Once there was a girl who loved her Dolly. They played together and slept in the same princess bed. The girl loved her little vintage print skirt that matched her favorite dolly. But what to do when potty training goes awry? How can we play when not matched? Simply have mother whip up some new togs and back to play we go!
Great Grandma's bedsheet made a perfect garden party skirt.
Perhaps my most favorite thing right now is looking forward to my monthly swap. My friend, Angi (crafter and cook genius and great mother, friend, photographer, maverick) and I started doing 'swaps' a few months ago in the pattern of all great crafters and wannabes. Each month we send each other something we have made. It can be anything but must be handmade. Last month Lily got a sweet Sophie doll ala The Black Apple and a matching cutesy skirt. Lily loves it and even sleeps with it at night. She loves the matching skirt but unfortunately her mean mama won't let her wear it everyday. I thought I could solve the problem by whipping up some new frocs for Dolly from my scrap pile. I was rather pleased with myself and couldn't wait to show Lily but was still met with tears. "She needs a shirt!" Sigh. I guess I should get back to the Bernina. But here are a few shots of Dolly and her new wardrobe. Oh, and I guess this is a spoiler for Angi's next swap that is now in the mail (I am behind one swap, as one of Angi's other talents is being on the ball.)
Speaking of balls, what else would a respectable Dolly wear to one than a pink tutu with pom-pommed petticoat?
I call this my 'park bench skirt'.
Be sure to check out theblackapple.typepad.com for the free pattern of the doll and other fab art and craftsty stuffs. I am in love with her prints and they will be gracing my new home. I am thinking the Milkland Carousel for the playroom what do you think?