Monday, December 21, 2009

okay so here's me

I dug this out of an old Holly Hobbie book I had when I was a kid. Yes, I loved Holly Hobbie. I had the metal lunchbox, the sleeping bag, various other goodies. The verse that is printed with this illustration reads:
Making a dress for your dollie
in a pattern that's bright and gay
Is a wonderful way to fill your hours
on a very bad-weather day.
I couldn't agree more and that is just what I have been doing.

I am working on a gift for my niece and am trying my hand at sewing doll clothes. I managed to get this simple dress finished but there was an unfortunate pair of doll-sized jeans that I ended up throwing in the trash - boo! My sewing machine and denim don't always get along so well. It has been fun though and I do want to try some of the other items in the pattern set. Any advice on making doll clothes is welcome too as I am still figuring all this out.

I still have some other gifts I'd like to make but we'll see how it goes. I recall staying up VERY late and sewing right before Christmas last year and this year might just be the same.


Beth said...

My sister had the Holly Hobbie lunch box...I only had hand-me-downs! :-(

Melissa Crowe said...

I had the bedspread and curtains!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if she has a Cabbage Patch Kid doll but I saw a few Butterick's patterns at the fabric shop today. Might make things a wee bit easier.

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