Archive for March, 2010

Spring Flowers

What is the world coming too? I made a normal everyday dress. It’s not loli and it’s not costume. I know it might be hard to believe as most things I sew are technically alternative dress but I do sew everyday kind of clothes. I love how this dress turned out. I bought this fabric years ago and were never sure what to do with it. Then I saw this pattern. It’s a shirtwaist dress with a kind of pencil skirt. The dress went together beautifully. I am thinking about making a second one already. I can’t wait to get to wear this out.


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Spring Cometh

Sorry I’ve been away so long. I went on a trip and right now I’m recovering from a cold. Hopefully stuff will come soon to show you. Here is a picture of my baby lettuce that has just come up.

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Spring Pretties

In the past couple days I got two projects done. The first project is a crochet filet lace sachet. I filled it with lavender because that is my favorite scent. It was a super fast project to make. The second project is a piece of crewel work I finished a long time ago. I have finally turned it into a pillow. All the embroidery was done by hand. The back of the pillow is a pink silk that I had. I really like crewel work because it feels so rewarding in the end. I plan on not using the pillow right away and saving it for my next home.

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Catch Up

I have lots of pictures to show everyone. Xenia has given me a copy of the photos from a Candlelight Dinner that was held about a week and a half ago. We had a lovely dinner, sang, played cards and musical chairs. It was dress up. I had made a brand new dress for the party. It is a 1780’s Open Gown. The fabric is a pink print witha light green underskirt. Mark is wearing a very fine black tunic.

Then during this last week I taught myself how to make mochi. So I made Ichigo Daifuku which was very yummy. Then on Saturday there was a Girl’s Craft Day. I taught Xenia and Leah how to make mochi. I also helped Leah finish a washi doll she started a long time ago.

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I am so happy with this doll. She feels like the first real washi doll I’ve made. She is actually from the only English book I have on washi dolls.  She has a marumage hairstyle which is what married women wore. She has both a plain comb and hairpin. Her kimono has the design of maple leaves. She is wearing a taiko or drum style obi. I added a thin gold cord round her obi.  She is the biggest doll I’ve ever made. I like her quite a bit, and she is going out on display.

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Happy Girl’s Day

This washi doll is in honor of Girl’s Day. I know that she isn’t an actual hina doll, the holiday kind of snuck up on me to make a hina set. She is however what I imagine a girl would look like to celbrate Girl’s Day. She’s wearing a pretty kimono, has her fan and hair kanzashi. She turned out a little wider than I wanted but I’m still learning how to make washi dolls. It isn’t always that easy when the books are in a language I can’t read. Hope you have a great Girl’s Day!

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Green Cables

This is a green cable scarf I crocheted. I have finished it just in time for Spring weather, and I’m not likely to wear ’till next Winter. I really like this pattern. This is the second time I’ve made up this scarf. I did added single crochet around the edge for structure. I love how thick and cozy the scarf is.

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