We've completed the body portion of our Raggedy Ann doll and we're in the middle of putting the finishing touches by sewing on the hair. We sewed the legs onto the body and voila! We're fairly satisfied with the outcome.
Have you lost weight and need a new dress form? We found a great video on YouTube to share with you that demonstrates how to pad your dress form to make it a larger size. From watching the video, all you need are shoulder pads a dress form, and pins. Don't have shoulder pads? We're going to try using poly fill instead. We'll share that with you in a later video so stay tuned. But for now, sit back and watch the video and let Nick Verreos show you how to do it. He also mentioned a book he has on Amazon. The price is pretty inexpensive and we hope to check it out soon. You can find it on Amazon. Let us know how your dress form turns out if you decide to try it out.
Our adventures with Raggedy Ann and Andy continue. Today we made the legs and feet. Did we run into any issues today? Of course! First off, somehow we lost pattern piece 4 for the upper leg. To compensate, we simply used the lower leg pattern piece 5 for both the upper and lower leg. This will probably make the doll a bit taller than called for but we are willing to live with it in order to limit wasted time and frustration. Then, after cutting out all of the needed pattern pieces, we realized we forgot to change fabrics to distinguish the shoes from the rest of the body.
Our adventures with Raggedy Ann and Andy continue. Our Raggedy Ann doll is coming along quite smoothly, with a few hiccups here and there. The upper torso is complete. Only a few more steps and she'll be done. We'll share with you a few of the issues we ran into and a few tips we figured out along the way.
Today's Video Of The Week gives you tips to make your sewing look professional. One tip that we hadn't heard of before, that sounds like a great idea is crossing the wrong side of the fabric with chalk. I can't tell you how many times I got confused and had to re-start a project after using the wrong side of the fabric. Seems like using the chalk can save time and avoid frustration. Check out the video and let us know of any tips that YOU use for better sewing.
A few weeks ago, we visited a little place in Riverside called The Pink Ribbon Place. They promote breast cancer awareness and provide no cost resources for those affected with the disease. Some of the resources they provide are hats, scarves, and turbans for women going through chemotherapy or experiencing hair loss. Weren't we surprised when our tour guide Erin pulled out a lovely crocheted hat as a sample of items they provide for free. Certainly right up our alley, and brings us back to one of our Fall Must-Haves, The knit beanie.
Happy Day After Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoyed the holiday with friends and family, ate lots of turkey and dressing, and remembered to give thanks for all that we have. As usual, Thanksgiving goes by quickly and then it's on to the next holiday...Christmas! Yes, we're already gearing up for Christmas. So this week, we thought we'd share with you a YouTube video on making circular quilted table toppers. It looks real simple to do and requires very few materials. Only fabric, a ruler, and thread. If you watch the entire video, the instructor shows a cool and useful technique for creating the perfect circle.
Perhaps we'll attempt to make this one in the future, but we want to know what you think about this one? So sit back, enjoy the video, and let us know in the comments below.
Door decorations are a wonderful way to welcome your holiday guests. Good ones can be a little pricey if you're on a tight budget. We'll show you how we created one for FREE, using only a few materials.
The holidays are upon us and you're probably looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, family, and friends. The challenge? Finding gifts that are heartfelt but still within your budget. After a day of shopping, we've got a tip to share with you that will help make your gifting easier and give you an idea for holiday crafts to fit your budget.
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