Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween from Riley, Tulah, and Zsu Zse!


20 group halloween 2005These sweet little dolls came to your house to trick-or-treat.  Do you have any candy for them?

I dug this photo out of my archives.  I made these outfits in 2005!  Gosh, I cannot believe it’s been eight years.  The sweaters are crocheted.  I remember making the little candy corn buttons out of artists clay and then painting those tiny pieces with my tubes of acrylic paint.

Back in 2005 (and for the next four years) these Kish littles were primarily the dolls I was dressing.  Botanic Riley was my first “expensive” collector doll.  I cannot remember exactly how much I paid for her, but she was in the low $100’s.  I thought I would never spend more on a doll.  Well, things have sure changed…

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Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Patience & Amelia Thimble Model New Sister Set

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Wilde Imagination’s Patience and Amelia Thimble dolls are here to show you their brand new sister set that I just completed for them.  I used this corduroy print once last year making an outfit for Helen Kish’s Bethany doll and loved working with these colors so much that I decided to use it again for Patience.  Of course if Patience gets a new outfit then Amelia gets a coordinating set too.  The embroidery on this set is a different stitch for me.  Because the flowers are pastel on a darker yarn I had to make them more solid so they would show up nicely.  I put a lazy daisy stitch around straight stitches and was very happy with the end result.  Does anyone know if this stitch has a name?

To see more pictures and for more information on these outfits, please visit

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My Workspace Today

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Good afternoon!  Just wanted to share with you what I am doing today.  I have four dress/hat sets that are in progress for Amelia Thimble dolls.  Currently I am sewing the beads on for buttons and weaving in ends.  Then they need a fine water mist and time to dry (to set the buttonholes).  Then they are ready for the fun stuff, embroidery.

Amelia wanted to hold up one of the little elf dresses for you.  She is so helpful, isn’t she?  This one is knit out of over dyed alpaca/silk light red lace weight yarn with a kid mohair/silk lace edging that looks like white fur trim.  There is another elf dress to be embroidered;  this one in red merino/silk yarn.  A sky blue and light pink kid mohair/silk dress and hat set are also waiting to be finished.  Oh, and I have six other sets completely finished!  I will get those photographed soon…!

I’ve come to love hand sewing and embroidering on this June Taylor quilt board.  (You can see it in the background.)  I also use it for blocking my knits.  It is padded so pins can be stuck into it, the color allows me to find things easily, and the fabric is a coarse cotton so beads and needles don’t roll around.  I can also set it on my lap if I want to work in a chair or on the sofa.  It is 18″ x 25″ which I find is a good size for a spreading my supplies out.  The link goes to a site where I found one in this size.  I purchased mine many years ago at a local sewing store.

Back to work for me.  Hope you enjoyed seeing what I’m working on today.