This one has, in among all it its other loveliness, a pattern for the Ruby doll. Now, you may be like me and assume that once this doll was made you were to be showered with rubies. Or you may actually have logically considered reality. However, this is the doll I made from this very straightforward pattern.
She is quite sweet really, isn't she? Except she seems to be in a position of surrender. I keep telling her to put her arms down but to date she continues to give up (plus she seems to be somewhat of a sulky moo, not sure we want her to be in our gang anyway!).
I liked doing this pattern so much I cut out another straight away. However this time? 'We're gonna get funky!!' I played with the layout of the face shapes and got a little carried away with the embroidery (using that term loosley!). Still need to figure out the hair on the sleeping one but as I have cut out today's work twice it can go and live in the 'one day'pile for a few days.
A few weeks ago Giovanna and I went mooching around the top end of the S.W and discovered this fabulous little shop selling Amy Butler patterns and a selection of rather fabulous material. I gave into temptation and bought an A.B. bag pattern. Locket said it would be very tricky and complicated but I think she was just being mean b/c I wouldn't let her have my pattern. So bleaurgh to Missus Locket and I shall now show off my rather whizzy bag.
Again I liked it so much I cut the pattern again straight away. The tartan (Hunting Stewart I think. Anyone?) is an old Land's End flannelette shirt I loved very much in its day. Apart from anything else this was my travel shirt, I cannot begin to count how many plane trips to Aus this has made! So I love that it is getting a new lease of ife as a handbag. Plus Giovanna and Sylv will be thrilled that I am reusing some of the crubbish that lies around my house.
So far the exterior is just pinned. I was trying the gingham out for a lining - what do y'all think???
There is more but I have either pulled it out or ripped it back or can't find it in the depths of my small boy's room!