With the warm weather that we have been ‘enjoying’, you might think that stitching of any kind is firmly put on the back burner. I have to be honest, if it comes to that then you might as well wave my sanity goodbye until Autumn.
Instead, I have opted to do a somewhat startling impression of Beyonce……..a leap by anyones standards, so please let me explain. I have adopted a fan, cranked it up to maximum strength, and find myself in a permanent state of windswept….to be honest….that is pretty much where the similarities end between myself and Ms Knowles……”uh oh, uh oh, uh no no !” That said, the wind machine effect, has meant that I can continue to do what I love.
I have a couple of dolls on the work bench at the moment, and have been taking my time to decide what colours will best suit them. Of course, what I should really say, is that I have been addicted to making little dresses.
It isn’t like they didn’t have a little frock to choose from, it is simply that I love making them. Working in 4ply sock yarn is such a treat. With an extensive stash of hand dyed yarn, it is a fantastic way of using up the bits and bobs. I have now started experimenting with different lace patterns on the skirt, and am thinking that I may have to dabble with ‘intarsia’ come the end of summer.
I aim to complete a couple more knitted dresses, then do the blocking and finally add the little buttons this week. I also will be popping back later this week to add the free hat patterns I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, should anyone be interested in those.
I am also in the process of crocheting the wigs for these little ones. I have chosen a honey blonde and a pale pink mohair, but have also been creating curls for future little girls….just like Hattie has here….
The fun with this, is in the colour combinations. Hattie’s hair was made up of 6 subtle shades, ranging from powder blue to pink. I have some golds, blues, magenta and reds planned for the end of summer, just like little Evie and her friends.
Now I haven’t mentioned the Willow Square Blanket…..there is good reason for that! I would like to say it’s been too hot for me to be blanket making….but that would be a bit of a fib.
I have been a little indecisive when it comes to the ‘edge’ colour….I won’t lie….and I may have mentioned this to my friend Sue, a couple of times….I say a ‘couple’. Basically, I’m in a bit of a tiz over it. I know what I want the end result to be, and I can’t quite decide whether ‘Mushroom’ is the way forward, so I have done what I believe is right…….I have run away from it! Yep….I have told it to sit in the naughty corner….think about what it has done…..and I will come back to it later !! No eye contact between us until the weather is cooler!
I am focussing on dolls….dolls dresses…..dolls hats….dolls shoes…..dolls hair….well anything but that blanket really!
Thank you for being so patient with me…. I know I haven’t been about much of late. What with one daughter just finishing GCSE’s and getting ready for Prom this week, and the other doing end of year tests, archery tournaments, and going to gigs, life seems to have got in the way of our coffee and shed time, a little.
Please take a wander around the blog, and settle down with a cuppa at Shedquarters, and I will be back very soon my Lovelies xx