Making Something “Good” “Better!”

Hello, hello, friends in Internet~Land. I’m not sure why my posts and videos always end up being finished way too late on a Sunday evening. I think it’s because my subconscious is trying to avoid the knowledge that the sooner I go to bed & go to sleep, the sooner I will have to wake up and go back to work. I just LOVE being home!

Oh, well, in any event, I have a new updated pattern & video for you. I was wandering through some of my facebook groups this week and came across an excellent idea for a waistband on the BJD SD Ninja Pants. I thought, “I just have to give this a try!” Low and behold, I love how it worked. Improvements are always a good thing. Soooo ~ I drafted up a pretty version of my brown paper pattern so I can post it here for you to try. Enjoy & happy sewing!

Pattern – BJD SD Waistbanded Ninja Pants

BJD SD Waistbanded Ninja Pants

Showin’ a Mom Some Love!

Hey there, Internet~Land! Just popping in for a quick update. My wonderful daughters treated me to a surprise ~ a new & upgraded camera! Two years ago, they bought me a very nice camera for Christmas. A couple weeks ago, it totally froze. Even with brand new batteries, it would not turn on long enough for the lens to go back into the mount. Fortunately, they included an extended protection plan which covered the original purchase amount. Well, instead of just replacing the current one, they added to it in order to get a different camera. Here’s my happy box opening!

Gum Box Video Complete!

Hi, everybody in Internet~Land! I have now completed & posted the “how to” video for making the cute little dolly cases. I’ll include the pattern link in this post, as well as a link to the video. Wishing you tons of fun as you craft & sew!

Gum Case

Gum Case Re-Imagined

Good morning all you wonderful people out there in Internet~Land! Here in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day weekend. I’m enjoying the knowledge that Monday will be spent at home. Today I slept until 6:30am, which was delightful compared to my usual 3:30am alarm! Upon awaking, I sorted the laundry for the wash-house (since my own washer died), and have finished up the¬† formatting for this new little pattern. It’s a fun way to use those empty chewing gum cases for delightful dolly accessories! Now your dolls will have a new type of case/purse/attache’ to carry their most valuable treasures. I’ve only finished the prototype thus-far (pictured on the right), but I am still going to make more. I’ll play with it and tweak it as I go if needed. The pattern is designed to have some edges turned over/hemmed (shown by dotted lines), but if you want the edges to be flat and smooth, you could skip this part (trimming off those edges as long as your fabric/leather does not ravel). In any event, it’s just a place for your own creativity to begin! I’m working on a video to walk through the assembly steps. I’m in the process of replacing my good camera which suddenly died last week, so hopefully that can be done this weekend. If not, I’ll try using one of my older cameras to get that ready for you. In the meantime, here’s the pattern so you can start building!

Gum Case

Putting Together the Ruffle Dress

Hello there, Internet~Land. This week I’d like to wish all you moms out there a spectacular evening on this fine Mother’s Day. I have a new video ready to post for sewing together the Ruffle Dress from the last pattern I posted. As I was preparing to sew it, I realized that my dolly would need something ready to wear UNDER the dress, since the fabric is extremely sheer. That led me to drawing out & sewing the cute little slip for her. I am posting the new pattern for the slip, and it also includes a couple variations for bras & undies. I suppose the pattern could also work for a swim suit. Anyways, I will add the new video to this post once it processes on YouTube, and for now will leave you the link to the new pattern. Here’s wishing you a spectacular week!

BJD SD Underwear Pattern

BJD SD Undies

Stopping by with the New Video!

Hello, Internet~Land! I just wanted to pop in to post the link for the video I mentioned in the previous post. I was able to get it completed, and wanted to post it before I head off to sleep. I have a very busy work week coming. I was afraid that if I wait, it may not get posted until next weekend. So, here it is! Links to the new pattern can be found in the previous post as well as on the “Ready To Print” page. Wishing you all a very happy, peaceful, and productive week!

Getting Back in the Swing

Hello, hello, Friends in Internet~Land!

Well, I’m starting to get back into the groove of productivity. I have a new video all filmed (it just needs to be edited), I have a new BJD pattern set finished, I’ve won the most recent battle with ANTS in my house, AND I’m enjoying the task of beta reading/editing for a wonderful new & up-coming author! It was a very long couple weeks, but the Lord is always good, and the breather was very refreshing. My family member came through the first surgery well, and will soon move into the next phase of treatments. The funeral for my friend was very nice, and we got to see some dear friends who traveled to be here. We’ve had good reports from the other friends, who are hanging in there one day at a time. So, I guess that’s where we are. All in all, life moves along with both its ups & downs. Thank you for your support and kind comments here, on facebook, and on my videos. You all are so thoughtful, and it’s much appreciated.

Now, on to our dolly joy! The video I’m working on shows how you can use “people patterns” to make patterns for dolls. This set is from doing just that. It’s from an old pattern of mine, but I’m not sure just how old it is, so to avoid potential problems, we’re simply calling it the “ruffle dress.” It’s a loose fitting dress that can be either tea length or full length with a full, flowing, ruffled skirt and sleeves. I reproduced the pattern for both 1/3 SD and 1/4 MSD BJD sizes, and it should work for a very large variety of body shapes due to the loose fit. I will post the link & picture here as well as on the “Free Stuff” and “Ready To Print” pages. Hopefully the “how to” video will be edited and posted very soon, so stay tuned for that. Again ~ thanks so much for all the love & right back at’cha!

BJD Ruffle Dress Pattern

BJD Ruffle Dress Pattern

Whew.

Hello, Internet~Land
Thank you so much for stopping by the site and for watching my posts. I just wanted to update that I may be taking a little bit of a break. Sometimes, life just gets a bit complicated & energies need to be directed elsewhere for a while. We have a family member dealing with a pretty major heath thing, I went to the funeral for a friend this weekend, another friend has a very serious health issue, and two other friends also had to endure family losses. It’s been a little much, so I’m gonna take a short break from social media to process & renew. Be assured, I’ll be back again very soon!
Much love as always ~ missy 

A Slow Weekend

Hi, everybody in Internet~Land. I hope it’s a good day for you. I am happy to be home today enjoying the first day of my three-day weekend. I should be coming up with an extensive “to-do” list, but instead I’ve been leisurely cleaning, baking, and watching the newly released English version of Naruto Shippuden ~ the LONG awaited Final Battle! I have also been trying to decide on the subject of my next video. I have a couple directions I could go, but have not made a decision yet. In the meantime, I have a new pattern for the Tonner Matt body style. This set consists of a pair of cargo shorts and a baseball style T-shirt. I’ve actually sewed this pattern several times, so it shouldn’t have too many untried glitches. It may also work for those of you who have 1/4 scale MSD BJDs. I can’t say for certain, as I don’t have any that size myself. Anyways, it’s a fun pattern for a more casual spring/summer time look. OK ~ now back to my show & deciding on something else to cook!

Matt – TShirt & Cargo Shorts Pattern Set

Matt Cargo Shorts T-Shirt