A 1940’s-Inspired Doll Jumper and Blouse

Okay! Here is the finished product! I am so happy with it! 😀


The blouse by itself:
It is now for sale at our Etsy shop!

P.S. For those who might like to know, I have decided to invest in “Rebecca“! Lord willing, she should arrive in a couple days. I’ll be sure to post when she does. 😉

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Country Tag! – Marianne

Here are the rules:
1. Do a quick post about the person that tagged you saying thanks
2. Answer the 10 questions
3. Follow 3 new blogs and list them.
4. Tag 6 people
5. Challenge one person to do something fun or crazy

I was tagged by Rebecca!

Here are the 10 questions:

1: Have you ever been to a rodeo? Yes – a long time ago, but I have been. 🙂

2: Have you ever tried to ride a cow? No, unfortunately, I have never really had the opportunity to try…

3: Have you ever milked a cow or goat? Yes.

4: Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby? No – sorry, I’m not interested in seeing cars get wrecked.

5: What is your favorite Country song? I don’t listen to country. :S

b: Who’s the artist? N/A

6: Do you like to hunt? I’ve never been, but I think I would enjoy it. 🙂

7: Have you ever cooked your breakfast over an open fire in your backyard? No…that sounds fun, though.

8: Have you ever thought that the muck was shallow and when you stepped in it, you sank knee deep? Let’s see…Maybe it was that way when I stepped into the edge of our swamp one time, except it wasn’t quite knee-deep.

9: What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Confronting a friend about an ungodly attitude.

10: (The question is optional) What’s one of your most embarrassing moments? The time I fell UP the choir stairs in front of a guy I liked. I couldn’t even THINK about the incident for six whole weeks, but now I look back on it and laugh. 🙂

I tag: Nobody, because mostly everyone IS tagged. 😛
I challenge: Elinor to wait thirty minutes after her American Girl package arrives to open it. 😉 (Just kidding, I wouldn’t do that to her!)
I follow: I already listed blogs on my other blog, but here’s one you could go and visit: Marie’s Musings.

Ashley Greenfield and Rebecca have tagged me! Thanks, girls! 😀

Here are the rules:

1. Do a quick post about the person that tagged you saying thanks
2. Answer the 10 questions
3. Follow 3 new blogs and list them.
4. Tag 6 people
5. Challenge one person to do something fun or crazy

So…
1. Have you ever been to a rodeo? Y-yes… I think I went to one at WLD Ranch… Wow, that was a looooong time ago; I barely remember it.
2. Have you ever tried to ride a cow? Ha! NO!
3. Have you ever milked a cow or a goat? I think I tried to milk a goat once. Didn’t work. 🙂
4. Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby? I don’t believe so. Not interested. 🙂
5. What is your favorite country song? I don’t listen to country music necessarily! I don’t know, maybe I know a country song or two, but don’t know that it’s country… 😛
7. Have you ever cooked your breakfast over an open fire in your backyard? Not breakfast, no; but I have cooked hotdogs and marshmallows! 🙂
8. Have you ever thought that the muck was shallow and when you stepped in it, you sank knee deep? Yes 😛
9. What was the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? Um…. physical science, maybe? 😛 Well, leaving the last church was pretty hard.
10. What’s one of your most embarrassing moments? (optional) Well, there are some things that I wasn’t embarrassed about at the time, but am now. Things like blowing up at a friend in front of her whole family because she was laughing when I fell off my bike… :-S And other things like that. I guess I should say falling out of the hayloft in front of a bunch of people (yeah, missing my footing, falling down a pick stack of hay bales, hitting the little door there, and falling a whole story and landing on the ground at the feet of a ten-year-old boy! LOL! ) But that was actually quite hilarious! 😛

I’ll skip tagging people this time because I already tagged some people on my other blog, and I think most everyone else has been tagged… Caroline, from Standing in the Sunlight, have you been tagged yet? If not, I’ll tag you. 🙂


Here are some new blogs that I am following (didn’t start following them for this tag, though, just recently found them):

Contemplations in China
Everything Good
Greener-Fields

And…hm…I challenge…Marianne, Margaret, and Teddy to make a new flute/piano/violin arrangement for church! 🙂

A Sneak Peak at the Next Etsy Item

A doll-sized 1940’s school jumper!

I think I like this better than any of my other doll projects so far! I’m going to have a hard time parting from it… 😉
It was my first time making box/inverted pleats; aren’t they neat?? I had a ball making them…

Anyway, I still have to make the blouse to go with this and then put it up for sale. I actually already made a blouse, but when I was done with everything except for the fastenings I decided it was way to fray-happy and I didn’t like the way it looked. (I had used a very thin, fraying material.) So I am going to start all over again with muslin and probably trim it with piping instead of lace.

Just for fun, here is a tutorial for making box/inverted pleats.

Apple-Print Prairie Doll Dress

Here is today’s project!! 😀

Isn’t Samantha C-YUTE in braids???? 😀 She has been a very gracious and excellent model, despite her wobbly legs.


I like this view. 🙂

And guess what’s underneath?
Bloomers! My first time making anything like pants. It was fun and EASY! 😀 They look just like the ones Kirsten came in (which I need to make some for her because, I don’t know how but they are so yellowed now, and have a mysterious stain on them that I have no idea what it is! :-S) Anyway!

They’re now on sale at our etsy shop! 😀

Family Photographs Inspiration

Here are some pictures of my great-grandmother’s brother, Armon, and his wife, Marion, in the early 1900’s.

Their wedding picture, 1908:

Those hats were real, believe it or not! 😛

Here’s Marion on Mauritius. I am not sure what year this would be; probably the late 1890’s or early 1900’s…? I love this shot though; isn’t it such a sweet picture? I love her dress too…

I think these are their children, Armond and Jean…. I think. I love their outfits too– so cute! 🙂

More Fun Fur!

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The camera didn’t capture the STELLAR colors of those skeins, unfortunately…the blue (Bright Blue) is just that – bright! And the variegated (Citrus) puts me in mind of mermaids…At any rate, the two colors are going into a scarf like the Raspberry and Confetti yarns I used before. 🙂 These skeins I got on the current Jo-Ann sale of four for $10!!