Saturday, September 22, 2012

Allie models her new dress

This is my 12" Tag-along Bethany from Helen Kish's Chrysalis Collection. Isn't she cute in her new dress? The dress is from a pattern by Designs by Jude and was very easy to make up. I combined the sleeves from the top pattern with the dress instead of making it sleeveless.

I have also never shown a photo of my little Kishlet that I got as a prize for one of the contests in the Kish newsletter. She's a little blond Kishlet and is much beloved by Allie (Bethany).


Thursday, September 20, 2012

All locked up

All locked up by elizabeth's*whimsies
All locked up, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
I have been on vacation since Sept. 10 and it has been very restful. I visited family last weekend but otherwise I have been just hanging around home, catching up and enjoying my sewing room and my pets. Yesterday was a big chores day! I spent three hours cleaning out everyone's house for the fall. The chickens got a good thorough cleaning, including dusting down all the cobwebs in the corners and cleaning out their nest boxes, which greatly offended Amelia, who walked into the yard and ba-GAWKED about it for ten minutes. She said she was going to lay an egg and it was very rude of the maid to be cleaning her nest box while she wants to use it. After it was clean, though, she laid a lovely brown egg for me.

The duck house got a good cleaning, too, but since it was smaller it didn't take so long. There is a paper wasp nest inside under the eaves that I need to take down but I will wait until winter when I'm sure the wasps are inactive. It's a BIG nest, about 6 inches across. I don't see any live wasps, so I think they might be dead or gone, but I'm not going to risk it.

The goat girls needed their house cleaned, too. It was pretty dirty since their favorite hobby is to leave any hay they don't eat all over the floor and lay in it. They were very "helpful" for the whole process, boinging from the wheelbarrow to the bales of shavings and then head-butting in joy that there was some activity. Anza got out when the gate was open during my last wheelbarrow run and capered around the yard and would not let me catch her. I tried grabbing her tail but she was too wily for me! So I got the jar of treats and she immediately came back in the pen. Naughty Anza!  I took this photo after I locked her back in the pen.  Notice her smirk!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stripey Sets

Ante and Sage by elizabeth's*whimsies
Ante and Sage, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
Littlefee Ante and Rosen Lied Sage are modeling a little set of overalls and a jumper I made. The overalls are exactly sized for Littlefee, so they are a smidge short for Sage but I wanted to show both outfits together!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tricycle Fun

Tricycle Fun by elizabeth's*whimsies
Tricycle Fun, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
Boy, was this ever hard to pose! She fell off at least three times!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Littlefee Ante

I had fun with creating some overalls for Littlefee Ante today. I also made her some little slipper-type shoes. Those were not as hard as I expected them to be, but I think I could use a lot more practice in shoe-making!

Littlefee Ante