I know you are probably thinking - okay, she's gotten all those craft supplies; ummm-has she DONE any crafting??? Yes, I have been busy in between. I did finish my Whitman's Sampler ornies for the swap. And I've tried to "draw" some things I'd like to try to make up. Every time I want to make something, it seems I need to make up a pattern for it and then by trial and error, diddle with it until it actually makes something. So, remember that poor disheveled and naked Strawberry Shortcake doll I got at a Sals?? Well, she is cleaned up, her hair combed and fixed, and dressed. I made the cute little dress she's wearing from wool felt, sewn by hand - AND - my first attempt at making doll shoes (with cardboard in them like real doll shoes).
|Here she is all cleaned up and dressed!!|
|Two little beaded pockets. Can you see her teensy shoes?|
|Here's her back view. I used a tiny button for the closure at the top.|
The color of the felt is very pretty with her strawberry hair. I added the picot-edged ribbons. I think she looks cute. I put her up on that cool shadow box I got! I've started working on a dress for my poor Blythe doll. (Her name is Verity Rose). She was still wearing the 4th of July outfit I made for her!
|Verity out in the garden. The outfit is Red, White, and Blue although it looks a bit purplish.|
I have started working on her dress. But I can't decide what I want to do with it. It's also made of the wool felt. I guess I enjoy handwork, that's why I sew a lot by hand. Anyhoo, when she's done I'll be sure to post a pic!
I also wanted to show you my, uhhh, portable craft table. I like to sit here and do my handwork and watch TV. I can turn on lights to brighten up the work area. But another wishlist item is an Ott-Light. For these poor old eyes! You can see a little snow fella that I'm working on. I'll have to see how I like him when he's done. Maybe you might see the finished pic! LOL
|It's one of those Lifetime Personal tables and I LOVE it! It has a good sized surface, doesn't fall down if I move it, is lightweight, and folds down to slip away.|
What have you all been working on?? I've seen some wonderful crafts on lots of blogs, so I know lots of you are busy bees!! Are the shorter days bothering anyone else?? I miss the long daylight days of summer.
So, until next time ...