Almost the entire month of April has been spent in big laborious, stressy, behind-the-scenes, long shot sort of enterprises. I'm ready for a break! The weather has been beautiful and yesterday I took Oscar & Phoebe to the park. Me! Not my babysitter, not Grandma, but me. It was lovely. I have a few more things to finish up and then it'll be on to...well, I guess sitting and thinking about what it'll be on to. That will be lovely too. And it might be purple related. Not generally a fan but I have been digging on lavender and its friends lately. I think it's because Phoebe looks so pretty in it.
Olive and Archie's make-a-long tale is complete! A year or so late but who's counting ;) The last sewing pattern was supposed to be pj's for Olive and Archie but since I couldn't even reproduce them myself I figured a pattern wasn't such a hot idea. Sorry! But honestly, you'd hate me if I tempted you to make button up pjs for a doll with no shoulders!
**oh man, fast and sloppy blogging today. sorry! that other thing that was up here wasn't supposed to be but was supposed to stay down there.
First I was so excited to see Kim has a new blog, True Up, devoted entirely to fabric. Woo! But then how even crazily more excited am I about her current post about the new custom fabric printing outfit Spoonflower! My mind is racing. I wonder what the quality will be like. I wonder how soon it will be available! I'd love to try it out on the printed dolls. And I need to make some labels. And how cool would it be to make little prints for patchwork kits for doll quilts. I've actually got Tim working on some little drawings right now for something else that would be sooo cute as fabric. Arh! I'm going to stalk Spoonflower until they open their doors. hello... are you open yet... hello...
oh, and the shake it pattern. I always wanted to make myself a shake it pillow...
I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about wee wonderfuls and what it exactly is all about. You know how flickr has interestingness, well I've been looking back through my photos trying to determine their wee wonderfulness. I tend to feel like my work is all over the place but then, on the other hand, I feel like I'm just making the same things over and over. I think that may be because my sketchbook and craft-to-do wishlist are years ahead of what I actually have time to get to. From my flickr pics one thing is clear if it's got salmony pink and mustardy yellow then it's earned its tag of weewonderfulness.
hi blog. yes, yes, I know it's been a week. sorry :) the photo above shows what's going on around here in a nutshell... a flurry of sewing activity (in the background) and some super fun mail from jen which I will show more of soon but today the cutie new house p.c. she sent. it will put it to use immediately!
So I just sewed a pair of doll legs on backwards for the third time. THIRD! So I'm taking a little computer break. How about some relaxing embroidery instead. The Bear & Bunny pattern is up now on the freebies page. And thanks for asking after the Tulip Fairy, she and her friends will be up in the shop later this week.