Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Dresses All Around - And a Shirt

I had a plan.  After receiving a box of pretty fabric from my friend Candy, I decided to make doll dresses for each doll, using the same pattern - but different trims and fabrics on each dress. Here are some of my choices

But going through my fabrics (almost all that I chose were from Candy) I became enchanted with different colors of rick rack and changed my plan - now the plan is to use different combinations of fabric and coordinating rick rack - and the pattern of the dresses will be the same.


And here they are - same pattern - different fabrics and rick rack - and each doll has a big, matching hair bow.
The purple gladiola are a gift from Don.
Let's go outdoors - the fuchsias are blooming - perfect for our new dresses
Such a sweet summer day - and sweet summer dresses!

Surprise!!!  It's Donnie!
With his new Hawaiian shirt and khaki Bermuda shorts - he is ready for summer too.
Kyla loves her morning glory dress
And Poppy has red fabric with tiny white dots - paired with watermelon trim and red rick rack
Abby's dress fabric is paper dolls (another earlier gift from Candy - what a grand friend) and Sally Jo looks so summery in her red and white striped dress with white dots on red for trim and red rick rack.

No shoes today - it is summer in the garden.

Hurray for summer!




I'm glad I changed my plan and made the dresses with rick rack for trim - they are perfect for summer fun in the garden.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Clara's Wardrobe

We've had such fun with Clara and all her friends - but now she is off on her trip over to Denmark.

We are on vacation in British Columbia this week (about 50 miles from our home, nice to have a foreign country so close by).  This post is a review of all the outfits I made for Clara to take with her to Denmark.
 This was one of my favorite outfits to sew.  The little heart print on the skirt and blouse is a fabric from Julee.  Also the frog fabric, which had ladybugs on it whose spots went so well with the tiny hearts - and I had some ribbon with ladybug spots on it - perfect for the handle of the bag.  And the hearts on the shoes just finish the outfit.



 Skirt with suspenders, blouse, frog vest and bag
 Pants with lined jacket and matching bag - and a sunhat to coordinate for a summer jaunt
 The hat and bag also go with the apron of busy bees
 Bubble dresses - in pink and black print - and blue fairies
 Jungle print bag and sundress.  
 A jumper sundress with matching bag and white t-shirt

And the jammies - a nice coordinating set with robe, long jammies and baby dolls for summer slumber parties.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Good-bye Clara

Time for Clara to go to Denmark - her new little girl is going to have so much fun

 We'll all miss you so much Clara.
 I think this is the perfect outfit for traveling
 We must have hugs before you go
 We'll always remember the fun we had together
 Bye Bye sweet Clara
 Have a safe trip
  Bye bye




"farvel mine venner"

Visit Diane - always a fun dollie post 
And Candy - more fun!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jammies for Clara

And now back to Clara's story.

It is almost time for Clara to leave for her trip to Denmark, where she will be a birthday surprise for Julee's great-niece.

Time for a good sleep before the big trip - do you think they will get any sleep?
 Clara needs jammies for both summer and winter in her new home
 And cute little slippers to match

 Clara
 Poppy
 Sally Jo
 Abby
 Oh - Donnie has jammies too - made by our friend Diane - he wants to come to the party too - we are having cake and ice cream later

 Let's all change into our summer jammies
 And snuggle under our quilt
 Silly Donnie - photo bombing again
 Come snuggle in Donnie - we'll have a story
Then off to bed - next day Clara will be leaving for Denmark. Good night!

Check out Diane's dolls this week
And don't forget Candy - she's always got something fun too.