In the meantime, I had another doll waiting for an outfit too. I found Dora at a neighborhood yard sale. I thought maybe Dear Daughter, who teaches Spanish, might like her! So, the time was right. I got out my hooks and yarns, and I began crocheting a couple of matching Spring outfits for BOTH dolls!
These outfits are inspired by a pattern named "Love and Sunshine", dated 2007, written by Darlene Cutler; and if you're interested, you can find it HERE. Many thanks to Darlene, for all the beautiful doll patterns she shares! You can find a good many more of her patterns HERE as well! I followed much of Darlene's pattern fairly closely, but not entirely. For my doll, who stands about three or 4 inches taller, I had to alter the pattern quite a bit. The flower embellishments on the tops are my own doing.
Now doesn't this look better?! I'm pretty happy with how cute both dolls look now, but now I just hope Dear Daughter thinks so too!
Meanwhile, I've signed up for a couple of tag swaps. First one up will be for Twilight tags, at Mini Album Scraps. (By the way, there's still time to sign up if you'd like! This is gonna be FUN!)... I've been watching the movie, and scouring through the book for what favorite scene and/or quote I want my tag to depict.
I've been torn, because the tag is supposed to be based on the movie, and not necessarily the book. I really wanted to go with something that was relevant to both, but I think I've finally come up with an idea to focus on. Now all I have to do is start gathering my goodies and scrapbooking supplies, and I can start making my tags!
Speaking of scrapbooking supplies, a very sweet scrapbooking friend, through YouTube, has just sent me an RAK package! Just look at all the beautiful dies Sherri, 101shabbychic, has sent me, to use with my new Big Shot!
I was so excited to receive these, and can't thank Sherri enough for such a generous gift! I have no doubt, I will make very good use of all of these! Sherri, YOU'RE a doll!!! Thank you!.. Thank you so much!
And thanks to all for stopping by today!