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Perfect for fussy Tea drinkers who want lots of variety.

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Two new American Girl Doll outfits Completed today......
I wanted to try smocking around the dropped waist of Josefina's Festival outfit and then the blouse needed some to match.  The shawl was the result of one night in front of the TV and the petticoat was required to fluff out the skirt.  I think Josefina look...

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Introduction to Josefina
My doll is Josefina Montoya from Mexico, circa 1824. All American Girl Dolls have a story and come from an historical era.  Josefina (although my Spanish friend is always called Josie so maybe I will go with that). It is probable that in 1824, Josefina was ...

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American Girl Dolls - Josefina
I have finally discovered "American Girl Dolls" and I bought a second-hand doll called Josefina who will be my model for all the smocked and other clothes that I intend to make for her sized doll. I hope that they will appeal to collectors of these dolls.  ...

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Two more outfits for Vintage 28 inch Pedigree doll
I put both of these on ebay. Both this smocked dress and the one from the previous post sold for $50. The unsmocked sundress is still on for $35.  Obviously people prefer the smocking on their dolls' clothes.

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Outfit for vintage 28 inche Pedigree doll from 1950s
Today I finished an outfit for a large 28" Brighton Belle Pedigree doll.  I used fabric from 1970s as well and poplin for the petticoat and pants.  I am testing the waters on ebay with this one and if it sells then I will start making more to sell.  If not,...

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Vintage doll's dress for a Commission
I see I that I haven't blogged on here for a year. During that time, I nursed my lovely husband through his illness (cancer) until his death in February of this year. After a full six months I am finally getting back to sewing again. This little vintage dol...

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Colours of my Mind"


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Can't Keep Away from the Op-shops!!
Today I went to Good Sammy's (Good Samaritan Industries run by Methodist Church) and spent $4.  I have no intention of doing the cross-stitched picture especially when the picture is stamped on the even-weave fabric but the threads are to die for.  Not stra...
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