7.27.2011

Just Doodling

Shoes, ball gowns, butterflies, flowers, birds, rainbows, dream houses....these were the inspirations for many of my childhood doodles and sketches. I used to daydream my summers away with nothing but an old shoe box filled with colored pencils, a sketchpad and my imagination for company. Nowadays, pencils are for jotting down quick notes or to do lists. How I miss the carefree act of just doodling for hours on end. During a trip to the bookstore this week, I impulsively bought a sketchbook. Along with some pencils borrowed from my niece, I have rediscovered the fun of drawing. These are future quilt designs (never mind that I do not know how to quilt).


And why stick to just pencil and paper? This was a free kit from issue one of Mollie Makes magazine.



After filling the front with decorative running stitches, I decided that the back was a perfect spot for some more doodles.


At this point, nothing is safe from my doodling, not even the little guy's red kitty in progress.


flower tattoos

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10 comments:

  1. That pencil pouch is lovely. I don't draw too well but I like to doodle to relax sometimes. The kitty looks adorable already.

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  2. I l what you did with the Mollie Makes felt, so much nicer than the original pattern! I love doodling, and your circles design is gorgeous :)

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  3. Your decorative stitching and embroidery on that pouch are beautiful. And I love the flowers on the kitty-in-progress, too. I'm always hoping I'll someday learn to love or at least like embroidery, but so far, no dice.

    I also love your quilt-design doodles, and completely agree with you on the fun of just doodling. I need to draw more, I always really enjoy it while I do it.

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  4. I love all the colours and designs in this post. This is some productive "doodling"!

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  5. I love colored pencils! I sometimes desire a coloring book and crayons just to color with. Love the needle case, too cute!

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  6. Holy smokes, I love this post!!! The Mollie Makes pouch looks great and I love what you did with the back! I can't wait to see the kitty finished.

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  7. The pouch looks soooo cute! I love it :)

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  8. That is super stinkin cute!!! Great work!

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  9. So much adorable stuff in one post! Embroidery can really add something special to a lot of projects using other crafts.

    I am thinking about taking a drawing class while my left hand is out of commission - i can doodle even if i can't do anything else :-)

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  10. All of these colorful doodles and embroidery can't help but make you smile. And those future quilt designs are great! The "learning to quilt" part is just a side-note. ;)

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