Me (watching YouTube videos): wow, but who has the patience for that? That’s too finicky for me. Me (months later): Well, I guess now I do this too. And so it was with rerooting doll hair. I’ve been on the lookout for a “Clawdeen Wolf” 17inch tall Monster High doll to make into a Teen … Continue reading Starfire: it starts
Chapter XIV & XV: A Loan From The Thimble King DEAR me," sighed Mary Frances. "How will I ever get so much done? I didn't want to interrupt you, dear Fairy Lady, but I've gotten, you see, no further than basting the hem of dolly's apron!" Big tears trembled in the little girl's eyes. I’m … Continue reading Chapter XIV & XV: A Loan From The Thimble King & Three Little Kittens.
Let me start with corrections and omissions regarding this passage from the last post: “Oh, ancestors go-to-China!” exclaimed Emery Bag. “We live in the present, and I demand—I demand justice. I leave it to anybody if it’s fair to have twenty needles stuck into your heart at once!” A friend of mine contacted me to … Continue reading Chapter XII & XIII: Mary Frances’ Treasure Box & Making a Doll’s Apron.
Chapter XI begins with Mary asking grandmother for a piece of white lawn cotton. “Why, certainly, dear," said Grandma. ''You are such a good child. I am sure I never saw a little girl who was so able to amuse herself." "My, I wish I could explain about my little friends," thought Mary Frances, but … Continue reading Mr. Silver Thimble is the worst.
I debated skipping this chapter. I didn't make Mary Frances's Laundry Bag because I am awash in handmade things to put things in. It's where I started my self-taught machine sewing journey while in Japan...even before I owned a machine! I used a high school's home economics machines in my down time between teaching. You … Continue reading Chapter IX: A Doll’s Laundry Bag