Mama Martin

quilting, gardening, sewing, motherhood….

Projects for Christmas December 27, 2011

Filed under: adoption,baby doll quilts,items for sale,Quilts — janelmartin @ 6:55 pm

The past month and a half has been filled with MANY projects.  Unfortunately, most of these projects were for clients and not for my family and friends.  The good part is that our adoption fund has more than $1,000 in it.  It’s a drop in a bucket compared to all that we will need, but it’s a wonderful start!

Here are most of the projects I made.  I also made a paw print/dog bone cape.  My favorite project was a crib size quilt that I made out of a little girl’s baby clothes.  I forgot to take any pictures of it, so hopefully the client will send me some.

A quilt for an American Girl doll bed.

a close up of the applique

a baby quilt

appliqued day of the week towels

matching dishclothes

A memory quilt I made from a dad's shirts. I made two of these quilts for her sisters. For the client and her mom I am going to make pillows.


Handmade Dolls September 6, 2011

Filed under: adoption,dolls,items for sale — janelmartin @ 10:39 am

I’ve been working on making some dolls for months now.  The 5 dolls I finished by the beginning of June went with my friend Karen to Africa.  Since then I have been working on dolls to sell to increase our adoption funds.  The problem is that I have been so busy with gardening and alterations that I haven’t found much time to really work on the dolls. But the last week or two I have been stealing an hour or two and working on dolls instead of other projects.  I have finished two dolls with many more almost finished.  Hopefully I can finish several more in the next week and a half.

The dolls are $20 each.  Let me know if you are interested in any of the dolls you see.  I can also make one that is to your specifications.


Personalized Quilt June 28, 2011

Filed under: items for sale,Quilts — janelmartin @ 11:38 am

My friend, Diane had this quilt at her craft stand at the Selinsgrove Farmers Market.  Another vendor saw it and wanted to use it as the sign for his business.  I used heat n bond to get the letters to stick to the fabric. Then I stitched around the letters to make sure they never will come off. I was very happy with the way it turned out.


Bright Table Runner June 1, 2011

Filed under: items for sale — janelmartin @ 2:25 am

I had some extra blocks over from a baby quilt that I made, so I made a table runner to sell.  It would be perfect for a half wall or for a child’s table.

6.5" x 20" $15.00


Capes May 2, 2011

Filed under: items for sale,kids — janelmartin @ 5:12 pm

I have a client who wants me to make capes for her son’s birthday party in June.  I bought the fabric a week ago, but before I started on making her order I made one for Calvin.  This way I could see exactly how I wanted to make the birthday party ones.  As an added bonus Calvin is about the same size as my client’s daughter, so I’ll have a starting point as to what size to make her.


baby quilts and turtles April 12, 2011

Filed under: baby quilts,items for sale — janelmartin @ 2:14 pm

These are the first projects that I am giving to my friend Diane to take with her to craft shows.

26.5" x 38.5" $45.00

The quilt posted above is sold!

Scrappy Baby Quilt

23" x 27" $35.00

Turtle Pincushions/ Toys 7" x 4" $8.00/ each