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Posted by tialys in Arts and Crafts, Dressmaking Projects, Miscellaneous Crafts on February 27, 2021
Sort of hard to tell from this first photo due to scale but – never fear – this is not the sort of thing I wear about the house during lockdown (or any time) to entertain Mr. Tialys and the various deliverers of parcels to my door.
Although, if that’s your thing, I won’t judge you.
Another sewing lesson took place where Miss Tialys the Younger pretends she wants to learn to sew but, in reality, she just wants clothes for her ‘niche’ doll collection and so she sits and watches me do it all or, at least pretends to. In our last session she actually fell asleep.
I, on the other hand, was bravely struggling with teeny pattern pieces and fairly minimal instructions (no drawings, only writing 😲) but actually quite enjoying myself.
Everyone’s a critic, apparently, and she felt qualified to tell me that I’d put the ears on too close together
Although I was actually quite chuffed with it.
WARNING: Disturbing image coming up.
In fact, I started to quite get into the whole playing with dolls thing by the end of it and my model obliged with a couple of poses.
As I’ve said before – I’m a teddy bear person myself (if anything) and have quite a collection of artist bears (from years ago) which has taken over the smallest of the small bedrooms much to Mr. T’s annoyance as he actually put the shelf up in there for books.
I cheered him up with this one though. An antique French bear too big to fit on the shelf but who consented to wearing the leather plague mask made by Mr. T. before such things were no longer a joke. 😷
Time to put the toys away now and do something more useful.
The things we get up to in lockdown!
ScrapHappy January 2021
Posted by tialys in Arts and Crafts, Dressmaking Projects, Miscellaneous Crafts on January 15, 2021
I was determined to join in with Scraphappy this month, having missed some due to the move.
Even though we’ve downsized massively and I affectionately refer to our new home as ‘the dolls’ house’ I’ve always found dolls creepy – I’m more of a teddy bear girl myself. However, a request for dolls’ clothes was made and scraps were dug out.
A scrappy bit of fleecy stuff found lurking amongst Mr. Tialys’s rolls of leather got turned into mini Ugg style boots.
Some thin, stretchy fabric left over from a dress and a bit of French terry from who knows where got made into a t-shirt and trousers. This fiddliness prompted a successful search for my rotary cutter and unpicker in the depths of my still disorganised sewing room so that was good at least.
Be grateful I forgot to take a photo of the heart patterned boxer shorts.
With that I shall remark only on how I marvel at people who can make detailed teeny, tiny things for all sorts of dollies and softies without harbouring any wish to join them. If I’m going to make a pair of jeans with a fly front, belt loops, contrast top stitching and decorated back pockets I want to be able to wear them myself.
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate (me!), Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette and Ann