Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I must go again tomorrow, this time properly equipped for the beauty that lies ahead. ;]
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
An apron and matching oven mitts for my younger sister's 18" doll. I love the full aprons, but she likes half aprons, so I made a pocket in the back where she can fold down the top and use it as a half apron.
The front also has small pocket with, of course, a squirrel on it. :]
The oven mitts have a quilted look, with lines sewn in a diamond pattern across the surface. I'm planning on adding a bit of elastic to the wrist because they're not staying on as well as I had hoped they would. You see, you need to make the opening a bit wide becasue of the spread fingers, but once you put it on, it's not too hard for it to fall off. Without elastic, there doesn't seem to be a way to achieve a good balance between hard to put on and easy to fall off. =P
School is in session, leaves are turning, and the nights are cooler. All the trees (and the ground!) will soon be clothed in blazing slendor. Sweaters will be donned, and children will be happily playing in leaves. Autumn is officially here! :]
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I sketched out a pattern, ironed my fabric, did a little last-minute tweaking with the pattern, cut out my pieces, and sewed them together. Okay, all's good so far. Then I turned it out. It looked like a dinosaur. Notably, the nose was to small. Frustrated, I just cut off the nose an half-heartedly sewed on a new one. (By this time, I figured there was no fixing it.) It was turned back out, and I was surprised to see that I was actually pleased with the results. I added little patches full of stuffing to the cheeks, a big mop of a mane, ears, and voila! Mopsy was born.
She has trouble standing with her thin legs, as well as a few other problems, but, all-in-all, I love her. :]
First of all, I made my very first pattern. For a stuffed horse, of course! She'll be making her debut in later post. ;) I've also made a few other things, plus a bunch of pointy kitties. =^.^=