Monday, 15 April 2013
Time is Flying Away, And I'm Sewing As Fast As I Can
I've no idea what's been happening lately as I never seem to have enough time to do all that I want these days. All day every week day at the day job and my nights sewing up a storm. Then the weekend comes around and I think that I'll have loads of time and make loads of plans and then there's the chores and errands to run :S I need to claim me a day for dollies and get some period drama's on to keep me company. Maybe I'll have to talk Hubby into a night out with the boys so I don't annoy him :)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is the favourite book of many of us all over the world. The wonderful characters and strange tales inspired me to make these two little dolls, and I always find myself returning to Mr Carroll’s books again and again.
She's looking rather pretty in her red silk and satin gown trimmed up with gold lace and black and white check ribbon frills.
My Queen has layers of white underwear with lots of lace frilling under a red petticoat with white polka dots and more lace frills. Over a bright red satin underskirt decorated with a heart motif she has a dark red silk over-skirt with a train at the back with a matching decorated heart and wide border of gathered spotted silk at the hem. She has wide puffy sleeves trimmed with lots of frills, and a tight bodice.
What am I working on now? Let me think what's next...
I found a very sweet little brass cauldron in a thrift store that has a tiny Welsh lady on the front so I want to make a Welsh Witch with a proper Welsh hat to go with it. I'm not sure which one she'll be yet, but I've started her undies and am planning on wide skirts and a blouse with a shawl to keep her warm.
Then I need to make me some peg dolls and make Sarah her April and May peg dolls. As well as getting started on my Anastasia now that I have the perfect peachy pink silk for her dress. And I also want to make another Jack The Ripper, and...
No wonder I have to time! I have way too many ideas to keep up :S