Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Headgear

Lily Hannah sure is the lucky one. I scored this great red hat for her from Etsy seller Organ 111. Her shop is Blythe & Dolly Organize's Shop.

I have also embellished the blue and white hat seen previously. The beaded flower came from the store where I work with all the red beading added by me. I think it seems finished now.

This teensy barrette is from Etsy seller Laura Normandin's shop WREN Handmade. The flower is crocheted and about the size of your pinky nail. Too Cute! You can read Laura's blog here.

I've got another apron in my mind that I hope I can get out into reality sometime soon and I am also working on a seat/stool for Lily Hannah. I call it a tuffet. You can be the judge when I finally get it finished and posted here.

It's going to be a busy couple of weeks here at the dressmaker's cottage. I have agreed to work two Sundays in a row to get about eleven hours of overtime. Whoo Hoo! More money means more stuff for the girls. They're worth it, they make me very happy. I hope you have happiness in your life too.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Apron

A new apron for Lily Hannah. I finished it while at my sister's house in Raleigh over Christmas. It is reversible, has two contrasting pockets on either side, and sports my first attempt at making my own bias binding. Making bias binding really is as easy as everyone says it is. The pattern came from a Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired craft book from the library and I altered it to fit. I think I'll make the next one a little longer with bigger pockets, but overall I'm pretty happy with this first attempt. I also made the shoes she is wearing. They are wool felt with bead embroidery at the toe. I have a different style for sale in my Etsy store right now. I will have this mary jane style up for sale as soon as I can take pictures and upload them to my computer. That's always a dicey proposition with this computer so I can't say for sure when that'll happen. I'll announce it here though. The dress she is wearing came from another Etsy seller, LizRetros. I don't think they make anything for BJD's anymore, but if you have Tyler or Gene they have some pretty cool stuff. Her hat is a vintage crochet doll hat from Renninger's Antique Market in Mount Dora, Florida. They have a huge antique fair three times a year and one of the dealers had tons of vintage linens, doll clothes, fabrics, quilts, and related ephemera. You'll be seeing more stuff I bought that day in the future. Making stuff is a real high for me. I hope you're having a good weekend too.