February 27, 2015

Sew much to sew. Sew little time.

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It has been cold and snowy here. I have a great sewing room and did a bit of sewing. I can watch the birds and when the sun is shining one can pretend it is spring. I had some children's cloths I picked up at good will. I decided that the skirt would make a good skirt for the American girl doll. I cut the skirt waist band off. Took off 9 inches from the side. folded the top down to make a casing for the elastic. sewed up the side and it was done

. I tried it on Bonnie but it was to long so I cut off the original hem. Serged it the edge then put in a new hem. Good to go.
I had made another skirt, 2 vests ,a shirt and a pair of leggings. I made it all mix and match. The first vest is wool. It needed something to jazz it up so I did a bit with buttons and embroidery. The lace skirt is a bit to fu fu for my taste but the kids will like it. The vest needs something . Maybe some beading. I will be using the other parts of the skirt for another shirt and maybe a head band.

Sew much to sew.-----Sew little time. Have a good weekend. j

February 23, 2015

Waiting for spring

I have been doing some sewing. Just waiting for spring. Doll dresses, baby quilt, and hand work.The American girl doll dresses were fun to make. I needed to tweek the pattern to make it easy for Justine to sew.

 This doll has been waiting for a dress for over a year.
 The baby quilt is made of flannel.It did not machine quilt well but after it is washed it will be better.
 I found this vintage bonnet in my stash. The edges were frayed. I had some vintage trim that matched in color really well so I hand stitched it on the edge. Perfect.

Making more hexes. Hoping to do at least one a night. Ziva keeps me company while I sew.

 She is ever vigilant at the window or door watching for those pesky squirrels. Hope everyone has a good week. j

February 9, 2015

A bit of spring.

Just some pictures of my flowers years past to bring a touch of spring on a cloudy day.Have a good week. j