Thursday, April 4, 2013

zombie dolls

I have just recieved some more fabric from Spoonflower in the post, always an exciting time for me to see how it looks in real life.  There was a zombie doll cut and sew pattern and a couple of side-show doll cut and sew patterns.  I have sewn up the zombie dolls and made them a little bag to live in when not being played with.  I sewed them by hand which was quite satisfactory.

I like them with their funny little arms and their fancy outfits and scars etc.
If you fancy making some yourself, pop over to Spoonflower and have a look, and try not to lose too many hours amongst the fabric.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

silphe sky dollie

My husband and oldest daughter went camping and rock climbing a couple of weekends ago, and me and the little one stayed at home and looked after the dog.  Her choice of activity was to make dolls, so she made one, and as I had been trying to get my doll pattern sorted out properly ( usually I am using a  pattern that I haven't quite finalised and bodging it up so it fits properly) I made one using some of my spoonflower test swatches of sky and trees and  such like.  So she is called Silphe like a sky nymph.
She's got green hair.
  and little lace up boots

  and a little tree/sky mirror dress.

My daughter made a really sweet little doll called Lilly, and she made her a hospital gown to wear (?)

every doll should have one.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

easter camping

WE have just a had a couple of nights camping with the kids and some friends.  Had a great time, the kids spent all the time on their bikes off somewhere, or swimming in the river, only to be seen at meal and bed times, and we grown-ups just chilled by the camp fire.  packing up in the rain was not much fun but apart from that it was pretty perfect.

 the dog was not sure about the whole thing, she slept in our tent, on us both nights.