Thursday, February 16, 2012

What I'm Working On

Irene's birthday is in April, just about two months from today.  I will be making her a birthday dress, for which I have purchased fabric and sort of planned it out in my head.  I'll be getting to that later.

Right now I am working on 18 inch doll clothes for Irene's American Girl Doll, Julie.  Here's what I just finished.
For Valentine's Day I gave Irene a long formal cape, or "cloak", as Irene called it, for Julie, to go over the long pink formal I made the doll for Christmas.  I guess I didn't get a photo of the cloak.

And of course there was the matching dresses I made for Irene for Christmas.

These little projects are fun, and most are made with scraps from other projects.
I took Tom to the airport at 7:00 this morning and he is now on his way to Denver, where he will shuttle out to Fort Morgan.  Tomorrow he will help Corey load up a U-Haul truck with the rest of the household furnishings, and then they will be driving across the plains and over the mountains to Seattle.  We're all hoping for calm weather.

It's raining lightly here this morning, a good time for sewing.  This afternoon I have been promised some sun breaks so I can get out for my walk.

With Tom gone, Josy is keeping me company, snuggled into a box of sewing supplies in a corner of the den closet.


  1. Very cute. I have made my share of American Girl outfits, too.

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  3. so cute the doll and girl outfits...good luck with the move-and having your family back together in the same locale

  4. Oh my, what talent! Doll clothes are the toughest thing I can imagine to sew!

  5. Those doll clothes are just perfect. I sure wish I had had a grandma like you when I was growing up... (sigh)

    And I do hope for good weather for the U-Haul adventure! I'm sure I'll hear one way or the other.

  6. Pretty doll clothes! Those aren't easy to make. I pray for good weather for the UHaul.

  7. These doll outfits are really darling. My Hannah has a Julie American Girl doll also. I hope she doesn't learn that some grandmothers make clothes for the doll. She will be disappointed in me.

    I hope the trip goes smoothly from Colorado to Oregon. That is a long trip.

  8. You are really totally awesome, Linda!!! Those outfits are gorgeous. I think problems people might be having is because of the new word verification that Blogger has come up with. I've been OK with it, but it is harder to figure out.

  9. I think I may have to buy American Girl dolls for my granddaughters...then I'll need to sew a wardrobe!

  10. Oh how my daughter would have loved clothes like that for her American Doll..which we still have..


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