Sunday, January 11, 2009
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.