Sunday, March 17, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens - a tiny wardrobe


For World-wide Quilting Day in March, Marian from Seams to Be Sew hosts an annual blog hop.  This year's theme for "Quilt Qwazy Queens" has us post about our craziest make.  I must admit that I've made my share of crazy unusual items over the years.  (See here, here, and here, for example.)

I'd like my epitaph to be about my boundless optimism and wild creativity...

Note: giveaway info and full blog hop schedule at the end of this post.

Today's post is about a tiny wardrobe.  And the handsome fella who gets to wear it.

Meet Oakie: world traveler & fashion icon

It all started with the raincoat.  Oakie came home from a spring break trip to England where he had spent much of his sightseeing time inside a ziplock bag due to the incessant rain.  (Spring can be that way, right?)  Sweetie asked if I could make Oakie a raincoat.  Um, sure thing.  Black pleather OK for that?  And a visor on the hood (to keep his beak from getting wet).  And a striped lining (just because I can).

Casual beach attire



Formal wear (the lad has been in multiple weddings)

Hanging out at QuiltCon 2018

Dive hoodie: a real hit with the ladies

Makes friends wherever he goes


Tiny dinosaur backpack--with pockets & piping!


You didn't really get to see all the places Oakie has been: London was just the tip of the iceberg for this little guy.  He makes a great travel companion--takes far better photos in front of the coliseum in Rome or Hubbard Glacier in Alaska or the Sydney Opera House than anyone else.

His wardrobe has grown to the extent that I made him luggage (seen in photo at right).  And I talked others into participating in the tiny wardrobe madness.  The mini-quilt and orange life vest pictured above were made by others (as were his Santa hat and Minion beanie).

And, as he clearly loves the camera so much, I go to great lengths to photograph Oakie & post to Instagram
#wheresoakie

Someday, I will make tiny clothes for grandchildren.  But for now, this is my craziness.  Thank you so much for the chance to show off. 



Giveaway: 

There are two $35 gift certificates for The Fat Quarter Shop to be won by some lucky blog reader and commenter.  The Rafflecopter link is here.  Closes on March 20, 2019.

Full Blog Hop schedule:




March 18, 2019
Quiltscapes
Days Filled With Joy
Life In the Scrapatch
Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes. (you are here)




55 comments:

  1. Well that Oakie is as adorable as his clothes are.. One lucky companion for sure. It was fun to stop in here today and see your craziest project. I hope you will join us again for your next adventure and thank you for participating in QQQ 2019.

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  2. omg he's so cute as are all his outfits! You did such a great job photographing him too.

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  3. Too cute! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  4. I just LOVE Oakie! Thank you so much for sharing him.

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  5. Such a cute little guy and looks like a great companion!

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  6. Love Oakie's wardrobe. Your lucky to have such a wonderful travel companion. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  7. Oh my, this is the cutest. Many years ago, we got our son a Winnie the Pooh. He clung to that bear and took him everywhere. Two and a half years later, his sister was born. He gave his beloved Winnie the Pooh to his sister so she would have something like he did. I got him a baseball cap that replaced the beloved bear. Our boy even took a bath in that hat, LOL, (the memories) anyway, as our girl got a tad bit older, she realized that Pooh only had a shirt. Weeelll, that started clothes for dear Winnie the Pooh. So many clothes. I let her pick out the fabrics for the clothes. And being the independent, vivacious girl she is, she had specific ideas. Today at 31 she knows how to sew and quilt on her own.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  8. Such patience to make those teeny clothes. How fun.

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  9. How cute!! Love your creativity!!

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  10. Cute Oakie and love his wardrobe and travels! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh my gosh, that is just too funny. What a special travel partner. Hope he can manage to keep is luggage under 50 pounds. The airlines charge a fortune if it goes over that! LOL!!!!

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  12. i can't imagine making such a tiny wardrobe. the smallest i've made was for barbie and skipper way back when.

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  13. Oakie is adorable and has an amazing wardrobe. Thanks so much for sharing the QQQ Blog Hop with me and making me smile ... :-) Pat

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  14. How cute! That takes patience!

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  15. Tiny clothes are the hardest to make. Thanks for sharing! ndfromsd

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  16. Too stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. How fun is that? Is he a Ty, a well-loved beanie?

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  18. Such a fun idea fortravel companion! The wardobe pieces are not easy!

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  19. Quilting and creating "stuffie friends" ... what could be better. He is adorable!!

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  20. Sounds like fun. I bet you meet a lot people when you are doing a photo shoot at tourist sites.

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  21. So cute. That would be so much fun, sewing all those tiny clothes.

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  22. What fun! My traveling companion is Skippy, kind of an unusual but very cute alien animal. I have only made him a bow tie so he could attend a wedding. The grand kids love him!

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  23. Oakley is the perfect travel companion and YES! His wardrobe is crazy. Love it!

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  24. Oakley is darling. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  25. Too stinkin' cute! I about lost it when you said Oakie even has his own luggage. Too freakin' funny!

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  26. STOP...that is so freaking CUTE!

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  27. So cool. Oakie is awesome and his clothing is really amazing! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  28. Love your little friend ty for sharing. ..haha so cool.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  29. Oh my gosh - that is the definition of crazy! But oh so adorable!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  30. Haha, this is hilarious! And so much fun. I love every piece of his wardrobe, but I really want to see the minion beanie. Stinkin' cute!

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  31. Wow, those are tiny clothes! Karen

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  32. How do you possibly stitch something so small? His outfits and quilt are crazy wonderful!!

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  33. Your unusual projects are all quite wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. How cute and fun to do I bet!

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  35. Amazing! Love Oakie. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  36. Oakie and your quilts are so cute! Thank you.

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  37. Oakie is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
    dixie.mcadam@gmail.com

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  38. I love the fun you have with Oakie. Wow, what a wardrobe! :)Thanks for making me smile.

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  39. I love Oakie! What a great travel companion!

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  40. Oakie is fabulous! What a fun thing to do. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  41. What a cute little guy! We had a Coca-cola polar bear that we took around LasVegas while we were there for a business trip and a co-worker was unable to make the trip. We photographed it doing all sorts of stuff and then I made a photo album for her. Fun stuff!
    MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  42. Love your adorable craziness! Fun, fun, fun!!

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