Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Great new fabrics, some new ideas but no time

Well, I am just finishing up my Christmas orders plus I have the largest bridal order EVER (10 clutches!!!) but I just had to show off the most adorable fabrics I have just received. First is this great fabric called "Aux Champs Elysees" in Black from "L'Amour de la vie" collection.

I also received all of these fantastic prints from Khristian A Howell's latest collection: The Woodlands.

And then last of all, I ordered a few prints from Creative Thursday's "Meet the Gang" collection:

As for my ideas - I don't want to give anything away yet. I need to do more research and sew some samples but I'm going to try and focus a bit more on perfecting a few select items instead of spreading myself so thin. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Halloween photo - almost a month later

I realized I completely forgot to post a photo of my Halloween spooks.  Here is my ghostbuster and my ice cream cone. Zoe is holding the trick or treat bag we made together. Sorry - not a very good photo!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A New Doll for Zoe

My 3 year old daughter LOVES stuffed animals and dolls. We have a huge chest full and apparently, that's just not enough in her opinion. I came across these adorable doll patterns on Etsy from a shop called Dolls and Daydreams. I bought 3 patterns to try out and the Small Doll was my first attempt.

I have tried other doll patterns before - well actually, I've tried MANY doll patterns before. I really, really love these patterns. The look of the dolls is really great but the sewing instructions and tips are even better. I love how there is no visible seam where the legs join the body and there are some great tips for working with tiny limbs. I think my first doll turned out fairly well although I think next time, I will leave more un-stuffed space at the top of the arms and legs. I also need to make the ruffled skirt for this doll.  Zoe was in somewhat of a hurry to cuddle the doll. :)

Meet "Rosa"

A close-up of Rosa's face

A very happy Zoe with Rosa.

I will be trying out the Lamb and the fox doll next!