|Daisy's New Years Herald|
In particular, I'd like to say that the friendships I made gave me so much joy, inspiration, and a wonderful outlook for the future. The friendships I had became stronger, and when I feel loved and appreciated, my creative world is a much nicer, safer place for me.
|Underneath It All|
|The Back With Buttons|
Instead of lining the dress in batiste as I normally do so as not to add weight to the piece, I lined it in the same silk dupioni as the attached chemise giving it some body. I love the way a skirt will drape sewing in this fashion (attached chemise). And, the ease of dressing the doll since you always must be mindful of the doll stand and the clamp that goes around their waist.
|Jean's Special Gift|
|A Memory Of January 2014|
But, let's get back to friendships for a moment. I just had to share one of the dearest gifts I've ever received. Jean made me a sewing machine album to commemorate the costuming I did over this past year. The time and work involved to create this for me, was equal to the talent my dear friend has. She'd told me about her die cut sewing machine to create an album with, and asked me if I thought I'd enjoy having one. Not a scrapbooking person myself, I had no idea what was in the works. I just about fell over when I opened her gift that was so wonderfully wrapped, too. There is nothing Jean Nordquist cannot do and exceptionally well. There is even a little lined spool on the opposite page for me to make notations on of what materials I used for the project. And, a chatelaine ring holds the pages together! She does sell these kits, and its a perfect way to preserve your sewing accomplishments. Maybe if I'm good girl this year, she'll make me another next! . Its just awesome. So is she.
As New Year's Eve comes about this year, I'm planning on what I will do in 2015. One of the projects will be taking another Lawton doll and creating a Godey's Girl from her. I've been pouring over those pages for far too long not to do some real French Fashion costuming from them. And, Candy Anderson is making Katy Curls' friend, Jolly Jane, for me, so there well be another Frances Tipton Hunter girl to sew for.
All in all, I'm inspired and on a roll I hope will never end. However, this winter will see me tucked in and reading the second book from the Outlander series. I never thought I was a "romance novel" reader until Diana Gabaldon's book fell into my lap. What a fabulous swashbuckling read! Happy New Year!
Miss E. Mouse
|Another Snow Shoe Postcard|
|A Postcard For Daisy|
|Snow Shoes and Horn|
|A Second Postcard for Daisy|
|Under the New Year's Crescent Moon|