! Love Sister and the girls.

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  17. Love the dolls. The Nun is such fun!

    Beautiful fall colors!

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  18. Great photos. Love your doll blocks. I especially love their hair!

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  19. I would NOT add eyes or facial details. I lived in northern Indiana among the Amish for many, many years and came to love their faceless dolls. Still do. (Your Carmelite nun is gorgeous, BTW)

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  20. Oh, how cute! Love the nun. How creative. Yes, I know about nuns...I went to Catholic school and my grandma's sister was a nun.

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  21. Your little ladies are sooooooo cute. Thank you for sharing a pictures of your beautiful tree.

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