So…no post last week because we were digging a grave 😦
We’ve lost pets before, but I’m really having a hard time getting over Jasper. Of the 9 dogs we’ve had since we’ve been married, he was hands-down the politest, smartest, best dog ever. Like many Aussies he seemed to have a sixth sense about understanding his people, and was always unobtrusively near us. I think being so used to him always at my side is what makes it the hardest, because I keep looking down, wondering where he is…and then remembering he’s gone. Every time I was in the craft room, he would sit just outside the door and I had to step over him as I went in and out. Today was the first day being back in there without him and although it was faster to run to and from the kitchen for some water to refill the iron, it was really lonely.
OK, ready to learn a new craft? Even if you think you “can’t” knit or crochet, if you can handle a sewing needle, you can make this! Depending where you live, you might argue with me that it’s too warm for a hat. The lacy effect and cotton though are still perfect for spring – at least where I live!
Other than Ashley, I don’t know of resources for whatever this craft is. It’s not really netting or nalbinding or macrame or…? If you know of some, please share as a comment!
Here’s a really cute and spring-y version of last week’s felt mini AG dress by gammerangel
Make this dress of course! 🙂
You have no excuse NOT to make it – it’s fairly quick to make, perfect for summer, and will fit one of your dolls for sure. Sizes included for Senson, Hearts for Hearts, AG, 16″ BJD and KnC/Sasha .
Click the link in the pattern to see the KnC/Sasha size pattern pieces and directions for all sizes. If you can’t find it, it’s also here:
Make your dolls a Fairy Cottage!
This design is perfect for 18” or smaller dolls. It is meant to be a playhouse for them, similar to the kids’ playhouses that are made to fit over a card table, but I imagine you could easily scale it up to any size you want.
At least 2 – 18” dolls can fit comfortably inside, yet it collapses to a small pile of poles and fabric which is easy to store. After I made the first one, my mind started racing with all the other possibilities: a little log cabin, a medieval-style tent for knights at a jousting tournament, a haunted house, a beach tent, covering the poles with strings of silk flowers to make a flower-selling or farmer’s market stall, making curtains to make it a stage, using bark-print fabric like a hollow log for stuffed animals to live in…
GET THE FREE TUTORIAL HERE and while you’re at the store getting your PVC fittings, get a few more and make the cute stuff from this website: http://www.beds-n-blankies.com/buildingset.htm
Dress your doll for her new fairy house! Fairy patterns have been available for slim 16”-18” dolls as well as Hearts for Hearts for a while, and now by request, the girl fairy patterns and accessories have been re-sized to fit the AG dolls! You can get the pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/154844587/fairy-sewing-pattern-for-american-girl
If you already have the fairy set for one size doll and just need the pattern pieces for another, you can get them from me via email for $4.99. (jenwrenne at hotmail dot com)