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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Wee Ones - A Surprise

We are taking a little break from Clara and her new wardrobe this week - to show a wonderful surprise that I received.

A lovely package came in the mail this week - from my friend Candy, who also collects dolls and sews beautiful clothes for them.  Be sure and visit her to see all her new dolls and their wonderful outfits.

She said she had a few small things to send me - oh my - what a great collection of small things.

 Stacks and stacks of fabrics - stripes, dots and checks
 Plaids and fancy prints
 Lots of pretty flowered fabrics - the pink with blue flowers is corduroy
 Fancy flowers
 And lace fabric and lengths of pretty lace edging

And then
 Five new patterns - so many new outfits to sew for my dolls - they are excited to see all the choices
 A wardrobe of old fashioned outfits
 Fun vintage patterns
 Pretty, pretty dresses
 And lots of outfits

And the  biggest surprise of all
A new doll - to join the others I have.  Her name is Kyla and she has lovely curly brown hair.  She can't wait to join the others in all their fun.

Isn't that a fun package?  And what a wonderful friend - thank you so much Candy.

And now a new project of clothes for the dolls.  I think the red plaid will made great shirts, perfect for a day at the stables with pony.
And I am going to pick different fabrics and trims to make dresses for all the dolls - using the pattern second from the right, top row.  It will be fun to see how different the dresses look in different fabrics and trims. They'll all be ready for summer in their new dresses.

Thank you Candy - we all had such fun opening the package and making plans - and Kyla is happy to be among her new friends.

And visit Diane to see her new doll.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! How sweet! Candy is such a wonderful dollie friend and sent you lots of pretty things! Kyla is adorable and you'll have such fun with her. And the fabric and patterns are amazing. I see all kinds of nautical outfits and I love the lacy dresses. You'll be busy for months to come! And it will be fun to get a new wardrobe made for Kyla. How exciting! HAVE FUN! Sweet hugs, Diane

Susie said...

That pattern 1443....looks cute enough to make some clothes for little girls too. Looks like clothes my girls would have worn during grade school. Waaa....I miss my little girls (all grown now). I used to sew for them all the time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Candy S said...

JoAnn, You are so very welcome dear friend. I had to buy Kyla when I saw her pretty face and when her hair came out with such lovely curls I knew she had to go to a home where she would be loved. I think she will be very happy at your house playing with Donnie, Poppy, Abby, and Sally Jo and that they will have many adventures together.

Have fun sewing! I cut the fabric that I used as packing material from larger pieces that I still have to make doll clothes from.


J said...

What a beautiful surprise! I think Candy will be pleased with what you make from all these "ingredients!" I like how the prints and plaids you use are scaled so small - just perfect for your dolls!

Small City Scenes said...

What a nice nice friend you have. We all thank Candy for the gift because we know not only do you appreciate it you will made a amazing number of beautiful clothes and Kyla will be so loved. She sure is a pretty girl.
Have fun.

Julie Fukuda said...

My, what a wonderful surprise!
I'll bet that first fabric will make something for July 4th.
And ... one more doll to sew for! Waiting to see.....

Powell River Books said...

You have so much fun with your dolls and sewing! - Margy