Today is the last day to sign up for the mobile swap! Almost 100 amazingly talented people have signed up from around the world already. So if you still would like to make and receive a mobile please email me at elsiemarleyblog AT gmail DOT com with the following information:
2. email address
3. website (if you have one)
4. mailing address
5. favorite colors
6. whether or not the mobile is for a baby's room
Monday I will send out your information to your partner and you can get to making. You will receive a mobile from a different person than you are making one for just because surprises are nice.
The picture above is my new studio. I'm still in the basement, but I have a much bigger space and a window that even lets in some light once and a while. Once everything is together I'll take some pictures so you can see where the magic happens--though most of my magic has been sitting on the couch watching god awful tv since christmas.
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.
if you'd like to join the swap my email is
elsiemarleyblog AT gmail DOT com
there was a typo in the swap post and I want to make sure I get everyone's email!