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Regency Doll Dresses

I've been feeling the need for some quick satisfying projects using things I already had on hand which means...doll dresses! A while back Pemberly Threads on Etsy had a sale on their patterns and I snatched up almost all of the ones she was offering. I just finished sewing the Elinor dress with the optional alternate sleeves pattern as well, using two different styles. Both of these are made in the fashion of the Regency (aka Jane Austen) era.  This blue dress is made from dark blue satin and embellished with the trim leftover from my wedding dress that I worked on almost 11 years ago!  This teal dress is made of lightweight cotton that I salvaged from one of Gunnar's dress shirts that he tore a big hole in. It's hard for me to throw away usable scraps of fabric, and this color was just so pretty! I struggled to style the doll's hair in a Regency Fashion sort of way, but it turned out alright I think. The dresses are just so adorable and make me want

What I'm Reading/Watching/Playing....for the past few months!

What I've been Reading/Watching/Playing...For the past few months! Maybe I'll go back to doing monthly ones...Maybe not. Reading Stormlight Archives 1, 2, and 3 by Brandon Sanderson Lately I've been reading The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. In February I read The Way of Kings,  in March I read Words of Radiance and in April I read Oathbringer . Normally I read a few books each month, but these honking things are like 3 books in one. That said, I really like them! I enjoyed them even more the second time because I knew what to look for and what all the rules of the world were from the beginning, even though I have a terrible memory and had forgotten some of the big reveals. My favorite character is Jasnah, and I wish we got to spend more time following her. When she is around, Stuff Happens. I would totally marry Adolin if given the opportunity and he is generally just such a good guy. His lucky, happy demeanor reminds me of my own husband, actually. I li

Wide Awake Panda Quilt

Aidan's quilt is finally done! The fabric is "Wide Awake" by Dear Stella Designs. I bought the fat quarter bundle a while ago and Diana picked it out of my stash for Aidan's quilt.  I actually sat on the fabric for a long time because I couldn't figure out what to do with it. The colors are all pretty light, without a ton of contrast. I didn't want to cut it up too small or else you'd lose the cute little pandas. and could I still use the flower pattern fabric on a boy quilt?? I came ended up dividing the fabric into "teal" and "not teal" and going from there, matching them up into pairs until I felt it looked right. Then I settled on pinwheels because it's one of my favorite baby quilt techniques and lots of pinwheel quilts have a white or solid background to make the pinwheels pop out. And I think it turned out great! It's fairly neutral for a boy quilt, but I think it will go great in Aidan's Winnie the Pooh nursery.