A lot of the girl dolls I make are all dressed up and ready to party. Sometimes It’s fun to dress for the messy, get-your-feet-dirty times. I gave this sweet girl clothing that will take her out for a day of adventuring.
She has a day pack with some fun-day essentials.
Here is what she looks like under her shirt- a white onesie.
This sweet girl is made with beige cashmere. It was my mom’s favorite fabric in her last decade or so of sewing and I love that I’m still using up her left-overs.
Her cardigan is made from a repurposed vintage cashmere sweater. Add she has a lacy knit scarf around her neck.
Pinks and reds. She has soft cashmere cardigan and an alpaca blend lacy scarf.
Her purse has hearts and bird beads as decoration.
I think she looks beautiful with my dahlias, don’t you?!
Very seasonal for October, right? You may or may not know that I listen to audio when I work; mostly audiobooks but also podcasts. I recently listened to a fantasy book, Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw, and loved it. The main character is Greta and she is described as very pale with white blond hair. The descriptions in books can get caught up in the spiderweb that is my brain and appear in whatever I am working on.
She is wearing a dark grey cashmere sweater with antique knitted lace at the collar and a fancy antique button. She has a grey lacy scarf knotted around her neck.
Her bag is full of important things- notebooks, mushrooms, coins.
Red Plaid fish-
And a fancy fish with variegated thread embroidery.
It is hard to see that the top fin is a very dark purple.
And a goldfish.
Three new fish for September.
Blue and white cups, ferns, variegated threads, trees and shrubs.
Just one more after this. These 2 are the classic design that you can make from my pattern. I am slowly listing them into my etsy shop.
They have tiny little sheep!
The cup and saucer have ducks and flowers.
And the second one with a herringbone hill.
I am not ready to think about winter yet, that’s for sure! Only fantasy winter.
In my not-art life, I am enjoying our first fall weather. The dahlias are thriving, the sedum are blooming and covered in bees, and the asters are starting to show some color. I hope everyone is safe from any hurricane weather.
By pure happenstance, this dahlia (which was simply labeled pink) is matching the hydrangea that I planted it next to!
First is Bluebell Cottage; or Harebell, which is what it says on the bottom of the saucer. But Bluebell sounds so much better.
And then Violet House-
It is pretty clear that someone in my area had a collection of violet-themed teacups. I found a number of them at 2 separate local fund-raising sales! Lucky me.