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Needing a Wardrobe

Since I’ve finished homeschooling and am impatiently waiting for Zaza, I have been making things for her.  I made a dolly and now I’m mass producing a line of clothing that will soon need its own wardrobe.  I play my Spanish cds on the laptop while I sew, and I stare at the map of Colombia above the sewing machine…. wondering what part of the country she is in.  Here’s the latest:

We can’t wait to kiss your soft cheeks, Zaza!

2 comments June 7, 2010

Inspiration

We acquired a new-to-our-family gazebo this past week.  It inspired me to repair the cushion on the patio swing that the sun and the dog destroyed.  After the batting was exposed, every nest-building bird within 27 miles stopped in to gather white fluff for their home.  We have “no-man’s land” next to our house that has several varieties of cacti… with several varieties of birds’ nests… ALL of which contain part of our patio swing stuffing.

So as I’m in the craft store picking out replacement batting, I was sucked into the bright print cotton fabric section.  I remembered that I’ve been hoping to make a soft-body cloth dolly for Zaza with several coordinating outfits, a sleeping bag, pillow, carrying bag, etc.  The vintage muslin fabric (from my great grandmother’s sewing collection) has been tea-dyed and cut, ready for doll-body construction.  I also have collected some yellow flannel with lavender butterflies for the dolly’s pajamas…. and white flannel with sparkly fairies in pink tutus for the sleeping bag and pillow.  All the cotton prints were 30% off!  Glory be!  I got four coordinating purple fabrics for a dress, pantaloons, apron, bonnet and slip.  All for under $5!  It’s going to be darling.

After I get the new cover sewn on the patio swing (it’s all pinned in place, I’m waiting for my husband to get home and hold it while I sew it) I’m off and running on Zaza’s dolly and accessories.  It’s therapeutic to make crafty items for my little girl who is still so far away from home… and mommy and daddy… and two brothers… and a sister who has always wanted a sister.

Add a comment May 16, 2010

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