Here are a few ideas for all you Twelves' sewists out there. You can make Twelvina from any sock doll pattern and scraps of other materials. I was lucky enough to find green and white socks. Dress her up and add all kinds of embellishments. I know you can think of a lot more than this. Her hair is left over yarn and sparkly ric rac. She has yo yo eyes with a bead in the center, embroidered eyelashes and star buttons on her toes. The tulle skirt is gathered and sewn on to ric rac then tied on in the back. Her lips are made from an old shirt and stuffed to make them extra voluptuous. Pom pom is from scrap yarn along with the leg warmers. Her 12 shirt is made from scraps of one of my son's team shirts. She is sitting on a quilted table runner made with flying geese blocks and appliqued 12s at each end. Hawk motif fused and appliqued. She makes a fun centerpiece for your game day table.
Take apart a paper grocery bag to use as the pattern for the grocery tote below. The bottom of this one is a sand bag that you can get at hardware or farm stores. Hopefully that makes it extra sturdy. Use team fabric for the top, lining and handles.
The colors in these prints and batiks are saturated. Florals so Hawaiian and fun, were in my stocking. Thank you Santa! All the fabrics came from Kapaia Stitchery in Lihue, HI., island of Kauai.
http://kapaia-stitchery.com If you ever have the opportunity, be sure to visit them.
The plan for this is a row quilt of a sort. It's exciting to get started (already cutting the navy blue floral and sandy looking background fabrics). My way of visiting the islands this winter. Time to turn on the island music and sew...