Kona solid charm packs! One for every member. Someone said it was like Oprah. It was pretty funny. But we each got to pick between the pastel, dusty, dark, classic, and bright colorways... IF we are willing to make a challenge quilt using a bit of each color in our charm pack, and any additional fabric we choose as long as it is solid. I had a hard time deciding but I ended up bringing a bright charm pack home. Then I dreamed about using it to make a mini Dear Jane quilt, with light gray as the background. How crazy is that? I'm not sure if I really will do that, but it would be less intimidating than starting to make the entire Dear Jane quilt.
I got another sweet surprise at the guild meeting, but I don't have a picture, so I'll save that one for another day.
Here's my holiday sewing status:
*finished 2 surprise items today, yay!
*worked on my giveaway day project--it's a sketchy little mini-quilt, holiday-themed
*last night I got this done:
It's the inner head for the Waldorf-inspired doll I'm making for my little girl for Christmas. I am making my doll (yeah, my girl's doll) from a kit I bought from Weir Dolls and Crafts. I was really nervous about getting this right, and looked at lots of tutorials to make sure I was "doing it right." I worked on the head while watching shows with my husband last night--I really enjoyed working with the wool stuffing. My hands get so dry and cracked in the cold weather and I hate it when different fabrics snag on my fingers... the wool was not snaggy at all; it was really soft and soothing to my hands. :)
Now that I have this much done I'm feeling better about the whole project but am still sort of obsessively searching "how to stuff dolls" and similar terms. I found a couple of absolutely GORGEOUS Waldorf doll websites during my search: Bamboletta and Tumbleberry Toys. I love the dolls with crazy colorful dreadlocks and the beautiful little sweaters that some of the dolls are wearing. These sellers also have good inspiration for attractive, up-to-date clothing for the dolls as well. I'm thinking I probably won't only be making this one doll....