It's poor Rushing Rosie.
Her deadline is near
and rush Hour is coming too soon
she does fear!
Her stockings are snagged
and her hair is a mess!
She needs a good shower
and she slept in her dress!
But here she is now
all finished. Work's done!
It's time to relax
and to have some good fun!
by Linda Winters
(My little doll was truly a rush hour project! I wanted to add something to what I did below, but I've been gone so much lately I wasn't finding time. Then I decided on Rosie! Do you sometimes feel like she looks? I know I do!)
Rush Hour! What do you think of? Honking, swerving, speeding cars? Bumper to bumper? Nerves frazzled? Maybe it's finishing a sewing project before a deadline like Rosie above?
I invite you to think of a slower, simpler time. A time when taking a nap was a dreaded event in the day! (Can you imagine that?) A time when rush hour was finishing your dinner so you could have dessert! (And you stayed skinny!)
I was unable to buy the wonderful Rush Hour fabric by Studio E, so I enlisted the help of my niece and nephew to create some of our own!
I gave them a Sharpie and a rectangle of fabric and asked them to draw a picture of something they liked to do.
Emilee drew her family playing with a doll.
(Rush hour is trying to get an unblurred photo of these twins posing! You have to be FAST!)
Each child chose a border fabric and backing fabric, keeping with the red, black, and white theme of the hop. I let them sit on my lap and guide the fabric while I controlled the machine.
We sewed our borders on, pressed the top, and cut the back to fit.
I showed them how to pin the layers together....
...and we sewed each picture into a naptime pillow. Here is Emilee sitting in my lap and sewing.
Tristan had his turn, too!
I gave them the stuffing and let them "have at it!"
"Add a little more, Emilee, so it feels good when you use it!"
"Woo-hoo! Time for a nap!"
Rush Hour? Not for these two!
Be sure to check out my fellow "hoppers" today!
Wednesday, September 24
Buzzing and Bumbling - you're here!
Our thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt who have brought us this hop!
Those pillows are such a sweet idea! As soon as my neice is old enough not to stick the pen straight in her mouth I'm going to try that.ReplyDelete
Rush Rosie is just too cute and those nap time pillows, how sweet.ReplyDelete
Love how you enlisted your helpers, they did a great job! Your Rush Rosie is sew cute and the poem, marvelous. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the doll and those pillows are wonderful! Your helpers sure look like they enjoyed themselves and are proud of their creations. Good for you! You are introducing sewing to the next generation. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!ReplyDelete
Well, I am a napper - love my afternoon naps with my two furries to refresh. Love the pillow idea and it looks like your helpers loved it too. And Rosie - yes, have had those days.ReplyDelete
That is the best rush hour you could possibly have.
The kids cushions look wonderful and Rosie has a great style. Yes I know at feeling.
So fun! Thanks for sharing with us! Beth @ Words & Stitches.ReplyDelete
Great post, Linda. I love Rushing Rosie. Your two little helpers did a wonderful job of their cushions.ReplyDelete
I love that idea. The pillows turned out beautiful! Those kids know how to live. And Rosie, well she does have a look on her face that I sometimes see in the mirror (trying to brush my teeth and hair at the same time while cleaning the sink....you know in the morning.....). Thank you for that.ReplyDelete
Rushing Rosie is sew cute! And your two little helpers were so creative and artistic, they had a good teacher!ReplyDelete
They are great pillowsReplyDelete
OMG...what a great idea you had. I bet your children sure had a lot of fun helping you. So many mothers don't take that quality time with their children. Guess they are too "Rushed". The pillows turned out great. They will cherish them! I also love your doll, how creative. And yes, I feel like she looks a lot, lol.ReplyDelete
So very clever. Love the doll and the pillows are inspired. Looks like you had fun with this one too.ReplyDelete
Oh Linda! However did you get all that done along with house renovations?! The twins are adorable and I think you were very brave giving those permanent markers to those little fast moving people. The idea for the pillows was great, but Rosie is just perfect!ReplyDelete
Your doll is too stinking cute!! and I know your niece and nephew had tons of fun helping with their pillows! Great idea!ReplyDelete
Oh I just love your Rosie...she is so me! I actually was a strange child, didn't mind nap time...mom played my favourite classical music record album. Love your pillow projects, what a fantastic idea!ReplyDelete
You've made such cute and original projects!ReplyDelete
Awesome idea. I love it!ReplyDelete
absolutely adorable doll and great pillows....and the poem....mmmmm you is good....perfect addition..ReplyDelete
SO awesome including your grandkids in on the action, and I bet you are just rushing around trying to get everything done with your house, I am thinking of you and hoping all of the "waiting list" work in time.ReplyDelete
You are, without a doubt, the most clever and 'funnest' quilter in the land!! Great post!ReplyDelete
Love the pillows, very clever to have the kids draw a design and then sew it into a project and your doll is fabulous! Great job on her!ReplyDelete
Oh Linda, looks like you extra inspiration for this one!! Love the pillows and watching the children make them with youReplyDelete
What an awesome activity to do with kiddos ! Something they will always remember. I love the look you gave to Rosie and her personal poem. So cute and fun !ReplyDelete
I love how you included the g-kids to make these great nap pillows.....they'll actually WANT to take a nap, just to use their special pillows. And Rosie....gotta love her and her poem....I can certainly relate! Thanks for sharing these goodies today, Linda!ReplyDelete
Very fun post and great projects.ReplyDelete
I just love Rosie - I need one to sit in my car and keep me company during my "rush hour"ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I don't remember posing for your Rosie doll, but she looks just like me when I'm in a rush...only way, way cuter! I love her! Such sweet memories you created for those adorable children by having them sew those pillows. I must have the Monkey Boys make a pillow like that!ReplyDelete
I love your Rosie and the fabric she's sitting on...my fave ever!! :) The needle and thread, her wonderful harried expression...she is just perfect. I love your idea of your GKs making nap pillows, they look so proud and I love their serious concentration as they work...you are a great Grandma!!ReplyDelete
Cute projects and even cuter models! Love the eyes on Rosie, they are really expressive.ReplyDelete
LOL Linda, cute Rosie doll! And what great projects with the little ones.ReplyDelete
Rosie is adorable but not quite as adorable as those precious Grandpeeps!!! Oh My, what a GREAT idea, Linda!!! I will HAVE to steal that idea.ReplyDelete
That is the cutest idea ever! I can't wait to do this with my grandchildren. :) And I love Rosie! blessings, marleneReplyDelete
Those are 3 of the cutest little dolls! What a great opportunity for the kids to create with fabric something of their own. Future quilters in training.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda love the little doll Some days I feel like that. I wonder if her bones ache as much as mine. Having an awlful time with the sidadiac nerve this summer. It has been one busy summer. Your grandkids look like they are working hard. Another generation of sewers. Looking forward to getting back to my sewing room once my kids move into their new home. Hopefully by the time my mother and I get back from our trip to London scottland and Ireland. Leaving next Monday. Can't wait. The chiropractor thinks the break from my hard job will do me good. I hope so.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
We are always rushing around not knowing which way is up, so I can understand what you were going through. Your doll is very cute and creative.ReplyDelete
Great post! I love Rushing Rosie! We all need to take your advice and find that simpler time whether we take a nap or not. So today, while I am heading to do a bulletin board in the church building, run to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and whatever that was I need to do that I cannot remember I will walk a little slower and smile.ReplyDelete
Now that Rosie has hit the nail on the head. We all look like that at Rush Hour, I'm sure. Those bug eyes are just the best! LOL!! What adorable little ones, so proud of their new pillows!ReplyDelete
I can't wait until my grandson is old enough to draw! The pillows are fantastic. I could of swore I saw Rosie in my mirror this morning :0ReplyDelete
OMG, Rosie looks like me in the morning! It is nice to have little helpers that can share in the creativity too.ReplyDelete
Rosie is adorable as is her poem! I can relate!!!! Love the projects with the little ones too.ReplyDelete
Can we talk about that ADORABLE DOLL???? So Funny is that expression!!!! And my hair looks like that today!!!! What a wonderful project to spend time with the GBs...and aren't they ADORABLE too... Loved your items!!!!ReplyDelete
I love Rosie's eyes...after all the busyness of the day, that is exactly how I look!ReplyDelete
Love your Rosie. Where will she sit at your house? How wonderful to be able to sew with these children! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
That is a fabulous idea for your niece and nephew. They had a wonderful time and have something fun to remember having fun with auntie! And Rosie the doll is too cute. You are TOO clever!ReplyDelete
Linda, your doll is perfect! You poem so fitting. I love the idea of your niece and nephew designing and making their own pillows. What fun.ReplyDelete
Rosie, it so cute! Yep, I feel like her most days! What a wonderful way to pass the love of sewing and crafting to the younger children. I bet they felt so proud of their darling pillows! For being in a rush you got a lot done! and you are also a writer!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic idea to get your grandkids involved. Their pillows will be something they'll treasure forever.Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a perfectly wonderful project with your niece and nephew! I am going to do this with my grandchildren. Thank you for the inspiration!! Blessings to you!!ReplyDelete
Oh, Linda, what fun. I wish my nieces and nephews were closer and we could be copy cats.ReplyDelete
Rushing Rosie is unbelievably cute. You never disappoint. Thank you for all the smiles.
Hi Linda, I would call her Rosie Posie ~ isn't she a cutie! And... how wise you are to have the twins decorate their pillows ~ "Time for a rest now ~ get your special pillow." Plop. Eyes are shut. Very fun post! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]netReplyDelete
How fun to have your grand children working on the project! Little Rosie is adorable!ReplyDelete
Pillows and children are adorable, love the stick figures. Artists in the making.ReplyDelete
Great doll. If you make her new outfits she could be a witch for Halloween and Mrs. Claus at Christmas. Wonderful that you are teaching your nephew and niece how to make stuff.ReplyDelete
I like that you had not "rushed" helping the kids make their pillows. What great memories you made. I also like your "lady",Great job!ReplyDelete
Fantastic pillow projects and the kiddos look like they're really into the creative process!ReplyDelete
Love the little lady, she looks like I feel some days, definitely ;)
quite the lady there! love the pillow projects.ReplyDelete
I do feel like Rosie when the cows have run out of hay and they are all chasing me on the tractor as I carry a new roll out :)! Love the pillow projects! So cute and I am sure they will cherish making them with you! xo janReplyDelete
Nap time pillows...what a perfect idea to make them with the kids and let them make their own fabric - total score!!! Love Rosie - I feel like that when I am on a deadline for a quilting project!!ReplyDelete
Linda, you are a very creative lady. To make nap time pillows together with the grand children a kind work of love. And Rosie an awesome lady, I could feel and see the vibrations of rush.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your projects. Have a great day
Oh Linda you are right on target with Rush Hour and Simpler Times. Rosie and I must be twins! How very sweet to let your Littles create their very own fabric and nap pillows. They are uber cute...the Littles and the pillows. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss Dear...ReplyDelete
Hey! If Rosie had white hair she would look exactly like I did today at noon....just 12 hrs from my posting deadline. This is a great posting and even greater projects. Love it!ReplyDelete
these are wonderful projects. so great that you let the kiddos sew and have fun. these will be treasured for a long time as well as the time spent with grandma.ReplyDelete
So creative! Rosie looks more than a bit frazzled; so cute. You have lots of patience to let your grands help you 'sew'. I'm always tooo worried about their little fingers; I think I just need to do it. Tell the kids their pillows are wonderful and congratulations on super projects.ReplyDelete
What a treasure of memories you have created for the little ones. And Rosie is a real cutie.ReplyDelete
Rosie is adorable! Great projects for the little ones to do.ReplyDelete
Oh Linda Rosie is priceless. So is the time spent creating with those beautiful quilts. They did a wonderful job, fabric design, construction, stuffing and modeling. So well rounded.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Rosie made me laugh out loud! She's fantastic :)ReplyDelete
And the little ones look like they had an awesome time - wya to go!
Rosie certainly made me laugh a long with your little poem. I keep trying to get my grandson to sew with me. He used to sit on my knee when he was little but at seven I guess he thinks he is two bigReplyDelete
Both of the pillows are so cute. Blessings Sandra
Great way to involve your niece and nephew in the project. They did a great job and it looks like they are really enjoying what they helped make. Rosie is a hoot ... so adorable. Great projects Linda!ReplyDelete
Love getting the littles involved - they will remember that for a lifetime! Rosie and I have alot in common :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful thing to get the kiddos involved. Great memories and lessons at the same time. I definitely look like Rosie but Im finished! Whoo Hoo!!! with a day to spare!ReplyDelete
What a super idea! My grandson I know would love this. Great job!ReplyDelete
Rushing Rosie is eye poppingly adorable. And so are your grandbabies. What a cute idea with the pillow.ReplyDelete
Your doll is very cute. Great idea for personalized pillows so they can show people they made them. They will cherish them.ReplyDelete
Hi!!!! I love Rosie!!!! Adorable!!!! It is so fun that your Niece and Nephew got into the action too!!!! Wow!!! I do remember naps being dreaded, not anymore!!!! Ha ha!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!ReplyDelete
How sweet. What a cute idea for a sewing afternoon! Your doll makes me smile.ReplyDelete
Love the pillow idea - going to do it with my adopted granddaughters! Your doll is as cute as a button. I collect buttons and loved the idea of them used as zipper pulls.ReplyDelete
Love, Love, Love the doll. She is so me. I'm always rushing around. I had my little girl sewing class do similar pillows, we took it one step further, they did embroidery on top of their sharpie lines. Thanks so much for sharing. Once again, love the doll!ReplyDelete
You have so much fun with the kids. They really seem into it. Rosie is wonderful. Her eyes say it all.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the pick for the day with your Rushing Rosie--too cute! I bet you and kids had a ball making the pillows. We have to keep the arts of sewing and drawing alive and provide those opportunities for expressing our creativity. Well done all.ReplyDelete
I Love Rushing Rosie, she is just too darn cute!! Linda having the children create their own Pillows is a fabulous idea, I will remember this one for the Granddaughters! Thanks for sharing your Rush Hour with us!!ReplyDelete
I love what you and your helpers made. Makes sewing even more special with them around. They will treasure these pillows.ReplyDelete
Rushing is not something I do well. I love a good nap. Perfect little pillows for your sweeties. Thanks for sharing. JanitaReplyDelete
That is just way too cute and fun.....and a poem no less......Just love it!!!ReplyDelete
Love your poem! It's so fantastic to see children sew. Your doll is so cute!ReplyDelete
What a great way to make snack time fun! Rushing Rosie is so fun! Love the poem.ReplyDelete
Oops! I meant nap time - not snack time! (That's what happens when I get distracted mid- comment...)Delete