Sunday, October 25, 2009


Eek! Almost a month since my last post! Everytime I sign into Blogger I see that "last published" date and cringe. How did I get so far behind? I think it's one of those things that can be hard to catch up on once you get behind, "oh, I haven't blogged for a week, what would another few days matter" and so on and so on until you find it's been nearly a month since your last post! How do you stay motivated to blog? I'd love to hear your tips.

I have been doing some crafting in that time. Knitting some things for Christmas gifts. I'm not sure if I'll get through all the gift knitting I plan to do, I'm starting to feel a little behind and it's only October!

I sewed a "winter" Birdie Sling out of some lovely fabric from Michael Miller. ("Winter" meaning it's not white and flowery like my "summer" one.) This was the first time I've ordered fabric from the internet and I was very pleased with how it went. Mostly I plan to stick to shopping in person and at the local shops when I can, but I couldn't find anything that was just right for this bag so off to Etsy I went.

My big project this month has been sewing clothes for my cousin's Cabbage Patch Kid for her Christmas present (my cousin that is, not the doll)! It's still a work in progress as I keep thinking of other things I can make. By December the doll will be better dressed then I am! It's a lot of fun because it doesn't matter too much how the clothes fit (dolls don't complain about tight waistbands or short sleeves!) and the garmets are so quick to sew! Here's a picture of my Cabbage Patch Kids modelling pyjamas that are part of the present. (I did explain to them that they don't get to keep all these clothes they're trying on, don't want them getting too excited after all!)

I'm planning some tutorials for doll clothes in case you want to sew some too. I hadn't thought about that when I started so some may be text heavy with just a picture of the finished project but today I had the forethought to take pictures of the pyjama bottoms as I went so that will likely be the first tute - stay tuned!

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