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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blythe versus Sindy (sizing question) on: December 10, 2006 07:30:31 PM
Thanks for the info! 

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Blythe versus Sindy (sizing question) on: August 10, 2006 07:28:11 AM

Does anyone know if Blythe is similar in size to Sindy (70s-80s version)? Also, could sindy wear shoes for Blythe?

Any info would be most helpful!  Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my lady skirt. on: August 04, 2006 10:41:11 AM
Oooh!  I just love it!  The artwork in the fabric is gorgeous, and I love the skirt style!  It reminds me of 70s-style maxi skirts - I think you paired it perfectly with the long-sleeved black shirt and belt!

Wonderful!  Great job!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flared A-line cotton print skirt on: August 04, 2006 10:22:05 AM
What an awesome skirt!  You did a great job, and you look beautiful!!  Congratulations on the weight loss, too!

5  CANADA / Ontario / Re: special peach berserk silkscreen workshop in ottawa! on: February 28, 2006 11:03:39 AM
Hey Ottawa craftsters.

I took this workshop in Toronto last summer, and it was very, very great... you learn so much in very little time.  I say if you're thinking about signing up, go for it... it's totally worth the $$

Be sure to do some brain-storming about the kind of designs you want to print before-hand, though... you'll save some time and be able to do more actual printing!

6  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Silk painting workshop on: February 17, 2006 03:07:55 PM
In what city in Ontario is this going to take place?
7  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Ottawa - art or knit shops on: February 14, 2006 12:37:01 PM
i, for one, have given up on spins 'n needles as a knitter due the piss-poor lighting of the basement. it's terrible. i've even seen people bring desk lamps with them! that's rediculous. also, i hate techno.
 i like to knit with the girls in the knit_in_public livejournal community, but i'd love some variety!

I can't say that I blame you.  I've been to one S&N, and it was okay (it would have helped if I wasn't all by my lonesome), but yeah, it would be cool if there was different music playing.  Myself, I'm partial to old folk; 60s rock like blind faith, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dylan; Jazz; and 70s punk.  So, techno is so not my thing, either.  I'll probably venture out to another one again, though (at one point).  I will, however register for Kingi's (from Peach Berzerk) business seminar that S&N is hosting in March.

Anyhew... I hear ya.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Handsewing Yarn to doll head--Help! on: February 14, 2006 08:56:17 AM
For longish hair, wrap the yarn around a book a bunch of times. Anchor each yarn end to the book with tape.  Slip a ribbon that matches either the doll head or the colour of the yarn under the wound hair.  with tiny stitches, sew the yarn to the ribbon.  When you're done sewing, slip the yarn off the book, and cut at opposite end of ribbon and stitching.  Sew this to doll head.  Repeat with more of these "wefts" in different areas of the doll's head to add thickness; this also helps to cover the doll's head.

You can use this technique for a short style, too but you can also cover the doll's head with turkey stitches.  Just make the loops whatever length you wish:

Here is a great example of a craftster who used turkey work (I believe) to make this great doll!


`Hope this helps!!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a wrap dress pattern on: February 13, 2006 12:44:55 PM
Here is vogue pattern  #7898
It has a bias-cut hem, and goes up to size 22 (pattern size)

This one goes up to size 18 (pattern size)

That's all I've found so far.

Good luck.

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cloth doll for a beginner on: February 10, 2006 11:45:43 AM

My very favourite pattern is at http://www.brownhousedolls.com

click on the "cloth doll patterns" link that appears on the left... you'll see a bunch of beautiful designs for different types of cloth dolls (fairy tales, book characters, international dolls)

And on page 3 there is a pattern called "antique/modern artist"  This is a pattern for a doll body, slip, pantalettes, and shoes.  BHD has tons of gorgeous clothing patterns for dolls, and many will fit this cloth doll pattern (browse the site, and you'll see which ones will fit).  I've made several cloth dolls, and this is definitely my favourite pattern. 

Now, the pattern itself is very simple, but there are very few illustrations in the sewing instructions.  `Just thought I'd let you know.

This pattern makes a beautiful doll.  I'm going to get the "french fashion/lady" pattern next!

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