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Crafting On

We are enjoying the classic late-Winter/early-Spring weather of sunny and warm one day, chilly and wet the next.  It is always windy now.  So, my crafting reflects that, I think.  Lots of layering clothing, lots of dashing out in the yard to put a hat or mittens on someone.  I'll admit that I am looking forward to simpler days when we don't need snow overalls, rain overalls, heavy coats, sweaters, and wind-proof coats all at once.


I like to pull for the underdog, so I bought this little coat for Roan from A Toy Garden.
I think it had been there for several years.  The fit was a bit funny, so I can see why.
I tailored it down considerably and it will still fit him until he is seven.
Willow can wear it, but it is not her style.  Roan likes it,  and it is very warm, so that suits me.
And you can bet that I saved all the extra wool fleece that came off in the alterations.


Overalls are still the outfit of necessity for Laurel Mae,
who tends to shed clothes any time someone changes their socks.
These have three lengths, so I am looking forward to making them with shorts for Summer.
There's a little drawstring purse, too.
This is an old pattern with old fabric, all free.  Perfect!

Doll Cape

Rosalie is now happily wearing her new cape.
I decided to leave off the hood, since her hair has such volume.
I have plans for a Spring green pilot cap, instead.

Pilot Cap

And here is Roan's new hat.
I got this picture after it had spent the night drying.
I've made a lot of pilot caps over the years, but never this pattern.
I'm happy to say that I am no longer afraid of applied i-cord.

The birds are singing and it is 6:00.  It's getting to that time of year again.  I'm going to do some reading.  For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
Mar. 1st, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
I love that little coat! And your doll cape and pilot cap turned out beautifully! - Stacey
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Mar. 1st, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
Nice to see the finished cap! The cape is adorable. I'm glad the little coat works now -- it looks so cozy.
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've started the tiny cap and then there are others to many. We all need five heads around here. ;-)
Mar. 1st, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
Oh what a sweet little cape - she looks quite adorable!
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:29 am (UTC)
Re: Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
Thank you!
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

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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.

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