January 10th, 2008
sorry for the absence, I am slowing crawling out of a flu hole--one that sucked me in for almost a week. Thank goodness for extremely supportive and hardworking husbands!
Needless to say, nothing got done this past week. But in honor of whipup's children's crafts month, which I am very excited about, I scrounged up some things I made for my daughter a while back. It surprises me how excited she is to have accessories for her dolls (as I cannot accessories myself out of a paper bag). The top two photos are pictures of the swing smock from Amy Karol's book, "Bend the Rules Sewing." I just traced the pattern in the book--no enlarging necessary--and followed her directions. I used velcro as a fastener instead of ties, but other than that it is the same as the bigger version. The bottom left is a little mattress and pillow for her dolly's cradle. I should have used extra batting on the inside so it was more tufted, but oh well. And the last is a wonky dolly diaper. Super easy and as this one has already been lost, I think it's time for me to make another. She didn't help with any of these, but a child could certainly pick out the fabric and older kids could even help sew.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be making accessories for a plastic dolly, but here I am.
Posted in sewing.