15 December 2013

Works in progress










So as I write I am trying to keep under control the slight sense of panic I am feeling, as it would seem that I do have rather a few works in progress.  Now as you know this is quite normal for me, however, the majority of these are either for Poppy's Birthday on Tuesday or Christmas the following week.  

The little doll is one of two (ok..... so I haven't actually cut out the second one yet) that I am making using THIS PATTERN, although you'll see I changed the hair style. The teeny clothes are also taken from the patterns, with a few little extra bits and pieces added.  Poppy still loves to play with dolls and she requested two that she could take out with her.  I had planned on making a simple little tote bag for them, but then I thought wouldn't it be lovely if they had little beds to sleep in and somewhere to store the clothes, well as you can see I may just be getting ever so slightly carried away, but oh my, I am having so much fun!! 

The felt bows I made a few weeks ago for her party, but I still haven't had time to finish them off and we invited a few more party guests, so more brooches are required.  All birthday girls need a dress, I'm making up Poppy's using  Kwik Sew Pattern K3905, which I bought HERE and some pretty baby pink cord from my stash.  It's a great pattern and has come together really easily, I love the simple style with the pleats around the neck and on the sleeves.  I just need to add the buttons and buttons holes down the back and hem and then I'll be there.

In my spare moments I've been on Pinterest looking at pretty party cakes.  I'm not sure if this is a good idea because no doubt I'll be comparing my effort to those I've found.  Pinterest, now there is somewhere you can lose yourself on for a couple of hours if you're not careful.  You can find me on there HERE if you would like to take a peek and please do let me know if you're on there.

Right, must dash, I have full day's sewing ahead of me and Andy is home until 3pm today, so I'm hoping to get some of those WIP's finished!

I hope that you're having a lovely weekend too and are successfully working through your Christmas projects!


16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your little Poppy! (such a pretty name!) I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating (and isn't it fun having a great excuse to make dolls Sarah? ) Your little doll looks gorgeous as do all your gorgeous makes!
    Wishing you a happy and creative Sunday!
    Susan x

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  2. So many lovely things on the go Sarah .... it'll all come good in the end. Just stop for a cup of tea and a mince pie ) every now and again and everything will be just fine !
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you Kate...very good advice!! xo

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  3. All your works in progress look beautiful! Happy Birthday to Poppy, and I am sure she will love the dolls!
    Hope you are getting lots done today, and wishing you a happy crafty week ahead.
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen....you too!! xo

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  4. Hi Sarah, I popped over from Gilly Makes' blog. I've had a little peek back through your wonderful blog and enjoyed see the things you make. Love the little dolls here. Wendy x

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    1. Hi Wendy...popping over right now!! Thank you for visiting my blog. Sarah xo

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  5. Hi Sarah, the little dolls are wonderful, and look such fun to make! Have a lovely crafty week! Chris xx

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    1. Thank you Chris....I see from your FB page that you are being very industrious!! xo

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  6. Wow, the little dolls are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Ginger Melon's pattern is gorgeous, so very pretty!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking time to comment. Sarah xo

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  7. What gorgeous makes. I saw over on Gilly makes blog that you are interested in some swaps next year well if you follow my blog I am hoping to be hosting a few swaps next as well as hosting the cracker swap again xx

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    1. Hi Tracy, thank you so much for popping over, oh the swaps sound marvelous. I am now following you on Bloglovin, I wouldn't want to miss out!! Sarah xo

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  8. Can't believe that I have only just discovered your blog (from a comment you left on mad about bags). It is indeed a little happy place and I so pleased to visit. Jille xx

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  9. Goodness you've been busy! Such beautiful makes. I love the palate of colours you've used throughout this post - your makes all have such a distinctive style. x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it really does make my day! If you have a question, please do ask away and I will do my very best to answer. Sarah xo