I’ve been a bit absent from this blog over the last few weeks (almost 1,5 months to be more accurate) for no particular reason. Sorry for the long absence and thank you so much for your sweet messages and for just being there! I felt so blessed for belonging to this amazing community ❤
I didn’t lost my sewing mojo (fingers crossed, I’ll be able to show you everything, before spring!) and I don’t really thing I’ve lost my blogging mojo (considering the amount of posts drafts I have created during this period), yet I felt I needed to reassess a couple of things about the blog.
Although I mostly sew for my girl, and she loves it, she really dislikes modelling and taking pictures (on a side note, I must say I’m even worse as I’ve never liked having my pictures taken).
I really take an insanely amount of pleasure out of sewing yet I (we) want/need it to be an equally pleasant experience to us all: For me (when I sew) and for the recipients (mostly my kids), without having the pressure of getting “proper” modeled pictures to share here.
We like to believe that in our family we value (and respect) everyone’s opinions and I was deviating a bit from it.
So, after a lot of reflection and conversations between the parts, it is now clear to us all, that modeled pictures won’t appear here as often (only upon the recipient’s request, which may not happen as often as we wish) and I’ll do my best to keep the posts coming on a more regular basis (and that’s a promise I wish to keep).
This year, I will be closing my “sewing year” with some last-minute sewing projects for … dolls. I wish I had started earlier, but I was really pleased with the way these all turned out.
The Lua Sleeping Sack for Dolls: A free pattern from Straight Grain that comes together quite easily (I skipped the front piping as I didn’t have a matching one and run out of time to make/buy it). It fits perfectly my girl’s favorite doll (She requested to be in the pictures, despite not looking very happy on them …) . It’s really a great pattern and I highly recommend it (I’ve done several versions of the baby version and they were all very welcome by their new owners).
As a bonus, you can also have a peek of a “new-favorite” pattern around here: Oliver+S Lunch Box Tee (I will show you more pictures, soon). Thank you Nicole for the amazing fabric (she loves it) and Carla for pushing me to sew this pattern.
18” doll dresses (from Simplicity 4347): I purchased some patterns on a 50% online sale one moth before Christmas, but the package arrived exactly on Christmas Eve. Still, I had to give it a try, right?
I picked some fabrics from the remnants bin, added bits of lace and started sewing. This Liberty version with pink lace is my girl favorite (as it matches the doll hairband and socks).
And my own favorite, using a lovely blue print viyella (and different types of cotton lace because my local shop was closed on Christmas eve).
The pattern includes several options for dolls and, although sewing for dolls can be as exhausting as sewing for kids (lots of tiny details), I think we need to try them all. Next, we’ll be sewing the pajamas and the winter coat.
I love sharing my love for sewing with all of you (and get so much inspiration from you in return) and love to be part of the sewing community.
Happy New Year for all of you and your loved ones and may 2016 bring the joy, love and peace we all wish for.
Happy sewing, everyone!
xx, Ana Sofia