Doll making

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I made this doll from felt and pipe cleaners. I don’t know what I will name her, if you have any suggestions, them in the comments. I probably will do more doll making in the future, this is just a first try. I want to replace my plastic dollhouse dolls with something home made. I might do a needle felted doll, but I would have to get materials, so it will be a while.

Boxy bucket bags

This is a rather boxy bucket bag. We made it using this tutorial.

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Here is the inside. I have been making owls to sell. More on that later.

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The straps: I had a lot of fun with those straps!

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Recently my hairdresser offered to carry my items by the regester. A place to offer my sewing! The first thing I made was a batik table runner

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Next I made a boxy bucket bag simaler-ish to the first. At least in construction.

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I like it a lot. Surprisingly, fiddling with the finishing is fun; or at least satisfying.

Meet Katie {My Dressform}

Since I’ve been out of blogging practice, I have a few things to catch up on. If you read my mom’s blog (Blog, She Wrote), then you might know that we moved last summer. A lot of my crafty things were boxed away for a time- the time it takes to pack it, move it, and unpack it and somehow crafty goodness does not make the top of the list when it comes to unpacking!

Just before we started packing to move, two of my brothers and I had our birthdays and almost right after, we had to start packing up the house. So, I didn’t have the time for a proper introduction.

Meet Katie! My official birthday dressform!

After helping to make my civil war ball gown, I fell in love with the idea of having my own dress form. I am still growing into it both size and skill wise, but I have used it to easily mark the hemlines on some of my skirts. *Note to parents- if you choose to get a dress form, make sure it’s the same size as your girl! When my mom ordered this one, size small was not available. This one is a medium and although it is the same size used to make my ball gown, it is not easy to make things for myself with this dress form- it’ll get easier as time goes on though I’m sure.

Two of the books in my sewing libraryHow to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns along with How to Make Sewing Patterns are two great resources for me to learn how to make patterns for my dress form.

You might have noticed the scissors around Katie’s neck. This is my favorite way to remember my scissors while I’m doing any sewing or crafting at all. It’s a little tip I picked up at 4-H. Now I never have to search for my scissors!

The tape measure and the scissors on a lanyard are two of my favorite sewing tools and it makes me think it would be fun to share with you a list of my other must have sewing items. That will be my next post!