Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sewing for the Christmas doll

Every doll needs a swim suit. I cut down an old swim suit and made this for "Dolly". I had never worked with this kind of fabric before and found it both easy and hard. You really need a serger (or is that just me?). It went together real easy. I am not sure if I would make one for anyone larger than a doll.

Here "Dolly" is in her swim suit cover.

Here she is modeling her swim suit.

Another picture of her.

I was told she now needs sandals, a towel and a beach bag. Mmmmm.... we will have to see. Things are getting busy here with Scouts and sports, so time will be shorter.

I named her "Dolly" till she gets a new owner to give her a proper name. I think it fits for now.

Have a great weekend.

Take care,


Friday, July 8, 2011

July fun

I tried to grow tomatoes, but a little bunny and the basketball were against me. I got this one and his brother who is still very green.

A picture of the Sandia Mountains before the fireworks show.

A concert by Casey James (American Idol). This was cool, he was good.
As for the fire work show, they were short and started a fire near the launch site, fire was exciting.

Red sun, due to smoke in the sky from the "Las Conchas fire", near Los Alamos.

Berries from my father-in-laws tree in Taos. Boy were they good. Reminded me of my childhood at my grandparents house in Talpa.

No sewing has been done, it has been so hot here and I had a sinus infection with a bad headache. It finally looks like it going away.

Take care,


Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Littel sewing for the BH home

A little sewing for the BH house. Mostly girl things for I have no fabric for boys. I really need to break the rules and go buy some. I am also tired of working with scraps. I know, I know that is what the sewing group is about, but still, I want to pick the yards of fabric.

A simple dress size 3.

A 2 tiered skirt, size 5.

A simple size 5 skirt.

A top and shorts, size 5.

A apron, small size.

Not much sewing lately. I am not sure where the weeks have been going. I am still going through things, trying to de-clutter this house. Having the boys kind of getting ready for school in the fall so I can see what they need. This past weekend we went to Las Cruces for Kevin's orientation/registration and saw what his dorm room looks like. I am not impressed. The University did a sorry job last weekend. Not much information was given to the parents, lucky I already know what to expect with Brian being there.

Today it is strange outside, everything looks yellow. There is a smokey haze outside and the smell of smoke. There are a number of fires burning here in New Mexico, the biggest is near Los Alamos where the National Labs are.

We need rain.

Everyone have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

Take Care,