Friday, June 30, 2023

Sewing projects..

More Sewing projects have been in the works and I finished two outfits for the 16 inch ladies!

It has been on my to-do list to sew outfits for Fourth of July for my Tonner doll and my Integrity Gene Marshall dolls. I completed two outfits this week, skirts and blouses. 

I still have a long way to go, but was pleased with the patriotic fabrics I had in my fabric stash and I purchased some white muslin for the white blouses that are needed to match. My larger dolls are in desperate need of shoes, since I have more dolls than varied colors of shoes. I am hoping to be able to come up with striped pants and jacket for Trent but don't know if I will be able to finish in time for that. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

What I have been up to- on the sewing board...

June has flown by so quickly and I haven't done a Flag day post, or a Father's day post, just totally forgot about those holidays! I have been totally immersed with projects that have taken a back burner for many years and I am finally taking the time in my limited spare time to do them. 

One is Marie Therese' and Annabelle's house which I have also decided to use for the Ingalls family dolls. Since Marie Therese and Annabelle reside on the shelf with Marcus and the Gene and Tonner dolls, and the Bespaq, I figure it is time for the Victorian and Civil war Barbies to come off the shelves and be displayed in the dollhouse that steps back into time, my favorite era. 

One of the projects was to spray paint the GAW bed my friend Marina had given me and create a mattress for it with the fabric striped 'ticking' which I did. I don't have progress photos, but what I did was used 1/2 inch thick foamcore for the mattress,and covered it in a 'bag' of fabric, very simple really. Then I made miniature pillows from the same mattress fabric and miniature pillow cases from white muslin. Mrs. Ingalls is plumping up the pillows. 

 Here you can see the master bedroom and the bed transformed. I used several coats of flat white spray paint on it, and sprayed each piece seperate , they came out looking ery well. The blanket is actually a pot holder crocheted I found in my stash that makes a nice little coverlet. I am going to be working on a quilt and sheets for this bed soon. 

Right now I am working on Fourth of July outfits for the Gene Marshall dolls and that is something that has taken precedence.

For now, here are more photos of the house-

I have been organizing this house so it is Victorian era only with props and figuring out what else is needed. I need more beds in the other bedroom and possibly a sewing machine for Caroline Ingalls, and chairs for the dining room. More to come!