we were feeding a neighbour's cats over the holidays- I had the brilliant idea (pat pat) to set up all my sewing stuff over there so I could work on my Christmas sewing. It was so great! I didn't have to worry about curious children or leaving a mess out- just work and then walk away leaving it all set up. must be what it's like to have a spacious studio...
aside from the Christmas jammies and bathrobe,
a dog coat for my mom's dog (Butterick 4885)
i learned that dogs are even harder to photograph than children
i also sewed matching dresses for Maxine and her new dolly
this (sort of dark) picture is the only one I have as Maxine tried it on only the once: unfortunately as a pattern for Maxine's dress I used one of her dresses that is basically too small and I hadn't realized it. so that is a shame unless I can get some more fabric. it was from Joann's and it's this super cute owl print corduroy:
Maxine's new dolly is a Canadian girl (well, they're actually Maplea Girls but the are the equivalent of the you know-who-dolls in the USA).
she LOVES HER!!!!!
her name is Saila and she is from Nunavit. (The girls are all from different provinces) Max also got a bunch of clothes for 'her girl' (she calls her 'my girl'!) and spends hours daily dressing and undressing her, and making up stories about her. I enjoy brushing her hair. (someone else in the family also enjoys braiding her hair but he won't let me say who.) and i have to say I'm looking forward to making more clothes.
someone asked me, under his breath, 'live vicariously much?' and this may be completely true, but who cares?