Monday, July 18, 2011

micah's tooth marshal

This latest Tooth Marshal was made for a very special baby boy Micah and given at the shower this past weekend. I had fun doing him up in chaps and a mustache this time. I made some changes to the way I sew the pocket too, so that it is not glued at all but is a floating pocket that's sewn all the way around. I like that better. I also made the pocket a bit bigger. Wow, the light was really dismal the day I took these! It's hard to see the colors clearly, but his gun belt and mustache are brown. It's fun to think of future big boy Micah tucking his little teeth in the pocket.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gramma Wolfie two-faced doll pattern available in the shop!

Hi! This Red Riding Hood inspired pattern is finally finished and available in the shop. It was a somewhat painful process to get to the final design, but you can rest assured this pattern has been thoroughly tested and edited! It is in PDF format and includes detailed step-by-step instructions, lots of diagrams, and color photos. This pattern includes a 1/2 inch seam allowance, which is a bit bigger this time and easier to work with.

There's an option to make the bonnet out of either eyelet trim or wide grosgrain ribbon. I've included a Resources section that lists specific colors and where to buy in the end of the pattern.


I'd say this is an advanced beginner/intermediate level pattern because of the number of steps, but it uses only basic machine and hand sewing methods. It is written for folks who are familiar with sewing terms. You can read more details in the shop if you are interested.

Here are more sample photos:

The Little Red pattern is coming next. Stay tuned for updates!

Monday, July 11, 2011

dolls in the shop

I have listed five (well, now four, sorry, the one on the far left is sold) Gramma Wolfie prototype dolls in the shop. They are all not quite the same doll as will be in the final pattern, but rest assured, they were made with painstaking care. They need loving homes and lots of small, tasty children to play with.