Thursday, October 28, 2010

I found the cutest shoes for the dolls!

My three Salvation Army Christmas dolls are ready!
Our local Joann's is moving to a new shopping center in Jan. and they are not getting in any new inventory. I couldn't find any denim I wanted for skirts in the store so I went on line and found some at their website and on sale! I ordered denim and lining. I received an email saying the lining was shipped, but no word about the denim so I called customer service. I was told it was something to do with stock coming in and that it would be shipped later. Today I received an email saying the denim was shipped. Hopefully, by next week I will have both and be able to wash it and get ready to make at least two new skirts. In the meantime, I have been cleaning out my sewing room and trying to organize my patterns.

Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I finished two of the doll jackets and still have one more that I need to put the snaps and buttons on. I need to find some shoes and shirts to go with the outfits. I wanted to purchase those, but I may have to make them. I found an online tutorial for making shoes to fit 18 inch dolls. I have some brown leather like fabric, so I could make them. We will see. I have 2 more baby blankets complete, 3 1/2 left here to finish. I was thinking what I would like to do next versus what I need to do next. I need some more skirts, so that may get top of the pile status.
Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another baby blanket finished! Working on the jackets for the dolls.
Sew Long for Now!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's been a busy week around here, well every week is busy around here right now, but I did get some sewing in. I finished crocheting the edging on a baby blanket.
I also finished sewing up the three pair of pants for the Salvation Army dolls. Next I am making jackets to go with the pants. I also serged three more baby blankets to crochet the edging on. We received the forms to order tickets for the annual vintage ball. This year we have another member of our family who can attend. Next I maybe looking at making another revolutionary soldiers outfit. I do have a whole box of flannel sitting here calling my name, so we will see.

Sew Long for Now!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Look what I did last night! While my dear husband was cooking supper and we were waiting on the children to all come home from their various activities I sat at the supper table and cut out three sets of clothing for the doll project. I was so excited to get this done! I didn't get my oven cleaned, which is also on the list, but sewing comes first right! Now to get these sewed up soon!
Sew Long for Now!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I finished my bathrobe. It took two weeks, but I am very pleased with it. I was happy because everything lined up and I didn't have to do much ripping out. I can't even remember any!

I still haven't cut out the outfits for the three dolls so that's next on the agenda. I also have some flannel lying here I want to make some quilts out of. Our oldest son is home for a week before heading to his duty station on the other side of the U.S., but maybe I will at least cut out the outfits!

Sew Long for Now!