I mentioned yesterday that we’ve been hit with a cold front (50 degrees in Florida??), so we’ve had to make ourselves busy with things besides the beach and swimming in the pool the past few days. 

Little Hen asked if I’d make her a pouch/sleeping bag for her dolly.  I said sure, on the condition that she work the pedal (she has more control if she uses her hands instead of her feet). 

We used some 50 cent fabric Little Hen had picked out at the thrift store (she always seems drawn to red), and some old shorts of my mother’s that she was going to donate otherwise, so this was a pretty thrifty project. (Anyone else love my mom’s sewing machine?  Ancient, but it runs beautifully, and I feel like I’m transported back generations when I use it.)


Afterward, Firecracker asked if her dolls could have a quilt, so with the scraps of leftover fabric and some remnants of Lamb’s Pride I had in my knitting bag, I churned one out in ten minutes or so.  Not perfect, but two little girls and their dolls (Princess Ruth and Lisa Blue Dress) are very happy.

(Sorry for the delay in posting – isn’t it crazy how busy you can be on vacation?  The past few days we’ve been to the circus, the beach, the park, and making trips to the thrift stores and craft store, not to mention trying to get some homeschooling done!  I promise I will do my best to get caught up on my blog reading this week – I’m so hopelessly behind, and I’m sure I’m missing out on all sorts of wonderful recipes and ideas!  Maybe the kids to get to bed early tonight…)

3 thoughts on “Sewing”

  1. What a wonderful old Singer! I would love to have a go at sewing on one – you are so lucky! I love the teeny tiny sleeping bags. Your creativity and thriftiness never fails to amaze me. 🙂

    Gemma x x

  2. I think I will have to give this a try,: “g at An Exaltation of Larks”. Just added you to my feed reader More insight from the ultimate insight gang ~sewing machine

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