Thursday, February 22, 2007
Another way to go is The Doll's Dressmaker by Venus Dodge. This is a fabulous book! It is out of print so your options for getting it are more limited. This book has so much good information and so many great ideas. With this book, you won't need to buy patterns anymore for doll clothes. Now, if you are somewhat new to sewing, you will need to be patient and do exactly as the book says as far as getting the patterns to fit your doll, but once you've done that, you can use your pattern again and again.
I hope you will write to me (bettsi_mccombATyahooDOTcom) if you have any further questions. I'm happy to help and I'm jealous! My daughter grew up too fast and she was never much into dolls anyway. Grandchildren seem like a long ways away too! Good luck!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sunday was all about housecleaning for humans and dressmaking for Hitty. I set the timer for 15 minute increments and would spend two increments cleaning in one zone and then 15 minutes working on this dress for Hitty:
I love it so much! I have lots more of this rosebud print and I'm thinking about putting together little kits with the fabric and my pattern and making them available for sale. The other bonus at the end of Sunday was having a clean living room to relax in. I set up some candles on the coffee table (one in a thrifted vase) and found that my candles were just as cozy and tranquil as any fireplace! Not having a fireplace has been a huge regret for me in this house, but not anymore. It was a lovely discovery! I just wish my photo could have captured the ambience.
Monday was the most exhausting day! I bet you thought my bathroom was fixed, didn't you? Nope. Since December we've been having baths only in our bathroom. We are finally closing in on a shower. After replacing so much drywall, we had some serious texture issues in there! I did a wall treatment I saw on Decorating Cents and I'm okay with the result. In a few years we'll have the money for a real re-do, but until then, this will work. It kind of looks like a bruise, huh?
I am feeling good, which has not been the case so much lately. I just wanted to let you know that! I hope you are feeling good too!