and its cold...nothing new there. It was a busy week last week. I worked three days and enjoyed it.
I have been rummaging about and found a box of dolls clothes spanning a large part of my life.
Those in this first picture were made for my dolls by my mum. The baby nighties are spare fabric from a nightdress and pyjamas she made for my sister and I. The knitted jumper and shorts were for the last doll I had as a child. Also made by my mum.
Those in the second picture I made when I was about 11 for the same doll. The blue outfit was made from my old dressing gown and the baby nightie from a remnant that I bought with my pocket money. The 'suit' I designed myself. The grey patches are not dust but where the fabric has worn out and faded over the last nearly 50 years.
Those were probably the last dolls clothes I made for quite a few years. I ventured into the world of grown up clothes in a serious way. So my next adventure with dolls clothes was Cindy clothes for my daughter.
I sewed dresses too but I think Libby must have those tucked a way in her own house.
I love the way these small items bring back so many memories. My mum made most of own dresses when I was small and knitted all our jumpers and cardigans. I was so proud of them all. Most of my sewing skills I learned from her too.
One summer holiday I decided that I had better try and use up some of my wool stash and I began knitting new clothes for the dolls and bears in residence here.
Christopher of course got a new outfit. He is now nearly 47 older even than Biddle, a little grubby but looks as good as he did when I unwrapped him all those Christmases ago
Needless to say the wool stash has not diminished! Biddle and Grace have tempted me into buying more.
I have no new work to show this week three wall pieces are in progress and I have not got a doll started yet.
I am ashamed to say that my contribution to a challenge on a doll group did not get any votes. I quite like her though. And I did vote for the one that won.