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Throwback Thursday ~ McCall’s 1970 ~ Past Projects

Past Projects ~ Clothes Remember when I posted about finding the Spring-Summer 1970 McCall's  Needlework & Crafts magazine? I had shared the outfit that inspired me to snatch up the magazine and the pink dress that LoriB had chosen to be made...first.  There was so much more that I still want to share with you.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday ~ McCall’s 1970 ~ Past Projects

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Workbasket ~ Pink Dress Progress

Crochet Pink Dress: After last week's progress I was super positive that today would be all about how this project was finished or nearly so. Sigh... no such luck. Heat, smoke, running, gym, health issues, & Barbies all having distracted me. No, I have not been watching the Barbie movie non- stop. I do hope… Continue reading Workbasket ~ Pink Dress Progress

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Workbasket ~

Crochet Pink Dress: So much more progress since last time! The back, front, and both sleeves are complete! They are folded neatly and awaiting being sewn together. Meanwhile, onto the decoration! The decoration consists of 22 pink and blue crocheted flowers. Once I completed a couple of "practice" rings, I felt good about how they… Continue reading Workbasket ~

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Workbasket ~ Foxy

Crochet Pink Dress: The work on the pink dress continues. I am really just starting my crochet journey. So far, it hasn't been much different than my knitting projects in that I have to start, re-start, & re-start again before making any real progress. For this project I am working in cotton. It has little… Continue reading Workbasket ~ Foxy

Historically Inspired · Sewing

Finished Friday ~ Crib & Mattress

Crib Sometime ago I found a darling doll crib on Craigslist. It was within my price range so it came home to live at my house. My idea of a Victorian crib was of black iron, not the gold color that it had been painted. My idea was that it would be of iron. One… Continue reading Finished Friday ~ Crib & Mattress

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Dolly Dearest 9 inches I really don't have large blocks of time that I can devote to working on this project. That shows in the length of time that it has taken to make the progress that I have since starting this project. Last time we chatted about this project I had made considerable progress.… Continue reading Workbasket

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Finished Friday – Bees

Bees Dress #1 On July 11, 2022 I saw the pattern "Bees in the Thistles Dress" by Bridget Pupillo for Knit Picks. It was WAY-TO-CUTE! I HAD to have it!! I ordered it that very day. It was the perfect dress to knit for my grand-daughter's first birthday, on August 27th. I had plenty of… Continue reading Finished Friday – Bees

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Weekly works in progress: Dolly Dearest Measuring from cast on edge = 7.25 inches Measuring from beginning of plain stockinette section = 5.5 inches I've been making it a point to work on this project whenever I get a chance. I knew that I needed 10 inches, but I'd forgotten where I was supposed to… Continue reading Workbasket

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Workbasket – W.I.P.s

This week's works in progress Just over a month ago I shared updated progress on many of these projects. Some of these projects have wonderful forward progress and some are frustratingly stalled or in backward motion, this being a side "benefit" of new and improved knowledge, especially if the project isn't completely finished. Although I… Continue reading Workbasket – W.I.P.s


Mending = Money Savings

So much mending... It has been a very long while since I mentioned any of the mending that I have been up to, and I HAVE been mending. None of my mending is anything grand, but then my mending never really is. I'm sure there are many grand mending projects like The Second Empire Strikes… Continue reading Mending = Money Savings