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Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (S. Hemis. The Spring Garden)
« Last post by Pina on Today at 10:18:02 PM »
Andi,not quite as much snow as in my avatar.  ;D DH only removed as much snow in the driveway to get to the mailbox from the house and back.  ;D No mail on weekends,if it doesn't stop snowing we are not getting any mail next week.

The webcam picture about 5-6 miles from us into town shows salted roads. Getting there is an issue. We live up a hill,the closer road up or down is treacherous to drive,we call it snake hill and in the summer strawberry hill.Our dead end road never gets plowed and the main through road to the the Hwy. 3 km away in the picture gets always plowed last. 
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Deceased Members
« Last post by DragonLady on Today at 10:08:37 PM »
Okay; I found ShannonG4d, and moved her to the "In Memoriam" group.
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Making Bears, Dolls, Toys, etc / Re: American Girl patterns
« Last post by agw on Today at 10:01:35 PM »
Hi Everyone! 

I have two granddaughters, each of which my mother and I gave American Girl Dolls for their birthdays this year.  The 2 year old has a Bitty Baby named Jenny and the 4 year old has an AG doll named Hannah that has the same hair and eyes as she does.  I have been making outfits for both of the dolls and the girls since August and am having a wonderful time making them.  Often I make the dolls outfits to match dresses I've made for the girls.  The 2 year old plays with Jenny all the time, the 4 year old just likes to dress her up to match herself then put her back on the shelf. 

I am really surprised at how much I enjoy making the doll clothes!  So much so in fact, that I bought one 'My Life As' doll from Walmart here in Canada a week or so ago to use as a fit model because the price just dropped by $7.00  and my research showed that the My Life As dolls were quite close in measurement to the AG dolls.  She, now named Ainsley, has morphed into the doll I plan to keep at my house for them to play with when they vist, instead of just being a fit model.  And since I have green eyes and (used to have naturally LOL)  brown hair, when I saw another doll there yesterday with eyes like mine, I had to buy her too!  She is named Sorcha, a Scottish name just like Ainsley.  I have measured Ainsley very carefully and except for her shoulder area and chest, she is very, very close to the modern AG dolls.  I used Simplicity 1443 to make this dress and petticoat which to me is very much in a 1930's style.  I did not alter the pattern at all and am very pleased with the fit.

I hope you don't mind me jumping in here and joining you, and to be able to learn and share with all of you.  I remember sewing doll clothes for Barbies when I was a kid, but I never played with the doll after.  I just wanted an excuse to sew something.  Now my idea is to make as many historical outfits as I can for the dolls.  Again, I think it's the fun of sewing the outfits for me and having something totally different at my house for the girls to play with that excites me.

BTW, I now have braided Ainsleys hair and plan to do the same with Sorcha's.  That is the one thing that is hugely different between the AG dolls and the My Life As dolls; the quaility of the hair.  My granddaughters are so little that my dolls hair will stay braided whenever they get played with so it doesn't become a total disaster.

Andrea
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I have completed 4 items, red scarf tie top, brown wool long sleeve tee, this stripe top and these jeans. The top fabric is french terry and it is super comfy.

trial pic 4 pm by BinMI, on Flickr

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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Taking Photos of Garments
« Last post by B in MI on Today at 09:31:34 PM »
Same room, no lights, 3 p.m. camera on auto.

Trial pic angled by BinMI, on Flickr
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Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (S. Hemis. The Spring Garden)
« Last post by andib on Today at 09:29:47 PM »
How much snow do you have?  We've been so cold. High of 25 the last few days.
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Deceased Members
« Last post by karent on Today at 09:18:56 PM »
I'll echo the others with what a kind, thoughtful thing this is to do.

Two members immediately came to mind, dear Stash of course, and a legacy for her knowledge and expertise, Shannon Gifford. I suspect these are her sewing guides, or perhaps some/many ? - on Emmaonesock's site. They're labeled Sewing Guides 2004-2009 - http://www.emmaonesock.com/guides/indexarchive.asp

If she was a member here, do you know her username?
Wasn't she Shannon G4D?  Somehow reminds me of the lady from La Fred patterns, but I've forgotten her last name and don't know if she was here. 
K
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Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (S. Hemis. The Spring Garden)
« Last post by Pina on Today at 09:16:39 PM »
Suzi,the largest puzzle I worked played with was on our dining room table for 3 months.  ;D DH gave me a sheet of plywood so we could move the puzzle to the bedroom when an unexpected visitor knocked on our front door around dinner time.  ;D
My dear old friend I met when DS was 2 years old and she was 78 years old always had an extra dinner plate on her dining room table.It was a tradition during the depression years up here I was told - she never stopped. When I grew up the first question my mom asked anyone at our door was - are you hungry ? Now it seems to be a big deal to prepare something to eat for visitors,unless one is invited. ;D

We have a lot of snow now. 
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Deceased Members
« Last post by DragonLady on Today at 09:03:17 PM »
I'll echo the others with what a kind, thoughtful thing this is to do.

Two members immediately came to mind, dear Stash of course, and a legacy for her knowledge and expertise, Shannon Gifford. I suspect these are her sewing guides, or perhaps some/many ? - on Emmaonesock's site. They're labeled Sewing Guides 2004-2009 - http://www.emmaonesock.com/guides/indexarchive.asp


If she was a member here, do you know her username?
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Machine Embroidery / Re: Free Embroidery Designs 2015,2016
« Last post by Pina on Today at 08:54:26 PM »
Animated Musical Vegetables set for 5x7 hoop several formats,until December 12.
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