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I've always been a crafty person. I love the visual arts and just like to create things. I tend to stare at each item in awe when it is complete... thinking "I made this!?" Call me a hopeless romantic, but the old days had it right in many ways, including traditional homemaking. I've been hobby sewing and crafting since I was a little girl. But in recent years, I found it necessary to sew clothes for my girls to keep them modestly dressed. While nursing my babies, I began making nursing covers for myself and friends. I've also done furniture restoration, crocheting, baking, painting/drawing, photography and more. Enjoying these feminine crafts and other projects has made me want to share my ideas and talents.

I hope to provide you with great ideas and quality products that will "keep you covered!" Some items will be available at an Etsy Shop. Also enjoy my tips and examples on this blog!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Stitching up a gift

Here's some quick peeks at what I made this past week for my kiddos' and their stockings.

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My old doll bed needed a makeover (since 1980 something). So this fabric I found at Joann's clearance section made the perfect sheet and comforter set. The comforter is top cotton and bottom fleece.
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After looking on Etsy for modest fashion doll clothes, all I could say was "i can make that!" So I did. [Not the man's clothes, I bought that set to free up my time.] I pulled most from my scrap fabric bag, and tried the ideas I had seen without a pattern. I'm pretty pleased with myself at what I could make, and hope it will just get better until I hand over this project to my oldest daughter.
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The key to making the clothes is to use elastic bobbin thread, stitched by hand at waist or top. I must say, I love my serger for doll clothes, though I did turn over a few edges. Maybe this time around, I won't find SO many naked barbie dolls around the house?!

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Moose had surgery on his arm, and went home with a fleece coat, hat and mittens. No pattern, just made it up as I went. Happy that fleece stretches to fit, and hook'n loop helps pull it together. My son couldn't be happier.

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My little guy also loves his crocheted hat, complete with a Santa beard. He wore it to hand out candy canes at gymnastics class. Wish I had a picture of that!

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