Category Archives: Fabric

(Almost) Real Time Friday

I wanted to pop in and say hello to you all and wish you a great weekend.  We are having a stretch of beautiful days.  Maybe the sun is here to stay?  I can only hope that’s the case.  Sunny days are very uplifting for me.  I hope that you are having a stretch of beautiful days also.

Popping in to say hello means sharing a few images of what’s happening around here.  I have an ensemble finished for the Little Darlings.  And, it’s not pink, blue, or lilac . . . surprise, surprise!

I snapped this photo of Gina this morning and the other two following from our photo shoot yesterday.

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I’ve been working on something for Patsy… yes, again, lucky girl.  This ensemble started with the hat.  I originally crocheted this hat to go with “My Blue-ming Garden”, but it wasn’t right for it.  This hat actually fits Patsy better anyway.  Would you believe that I could only find in my stash two fabrics (other than dots or solid white) to coordinate with this hat?  (Guess I need to buy more blue.  lol)  I know that I’ve just used this fabric for the Little Darlings, but it is perfect for our dear Patsy, and she fell in love with it.  The Little Darlings ensemble focused on pink accents and Patsy’s will focus on blue with the pink being secondary.  I plan to knit her a mohair sweater in warm white.

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Here are a couple of photos of fabric that arrived within the last few months.  I’m saving this for fall ensembles.  I think that this is the tiniest rose print that I’ve seen using so many colors.

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I get a thrill when I see such cute selvages on fabric.  I’ve never actually made anything with them, but Lollyqquiltz has quite a few ideas about what to do with them.  A tote baglittle girl’s skirtmore ideas, can be found on her blog.  Cute, right!

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Thanks for visiting with me today.  Bye for now!

The Past Seven (or so) Days

I’ve been hogging the limelight with new ensembles all week long, so here are some casual shots from the week that you might enjoy looking at.

As you can see, I am still in a pink mood.  Aren’t all of these pink rose prints lovely?  A couple are new and three of them were used last year, but I still have LOTS more to make more dresses with.  I like laying them out in a little collection for a few days.

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The peach pink rose print pictured above is being made into a dress to go with this cardigan for Patience.

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After my last couple of embroidery projects I was left with quite a mess.  It’s all cleaned up now, but I’ve begun a new mess. 😳

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Here is Lucy’s dress in progress.  You are looking at the wrong side that’s why it is looking so washed out.  It is a lilac-y pink rose print.  Here is Lucy wearing the dress.  One of the mohair sweaters that I knit in January will be embroidered to go with this dress.

I needed a little bit of cheering up on this dreary Monday morning; Lucy did the trick.

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Lucy borrowed the carrot red mohair wig from Penny and wears it quite well too.  I’m not sure who wears it better.  Below is a picture of Penny during our photo shoot for “Pretty in Purples”.

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Bye for now!  Have a great week!

Fabric Delivery

One of the reasons I love to do what I do is the “need” for fabric.  I cannot sew a dress without fabric.  And, really I don’t have that much.  Ha ha!  These days so many illustrators are putting their super sweet designs onto fabric and it’s impossible to resist them, you know?  And then there’e that “gotta fill up the shopping cart to get free shipping” thing.

My fabric stash is growing quicker than I can use it.  I have to slow down, really I do.  Another ha ha, I’m afraid.

When I know a new order of fabric is being delivered it is a very exciting day for me.  All that new inspiration coming to my studio… it’s so, well inspiring!

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The two on the right were previously purchased, but came from the same collection. Too cute for words!fabric 025

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If you’d like some of my homegrown tips on selecting fabric for doll clothes, I talked about it in this post here.

Now, if only I can add twice as many hours to my day I’d be all set.

Bye for now!