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Crafting On

I've had or made more time for crafting in the past week.
A fog seems to have lifted and things are feeling a little less challenging in that area.

Dressed Dolls

The dolls got pajamas, which they are so pleased about.
They've got daytime clothes awaiting the sewing machine
and I am turning over ideas for warm hats and socks for them.
In the meanwhile, they are getting lots of love from the children.

Covered Pillow

I sewed up a pillow cover for a friend who had this on her to-do list for some time.

Lined Pants

And I nearly finished a dress and flannel-lined pants for the children.
My plan is to finish them in secret and squirrel them away for Willow's birthday.
Virginia has a matching dress, to be certain.

Overdyeing Silks

I overdyed some of our silks that were looking a little pale.
I think they had been dyed with kool-aid initially.
I used food coloring and had great results,
including the brown one you can see on the far left.
That's for the root children, I am told.

Koolaid Yarn

I also dyed some yarn that blakdove sent with kool-aid, since I had a few packets.
It turned out good, nice Autumn colors that don't really photograph well.
We'll use it for finger knitting.

I've also cast on a newborn sized Lil Bean pilot cap, but I'll have a picture of that next week.
For now, my hands are cold and I have a sleepy little boy who needs a blanket over him on this chilly morning.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.

Comments

( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
laura gallagher
Sep. 23rd, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
Dolls
Your dolls are just lovely! Did you make them? I knit, and do many other crafts, but I cannot sew at all!!! Thanks for stopping by the blog so I could come visit yours!! Lovely
impossibleway
Sep. 25th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: Dolls
Thank you! I did make them. They are for a dear friend.
blakdove
Sep. 24th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Such sweet dollies! And I love how the silks and yarn turned out.
impossibleway
Sep. 25th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I look forward to seeing what will be made with the yarn. :-)
elizabethhas7
Sep. 25th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Everything you do is so beautiful. Giddy saw the pic of the dolls and pointed at his and said, "that's me!!" It was so cute. I love the yarn, the color is beautiful.
impossibleway
Sep. 25th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm so glad he likes him!
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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