Archive for May, 2011
Emily helped me choose all the fabrics and the size and the buttons… She decided her doll needed earrings when she found these mismatched flower buttons in the button jar. I love almost everything about this. But I will admit that the combination of the heart-shaped mouth and the yellow skin makes her look a little bit like a baby chick. Alas, that was my mistake. I talked Emily into the yellow fabric for her body.
Emily doesn’t care. She doesn’t see anything wrong with the doll. And I think she is in awe of me for the first time in a while. That is something I can appreciate coming from my sassy little lady. :)
Emily and I are making a doll together. I just love her drawing, and I hope I can replicate it (with her help) in fabric. She really wants the sparkly crochet thread in there somehow. Can’t wait to share the results of this creative collaboration! :)
P. S. I’ve seen dolls made from kids’ drawings before. Here is one of my favorites.
Inspired by Dottie Angel, I crocheted a little banner last night.
I looked at the quilt top I made for Jacob, considered finishing it, and decided I needed a different craft for the evening. Crochet was just the thing. I sat on the sofa, crafted, and listened to Lenka on Rhapsody while Evan played Call of Duty.
…are so hard to photograph!
Instead of decorating pre-existing curtains, I decided to sew some yesterday. I mean, I must have been feeling good.
It was epic. The sauce got all over the less-attractive-orange-gingham that presently covers the broom closet. That is precisely where this new, lovely, cream-colored fabric would have been had I felt like sewing in these past months.
Thus the fabric now safely resides in our living room.
It does not match the sofa.
Time to buy a new sofa.
Sometimes it’s so hard to get inspired. Especially when you’re pregnant and feel like junk for 2 or 3 months. Or longer.
Yep, that explains my most recent hiatus. Probably the most legitimate excuse I’ve ever had.
But I have been feeling better. So here I am. :)
I found a bit of inspiration today at Anthropologie. Check out this pretty wallpaper design. I used an old-fashioned pencil eraser to stamp out a similar design in my journal. And I’m tempted to stamp the wall now. But maybe I’ll just do the curtains instead.