25 thoughts on “Tiny Things for A Doll Like Me

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks for the nudge! I should have put dimensions in the post. I will update it.
      Here it is for you tho:
      Bottom piece is approx 14″ wide and 21″ long
      Top piece is about 14″ wide and 15″ long
      The pillow measures 6″ tall by 7″ wide

      If I make this again, I will probably increase the width and length of the bag by an inch. For this project I was working with scraps and just made it as big as I could with what I had.

      If you need more info, email me. 🙂

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  1. Janice

    Empathy for your feelings about the new driver! I remember those days! And you’re right. It’s more about who might run into our “babies” than worry about their abilities. Hang in there!

    What a great idea to make a sleeping bag. That scallop panda fabric is the cutest!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Janice. She is the fourth (and youngest) child so I have certainly been here before but each time, it is an anxious time to let them go off on their own!
      I love the Hidden Panda fabric too. Really a cute one. Happy Monday!

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  2. Louise

    Oh, that’s such a cute idea! A doll sleeping bag, who knew? Looks pretty straightforward to put it together; thanks for the tips. I’m sorry your long arming didn’t go so well, though. Sounds frustrating!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I was really surprised by the experience on the long arm — I just figured it would be no big deal. But the stitch regulator was different – the feel of the machine was very different. Oh well. Good lesson to learn. Next time I use it I will only practice on some old fabric. Always something more to figure out, right?

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  3. Kaholly

    Oh, I remember those days of having a new licensed driver in the family. They were exciting and nerve wracking all rolled up into one! But we survived, and now my daughter does all the driving, I love it! Cute doll bag! You’re so clever! Looking forward to the hop!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      There are definite bonuses to having her drive. We live rurally so her high school is 8 miles each way and my husband or I drove her morning and afternoon, five days weekly (no bus for her school). For now we are sharing my car and she drives herself a couple of days a week. This is a nice relief. Plus not having a car at home forces me to stay home and get things done around here. A win-win. Have a nice week Karen!

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  4. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    The sleeping bag and pillow is so cute!! And congratulations to Julia, the frozen yogurt looks like just the way to celebrate together. I’m sorry that using a friend’s longarm didn’t go as well as you would have liked. I’m really excited about the blog hop and have a lot of quilting left to do for my own… better get up and do some more!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Yvonne – she is thrilled with this independence and is even willing to run errands for me. Can’t complain about that.
      I finally have all of that quilting unpicked so now I just need to clean up the quilt top and take photos. Phew!

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  5. Mari

    What a cute little set! Some tiny person will love it. I’m amazed that there was such a difference between longarms. I feel bad for you picking all of that stitching out, but the fabric looks lovely. I’m sure it will be a lovely quilt and worth the effort.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Do you recognize the prints on the fabric Mari? It is the jelly roll I ‘bought’ from you when you did the charitable de-stash last year. It looks really pretty – I am happy to use it up. 🙂

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  6. Linda B

    i love the sleeping bag. Gonna have to make one. Just wondering – have you done the drawing yet for the fabric giveaway for the doll quilt project?

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Linda, I am sorry – I didn’t post on the blog about the drawing!! Yes, I pulled winners on March 1st. I put it on Facebook and Instagram but somehow didn’t think to put it on the blog.
      The sleeping bag is a fun, easy project – Let me know if you make one. I want to see it. 🙂

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  7. Debbie Miller

    Totally understand about the new driver and the mixed emotions! I am sorry the quilting did not go so well this time. I went to the rental longarm and quilted a quilt Tuesday. I tried a new pantograph and with some thread issues-it took me seven and a half straight hours. I hadn’t quilted since last August and had forgotten how hard it is on my back and legs. Long tiring day!
    Doll sleeping bag-another adorable project!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I hear you Debbie! That is the thing about renting time on a machine. I have to drive 40 minutes each way to the shop so I try to bring projects that I can easily finish in an afternoon. But if something happens it can be a challenge to finish in that time frame. I do appreciate quilting on a long arm tho – it is less taxing on my shoulders and neck than using my home machine.

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  8. Bonnie in Va

    Congratulations to the new driver. And peace and calm to the parents of the new driver. Love your little doll sleeping bag. Hum, maybe that will be a possible bd present for a couple of the grands.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      It is a great gift idea Bonnie – fun for pretend play with their dolls. If you have some orphan blocks it will be so quick. Or, like the one I made, just do some whole cloth quilting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Val Reynolds

    I always worried about the other drivers when our girls starting driving too. Arg. And now there’s cell phones to worry about. hey! Love your hair grey. I wish I were brave enough to let mine go. Every summer I say I’m going to and never make it. LOL!! Someday I geuss. Inspired by all your projects lately. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Haha, I have a love/hate feeling about the gray hair. The primary reason I let myself go gray is because I was tired of coloring my hair every six weeks. Short hair means you have to do it so often (as you know). Anyway, some days I like it and other days I am tempted to go back to coloring it. 😉

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  10. Linda

    How exciting about the driver’s license! Love that picture of you and Julia. I’d love to join you in the frozen yogurt – yum!! My 17 yo granddaughter is having to be almost coerced to get her license. My son and DIL already bought her a little used car – seems like that would be enough motivation, right?
    Oh my gosh that panda fabric sews up so, so cute! You did a great job.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Julia wasn’t in a hurry to drive either. But now that she has her license, she is enjoying the added independence. I am more than happy to not be running to town twice a day to take her and pick her up from school. Hurray!! Adds another hour and 1/2 to my day!

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