Sunday, February 21, 2010

Some dress sewing

I find I take a lot of inspiration just from fabric.  And if I don't have any inspiring fabric, I don't feel like creating anything!  I found this fabric at Joann Fabrics and it's just what I was wanting for this weekend's project.  April (Rosen Lied Beige) needed a new, pretty outfit for a meetup in Ithaca in a few weeks.  This fabric was just the right thing for her.  I used patterns from the Londie Phillips book I mentioned before.  It's a great book with patterns for multiple-sized dolls.  I'll have to take a photo of my Effners wearing the dress after April is through with it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cottage Kitchen

The April Cottage kitchen is coming slowly along.  I have the stairs in, as seen above.  The floor tiles are ready to be glued down, and then it's time for the wainscoting and trims to be glued on.  It's rather painstaking work!