Friday, November 23, 2012

Fairy Godmother Is Finished!

I finished the Cinderella dress this afternoon. There's a sparkly tulle petticoat under the skirt, and I finished up the ribbon choker and headband. Once her glass slippers arrive from Etsy, she'll be ready for the ball!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


a.k.a. Sewing Satin Is Hard!!

I still need to make the petticoat, headband and choker. But the main dress is done. Next time I'm using polyester.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plaid Party Dress

I love how the skirt is on the diagonal. The wrapped top was supposed to be too, but the pattern wasn't correct. I still think it turned out cute though!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Twirly Tunic Top

These tunic tops are two separate pieces, so they can also be worn separately.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pear Sweater

Katie, my craft boss, gave me the pattern for this sweater after I found out I was expecting. I knitted most of it while I was pregnant, but I had a few things to finish. (Mostly just putting it all together, which is the tedious part.)

I finished it this afternoon. Alex wasn't very cooperative after his nap today, so I hope to do a better photoshoot soon. Plus there's a matching hat!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Asian Dresses

I first planned these when I found this gorgeous Asian fabric.

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Another Cheerleader Outfit

This one turned out a lot better!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Go Team!

Doll Halloween costume request: Cheerleaders!

I'm working on a second one in a different color now.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Matching Shower Curtain

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Guest Room Quilt

I bought the fabric to make a quilt for the guest bedroom THREE years ago. I made curtains but that was it. After making a quilt for the basement, I was ready to tackle this one.
I made it as a lap size to put at the end of the bed, and I also made two matching pillows.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little House in Alabama

I just finished the second Prairie-style dress. I'm not at home, so I don't have Katie with me to model it. (My niece named my doll Katie. I promise I'm not all Single White Female.)

This is fabric I got at Jo-Ann's. I love it because the scale of the print is perfect for the doll. This dress reminds me of one my Grandma Haney (the original crazy doll lady) would love.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beach Towels

It couldn't have been easier to make some matching beach towels for the swimsuits. I bought a hand towel from Target and ironed on an appliqué that I got from Jo-Ann's. I also found some ribbon with flip-flops on it that would have been cute too.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Surf's Up!

Our power is out. I did manage to finish these two swimsuits earlier though. They should be simple to make but I managed to mess up three of them.

I couldn't find any swimsuit material I liked, so I went to the Wal-Marts and bought an actual girls' bathing suit and cut it up. The genius of that is that it's then easy to have matching girl/doll swimsuits.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

All's Well That Ends Well

I think every girl needs a Laura Ingalls dress for her doll. Now I need to find a bonnet pattern!

The gingham pinafore is removable, so the dress underneath could be worn by itself. I think that Anne Shirley would approve of the puffy sleeves.

And I bought these adorable shoes to match!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012


I'm in a Calligraphy workshop today learning flourishing.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I've linked up my very first quilt to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Head over there to see all the beautiful quilts!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I have been wanting to make a quilt for some time, but it seemed really intimidating. Thanks to the quilt-along from Don't Call Me Betsy—and advice and tutorials from my good friend Katie and Aunt Ardie—I managed to make a whole quilt from start to finish. This fabric is the Joel Dewberry Heirloom collection in citrine. I bought it awhile ago without a specific purpose in mind because it was so divine. But a few months ago I realized that it was the perfect jumping-off point for a basement redo. I still have a few finishing touches on that so I'm going to wait until I am completely finished. But I was so proud of my quilt that I couldn't wait to post it!

The sashing is Kona cotton solid in Ice Frappe and the binding (on the bias) is Kona orange. I liked the look of a serpentine stitch, but since my machine doesn't have it, I made do by making wavy lines with the walking foot. My quilt isn't perfect, but I learned a lot for next time, and I think that most people won't be able to tell. The tutorial suggested putting some of the extra blocks on the back, but I saved them to make a smaller quilt for my son's chair and for a doll quilt. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

One-Shoulder Tank

This is the quickest doll outfit to make. I made the knit tank top for the first time, and then the sparkly denim miniskirt is one I've made quite a few times before. It's just a rectangle with some elastic.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Skinny Jeans and a Tee

Every wardrobe needs basic jeans and a T-shirt, and a doll wardrobe is no exception. These jeans are a glittery stretch denim complete with front and back pockets. The tee has a more modern, fitted style than the one I previously made. And it's also glittery, which was a surprising find at Hancock Fabrics.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


How cute are these boots?!?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Winter Gear

I made a second fleece jacket and then a hat and mittens for both. I also ordered some winter boots that are on their way!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let's Go Skiing!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ready for the Office

I thought that my niece's dolls needed suits for work and business meetings. I also made coordinating long-sleeved knit tops to go underneath the jacket.
Next up: ski outfits!

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