Doll Clothes

After several weeks (probably more like a couple of months!), I finally have a chance to showcase the previous week’s sewing projects.  I’ll admit that selling a house is a pain in the neck and I hope the process will soon be over.  But I had some time last week (and today) to create something and I challenged myself to make some doll clothes!

This is my first real attempt at making doll clothes.  I used a Simplicity Pattern and tried to follow directions.  This is the end result:

Sleeper and Hat  for 12 inch Doll

Sleeper and Hat for 12 inch doll



Doll Dress for 18 inch Doll with velcro closure in back.

I need to know what to do with the seams on the inside though.  I don’t have a serger to create a neat finish…any suggestions?

Happy Sewing!


Wednesday’s Creations Week 2

Summer is here and that means spending time outdoors!  I accomplished quite a bit last week  (most of it has nothing to do with sewing!). I finished cleaning out closets (preparing for our yard sale next week), planted seeds in the garden, and pulled weeds-all on top of having some kind of cold or allergy thing hit hard!  (After a week of being miserable, my MD determined it was a sinus infection).  Now I’m on antibiotics and hope I’m on the mend.

Needless to say, I didn’t get to complete as many sewing projects as I wanted to.  Below are the sewing items I created:

Single Reusable Sandwich Bag in Enchanted Forest Blue-Grey Print

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An envelope pillow cover for a 16 inche pillow.

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I also made a little zipper pouch and tote bag for my mother in law.  I didn’t get a picture of the tote bag before I mailed it and the picture of the pouch didn’t come out too great.

I hope to create more items this coming week.  Thanks for reading!  See you next week!

Wednesday’s Creations

Welcome to Wednesday’s Creations!  Each Wednesday I will feature creations from the previous week.  Some will be creations for Etsy ( and others will simply be for my household.

Now onto the good stuff:  My creations for the previous week!

Blue Gingham Reusable Sandwich Bags;  One is “Picnic” size (larger) and the other is a sandwich size.  They are both fully lined.


Next, is something I didn’t create at all.  I found it lying in my fabric stash and decided to list this cute little growth chart.


Finally, I made this Spider Man drawstring bag.  This is made of up-cycled fabric that was washed in hot water and dried on very high heat to get it very clean.


I also made my first attempt at (not so great) quilting on some place-mats I made.  These are for my dining room.  I’ve decided to try some binding tape around the edges, but I’m not sure how to avoid the puckering of the fabric!  Needless to say, quilted place-mats will not be in my Etsy shop for some time.  🙂

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And finally, this is a pillow cover with a zipper!  I think I’m most impressed with my projects that have a zipper because zippers are a little tricky.  I used an old pillow form and gave it a new look with this cover-and it took less than 1/2 yard.  This has a permanent spot in my living room.

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These are my creations of the past week.  I plan to create another tote bag, cushions for my patio swing, and finish up some other sandwich bags I found this week.

Let me know what you think and tell me what projects you’re working on!  Can’t wait until next Wednesday’s Creations!