Friday, May 12, 2017

I know it's been a while. I have been very busy getting things ready for my daughters wedding. I am so glad that is out of the way. Now I get t do things I enjoy.

One of the things I enjoy is sewing. I am going to do a sew along with a person on YouTube. We are to make something that is 4th of July theme. I already have my fabric, but I haven't picked out my dress yet. I have a lot of dress patterns that will be ideal. I just need to decide.

The reveal  of the dress is July 1-7th. I am going to get it started next week I hope.  It is run by Akram's Ideas, RunningNStyle, Vintage on Tap and Judith Dees.. I will keep you updated on how the sew along is going. If you want to participate you need to let her now by going to her blog. You can go to any of these ladies on youtube and get all the details. this is open to anyone around the globe.

#4thofJulyProudDressProject and #FlagsOfTheWorldDressProject sew along challenge.

Be sure to go to http://wp.me/p3KY3-2Cv and sign-up to participate

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Monday, December 19, 2016

New crochet blog discovered.

I watch a lot of YouTube on sewing, crafts and crochet. I came across this young woman that crochets some adorable things like baby items, jar covers, aphgans and so many more things. Her YouTube channel name is the crochet world. I found her blog and she has a lot of free patterns on there. These patterns are all her patterns. You should really check it out. Her blog address is:
http://thecrochetworld.blogspot.com/

I love all her tutorials. She does her tutorials on YouTube . I think she is from India, but she speaks English. Her instructions are easy to follow. She uses a lot of acrylic yarn. Here is one of her tutorials from YouTube:
https://youtu.be/JsFd_2V_RkY

Well until next time, if I don't post anything else before Christmas, I would like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Also, Happy Hannakah.

Monday, December 12, 2016




I found another great blog post with 11 new 18" doll patterns. The name of the blog is nest full of eggs. They each come from other blogs and they are free patterns.

The first one is a reversible skirt from https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2014/01/18-inch-doll-skirt-tutorial.html

2. Lazy Day Skirt from https://oliverands.com/free-patterns/lazy-days-skirt/
3. Newborn Onsies to 18" doll clothes http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/newborn-onesies-to-18-inch-doll-clothes.html

4. No Sew Tutu http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/no-sew-tutu-for-18-inch-doll.html
5. Petticoat http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/petticoat-for-18-inch-doll.html
6. Chiffon Bubble Skirt http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/chiffon-bubble-skirt-for-18-inch-doll.html
7. Lace and Tulle Skirt http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/lace-and-tulle-skirt-for-18-inch-doll.html
8. Sequin Skirt http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/sequin-skirt-for-18-inch-doll.html
9. Layered Trim Skirt  http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/layered-trim-skirts-for-18-inch-doll.html
10. Doily Circle Skirt  http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/05/doily-circle-skirt-for-18-inch-doll.html
11. No Sew Dress http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2014/08/no-sew-18-inch-doll-dresses.html

I haven't made any of these outfits yet, but I am planning to. They look so easy. Looks like to me you just need the basic sewing skills.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wow! It's been a long time since I have been posting anything here. Well, I have been so busy sewing and crocheting. I just got through make no dresses for Africa girls. I also included shorts and shirts for little boys as well. I finally learned how to make sanitary pads for the girls.

I am in the process of crocheting a shopping bag and bed doll. I ran out of yarn for the dress for the doll, so I had to order more, so I'm waiting on that to come in so I can finish. I crocheted a toilet tissue doll dress. I was going through some doll supplies and came across some dolls for crafting. I found a lot of theses at a yard sale a long time ago. I have doll heads and dolls for air fresheners, santa doll heads and different sizes for cubbie dolls. I'm planning to makes clothes for these dolls. If they turn out nice I may decide to sell them.

Talking about dolls, I just found this cute pillowcase dress for 18" dolls. It's a free download from Pixie Faire.
Here is the site address: http://www.pixiefaire.com/collections/free-doll-clothes-patterns/products/drawstring-dress-18-doll-clothes

I also found another blog with a lot more free doll patterns, here is the link: http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/p/more-amazing-free-patterns-for-18-inch.html
So if you like to sew doll clothes for a special little girl in your life, this is a great place. I love to make doll clothes and accessories.

I was in Dollar Tree the other day and found a tea set with plates, forks and knives, tea pot and tea cups. They are the perfect size for 18" dolls. I am going to post some pictures soon about some of the things I have been making.

Well, that's all for now. I am going to try to write more often. Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nova's Tip/Stop Motion



Anyone that has a Singer 221 featherweight, this is a great video on how to fix and clean the hand wheel.

Crochet a Drink Coaster! - How to Crochet a Classic Round Motif



This is a video I found on how to crochet a drink coaster.

Hope you enjoy!