Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Designing a new skirt

Saw a really cute little girl skirt and decided I wanted to figure out how to make one for an 18" doll. Took a few tries (my girls will love the extra skirts they're getting!) but I think I've gotten it about figured out. =)

 These are my first three attempts.

The skirt on my first attempt was too full, but I love the fabric and I'm going to make another.

This one turned out alot better. I have a bunch of 3.5" strips left over from some strip quilts I was going to make and they worked really well for this.

My oldest daughter loves frogs, so when I found this fabric at the store last night, I knew just what I was going to do with it. =)

Super easy to do. When I make the next one, I'll take pictures and post a tutorial. =)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Try, try, and try again

I've tried many times to do a blog and keep up with it. But life, and kids, get in the way and the blog just sort of gets pushed to the back of the line. But, I'm determined to try again.

Right now is one of those really rare moments when I'm the only one home who is awake. The youngest two are sleeping, and the older 6 are in school. Looking around I see so many things needing my attention, it's overwhelming. But, I'll just take things one at a time, or even 1/2 at a time, and get them done. Then, maybe, when I've made some progress I'll create something, take pictures, and write about it. =)