After an 11 hour flight from Germany today, this little snow bunny named Maya and her sister Lily, will be in California with me!

Maya in the snow

They’ve been teasing me with pictures like this…

Maya and Lily

I can hardly wait!  They arrive this evening and after a long flight, going through customs, getting luggage etc. they may not think California is so great.  For the next few days jet lag will take over, but once we get past that, I have days of fun planned.  For the next week our weather will be in the 70’s with only a few days of rain in-between.   Best of all, the Easter Bunny is coming to my house this year!

I’ve been doing a little sewing for them, and I’ve made the cutest dolls from the Moda panels designed by Stacy Hsu.  They were so much fun to make and the directions on the panels are great.  Here’s Lil’ Red, the first panel Stacy did for Moda.

Lil' Red

Lil’ Red visits Bunny Hill!

And here’s Coral, the little mermaid doll that’s coming soon from Moda and Stacy.  Of course I made two little mermaids, one for each of my girls.  The fins slip off and the doll has legs, and a skirt.  She can magically become a mermaid for a while and when she’s done doing mermaid things, she’s back to being a little girl.

Coral the MermaidI loved making these little dolls so much, that I’ve ordered the panels to sell on my website.  They’ll be available sometime in April.  I’ll try to remember to show you how easy it is to turn the narrow waistband right side out, using a drinking straw.  It’s a trick from my doll making days.

I’ll be back to show you more of my Splendid Sampler blocks after my family leaves on the 6th.  I HATE saying goodbye, so it will take me a few days to recover.  Maybe sewing a few more sampler blocks will help.

Have a great “Spring” break and a wonderful holiday!

Back soon,

Anne

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