dollmaking supplies and where to find them

For those new to dollmaking where to get the supplies can be daunting. But really you should be able to find everything you need at your local fabric/craft store if you want to get started straight away or online if you’re a planner.

BODY FABRIC:
Starting with the bodies, the key to body fabric is a tight weave (so no stuffing oozes out) and no stretch. For my patterns you will not be able to keep the doll’s shape if … More

ed emberley

The very last thing I should be spending my money on is more fabric but I couldn't help myself, Ed Emberley! (bought from feltcafe) I've already thought of an idea for a project though so that makes me feel better. A new pillowcase for Oscar's bed. I've got another project in mind for his bed. And Phoebe's too. I'm hoping there will be some quilting in my near future.

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new to me

Tim and I always drive by estate sales and sigh a wistful sigh and then just keep driving because we have the kids in tow. That kind of sale is way too cut throat to bring a 2 and 5 year old into. But this weekend we saw one that didn't look too crowded and we were feeling brave so we stopped and I'm so glad we did.

I go through these stages where I'm all purge purge purge and … More

fq’s and a boy!

When Kristin at Sew Mama Sew asked me to do a fat quarter pack for them I was so so excited. I’ve realized that this just might be my favorite thing to do – putting together piles of fabric! Of course this is a virtual pile but it was just as fun. I so love making project piles… picking colors, matching up prints, imagining how it’ll all go together. I think I may need to revise my career goals with … More

strawberry dress

Hey, thanks for all the encouraging and enthusiastic comments on my spilled beans. I’m more excited than ever that I made the decision to go for it. Things are really chugging along well and it’s well, fun. Which is amazing, considering how terrified I was to take on this challenge. Keeping everything in perspective makes it easier and having busy kids under foot seems to do the trick. Like right now we’re cleaning up from the visit from the stomach … More