Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Trip to the Salon

Today was a trip to the salon to try some new hairdos.
 We need a cape to protect our lovely clothes while we are at the salon.  I'm Poppy Sunshine - I like simple hairdos most of the time
This is the focus fabric for this week - we each got a cape from the blue/white star fabric.  We think we will look great when we are done choosing hairstyles.  I'm Sally Jo - my hair is fine and straight - great for a braid or two
I'm Abigail Clarissa - with very curly hair - you may call me Abby
We liked the capes so much we convinced our seamstress to make more capes - so we have choices.  My hair is such a mess today
 Much better  - my curls get so fluffy sometimes
 I really like this purple cape
 The cow print cape reverses to purple -  I like my hair up - what do you think?
 Pretty stones on this cape.  I like my hair pulled to one side - keeps it under control - I like this hair style.
The stones are the reverse side of my stars cape
I like braids - and this cape that is  pink and gold on one side and flowers on the other.  I think it suits my hair.  
 The purple cape with cow print lining
Three capes - showing their reverse sides - lots of choices
 I think the braid looks smashing pulled across the top of my bangs 

It has been a fun day at the salon - we all tried out different hairdos and we all think we all look great.  New hair styles are such fun!

Maybe next time you can come along and try on the capes and look at new hairdos.  Thanks for stopping in this week.

The pattern is a free downloadable one - HERE.  I shortened it about 2 inches and found that to be just the right size.

And don't forget to stop over and see what Diane   and Sheila are making with the blue/white fabric this week.  Toodles!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Wee Ones - A New Doll

A new doll - a real treat. 

This is the challenge fabric that Diane picked - we can use any other fabric with the chosen one (music notes) and I decided to use a small red print - perfect for summer dresses.  Stop over and visit Diane and see what she made from this fabric- I can't wait to see what she has made.
 Sally Jo is the new doll, on the left.  A gift from our son and daughter-in-law when they were here visiting from West Virginia.  She is making friends and enjoying her stay with us.  Abby is happy to have another doll in the family.
 Today they posed on the deck, with pretty flowers in the background
 Sally Jo's dress is from a free patter found HERE - I added the ruffle, just because I love ruffles.  The pattern has sizes for little girls, if you have a daughter or granddaughter to sew for, and doll size.  The pattern is free and downloadable so you don't have to wait for it to arrive.
 I added the ruffle to the pattern, just because I love ruffles.
And a cute scarf of music fabric and red binding
 Abby's dress is from McCalls pattern 6137.  It is discontinued, but can be found on ebay quite reasonably.  The hat is from the same pattern.
The ruffle was included in the pattern and is the perfect finishing touch to the sun dress
 The hat is red fabric, lined with music fabric - great for a sunny afternoon
 Sally Jo and Abby can switch hats/head scarves too - since all the pieces match

 The deck is fun - and smells so good with sweet peas and purple petunias blooming.
 Sharing is fun!!
 And we can switch back and forth all day
Have you been sewing doll clothes lately?  Let us know so we can visit.