Roll, Whip & Gather & Gather

Lily Auguste now has her first set of underwear. If you expect fast-paced sewing, I will disappoint you. I’ve had her since early December and finally finished her simple undies in early April. Four months.  I sew quickly, but don’t sit and sew very often.  LA stays home when we travel to the mountains, so planning, pattern making and her fittings have to wait until we get home. DH, our … Continue reading

Dolly Math

Are you familiar with the acronym STEM? It’s very trendy because it is very important. Ask any teacher or student.   You can tell your kids, grandkids or any kid you know that you use STEM to costume antique dolls: Science – We study how things were made in the past and experiment with how to recreate them. We use chemistry to dye new fabrics, and to clean and preserve … Continue reading

Lee-Lee Oh-Goosed

Did you say lee-lee oh-goosed out loud? That’s my phonetic interpretation of Lily Auguste’s name with a French accent. As promised, today I’m going to share more photos and information about Mademoiselle Lily Auguste. NOTE: If you click on the photos, you can zoom in on the images. I just fixed this on my blog and will hopefully find the time to go back and fix it in previous posts. … Continue reading

Mojo Redux

I’m back. I think. For now.  I will renew the contract for this blog.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly. Lots of things have changed in my life, but after purchasing Lily Auguste my doll sewing mojo is back and I feel like sharing.  The Virtual Doll Convention was a treat and added to my motivation.  But first a bit about some of the changes.  In January last … Continue reading

Lily Auguste

This is my new doll. I took some photos with my phone so I could show her to you. I’ll take better photos and share more details about her soon. My blog is read by “doll people” and some friends and family who just read it anyway. The non-doll people often ask me why I choose a particular doll, especially when it’s an expensive one. I’d like to explain why … Continue reading

Cart Before Horse

I already bought my new doll. Now I’m itching to get her into my hands so that I can measure her for her wardrobe. The dolls I’m selling are being offered by: Valerie Fogel’s Beautiful Bebes Attic Finds 425.765.4010http://www.beautifulbebes@outlook.com Several people asked for this info, so please buy my dolls so that I can pay myself back for the new one. I was also asked by a few people if … Continue reading

Au Revoir Huret

The last time I wrote a blog, 1 1/2 years ago, I wrote about Changing Direction. Last spring when I considered not renewing my WordPress account, I decided to give it another year before I made that decision. Part of my reasoning was that when I chose to sell some of my dolls, the blog photos and descriptions would be very useful. Now I have decided to sell a few dolls. … Continue reading

Changing Direction

Even though I haven’t written a blog post since late October, yesterday My Doll’s Trousseau got 72 views. Some days it’s 2 or 5, and some days it’s 40 to 60. Earlier this month I had to decide whether or not to renew my website address. I even confirmed with my web host that all my content would go away if I didn’t renew. I decided that I’m not ready … Continue reading

Update

It’s been a while. If you worried about me, I’m sorry. I’ve just been very busy doing non-doll and non-embroidery related stuff. We’ve recently purchased a charming cottage in the mountains of Virginia, 3 1/2 hours away from our home. And it’s a ton of work (and fun) to furnish, decorate and make livable. I’m making curtains for all the windows, painting furniture, and searching out quirky and colorful (but … Continue reading