Monthly Archives: July 2017

Isabella

I’d forgotten how relaxing and meditative pulled/drawn thread embroidery can be.  It takes a few stitches to get the new row down, but then it’s quick and easy.  I’ve missed this.  The apparent wavy quality of the stitching row is … Continue reading

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OAL2017: Wrap Up

Mae isn’t what she used to be.  She’s a brand new girl.  The side zip turned out great.  The length is perfect for the skirts I’ve made recently.  She goes particularly well with Elsbeth.  Sewing the side seams up a … Continue reading

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OAL2017: Hello Modesty

This project keeps surprising me.  The latest is how high the neckline is. None of the pics online seem to have it that high.  Maybe it will seem lower when the sides are sewn up. At this point it is … Continue reading

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Kollabora Issues

Are you in the same boat?  For a while (months) now I’ve been unable to create new projects or upload images to Kollabora, my favorite sharing platform for craft projects.  Finally, I had used enough different operating systems, browsers and … Continue reading

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Relaxing with the Birds

Some days there are projects with deadlines.  Some days there are projects that are taking forever, aren’t turning out as expected or are just hard for reasons unknown.  Some days  seem perfect for finishing up a small easy project for … Continue reading

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OAL2017-Bonus Skirt

Finally done, some day there will be a worn shot of my skirt.    I wore it last Friday and as soon as A saw it she came up to rub herself all over it and tell me breathlessly “Mama!  … Continue reading

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Fierce

On our way to see Spider Man Homecoming Finally getting a to satisfy my desire to embroider clothes with this jacket, which turned out well. It seems A will even wear this coat, unlike her Molly Bunny Jacket.  Now she has … Continue reading

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