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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's All About Me

Time now for another fabulous blog hop cooked up by Madame Samm and cheered on by our wonderful cheerleader, Marlene.  This is a fun one, folks.  Amy Bradley came up with this fun pattern and we all are going to make it our own.  Each one will be similar, yet different and individual.

Here is my lady:

 I have to smile whenever I see her.  She just cracks me up with her crazy hair and her know-it-all stance.  I had to make her dress yellow.  Anyone who knows me knows it is my favorite color. Even my car is yellow.
 I tried to do the words on top on the machine, but I didn't think it showed up too well, so I ended up hand stitching with embroidery floss.  Her glasses are red, because mine are a sort of metallic red. That was my hubby's idea and the shape is more like mine as well.  The grey streak in front of her hair is again, just like mine.  My hair is also short and kinda crazy.
 When I got to the pin cushion, I had this piece of fabric with the little bird and it was just right.  I used beads for the pin heads.
 The blanket stitch on my machine was new to me.  Never used it before.  Luckily I started on the dress and got my confidence going.  The letters were much harder to do because of all the turns. It actually looks better here in the photo.
 I also gave her beads for earrings, since I also were earrings most of the time.  I used only fabric and embellishments I had on hand.  Then, I decided to make her into a little pillow.  I love how it seemed to give her even more personality.
                This bright  and crazy strip seemed just right for the back.
And here she is again, in all her glory.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Please be sure to go visit all the other blogs and see how everyone else has interpreted this gal.  Here is the list of today's blogs:

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110 comments:

  1. Your lady sure has attitude in spades! Wonderful! That was a smart move to make her into a pillow so she looks puffed up and full of her self-importance. What a babe!

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  2. Love the yellow dress and the streak in the hair! What a fun pillow!

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  3. I love how you made her you with the hair, dress and eye glasses colors! Beautiful pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I love her dress and those earrings! Cute!

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  5. LOL I love your pillow with attitude!!! Great job on your self-portrait - the little details really make a difference :)

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  6. I would love to wear a shirt like this too - yellow with polka dots. Lovely

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  7. Your pillow is great and I love all the details you have added. Thanks for sharing

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  8. What a great job of personalization! I enjoyed reading about each decision that you shared. Now, I know more about you! Congrats on the SWOON finish. I so want to tackle one. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  9. Hi Charlotte, looks great especially the hair. Susie x

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  10. Lovely lady. You made some great changes.
    Thanks for sharing

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  11. Love her! She's stylin' in her yellow dress! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Your just adorable. Love your pin cushion too!

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  13. Wonderful! I love the yellow dress!

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  14. You are right, the little piece of fabric with the bird is an ideal pincushion! I love your polka-dot dress! :)

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  15. She is so cheerful and your embellishments are genius! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. how could you go wrong with all those dots....lovely Charlotte..she is full of spring lol

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    1. p.s Charlotte...your links ...none of them are working..choose mine from sewwequilt.com copy and paste again..we want everyone to find each other as easily as we found you..

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  17. Lovely lady in yellow. Pillow is such a neat idea.

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  18. Lol. Love your lady. Thanks for the giggle. vickise at gmail dot com

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  19. She is so much fun. I would chuckle seeing this sitting on a couch every day too.

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  20. -absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  21. Thanks for sharing your great pillow.

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  22. She is so cute! Love that you shared with us.

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  23. Your little lady is great. Very nice work.

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  24. She is so lovely!! You did a fantastic job on your piece...thanks for sharing.

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  25. She is adorable and love her hair.Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Oh she is very darling..I love how you just made it your own....

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  27. I just love the hair! And you did a fine job on your machine blanket stitch--good work!

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  28. Love this! The hair especially, but just love what you made! BRAVO!

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  29. Looks great, love the glasses!

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  30. How brave you are trying out new stitches on your sewing machine. Loved the finished product. Yellow dress is just the ticket.

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  31. Sew cute! I am having so much fun seeing all of these aging ladies with attitude. I love her earrings and her pincushion. Cute fabrics!

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  32. beautiful lady! you were right with this little bird fabric great use! thank's for sharing and hooping with us

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  33. I must have been great fun to make!

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  34. great job, love seeing so many ladies. LOL

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  35. Sew cute. I love the yellow. Your stiching looks so nice. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  36. Great job, she definitely has character and I love her yellow dress!

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  37. She's amazing. That hair is so rad! And the polka dot dress is perfect. Fantastic job!

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  38. Very cute interpretation. I love the hair.

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  39. Love her! This is such fun..... Thanks

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  40. Love the pillow. Wonderful. She makes me laugh.

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  41. Those red glasses are perfect. Isn't it nice when the hubby gives his two cents and it works. My hubby has better color sense then I do, so I really value his input on my projects.

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  42. Hi!!! Too cute!!! Love the hair and glasses!!! She will be fun to have around!!!!

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  43. Love your pillow and of course the crazy hair. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Sew cute! Love her polka dotted dress.

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  45. Yellow is so becomming on her (you). Fabulous pin cushion bracelet too.

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  46. Love your pillow and the red glasses are so cute with the yellow dress.

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  47. Rosemary B here: I love the yellow dress, the red glasses and the shock of grey in front!
    Great idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing today

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  48. Love your lady! Love the hair. I would have to put the gray on the sides of my head that is where they are multiply. Sweet!

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  49. I just love her and all the special touches you gave her to make her "you!".

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  50. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. This looks fantastic! I love the bright yellow with the red sunglasses. Button hole applique does get easier the more you do it but you are right---letters are bit fiddly. Looks good from here!

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  52. The yellow just brings her out, love the pillow.

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  53. Great job on the blanket stitch by machine! I love Blog Hops because they challenge us to get out of our comfort zone. Love Ms. Yellowbird!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  54. Yea for the gray!!! (hair, that is!)

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  55. I love your pillow, great job!

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  56. That is a great idea with your pillow!!

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  57. How cute! Love the hair and the beading touches. Fun, fun fun!

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  58. I love how you used your own likenesses in your piece!

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  59. It definitely is so 'you'. thank you for sharing your fun with us. ")

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  60. Love all the colors! Reminds me of Spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Yellow is my favorite color too! She would fit right into my house for sure. :) And what a great idea to give her the gray streak like yours. Wish I'd thought of using beads for the pins - I stuck real pins in there! blessings, marlene

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  62. This is definetly a pillow with attitude. Wonderful job.

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  63. You did a great job making this lady YOU!

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  64. Love your yellow polka dot dress! so cute!!!

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  65. The striped back is very nice. I agree, it gives the pillow a spirited personality--like you!

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  66. You put lots of personality into your gal. The pincushion with the beads and beads also for earrings adds extra interest. The pillow was a super idea.

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  67. I stopped my hopping in order to say how cute your pillow turned out. Thank you for sharing. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  68. Fabulous! I think I would smile every time I looked at it.

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  69. Charming! She wears yellow well. Love her spectacles too.

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  70. I love her!! Yellow is such a happy color! I can see why you love it.

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  71. I just love her chic hairdo! Very well done indeed!
    Hugs from Mary

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  72. I LOVE HER HAIR!!! and I love how you made her 3D by adding some earrings. And way to go on the blanket stitch - looks pretty good to me!

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  73. Will have to change the image I have of you in my head now Charlotte!

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  74. Oh, that's terrific! Your blanket stitch looks great!

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  75. How adorable! (I also love yellow. I drive a yellow Jeep Rubicon! The color is "Detonator Yellow"!!!) You did a wonderful job!

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  76. great job! love how you did your own version

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  77. great job ... a pillow ... what a nice way to show off your mini me.

    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  78. Love your pillow cute and functional or just show Thanks Becky

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  79. Great job!!! Love your idea to make it a pillow!! Love her!

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  80. I love the blanket stitch!! It turned out really good :)

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  81. Super cute... Love your beading!

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  82. Love the yellow dress and making this into a pillow!! This is such a fun hop.. my day is here http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html#comments

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  83. Love the hair and the polka dots - so fun!!! thanks for sharing - you did a great job!

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