Category Archives: Penny

Something New for Penny

Hello and Happy Weekend to you! I hope you are doing well and enjoying this time of year when the holidays are over.

I’ve put together a short vlog depicting my makes and other life stuff that happened this past week. Not included in the video is how we spent almost an entire day taking all the ornaments off the tree and carefully wrapping them up–tubs and tubs of ornaments. The tree was as crispy as a cracker, and the branches were sagging to the ground–such a sad state for a once beautiful tree. ūüė¶ I am not sure why it dried out so quickly this year; perhaps the heating vent in that room is a powerhouse vent. We also put away almost all the other decorations; I still have my Snow Village up.

Penny’s new ensemble is complete and she is happily modeling it for you. Yes, it is done and I didn’t have to reknit the cardigan. Thank you for your support and suggestions for it.

Last time I talked about how the uneven striping due to the tonal yarn looked strange, but once the embroidery was complete it looked fine. And I think even without embroidery it would have been okay; it kind of matches Penny’s personality–all quirky and cute.

I also made another mistake with this cardigan which I didn’t discover until I put my needles away from this project. I knew something was amiss when I first tried the cardigan on Penny; it was so roomy, but I never (until now) get my number one and number zero needles mixed up. I was actually quite happy to discover this because it is better than my gauge changing and having to rework my patterns. So Penny has growing room with this cardigan. ūüėČ

I wish you all a peaceful weekend and coming week. Enjoy each and every day! Hugs to you, my friends. ūü§ó

Hello to You!

Hi there! I hope you are well… and not too stressed if you’ve been in the midst of holiday preparations. It’s a busy time, that is for sure.

I am doing fine. I still have presents to wrap and some still to arrive in the mail, but my shopping is complete. We did a big grocery shop this morning, so the cupboards are far from bare, and all ready for holiday cooking and munching.

Today does not feel wintery and Christmasy at all. It is sunny and in the low 40s. Having grown up in Chicago (Illinois) suburban areas (and and still here) I am used to it being cold for Christmas and somewhat snowy too; many years it is also cloudy. Although I am hoping the sky stays clear as getting a glimpse of the Christmas star tonight is very intriguing to me.

I’ve been making YouTube vlog videos weekly since Advent started. I really enjoy catching clips of video throughout my day. The latest video is from last week. It includes some of what we’ve cooked, sewed, dolls getting dressed, pets looking cute ūüėČ, walks in the neighborhood, and the start of ’12 days of holiday movies’ (something new we’ve begun as a family and are enjoying). Oh, I included (in the description box underneath this YouTube video on my youtube.com page) how to make a new snack–Super Simple Baked French Fries–they are DELICIOUS!!! and rival those fried potatoes at fast food places. For my daughter and I these French fries cure any French fry craving that might arise.

I am going to be making my 10″ Boneka Rose a new ensemble. I found seven fabrics that I like and cannot decide. Which do you like?

Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5
Number 6
Number 7

Do you have a favorite? I cannot decide. Rose would probably look beautiful in any of them–she’s such a cutie. Her Little Darling sisters are looking forward to Rose joining them all dressed up in something new, so I want to get started soon.

My little Penny (by Linda Macario) has a dress in the works. She loved this girly bow print, so she helped me with the picking out of the fabric. Penny loves how the blue bows match her eyes.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. I plan to be back soon to share some holiday moments with you. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! Sending hugs ūü§ó and ‚̧ԳŹ!

Mother’s Day Bouquets for You from Us

Hello, my friends. ¬†Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in the U.S. ¬†It is a day for pampering our moms and those who care for us. ¬†Even if you don’t celebrate this day take a moment to receive some flower bouquets from my sweet girls. ¬†They’ll pamper you just because…

Patience (from Tonner/Wilde Imagination) has picked a little bouquet of bright pink and ivory blossoms. ¬†She’s tied them all together with an even brighter pink ribbon. ¬†Patience is wearing an ensemble from 2017 called “Happiness in Pink”. ¬†Her hot pink mohair cardigan is knit with my Classic Cardigan for Patience. ¬†(The pattern can be found here ¬†and purchased on Ravelry.)

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Patsy has picked a bouquet of pure white long stemmed blossoms for you. ¬†She’s tied the stems together with streamers of warm pink ribbon. ¬†How sweet she is! ¬†Patsy is wearing an ensemble from 2017 titled “Blossom for my Love-ly”. ¬†Her mohair cardigan has also been knit with my Patsy knitting pattern. ¬†More information about the Light Cardigan for Patsy can be found here and purchased on Ravelry.

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My Little Darling, Lucy, (#3 sculpt painted by Helen Skinner) has picked a pink rose with ivory blossoms and tied them all together with a lilac ribbon for you. ¬†Lucy is wearing a summery sweater dress from 2016. ¬†The ensemble is titled “My Favorite Roses” , more photos and info. can be found by clicking the title. ¬†Unfortunately, I don’t have a pattern for this one. ¬†The sweater dress pattern I have for these girls uses a slightly heavier weight yarn.

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Next, is my Little Darling, Gina who is the #1sculpt and painted by Geri Uribe. ¬†Gina has found spring daisies and arranged them in a cute sprinkling can for you. ¬†Gina tied a warm pink bow around the blossoms. ¬†“Daisy Chain” is from 2016; more photos and information can be found here. ¬†Her mohair cardigan is knit with my Light Cardigan pattern using the short sleeves and long version instructions. ¬†This pattern has 3 sleeve lengths and 3 body length versions (all can be mixed and matched for 9 total possibilities). ¬†The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

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Gracie (Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD) has really gone all out! ¬†She’s put together a basket of mauve roses, pink blossoms, and a little teddy bear holding a “made with love” charm. ¬†Tied on the handle is a pink bow. ¬†Gracie’s ensemble is from 2017 and titled “A Springtime Garden Stroll”. ¬†Her cardigan was knit with my pattern for her. ¬†More information on the pattern can be found here and purchased on Ravelry.

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Lucy is my Little Darling (#1 sculpt) painted by Nelly Valentino. ¬†She has picked a full bouquet of ivory and peachy pink blossoms for you. ¬†Tied around the stems is a bow with beaded ends. ¬†Her ensemble is from 2017 and titled “Princess in Peach”. ¬†Her cardigan pattern hasn’t been published as shown. ¬†I think I may have used the Lace Cardigan pattern using only the lace panel for the sleeves and made it one repeat shorter, but I cannot remember for sure. ¬†Also, the Aunt Lydia’s #10 bamboo thread (discontinued by Red Heart) knits up as wide as fingering, but with a different row gauge, so you get a shorter sweater. I’m not sure if I re-spaced the buttonholes for a shorter sweater.

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Here is Penny (Linda Macario BJD). ¬†Penny has picked a tiny bouquet of ivory blossoms, tied them together with pink satin ribbon, and added a pink heart because she loves you. ¬†Penny wears a sweater dress ensemble from 2016. ¬†It is titled “Pastels in the Garden”. ¬†This is another style I haven’t published, but I love sweater dresses on Penny. ¬†BTW, I do have one pattern for Penny, Polly, and Patty. ¬†It is a Classic Cardigan and can be found using the link and purchased on Ravelry.

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Last, by not least, is Millie (11″ Kaye Wiggs BJD). ¬†Millie has picked a lush bouquet of light pink and ivory blossoms. ¬†She’s tied the stems together with a bit of beautiful lace and pink ribbon just for you. ¬†Millie wears an ensemble from 2016 titled “Cutie in the Garden”. ¬†For more photos and information about her ensemble click the link.

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I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. ¬†For those moms who celebrate Mother’s Day–Happy Mother’s Day to you! ‚̧