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Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Surprise

Another re-run - haven't these been fun?  This is from 2016.

I have a friend
Her name is Candy
She is as sweet as her name!

A while back she said she was sending me a package - with a few glasses in it

And they would be wrapped in a few pieces of fabric

Wellllllll - I told you she was sweet.
 Sweet as gingerbread and hearts
 I separated the stacks of fabrics she sent - sorted them into matching/coordinating groups - get ready for some fabric fun!
 checks and plaids
 dots and stars - these are vintage fabrics.  I used to buy the same fabrics in Calexico, CA  (right on the Mexican border) in the 1980s at the huge outdoor swap meet.  I made doll and bears clothes using these fabrics - and now I have the same fabrics to use for my current dolls - Little Women dresses?  Little House on the Prairie clothes?  So many possibilities - I feel rich!!
 Ginghams - so many ideas for doll clothes!
 Oh right - the pretty glasses.  I adore these pink swirl glasses - they will be featured in many table settings to come.
 Candy also sent pretty florals and garden prints - summer aprons for the dolls?  Sunsuits?
 And lovely woven plaids - Autumn is coming - I'd better get out the patterns - so many ideas.

I haven't sewn anything from these fabrics that Candy sent in this latest box - but she had sent me another box of fabrics about a month before  - and I've made some pretty dresses from some of them.  I've posted about the first box of fabrics - but let us review
 These are some of the fabrics she had sent me.
And in that same box - these five patterns 
A new doll - Kyla.
I told you Candy was sweet!!!!
Kyla loves her new sisters and brother - and they are all so happy to have her in the family.
The dresses are from some of the fabrics in the first box from Candy - I used the pattern in the lower right corner to make dresses - just different fabrics for each doll - most of the dress fabrics are from Candy
 I've shared the dresses before but I know you want to see them again - I just love the combinations of fabrics

It is a happy time in the summer with fabrics and patterns - and pretty glasses - from Candy. (The paper doll fabric on the dress in the lower right corner came in yet another box from Candy) Thank you so much my dear!!!!

And visit Candy's doll blog this afternoon - she is one of the most creative people I know.

And speaking of creative - have a visit over at Diane's - she always has something new, clever and fun for us to explore with her many dollies and projects.

I love my doll friends!  Do you have any special friends that you share fun times with, making doll clothes, choosing fabrics for doll clothes, etc?


eileeninmd said...

Hello, the fabrics are so colorful and pretty. I love all the cute dolls and their clothes. Pretty glasses. Have a happy day and weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know I ALWAYS love seeing your dolls! We had such fun making doll clothes, didn't we? Our dollies must be the best dressed dolls around. Wendy says she would just like to change her clothes! She's feeling dusty! heehee! Hope you are well and enjoying a good weekend! Lots and lots of sweet hugs, Diane, Wendy and dollies!