Sunday, December 20, 2009

Arto modeling the Duffel coat

Here are two more pictures of Arto modeling the Duffel coat. His sweet little sled came from a Joann Fabric and craft store. They have their Christmas stuff 70% off now, unfortunately I only got 40% off, but I just couldn't resist it when I saw it back in October.

Wish Upon a Star Holiday Swap Outfit

Here is a picture of the cute little duffel coat that I created for the Wish Upon a Star Holiday Swap. The coat was created from a fleece backed faux suede material using the Migros Sasha pattern. I like to interpret patterns and tweak them to suit my needs. I think it turned out adorable. I only wish I would have purchased more fabric. I think I have enough to make one more coat.

Arto is ready for the snow

Here comes Arto with his little sled. He still thinks he's still small enough to use it. I think he'll need to use it only to tote his toys and cat around. If he's really good he might just get one for Christmas. He will of course have to share it with his sisters.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sasha Baby Eila Celebrates Fall

Happy Fall to All! My Sasha Baby Eila shows that pumpkins aren't just for Halloween. When the cat's away the mice will play. My Hubby and three boys went hunting this weekend. My darling daughter spent a day with a friend. So....I finally got to play in the studio and make a special fall outfit for Eila. This is a prototype outfit. I have to work out a few minor kinks in the pattern before I can sew this type of outfit to sell. The outfit consists of Trendon style overalls made from a fine wale corduroy and a striped knit raglan sleeve shirt and matching cap. The shoes are hand-stitched and made from red leather.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hand Stitched Leather Shoes

Here is a close up of Annika's new hand stitched leather shoes. They are in the classic studio style. The pattern is an original Migros pattern that was tweaked a bit to suit my purpose. I hope to have more summer shoes completed in the near future. Also watch for more summer outfits for Gregor. The boys are feeling a bit neglected.

Studio Style Outfit

Here's a full length view of Annika's Studio Style Dress. The lovely white cotton fabric with green floral print was part of the prize package from Ted for the Apron Dress Contest. It's funny how fabric speaks to you. This one was screaming ...Studio Style Dress. I added hemstitch detailing on the sleeve and near the hem.

Annika's new curls

Well...Here it is over a month ago that Annika got her dolly perm. She has waited and waited to get those darn rollers out. I told her not until I got her dress finished and the buttons on her shoes. She is very happy now, albeit a little sassy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer Fun!

One more picture of Anna wearing her "Summer Fun" outfit.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a Difference a Wig Makes

I'd like to introduce you to Anna. She started out as a Sasha Velvet. Her original dark wig just did not go with her beautiful light blue eyes. I gave her a blonde wig with wispy bangs and she stole my heart. I recently learned that my paternal Great Grandmother's name was Anna. It's the perfect name for this little sweetie.

Summer Swap

I'd just like to share a picture of the Sasha Summer Swap outfit I created. The swap was really fun. It's like Christmas in May. I like to title my outfits, so this one will be "Summer Fun". I was trying to make sandals to go with the outfit, but discovered that I not only made them too tight, but I glued the right strap to the left shoe. What's that saying..."measure twice, cut once". There has to be a similar one for making shoes. "fit twice...glue once".

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Meet Annika!

I've been drooling over all the Beautiful Sasha Serie dolls that have been up for sale on ebay. My wallet; however, is on a diet. I love their big puddle eyes. My answer...a repaint! Meet Annika. I was inspired by an early Gotz Serie Doll picture from a few years back. She was painted with artist acrylics. Her original eye paint is underneath. I decided to give her freckles...or as my daughter calls them ~angel kisses.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's New

My sister asked me tonight..."Why haven't you posted anything new on your Blog?" I can only come up with the same excuse...time. Well I have been busy. It's been Salon Day at Macon Street Studio. Our girls have to look their best to sport their new clothes. I've been working on a Studio style dress and hand stitched leather shoes. I'll post them later when they are complete. Now back to Salon Day. My lovely Sasha started out as a Sasha Sailing Suit with a broken leg. With some careful and creative work with a crochet hook and electrical ties, I was able to mend her leg. She now waits for her rollers to dry to show off her Dolly perm.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I won 1st place in a contest!

Here is a picture of my winning entry in a sewing contest hosted by Ted of Sasha Street. The name of my design is "Junior Volunteer". The apron dress is fully lined. The linen shirt under the dress is made from an original Migros pattern. It was really fun to get back to sewing. The simple pattern was the perfect blank canvas to get my creativity flowing. I am grateful to all those who voted for my design.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello everyone! Well I finally decided to enter into the computer age and create a Blog. This Blog will be about my two passions...sewing/designing and doll collecting.