Tuesday, March 15, 2011

All Done, Finally!

I got my craft supplies unpacked (mostly) and finally finished my list.  I still feel bad that it took like a month longer to finish than I planned.  But at least it’s done.

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First up, I thought I had been neglecting Midnight craft-wise.  It had been a while since I made anything for her.  So I made this simple sundress for her.  I would have got a picture of her in it but for some reason the second I picked up the camera she disappeared.  She’s never been one to sit still for a camera.  Anyway, the dress gathers at the neck with the ribbon ties making it fairly adjustable if I want to put it on a larger cat.  Speaking of larger cats, we have a new member of our household.  One of the stray cats that hung around our old place got pretty attached to us, and we got attached to him as well.  So we took him with us during the move.  His name is Angel, he is larger than Midnight and much quieter too.  He is pretty laid back and easygoing.  I’ll probably post some photos of him later with more details.

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There have been times that I wished I had a needle and some thread in my purse or a more convenient way to carry sewing supplies while traveling.  A travel sewing kit is the perfect solution for this.  I made the case with scraps of red and white fabric.  It closes with a loop of elastic that wraps around and over a button.

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On the inside is a section for pins and needles that’s clearly labeled and a flap with pockets for thread that I wrapped around cards.

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The last bit has some elastic to hold a small ruler and a pair of scissors.  I wanted room for a decent pair of scissors, I can’t stand those cheap tinny tiny little scissors that come in store bought kits.  Those always break on me and hurt my fingers.  Now I have a simple sewing kit that’s ready for action.

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I found this tutorial for making a cute bunka doll and wanted to try it at least once.  It was a little harder for me than usual since the tutorial is in Japanese.  The assembly was fairly simple, it was cutting the pieces that I had problems with, not sure if I got the proportions right. 

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What I like about it is how much it reminds me of those old Holly Hobby dolls.  I never had one at least that I recall, but my older sisters had several.  They have a certain charm you don’t see much in dolls anymore.  I’m not sure how to describe it.  Anyway, I will probably try this one again soon, she did come out so cute.  Maybe I could make little bitty ones.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Case
  • Skirt
  • Pink Dress
  • Cat dress
  • Altered t-shirt
  • kit
  • bunka doll

Seven down and out.  I still need to finish unpacking everything else though.  Darn.

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