Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lark's New Jumper

Lark's got a new jumper in feather-wale corduroy. The pattern was from Adams-Harris Patterns and the dog is by Barlee Rumburg.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pretty in Pink

I've been meaning to make a case for my mp3 player (Zen Stone Plus) forever...or for at least a whole year, which is as long as I've had it. It's so tiny that it gets lost and it's hard to find somewhere to put it when you're listening to it, since putting it in a pants pocket usually results in its buttons getting pushed at the most inopportune moments! So today, I designed and made it a case, finally, while listening to This American Life. The case is made of wool felt, with embroidered details, and it has a giant brass safety pin on the back to clip it to my clothes.

Incidentally, the episode that I downloaded and listened to while making this was a very good one, but rather sad. It was Episode 352, "The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar." It's about a kid that went missing in 1912 and then turned up 8 months later with a tinker. He was then claimed by two different families, a trial ensued, and he ended up with the Dunbars. Many years later, his granddaughter, curious about the story, started to investigate and came to a very interesting conclusion.

Alice also insisted on a new outfit yesterday. Today I photographed her with some Re-Ment. Alice is just too cute.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Great Backyard Bird Count

I'll be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year and I hope you do, too. It's a great activity to do with kids, but equally fun to do by yourself! Just count the birds in your backyard for only 15 minutes over this weekend, sticking to a few easy guidelines. Your data helps scientists keep track of backyard bird populations and how they're doing. You can also enter photographs of your backyard birds to win prizes. It's easy, fun, helps nature and contributes to science! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

More Sewing Fun

I spent yesterday sewing outfits for these two dolls. The doll above is Dawn, one of the Tuesday's Child sculpts by Dianna Effner for Boneka. The doll below is Poppy, an 8" companion doll for the Chrysalis dolls by Helen Kish. Poppy's PJ's are on etsy.