Monday, July 30, 2012

Princess the Miracle Duck

Meet Princess. She came to live with us on July 28. Sadly, she is the sole survivor of a raccoon attack. She is related to Roger and Hattie and came from the nice lady who gave them to me. Princess has quite a personality! She already rules the duck yard and has claimed ownership of the food bowl, the best straw sleeping spot and the kiddie pool! She likes to fight the bachelor boys through the fence and has put Roger in his place quite nicely! Hattie is put out and pouts in the small shelter all day, Little Duck just ignores her and Pearl picked a fight twice but got walloped so she has decided to leave Princess alone.

In other news, we have ordered an electric fence to keep raccoons from going anywhere near our chicken and duck area. The fence arrives on August 2 and I'm so happy it's coming because I hope to be able to sleep better after it arrives!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Zoe's Dress

Zoe's Dress by elizabeth's*whimsies
Zoe's Dress, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
This dress is from a pattern for Bleuette. The very kind blog owner, Beth, offered the pattern on her blog. I had heard Bleuette's patterns will fit Little Darlings, so I made one today. The crochet thread is Aunt Lydia's bamboo and it's so soft!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sew-a-thon outfit

Sew-a-thon outfit by elizabeth's*whimsies
Sew-a-thon outfit, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
This dress and bloomers set is made from a pattern at the Ourlittledarlings yahoo group (a group for Dianna Effner's Little Darlings dolls). It originally was conceptualized as a top and capri pants combination, but I made mine into a summer sundress with bloomers.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sewing Again

I made three dresses for the Effner Little Darlings these past few days. I had two days off in a row and put them to good use! Anne of Green Gables is modeling a petticoat-style dress in vintage rose fabric and Willa is modeling a circle-yoked dress with tiny embroidery on the border of the yoke. Both are my own design. Emma is modeling a yellow dress with dark brown embroidery. I used a pattern in the Storybook Costumes for Dolls book by Londie Phillips to make this dress. It was a productive few days here!

Emma's summer yellow dress

Sunday, July 01, 2012

New Dress

New Dress by elizabeth's*whimsies
New Dress, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
Madeline, Pukifee Ante, is modeling a new little dress I completed last weekend. I will add it to the etsy shop soon. It will fit Pukifee, Pipos Junior Pi, Lati Yellow and most likely Alice Cherry Blossom.  Edited to add: it definitely fits Alice.  I just tried it on and it's super-cute!