Friday, April 30, 2010

Doll fashion week 2, day 4

Wow, we're half way through doll fashion week 2! It went quickly.
I have to apologize to one of my younger friends who was quite enamored with the pants this jumper used to be. I didn't mean to cut them up, well okay yes I did, but they make a nice jumper anyway!
Well now we all know what the jumper is made from, (pants and an original pattern, like the clothing of the other days (the original pattern, not the pants part)) The shirt is from Day 2 of the last doll fashion week, and the hat belongs to another doll who kindly let us use it.
I'll see you tomorrow!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Doll fashion week 2, day 3

Kit is joining us today in her new sundress.
I made this dress from an old skirt that nobody wore anymore. It was really easy to make, aside from cutting it out, I just had to sew up one side and sew snaps on the sleeves.
The top photo was taken outside in my back yard. I was hoping that Nutmeg would let me take a picture of her beside Kit, but I found that the poor thing is afraid of dolls. (I let her sniff Kit, she jumped, and ran the other way. Weird dog.) :P

Kit is quite fond of this dress; her favorite color is purple. :)
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doll Fasion week 2, day 2

Hi! Today, Samantha is showing us her new sweater, made from the Boxy Cardigan pattern by Emily Ivey. This is the third boxy cardigan I've made, and I'm quite pleased with the results. I think it might be a little on the bright side, but Samantha likes pink anyway so she doesn't mind. :)
My mom made the skirt for me a couple of years ago; it's still one of my favorite skirts. :)
I got the cat socks from Target last Halloween. They're actually supposed to be baby socks, but they fit American Girl dolls pretty well.
Oh, I knit Samantha's scarf from a long piece of fuzzy white yarn I found in a toy box. Kind of pitiful, but it makes a nice scarf!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Doll fashion week 2, day 1

Hello! Today, the clothes that Kaya is wearing were technically made for Kit, but look pretty good on Kaya too.
The purple shirt is made from a fat quarter from Joann's. I made the vest out of some extra "denim" from a skirt I cut up. (I don't think it was really denim, it was a little too thin)
The pants are from the last doll fashion week (see day 6).
I made the boots from felt. I may put a tutorial up for them sometime, actually. They're pretty easy and fun to make. :)
I'm going to apologize now for the poor picture quality throughout the week. There are several very clear ones, and then there are several not so clear ones. Just saying.
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Azaleas

I hope you will believe that I've been busy lately, and haven't thought much about posting, because that is the only excuse I have. :D
Anyway, I took these photos a couple of weeks ago when our azalea bushes were in full bloom. Since Kaya and I knew that they wouldn't last more than a few days, we decided to take some pictures in them. Kaya was very pleased to be out in the garden on a fresh spring day. I think azaleas might be one of my favorite flowers, actually. They're just so vibrant. :D

On another note, Doll fashion week, the sequel, will be coming sometime after tomorrow. Sounds sinister, doesn't it? Oh well, can't be helped. Make sure to stay tuned!!