Hello to you! I hope you are staying healthy, happy, and busy… at home. I’ve been finding that it really isn’t hard to fill the days spent at home. My daily, or almost daily, activities are feeding/walking the dog(s), walking me, exercises to keep my back pain free, meditating, cooking/baking, chores, more puppy playtime. And then if I still have energy I will get some knitting or doll ensemble creating accomplished.
I finished the cardigan that I’ve been working on for the Kaye Wiggs MSD girls this week. The embroidery needed to be finished and then the underarm seam sewn up. I like to leave it open in case I want to add some embroidery to the sleeves. Lastly, I added white pearl buttons.
I can’t decide what to make for the ensemble’s headpiece. Thinking about that… I have some pastel rosy colored rayon knit for the panties and thigh highs. I could sew those next while I am deciding on a headband, hair ties, or a hat. Sorry about the harsh lighting on the photos. It has been really dark outside. I had a halogen floor lamp lighting up my work. The lamp doesn’t produce the prettiest photos.
My daughter and I started a joint coloring project last week. Now, she is busy, busy, busy with online classes, so I finished it up today. I titled it “Rainbows of Hope”. We all need lots of that these days, don’t we? I noticed one of my neighbors had a large sign with the word ‘hope’ in her front window too. We are all in this together.
Earlier today I looked through my stuffed animal and felt books. I snapped a few photos of the pages that grabbed my attention. I thought I’d share them with you.
These felt cuties would be perfect little toys for our dolls. They are tiny and flat-ish to easily slide under a dolly arm. The ‘Mushroom Girl’ is my favorite.
‘Tis the season for lots of little birdies.
‘Tis NOT the season for Christmas, but some of these can be made appropriate for springtime or get a head start on Christmas making.
This book contains more tiny felt animals. My favorite project is the bunny rabbit wearing a dress.
I am drawn to “Sew Me, Love Me” because it uses recycled materials… and they have clothes to make for them. What fun to make an animal with its own wardrobe, and using bits of your old things too!
The following are needle felting books. The pieces are adorable, don’t you think?
‘Little Miss Crafty’! Do you see yourself in her?
My girls saw ‘Little Miss Crafty’ and want me to make them each a dolly of their own. Maybe a tiny rag doll with floppy arms and legs–one that is huggable. Wouldn’t that be sweet?
I hope you (maybe) got a spark of inspiration from my books. Thank you for browsing along with me. I enjoyed going through them with you.
Northern Illinois is expecting some bad weather tonight. Please pray for us, or send us positive thoughts, that no one loses their homes or lives or family members. I don’t know if we humans can take any more bad things happening all at once.
Have a great week–stay safe! ❤