Lucy has her little spot next to my sewing machine, and for the most part, that's where shes stays. But today, well, I guess she needed a change of scenery. I had my box of 'Good Lace' out, I was sewing on a nightie for me, when I looked over and saw this -
She's much too big for the box, but she doesn't care.
Obviously, she can't read!
Her normal 'spot', is on that very soft little crocheted bed -
So, last post, I showed you the doily I made for the August exchange. The other day, I received mine! Isn't this wonderful? I absolutely LOVE pink - it's at the top of my Favorite Color list :) Every time I look at it, it makes me happy! Now, the maker of this doily - Cille - is her name, has made too many doilies to count!!! Click on her name to go to her site and see the doilies she's made. You will be amazed at her workmanship and I feel so honored to own one of them! I wish there was a way to sign a doily, cause I'd certainly want her signature on this! :)
I was inspired by the Liberty Bibberty blog, let me say just first off! Now, I've always loved miniatures, and building and furnishing a dollhouse has been on my Long List for ages. But truthfully, I've never been fond of the formal furniture available for doll houses, that's not my style. And yes, I also want to get into building my own 1:12 furniture for my dollhouse - but that's a whole 'nuther set of tools and supplies. Just not ready to go there yet. But when I saw her Shabby Chic cottage - oh my goodness - I fell, hook, line and sinker!
Then, one day at the thrift shop, I found a shadow box for $5. I scooped it up and it has become my first little baby steps into True Dollhouse World. It was not pretty when I bought it. It had shells glued to the back of each square was ugly brown wood :(
So, I painted it cream, roughed it up a bit. Put some 'wallpaper' in each square (scrapbook paper) and loaded up my doll china :) And found some miniatures at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, many wood things, that I could finish my own way.
And I'm also saving up some things to build a one room vignette of a sewing room (what else?) :)
So, I'll keep you posted on how things go. I don't expect this to go very fast, it's not like I don't have another zillion things to do. However, I did finish my newborn diapers -
Then, I also made this cute little cowboy jacket and bootee's (since Daddy is a cowboy) :)
Then, I just finished a doily for an exchange in my crochet group -
I also just finished another one, but it's not blocked yet, and there isn't a picture of it. But there will be soon! Today it's sewing day!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! :)
If you shop at Fabric Mart then you're familiar with their Mystery Bundles. I've ordered (and loved) Mystery Fabric Bundles before, and loved everything I got. But this was the first time I got a 'basic' Mystery Bundle. You don't have any idea what will be in there. It cost $8 and if you also order over $35 it only cost $5. Now... who can resist this? It's like buying a present for yourself. You know it will contain 'sewing, fabric-ey type stuff' so why wouldn't you buy it? I bought 2. :) I took pictures of my first one, and the second arrived today. A lot of repeats from the first bundle, but I don't care. Some new things too, and I'll have lots of fun playing with all of it.
There are ribbons, zippers, lace, appliques, rhinestone iron on's that say 'Sweet'. In the package I got today, I also got some more of the black trim with white dots, the black trim with white on the edges, the green and the pink grosgrain - but everything else was different. Completely different laces, which is a big deal to me, cause I love lace.
And yes, I also love the fabric I ordered :) Some wool to make a jumper and some rayon challis to make a long sleeve dress, to go with my hand knit vests, that are in progress.
I'd say I'm pretty well set with trims and laces. :)