Saturday, January 28, 2023

Friday, January 6, 2023

New Doll: Lisette

Tentatively name Lisette, this is my most recent doll from my new design. She is made from Windsor Ponte fabric, which I believe is no longer made. There were pros and cons with this fabric. Her hair is Tibetan lamb on the hide. I still need to decide on a final hair-do, and possibly a hat - but otherwise she's done!

Yesterday I painted her wood base. I was trying for a cobblestone sort of effect. 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Life Book 2023 January Lessons

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or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE
or Life Book 2021 HERE
or Life Book 2022 HERE
or Life Book 2023 HERE

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hoping for a Better Year

 This postcard took some mad Photoshop skills!

Looking forward to the New Year. 

Friday, December 30, 2022

New Santa Pattern

I have a new Santa pattern available. This is an ornament/pin doll I designed many years ago. You can find the pattern on my website, or for instant download you can go to my Etsy store.

I'm starting to feel better and am nearing the end of my Covid isolation. Since I still had Santa-related fabrics out, I decided to finally write the pattern/instructions for the Santa head ornament (originally designed in 2004). I'd started writing out the instructions many years ago, but had finalized until today. This meant I had to sew another ornament.

To distinguish this pattern from my "Sleepytime Santa" pattern (which was an off-shoot from this original design), I'm naming this one "It's a Wrap" - meaning Santa is done for the year, and is ready for a good long rest!

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Two More Sleepytime Santas

 I've been sewing, and sewing, and sewing. No more until after the New Year! These Sleepytime Santas will be giftwrapped today, just in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Newsletter #12: The Race is On!

The holiday fair was successful, but time is running short to prepare for the festivities.