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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / vintage fabric baby shirt on: May 22, 2009 07:20:13 AM

I love how this came out.  Saw a shirt at Old Navy for more than I could afford and figured it couldn't be too hard to make...my shirt is not the same but similar concept, and I used the photo here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250146.0 to help me.  So, thank you!

The fabric is what "makes" this little top  Smiley
it was in my mom's scrap box and I have loved it my whole life...must be at least 40 years old by now.  There was never enough for a big project, but just enough for a little baby!
looks MUCH cuter with her fluffy dipes but we were traveling so I only had sposies to put on her :-)
thank you for looking  Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Polly Pal on: October 10, 2008 02:36:37 PM
My mom made me Polly Pal when I was little. I still have the pattern, which is from 1974. I made this doll for my niece who is turning 2 this weekend.
Does anyone else remember Polly Pal?

original pattern

Polly is made of flannel with yarn hair and embroidered face.

in her unmentionables...

A little embroidery on her apron (white was a bad choice of color, it's almost invisible)

my niece does not have ANY dolls - imagine that!!! so I hope she likes Polly.
3  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Baby bonnet and dress: Butterick4820, McCall's 3191 on: June 23, 2008 08:02:06 AM
I am SO happy with how the sunbonnet came out! I think it's even cuter than on the pattern photo (B4820)
It was very easy to make; took me less than half a day.  turning the ties was a pain until I got smart and used a safety pin and thread to help me turn them (duh)

the dress is McCall's 3191. I've made this a few times before for gifts.  I had forgotten the fact that turning the fully lined dress is A PAIN IN THE BUTT!!!!  It turns thru the shoulder seam- if you use delicate fabrics they will stretch out of shape or tear; if you use thicker fabrics it's almost impossible to turn.  My recommendation is to leave the neckline or bottom seam open and handsew it closed after turning.  If only I can remember to do this next time it will save some headaches.
This dress can be made to be fully reversible and I think it's ADORABLE on!  It's open in the back and ties with a big bow...I think the pattern has the ties too short - next time I will make them longer for a nice fat bow.

as you can see, the front of the dress is very plain so you can have fun dressing it up!
I can't wait to see my friend's new little baby girl wearing this outfit...:-)
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro Photo Challenge - Cat's Eye on: April 22, 2008 05:42:07 AM
I took this of my beautiful kitty Smokey while she was lying in the sun. Her eyes are so pretty - they are black-rimmed just like she has on eyeliner.  I love how this shows all the details in her eyes and how her pupils are the barest slits due to the bright sunshine.
taken with my digital, point and shoot.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / colorful baby quilt on: April 14, 2008 01:08:57 PM
This is my first post, my first baby quilt, and first time machine-quilting.  I was VERY happy with the way it came out, except that the back is not perfect - have no idea how to solve that problem.  I made this for baby's room - she is due in July.  I will be making the rest of the bedding set to match.  I love the colors!

it won't let me post my photo here since I am new. Here is the link if you would like to see :-)
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