An Idea Coming to Life

Greetings, Internet~Land. Today I have the video ready for sewing the new Glamour Coat pattern for SD sized BJDs. We’ve had a very tough few days saying goodbye to my dad, who took his journey to Heaven this week. Putting this together gave my hands and fingers something to do while waiting on calls or to meet together with family for arrangements. It may sound odd to say, but the light powder yellow color seems to reflect a little bit of those golden streets. All in all, this project was very therapeutic for me, and I’m happy with how it turned out. I’m also posting the PDF link for the additional little purse/bag pattern. Hopefully, it will provide some peaceful enjoyment for you as well. Lots of love always & happy sewing.

A “Must Share”

Good afternoon! I am one who LOVES a good bargain. My dear friend shared this with me, and I would like to share it with you. It’s a place called Connecting Threads. They carry beautiful fabrics, quilting kits, sewing tools, and my favorite ~ their wonderful selection of cotton 1,200 YARD thread spools! Right now in the May 2016 catalog, these are on sale for $1.95 each. SUCH a great deal! They also have other thread cones on sale, so check it out at:

http://www.ConnectingThreads.com

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Getting Started

So, I’ve had a request for more doll cases (which is always a good thing), so I thought I’d put on a couple pics of their “glamorous beginnings.” My very first case was tall enough, but a bit narrow to have enough room for much storage. I only wish I could still find the black marble design I used on the drawers … sigh. Then I expanded the size and made cases for my daughters. Savannah wanted “cabinet doors” in hers (which I hope to never do again…heeheehee). These were very workable, but a little “over-large.” That led to the final pattern which I still use now. This last fall, I came up with the new Coffin Case, which may still undergo some “tweaking.” I’d like to narrow it just a bit.

I start out with good, flat, purchased cardboard. I want it to be VERY clean; I don’t use a lot of recycled cardboard, as I don’t always know what it contained. This also prevents too many pre-bent creases. Then the pieces are hand cut and assembled, adding different sections of the covering at defined stages. The cases have lot of “down time” while I’m waiting for glue to cure. During these intervals, I work on cutting and assembling the drawers. All in all, from start to finish, a case takes about 36 to 40 hours to make. Well, better get to work!

May 5, 2016

So ~ here I go, on a new “digital” adventure! I’m Missy & I’m starting a blog & website to let my creativity find new life! This will be a place for all my published projects, doll fashion designs, paper doll collections, “how-to’s” (along with my hard-learned “how-NOT-to’s,” and some free patterns & “misc stuff.”

I’m VERY NEW at all this, so please bear with me as I learn all the bells & whistles of the internet world! I am still trying to get all the pages & features managed and under control. Hopefully, it will turn out to be a favorite place to visit. Thanx for coming & enjoy!