Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend

Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend
Only non dull color available

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

China Doll Project

My latest project was mending this china doll rescued from a discard pile of a doll collector. I think the sawdust was the downfall of her muslin body rotting away. It looks like she was mended before with patchwork repair to the waist but I decided to go all the distance and give her a new body.This time i used cotton quilt batting for the stuffing. I adjusted her leg length after the finished photo was taken.
I used a pattern I had from the early sixties when I was a preteen making reproduction china head dolls from an extinct San Fransisco company call Mark Farmer. I had saved the body pattern in a little blue stationary envelope with child like cursive writing on it. Nowadays that would be a novelty as it would be computer printed wouldn't it? I knew I saved that pattern from way back then for a reason and through numerous reductions in gathered craft projects. Here are photos to show the new body.
If only it was this quick and simple for us huh?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sock it to me time

Here is the ongoning sock project for this winter. After seaching local stores for a common 'orlan' type knitted sock and only coming up with nylon stretchy versions which are too thin and uncomfortable I broke into the finger weight yarn stash to make my own sock. I am on my third and hopefully final version after the heel turn phase. So far so good. Really pretty wool yarn. But these maybe too thick. Certainly will be toasty warm though.
Here is a picture of the sock in progress. May the mate to this one go much faster or it will be spring.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Projects for a Snowed In Week

I took advantage of being snowed in to finish a variety of projects. Being forewarned of an oncoming big snow that so far had gone south and east of us all season long I stocked up on the essentials of life, food and TP and settled in. The snow is beautiful after looking at gray and black scenery all winter. Here is a photo of the snow and the projects.