Now that the year is drawing to a close, and I have finished my 365 Sewn Hearts, several people have asked me, "What's next?" I've been thinking and rethinking that; and the answer is...
It will not be in the "365" format; at first I thought would do that again, but then I decided to be kind to myself and not add that pressure to my life! Instead, this new blog will focus on my new love, Blythe dolls. I will be able to ramble on about them in a separate place, so I don't bore my non-dolly readers--that's good for me and for you! I expect to post there once or twice a week, while continuing to post here about more general sewing, crafts and art. Blythes will still show up here occasionally, when I have made something for my dolls that fits the context of this blog...like sewing these dolly dresses, for example!
First, I proudly admit that my dolly family has grown to five. I wanted them all to have a Christmas outfit, so using the pattern for the party dress at the Blythe site, Puchi Collective I whipped out these five tiny dresses. My stash of Christmas fabrics is rather huge, so it wasn't hard to find some small-scale designs for this project. I decided to add a detail of some sort to each waist and hem...that was where things got a little tricky, because I didn't want to repeat any of the trims or ribbons. I've recently discovered a couple of shops on Etsy that specialize in extra-small notions which are perfect for doll clothes, so I will be doing more shopping there in the future!
Now, getting back to the new blog...it's called Blythe Happy. I invite you to take a look--I've started blogging there already. If you aren't interested in dolls, you still might find something fun--for example, there are more pictures there from my walk through Colonial Williamsburg...I brought one of the Blythes with me and took pictures with her there, too.
If by some chance I manage to "convert" a reader to Blythe--oh happy day! I want to hear from you!