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  1. Aug 31, 2019 #21

    Marsha Cassada

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    My younger sister expressed a wish for a sock monkey. The very next day I found two kits at a thrift store. These little critters are harder to put together than one would think! I've taken his whole face off twice, trying to get it spaced nicely. I made a mistake and cut the first sock wrong, so he doesn't have his cap. I'll have to devise something.
     
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    Pictures, please.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2019 #23

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    I messed up the first sock and didn't have a toe to make his cap. I don't think I like the brown yarn; maybe I should make the whole cap red? What do you think? sock money on horse.jpg
     
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    OMG! That's too cute. I think I like his hat just as it is, it adds character and sets him apart from other sock monkeys.
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2019 #25

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    Women's Friendship Dinner coming up. I plan to use my Franciscan Strawberry Fair dinnerware. For the centerpiece, I'm planning to use a lantern on a rustic cake plate with real strawberry plants and fresh strawberries. I made felted wool strawberry emeries for the favors. They will sit on a jar of strawberry preserves. Have not decided yet how to dress the jar and emery. Maybe scarlet ribbon and green tulle? Probably make a little label to tell what an emery is an perhaps a little friendship saying.
    Open to creative ideas! strawberry emeries.jpg
     
  6. Sep 26, 2019 #26

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    I make doll clothes for my granddaughters, and in this case for a local community playhouse to use as props in a play.
    This is one of the dolls that will be in the play and the type of clothes she will be wearing in a "doll store" in the play.
    She will have shoes later.

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    @Marsha Cassada I love your sock monkey. You made him very cute and I don't see anything wrong or made do (the cap you say) on it.
     
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    Nicely made doll outfit, Angie! The girls love lace and ribbons! Do you use velcro, snaps, or buttons for closure? My kiddos prefer velcro but sometimes I do buttons.
     
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    At this time I mostly use velcro. Easier for small or older hands to close. But, I'm thinking of using some snaps as I did before velcro.
     
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    They need to learn to use buttons and snaps, for motor skills. But velcro sure is easier for the seamstress!
    I remember tearing some doll clothes that had snaps because I did not know how to unsnap properly as a child. There is a knack to getting snaps apart sometimes. I find old doll clothes in auction boxes that have the fabric torn at the snap. The fabric is weakened there because of the thread and when jerked apart, it is hard on the fabric. Can't really repair that kind of damage, either.
     
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    Just finished a primitive reindeer. He is stuffed with the brown cotton I grew and carded. reindeer.jpg
     
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    Also a barn quilt. I went to a class. This one is "star of Bethlehem". I'm planning to put it on the porch instead of a wreath at Christmas. barn quilt star of bethlehem.jpg
     
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    @Marsha Cassada Is that Star of Bethlehem made from fabric or wood sections?
     
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    It is painted wood. Look up "barn quilts". It is a trend.
     
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    I love it, and painted so sharply, you have many talents.
     

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