As I was planning next week’s post, I happened to look at the calendar and realized it’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day next Thursday. That just cries out to have something Nanea-related! The final installment of the Christmas projects will be the following week with the stocking and non-sock-doll (more about that later!).
Several people have requested a resize of Nanea’s ruffled dress from here for Wellies, so we could do that OR have have a new dress for Nanea. Which would you like?
So Nanea won the poll from last week, and then it snowed, so I went from feeling like pumpkin muffins to wondering where the Christmas lights were but still had to sew something Hawaiian for you 🙂 The observant will notice my sad return to indoor photo-taking, which means worse lighting and settings, but this pattern is pretty great, even if the pix illustrating it are not!
My husband has actually been known to stop a movie when I’ve yelled “NPC!” too much. In my own little slang, it means “Not Period Correct” and it gets yelled at historical movies whose costume designers seem to have only the vaguest idea of what clothing was worn in the period, or just flat out don’t care. The worst NPC costumes I’ve seen lately were in a Kdrama called “Bridal Mask”, but Nanea’s pajamas from AG are a close second. Why? That remains a mystery when a) she was intended to be a historical doll and help kids learn about a particular period of history and b) things like libraries and the internet and, for this period, maybe even old family photo albums exist. If you feel the same way, here is one well-researched and authentic (AKA “very PC”) PJ pattern for Nanea :
I forgot about posting the rattlesnake pix from a few weeks ago until I was going through my Nanea picture directory trying to decide which one to post here today. All of a sudden, there it was again! Not as scary looking in the photo as it was encountering him in real life…
When I got Nanea I had a list of all kinds of things to make for her and there are still lots of cute things on the list including accessories, polymer clay food, some “period correct” pajamas, a few dresses, etc. Now that it’s gotten really cold and fall-like here, it’s pretty hard to think about tropical prints and short sleeves or take her outside for a photo and pretend she’s in Hawaii when I’m freezing and there’s nothing but dead, wet grass and fall foliage at our altitude. 🙂
I sort of think if I’m feeling more like pumpkin muffins and chai than guava bread and pineapple juice, maybe you are too and we should shift to something more fall-like for a while. Then again, maybe it’s still really hot where you are, or it’s cold but you love Nanea so much you just want to keep making stuff for her even if she can’t wear it outside?
Don’t worry, we’re not done with Nanea – she’ll be back next week! It’s just that fall officially begins tomorrow and the colors and light this time of year are so pretty I had to take advantage of them with a new fall coat for Kaya!
It’s been a while since we’ve had a contest though, and this one is pretty great…you don’t even need to sew or take pix or figure out how to post anything online! 🙂
Although they’re technically labeled as “men’s,” when it comes to shoes I will always choose fit and function and couldn’t care less about the gender labels on them. But some women might shy away from them for that reason and I’m here to tell you not to! They are GREAT! They can be styled to look feminine, especially with skinny jeans or leggings and your dolls will love them too. Yep, that’s where the contest comes in!
My Kaya and I both love our new fall coats and I even made her a version of the Coaltons:
My jacket is Simplicity 1067 with a re-drafted sleeve cap, (I’ll spare you my rant about that) and both fabrics were from Joann. Seriously, how cute is that? Both fabric patterns are the same, just one is large and fleece and the other is scaled down in flannel! You could totally do something like this for a child/doll matching outfit combo!
Want the patterns for Kaya’s coat? How about winning her coat? You can! Here’s how:
Find out the answers to the questions in this quiz and you will be entered to win the coat in the pic below! Everyone who enters will get the awesome new pattern for her blanket coat, which includes both hooded and collared variations and her Coaltons! The deadline to enter is 9/27/17.
Patterns will be sent out and winner of Kaya’s coat will be announced 9/28/17. If you don’t want to enter the contest, the coat pattern will be available next week in my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jenwrenne
Well, I can’t answer that question because I live in Colorado. Usually once or twice during a (mountain) CO summer it stays nearly 75 inside at night and for me, it’s way too hot to sleep under a quilt if that happens! I checked a few Hawaiian weather forecasts though, and they were pretty much 75 for the low and 85 for the high all the time. How anyone needs extra warmth to sleep at that temperature is beyond me, but Hawaiian quilts are a beautiful and well-known art form, and you could always make them with very thin batting if needed for where your doll lives!
Wow! So many people are in love with Nanea and LOTS of you bought the new collection of patterns, which makes me think, “People want more for Nanea!” 🙂 But if you went to the AG store (in Denver anyway) this weekend they were out of pretty much everything for Nanea except her PJs, fishing set, swimsuit and bed. So, in case one of the things you wanted but couldn’t buy was her school dress, here you go:
Oh wow…scary encounter shortly after this pic was taken! After packing up all our gear, we walked about 10 feet away from this spot where we encountered a RATTLESNAKE! I shrieked and ran, DH stood where he was and pulled the camera back out. I’m nice enough to spare you those pix though 🙂