Can you believe it? Once or twice a year, I get it in my mind that I'm a seamstress. I used to be before the current decade of knitting infected me.
Last year it was a quilt that is hibernating in a box. But before I finish that, I thought I'd make a stab at doll-making. When my daughter was a little girl, I made all sorts of things.
|Topsy Turvy Doll|
|A blonde and a brunette sharing the same body|
I even have the leftovers of one of my favorite outfits. The jumper (tunic) is long gone, but I still love that fabric.
|With a gold thread...|
My daughter (the creative starter) passed this one along to me a year or so ago. She did such a great job on the skirt
Here goes my attempt.
We need more dolls as much as we "need" more sweaters.
I'm still poking along on my Pink Powell Pullover. I added an "owl" to one sleeve to break the boredom of seed stitch. I used black yarn for the eyes, but then found I couldn't hide the ends without them showing through the seed stitch. So I used them as part of the outline, looking a little more like wings. (Discuss!)
|Owl on sleeve: Black eyes, and black along sides|
And I'm rather excited about the look and feel of the tri-color cardigan. Pattern and yarn purchased in Auckland last October. I tell you, shop owners, make up a sample, and 'they will sell'. It's going to be darling!!
|The back - Tri Color Cardigan in two tiers|