Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Crafty Weekend : 11 1/2" Edition

I just want to say that it is really hard to put together a pictorial post whilst watching a movie! I am watching Tin Man part one right now and it is very intriguing. It is also starring one of my favourite actresses Zooey Deshanel. Love her too? Who doesn't? Satan maybe.

But, yes, crafty posty thing..hmm..what? Oh right, My Crafty Weekend. Well, as I mention yesterday it was a holiday weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day Weekend, or La fête de la Reine in Quebec. And it was wonderful. We gardened, painted, went to fireworks and just generally lazied about. Did I mention it was awesome? So, not much crafting happened, but I managed to squeeze in a little sewing! (Ha, good one eh?)

These will not win me design awards, but I am nonetheless extremely happy with the results!

A few months back we bought Wednesday a couple second hand 11 1/2" dolls complete with hair cuts. One had a worn out dress and one had a hockey tape dominatrix thing going on. neither were very attractive but Wednesday was happy. That is all that mattered. Wednesday proceeded to undress both dolls as she does with every doll she owns. She find doll clothes quite cumbersome regardless of size.

Anyhoo, It finally occurred to me that I have both a sewing machine and the ability to use it. Sew I did (use it)! (HA see what I did there?) Yeah, moving on...
The Mister recently cut off the sleeves to a few work shirts (A very colourful assortment I might add.) and I got to work making these rudimentary (albeit pretty) dresses. The designs are not just simple for ease of sewing but Wednesday can get them on and more importantly off easily. I thought I might rig up a tute but this movie i getting the better of my time and I still have two more eighty seven minute movies to watch in the series. So maybe this weekend.

Oh! And don't forget about the Sew What! Sew Along beginning next week! Click here for the details! And in case you already know you want to play along, the first project is a skirt (for mama or child). Remember no embellishments not made of the fabric of yur choice, but you can do whatever you want with that fabric!

Okay, my movie is starting to get good! So I will bid you adieu! Show us what you got! What have you been up to? Baking? Gluing? Sketching? Sewing? It's all good in the hood! As always, here are you buttons! Usage is optional but I love seeing them on other blogs, seriously it almost makes me giddy!

P.S. Since I baked a couple pies yesterday (Blueberry & Blueberry/Rhubarb) I am linking to a post I did with the best recipe for Blueberry Pie!