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 year my son and his family bought a new home. Thirty minutes away from me. It is lovely and I am happy for them. But that means that Supergirl isn’t coming to my house every weekday before school and doesn’t stay with me over the summer. I miss her. She’s doing great and I treasure our time together even more now. She’s in 7th grade and will turn 13 this summer.
We bought our mountain cabin 2 1/2 years ago. At first, every weekend was spent fixing and decorating and getting used to the two-home lifestyle. It was fun, but exhausting. Now we’re settled in, have made terrific new friends and spend our weekends being lazy
or exploring the beautiful mountains of Virginia and West Virginia or experiencing small town life.
While the changes have taken some getting used to, all is well.
I’m still working on my 17th century embroidery. But right now doll sewing is taking over.
I will share with you what I’m working on and offer tutorials. I won’t be offering patterns because I don’t think many (or any) of you are sewing costumes for a 29″ wood-body, French fashion doll. Maybe I’m wrong… I will share with you my process for creating patterns and some sewing tricks and solutions.
I’m doing “roll and whip And Gather” for the first time. I’ll let you know what I learn.
I have some thoughts about altering patterns.
Then there’s the subject of dolly math.
I am using new and different needle and thread.
And pondering doll stand issues.
And getting back to the box of all-bisque dolls that I need to flip.
There’s a lot to cover.
So, for now, I’m back.