Monday, January 19, 2015


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Here is a special little project that I just worked on over this weekend!  I made a sweet little dress for my tiny Betsy McCall doll from a Wren Feathers pattern.  I thought it would be fun to try.

As you can see, I call it Lacy Valentine!  I used red wool felt for the handsewn dress, and added lace and rick rack to the bottom.  I made the flower and leaves from ribbon, added a picot-edge ribbon sash, and added a little hip decor with another ribbon flower.  The straps are ribbon and her head band is wool felt.  

I enjoy sewing by hand, and love to make dolls, clothes, and cute little things like bunnies and hearts!

Back view.  This dress closes with a snap.

So, here she is, my Lacy Valentine!!!  BTW, she is an 8" doll.

Until the next project ...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014


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Greetings all!  Just wanted to let you know I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop with a generous discount of 30%!!!

Please enter the coupon code "springfling1" when you check out!!  The coupon expires on 4/14/2014.

Thank you so much!  Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Wishing everyone the merriest ....

My 24" vintage Pom Pom

and yes ....
I just had to do it ...

I wrapped the cat!!!!!  LOL

Wasn't easy - but she stayed wrapped long enough for a few pix, then stood up and was gone!!!!

Hope yours was/is wonderful!!!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Just want to say that I hope you all had/have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!  My BFF, Cathy, cooked a delicious turkey and we had a  lovely dinner together - keeping in touch with our families by phone.   Not the best way for our loved ones, but right now, the only way.

Hope you were able to spend time with friends and family - and ate lots of yummy food!

News note:  will have my NEW computer in December - and I can't wait!!  It's been so boring not being able to go online whenever I want- I sure miss the 'Net!!!!!

On to the Christmas Season now - wondering what everyone is doing for crafts and decor and such for the coming holidays.  Can't wait to get back into the swing of reading blogs and seeing what you all are up to.
I've been crocheting and sewing for Blythe and hope to be able to get things listed soon.

Love to all of my bloggies out there ..........


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Friday, November 15, 2013

At the Library ...

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Still in the midst of computer problems ...  It's hard to write a blog at the library!!!  And I so wanted to show you wips of the Blythe Christmas dresses I've been working on.  These are a combination of crochet and fabric.  I should have a dozen dresses when they are all finished.  I hope I have a working computer soon - otherwise it will be pretty hard to post listings (and photos) on eBay and Etsy!!!

Also thinking it's time to get my flu shot!  Yes, I usually get one every year and I am a bit late for getting one this year.  Does everybody out there get one?  I know some people won't get one because they think they will become sick.  I have never gotten sick from a flu shot, and I do believe having one has saved me from the nasty ravages of flu many times over!!!

I will have quite a bit of catching up to do once I am settled in front of my own (!) computer at home again.  

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend -- 

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Land of the Lost

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Well, here I am again - knee deep in computer woes.  For the second time this year, I lost all of my photos and downloads.  The pictures contained Pose dolls I had made but have all been sold, so can't retake new pix!  Plus other photos and such that have been lost in the Computer Twilight Zone.  And the downloads - there were some new patterns I had just purchased and never printed.  And you know how it is, when you go searching for patterns for some particular little thing you want to do at any given time, search for hours and save all kinds of tidbits for later doing.  Yep - gone again.  I cried.  When all else fails (and fail it does!), cry!  The woes are not over - I'm limping along here.  For a very short while I was actually able to upload pictures off my camera, too.  So, now at this point-NOPE!  ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!  Just grin and bear it, right?  

Please forgive the picture-less post.  I figure as long as I am even able to get online - I can at least do a few things and not worry about the extra "fluff"!!  I mean this whole computer-of-cards could go phfft!! at any moment!

I DID manage to get the Etsy widget onto my blog.  Some of the items I've been working on are shown there in the slide show and now for sale in my shop.  I just finished that cute Kawaii (redundant, I know) hat for Blythe and got the pic uploaded.  I'm working on three Christmas Dresses for Blythe. One red, one green, and one white.  I have the "shells" done (what I call the main crocheted dress, I know, hard to know what I mean with no pix) and have to add the tulle underskirts and then decide what embellishments I want for each dress.  And will also have to decide what each matching Blythe bonnet will be!  

Don't know if any of you have been watching the Hallmark Movie channel, but there have been some totally lovely stories on.  I am a sucker for Christmas stories and movies, so yeah, I've been glued to the channel.  LOL  And you know Hallmark.  If the TV commercials make you sob, these movies make you positively wail!!  But such nice stories, full of hope, love, and romance.  Pretty women and handsome men with cute kids thrown in for good measure.  They manage to hold the key to heartwarming, tearful-ending holiday stories.  Jus saying .....

Hopefully, the pain of a zonked computer will be behind me soon.  Then I can get back to some kind of normalcy.  Heh heh ....

Happy Sunday to you all!!

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