This is an old blog post from 2009. My friend Rob, from the way-back Anime Con days of mine, was visiting Japan for a bit. This was around the 8-year mark of my time here. He knows a few people here so I was going to meet up with Rob and his friend Colt for...lunch. … Continue reading Doll Date
Other than the Archie and Reggie dolls of doom, I didn't own any dolls when I embarked on this project Our Riverdale boys are not the right size and shape for Mary Frances patterns...but you know I'll probably kit them out by the end of this. I know NOTHING of doll people, although some of … Continue reading Buying a Doll.
The first Thimble Person Mary meets is the Sewing Bird. Frankly, the sewing bird is the only character I'd want to encounter and even then the stilted rhymes would grind me down. You can see the Sewing Bird on the table in this illustration...it's the only thimble person on whom eyes make sense. The rest … Continue reading The Sewing Bird
Part of why I started making the projects in the Mary Frances sewing book was to up my hand sewing game. I actually hand sew a whooooole lot of dance-related costumes, they'll make some cameos here as will my homemade clothing because many of the leftover fabrics that are going into the projects are from … Continue reading Baste it!
Let’s see where our characters are before the Thimble people. Where we find Mary, in her own words: “'Mother is never very strong, and Father had to go to California on business; and he thought wouldn't it be nice to take Mother with him. So I'm here at my dear Grandma's for the long summer … Continue reading Before Mother’s Grand Gift.
Easy Steps In Sewing for Big and Little Girls or Mary Frances Among the Thimble People. Jane Eayre Fryer wrote a series of Mary Frances books in the early 1900’s, seven to be exact, as a way to teach young girls a complete course in home economics. The Adventures Among the Thimble People is her … Continue reading Mary Frances; preface
I started this blog last year to have a place to work on my struggles to be a more intersectional feminist. Trump had just been elected. I came to realize that I have no desire to write about that. Read, Google, do the work, shut up and listen, make mistakes...I am willing to do that. … Continue reading Me and The Thimble People