I "heart" my extraordinarily creative friends -- you will too when you visit them!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ready for a bedtime story

I guess I still remember how to sew -- pajamas, at least. Here Lucky Lucy and her new sister (who arrived under the tree on Christmas day -- I believe she was American Girl of the Year for 2011) are set for a bedtime story in their stylish new pjs. The "crocs" were a great find on Amazon.com!

These may look simple -- but the doing was not so much -- requiring a lot of fussy finishing -- but makes me all the more pleased. Now, I am ready for my bedtime story --

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lucky Lucy

I've shown a paucity of paper crafting since my DH gifted me with "Bernie" my beautiful Bernina sewing machine, as now along with my paper stash, resides an equally daunting stash of fabrics, leather, bindings, laces, elastics, needles, threads, buttons, and more....and my darling granddaughter with two American Girl Dolls.

Meet Lucy
(short for Luciana) wearing a period costume fashioned in pink -- my granddaughter's favorite color.

The "jacket" can be removed to offer a more modern looking dress. This was a bit more challenging than sewing for a real person because of the small size -- (though not as small as those Barbie outfits I used to make for 2 darling daughters) -- but a delight in every way to present it to Lucy to wear on Christmas day and to see how much she loves her new dress. Her "mother" aka, my granddaughter was all smiles too! So, I am a Lucky Lucy too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More than two Peas in a Pod

New Year's Resolution Number One: blog up to the plate! Here's my first fast and quick with Sizzix dies. Such fun and so easy peasy. I'll be visiting all my blogging friends in the next few weeks as I rev up my mojo and start working on my "laundry list."

Happy New Year to all!

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