Saturday, July 23, 2011

Doll clothes for my grand daughter

Well...here she is. This little bear is sad because she has been hiding in the top of a closet for a long time. She is worn, but none the less loved, except all the kids grew up and she was left behind. This outfit is for my grand daughter's American Girl doll. It's been a real challenge for me to sew since I didn't have a doll to try the clothes on for fit. After finishing this outfit, I found this sad little bear and dressed her up in the new digs. I think I see her smiling. Awh...

I was afraid I wouldn't finish her in time for Ali's tenth birthday, so I've already sent her a card and a check. I will mail this next week. I hope she likes it.

I made her another shirt to go with the ensemble. After all a bear needs a change every now and then. See this little crochet turtle? It is similar to the one I had as a kid. You put a bar of soap in it and bath with it. I found this at a fair a while back. Then I forgot about it, found on one of my cleaning jags. Do any of you crochet these little cute turtles? I would like to have another one. Please let me know if you can help me out.

Well, that is about it for me. I was suppose to clean out our master bedroom closet. I've been clearing out and sorting stuff and organizing again. I'm glad I choose to have fun sewing, though it was hard at first 'cause my machine was still messed up. The underside stitching was a mess. I've fixed it now, but it sure gave me fits.

I hope you are surviving the heat. It's about to do me in. Hubs' garden has all but burned up. Today he plowed it all into the ground. Have a great weekend.

15 comments:

Sandee said...

Awww...that's adorable honey. I'm sure she'll love it. I'm almost 60 and I would love that cute little bear all dressed in pink.

It's a bit warm here today, but our summer is much cooler than in years past. Looks like you're getting our heat.

Have a terrific day and stay cool. Big hugs. :)

DeEtta said...

I see a smile. What cute clothes for a forgotten bear. She is going to make your Al so happy! I know she would make me happy. Makes me want to get out my machine a sew again.

Lily said...

This is so cute! My grandmother used to make me doll clothes and dolls, too and I loved it!!!

Akelamalu said...

The clothes are SO cute and so is the bear!

mielikki said...

she is going to love that outfit for her doll! Nice job! The bear is also quite adorable...

crochet lady said...

Very Fun!!! I remember as a kid getting handmade clothes for my Barbie dolls from my grandma. I remember a beautiful red ball with stars on it, in particular.

I'm sure your granddaughter will love them!

Just Be Real said...

Oh my goodness. Never even thought about having doll clothes for a baby as well. Precious.

Cindy Swanson said...

These are SO precious! I've always wished I knew how to sew. You definitely have a talent!

Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

Melissa said...

You certainly are very talented! I think those clothes are adorable.

sarah said...

Pam...she'll love it!!! how cute is this....I love the outfit!!

Helena White said...

What a lovely gift for your granddaughter... I sew also,as well as embroider and scrapbook. Thank you for visiting and offering your heartfelt words

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Mimi Lenox said...

This post tugs at my heart. She will never forget this gift! My grandmother used to make doll clothes for my Susie doll. I need to find them. Susie has been hiding in the closet much too long.

Beautiful,Pam.

Linda said...

Yes, the bobbin thread can make a real mess. I love to crochet, but I only make afghans and ponchos. OK, it's been awhile!

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time! : )

Debra said...

The little outfit you made is just darling! I have had some crazy visions of late of buying a sewing machine...it's only been about 30 years since I last sewed anything!

I have a blog friend that is a most excellent crocheter?knitter you might enjoy visiting her blog. Just look back a few post and you can see some of her work. Her web address is www.goodnightgram.wordpress.com

Hope you can make it to Alabama soon. My Dad was from Monroeville, Ala.

Have a blessed Sunday Pam!

jennifer said...

I still have barbie doll clothes that my grandmother made for me. I wouldn't take anything for them.

Have a wonderful week Pam!