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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hello Fall - Halloween Friends

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the
Hello Fall Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
"Halloween Friends".


The story is that I have one granddaughter, Lizzy, and when Thermoweb asked me to design a doll earlier this year, I created one with her in mind.
She has loved that doll every since.
This Halloween, she is going to dress as a witch.
So I tweaked the original design to make a witch doll.


Lizzy is in love with the idea of being a witch for Halloween.
Aren't all 2 1/2-year-olds?
I'm starting a new thing.  Every fall I'm going to make a doll to go with her costumes.
We will have something to remember and she will have something I made her.

Last year she wanted to be a kitty cat until her cousin was a witch.
But it was too late to change the costume and she was an adorable black cat.


So for the hop, I've made her doll for this year (witch)
and have gone back to make dolls for the last 2 years too.
Here is her black cat doll.


For her first Halloween, Lizzy was a pink dinosaur.
Here she is with her mommy and daddy.


And here is year one - pink dino doll.


Lizzy has seen the pink dinosaur and black cat.
She called them her Halloween Friends.
Perfect.
I'm all caught up with her first 3 Halloweens.


Then she said that I need to make Frankenstein.  HAHA
We will see what she decides for her costume next year.  
I want to make a special bag to hold the dolls too - maybe next year...with Frankenstein.  HA

It's official, Fall is here 
so I invited friends to stitch up something to do with the fall season
and
show it in the Hello Fall Blog Hop.

Here's today's schedule:


Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

This blog hop is for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

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Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
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59 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Too cute. What a lovely idea - your granddaughter will have many happy memories with those dolls.

Lee said...

Adorable little one and what a fun idea to make the dolls!

Danice G said...

Adorable dolls and costumes! Enjoying the blog hop very much.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your dolls are just the cutest! The variety of them you could make is endless!

Rebecca Smith said...

Your dolls will be such a treasure for her

Dorian said...

Cute dolls Carla! I'm sure your Gdd will just love them. Thanks for another great blog hop!

scottylover said...

Love your idea! Such a fun way to remember Halloween costumes!
Sandy A

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love the Halloween dolls. Very cute little one in the Halloween costumes. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy L said...

Your dolls are adorable and just perfect for your granddaughter. I love the fall decor and was so excited to learn about snap closures for pillows. Great idea!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun way to remember all the Halloweens. I think I need to do that with my little one now too! Thanks for a fun filled blog hop. It's always fun to see what everyone has been up to.
Thanks Carla!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What cute momentos. Thank you for another grand HOP.

Connie said...

A great idea! You are sure to winner the Grandma of Halloween award this year and maybe for many more in the future.
Connie

DD said...

Lots of fall fun here, thanks for all the quilty goodness.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Such a novel idea Carla, and I love the idea that they are soft and squishy, so her little hands can love them and hug them, without any worry that she might ingest anything that could harm her. She will have quite the collection by the time she's an adult! lol

lynn said...

Thanks for organizing this fall blog hop. I have enjoyed visiting various bloggers and learning what they are doing this year. I love your idea for the yearly Halloowe'en dolls. I have a one year old great granddaughter who will have here first real Hallowe'en this year.

Carol S. said...

What a wonderful way to create memories! I love all the different characters and I'm sure little Lizzy does, too. So sweet! Thank you for sharing and, as always, inspiring me to make something new. xo

Danette said...

I love these dolls. You are so creative and talented and I'm sure your daughter and granddaughter love these! Thanks so much for this awesome blog hop! I really enjoyed seeing all of the projects. I will try to join in on a future blog hop.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a great idea for the dolls to match her costume each year! I love it! She is such a cutie pie. That kitty costume was great. You are so creative and what great memories you will share!

Vasudha said...

Carla, Your dolls are so cute. Thank you for the free pattern. Such a cool idea - to make a doll every year to match her Halloween costume. I'm sure your granddaughter will treasure these.

For the love of geese said...

These are so cute, she is a lucky baby.

tirane93 said...

what darling dolls and it's a lovely tradition!

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG, Carla!! Those dolls are SEW darling!!! What a fun project for Halloween. Thanks again for hosting this fabulous Hello Fall Blog Hop. I have enjoyed it immensely!

works4me said...

So cute.

Pamela said...

Those dolls are sooo cue!

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute idea, and adorable dolls, as is Lizzy! Thanks so much for organizing this hop, it has been so much fun!

tac73 said...

What fun to make. May have to try it for granddaughter. Thank you for this blog hop and all the inspiration.

Divadiversion@wordpress said...

Sweet dollies, perfect for little hands and hugs!

tink's mom said...

absolutely fabulous tradition.

Beth Strand said...

Thank you so much for all you do and those dolls are adorable...so is their owner!

Charlene McCain said...

Your dolls are adorable! Love that you and your granddaughter will have your own special tradition. Thank you SO much for the pattern! This has been a great hop, Carla! Thank you for hosting and inviting me to participate.

Vicki in MN said...

You had your thinking cap on good when you designed these dolls, just the most adorable. Great idea.

Stitchin At Home said...

What a fun idea! I love the dolls and the fact that you are creating memories together.

tubakk said...

I love your cute Haloween friends.

JANET said...

Those are the cutest dolls!! Thanks for sharing.

Sewgirl said...

Always fun to see all the fall projects. And your dolls are adorable!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

What a lovely tradition of dolls. Those are so cute. I can't imagine a better project than something that's sewn for a grandchild!?

Quilting Gail said...

Your halloween friends are SEW cute!

Theresa said...

Your dolls are adorable. Fun to see the doll switched up. My mom used to make me dolls. I loved everyone of them.

quintuplicatemom said...

the dolls are so cute!

Angie said...

Beautiful dolls! So creative! Enjoy your day! 🌻🦋

Sandi1100 said...

Your dolls are adorable and what a great way to keep memories of Halloween. Thanks for sharing. I've enjoyed the Blog hop and thanks for taking the time to do it.

Sharon Aurora said...

What a great blog hop this has been. I have enough ideas to last quite awhile. Your dolls are so cute. What a great idea to make a matching doll every year.

Carol Andrews said...

Another incredible hop Carla filled with inspiration and sew many projects to add to our to do list. Love the dolls

Jocelyn said...

So cute!

Ellee said...

The cat doll is so precious!

GranChris said...

The dolls are super cute.

Sheri said...

So Cute Carla! The dolls and your granddaughter. I will look up your pattern since I've been wanting to make one for my little granddaughter. Thank you!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, these dolls are so stinkin' cute! (So is your granddaughter!) Such a fun way to remember her Halloween costumes! This hop has been a blast!

Dix in Canada said...

Great Halloween dolls! Now wish we had a granddaughter - not sure how our grandson would react - he is a real car/truck man! Have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful projects on the Hop. Thanks for all your work organizing it!

Carol said...

Your dolls are sew cute! Your granddaughter will treasure them for a long time. This hop has been another good one--they all are. Lots of great projects again today!

piecefulwendy said...

What a cute idea, making dolls for her each year! My grandmother, and later my mom, always made me a flannel nightgown each Christmas, with a matching nightgown for my doll. I loved it, and my mom carried on that tradition for my daughter. Your dolls are wonderful, and I'm sure she'll enjoy them. Thanks for hosting a fun hop too!

Kathleen said...

That is such a clever idea! It would be so much fun to have a halloween doll collection for a special young lady.

Needled Mom said...

That’s so cute and such a creative idea. Bet it will be a huge Halloween hit.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great idea. Thanks for hosting a fabulous hop!

LJ said...

Those dolls are wonderful and your idea to make them to 'match' your granddaughter's Halloween costumes is pefect. I still have the rag doll my grandma made me, it's a treasure.
Thanks, Carla, for organizing a fun hop. Fall is my favorite season so this was especially fun.

tpott said...

What wonderful memories you’re making for your granddaughter. I would have never been so creative to come up with a matching doll for a Halloween costume. Hats off to you!

carol said...

Awesome dolls.

Paula said...

The Hello Fall blog hop is so much fun and I'm finding many wonderful ideas. Thank you for participating.

Susan said...

Too darn cute, and yes, you need to make Frankenstein