So much to share! I’m debating breaking this into two posts.
First, a new handspun skein. Every Spun Right Round braid I spin becomes my new favorite. Seriously considering joining her fiber club! Falkland, 2-ply, about 250 yards. This is her Craftwerk colorway.
This yarn reminds me of why I love spinning. Creating a unique, special yarn that only I have. Every braid of fiber is a choice, you can make it anything you want and that potential is what makes spinning so exciting! I’m so in a spinning mood right now… it’s fantastic.
I got a sewing bug last a weekend. I caught it from my oldest daughter, saying, “Mommy, will you make me a new Black Apple Doll?” Have you seen this pattern? It’s a freebie available here. It’s designed by Emily Martin and now there’s about a million of these handmade dolls out there.
I find them hard to sew. Well, fiddly. And not to mention the last one I made for my daughter ended up in a beheading! Yikes. I decided to try again anyway.
Green eyes and freckles just like my girl. I do change the pattern when I make these – I fatten up the legs and arms. The ones in the pattern are a bit too scrawny for me.
I painted her face with acrylics. My favorite part? Her Malabrigo socks!
Now I can’t make something for one daughter without for the other. Little sis immediately asked for a mermaid. An Etsy search for a pattern later, and I was off sewing.
She cracks me up. Especially the belly. Her hair is handspun, and the face is done in permanent ink. I found this pattern really easy to follow. You can find it here.
I have two very happy little girls here with their new dolls. :) I’m by no means the best at sewing, but I get by, and my girls don’t care that some things are crooked and funky.
I have a lot more to share, but for now I have to get to dinner.
Happy Easter weekend friends!!