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dolly accessories

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.

diaper clutch

I made this a few months back for a dear friend with a new baby. The pattern is from Amy Karol’s lovely book, Bend the Rules Sewing. But I made it quite a bit bigger so it could accommodate a couple diapers and a travel pack of wipes. The patchwork stripe continues around the back and the bag is lined with the same ruler print. The rest is linen. It turned out a little classy and I think that’s what you need when most of your day is spit up and mooshed carrots and dirty diapers. I got such wonderful feedback when I put the picture up on flickr, that I thought I’d share it here as well. And it would make a nice (and quick) christmas gift.

I’m trying to post everyday this month (in the spirit of NaBloPoMo) but it’s 9pm on the 4th day and I’m already sweatin’ it, so we’ll see what happens.  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!