Notes on gathers – to drape? or pouf!

A recent topic of conversation on one of the facebook doll pages I favor had a variety of questions about GATHERS. We covered a variety of ideas. Just to recap my preferences: I generally do take the time to run 2 rows of machine gathers one on the seamline directly, and another in the seam allowance. If it’s a very… Read more »

Miss Karlie gets a face up!

Remember Miss Karlie? I found her naked and abandoned in a thrift store display case last year. She was a bit dirty and had a head full of neglected curls. Here’s what she looked like after intensive work on her hair. I thought she was cute. She looks about 6 here. I put her to work in a modeling job,… Read more »

New Pattern Coming Soon: The Triple Axel Skating Dress

Apologies for the neglect of my blog posting. I never wanted to inundate you with too many posts but guess I really need to remind you that I’m still out here, right? I’ve been busily working on the next pattern. Soon to release: The Triple Axel Skating Dress. Here are some sneak peak photos of what’s going on in this… Read more »

Super Quick ‘Cheater’s Fudge – time for Christmas!

Don’t we all get super busy at the holidays? I hope you’ve been busy sewing! I know I have; so many custom cheer uniform orders this year! I scarcely have time to make any goodies but I was intrigued by a recipe idea I saw on Pinterest. Here is the first pin link I found: http://www.just2sisters.com/2-ingredient-peanut-butter-fudge/ Only 2 ingredients to… Read more »

oh, my goodness! It’s the busy Christmas season!

I’ve woefully neglected my blog of late! So many craft shows in the month of November. Here I am working one of them… I’m working on a dream dress tutu dress there… and here I am at another, goofing off! Craft shows are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! You meet wonderful people, and a few… Read more »

Mix ‘n Match – the Ezy Underall meets the Love U Bunches Jumper

I just love a versatile pattern! I also love it when garment separates are useful for lots and lots of outfits! I recently launched the Ezy Underall It’s been very popular for a variety of reasons. It’s quick to sew and it looks great all on it’s own. It also looks great underneath just about anything! Voila! the Ezy Underall… Read more »

Chocolate Chip Cookies – We can’t sew ALL the time!

I’m not much of a cook but every now and again you just have to make yourself some treats! Just as I specialize in easier methods in sewing I also appreciate recipes in which the end product is more than the sum of the parts! A recent chocolate chip cookie recipes fits the bill. With just a few little tweaks,… Read more »

Pattern Work – Getting things done

I always have good intentions. Don’t we all? I said to myself, ‘You can focus on a simple pattern and get it done quickly!’ I perfected this look about 6 years ago. It’s a classic peasant dress with a few differences. I did a little combining and changing and cut the sleeve all in one with the garment. I made… Read more »

Janie Carroll – A lifetime in sewing and crafting!

Going to share much of a post I made for a doll page I love. Want to know a little more about me? I cried a lot when I was little. My dad says I screamed from the day I was born until I went to preschool. This might be true. I have always loved to learn and my older… Read more »

Ezy T Squirts and Darlings pattern available NOW!

I am so happy to tell you that the Ezy T Squirts and Darlings pattern for your 13 to 14.5″ dolls such as the Wellie Wishers the Hearts for Hearts Girls Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings and the Les Cheries doll is now for sale in my etsy shop. This is the same great style you know and love for your… Read more »