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.
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.
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.