Friday, February 12, 2010

Sew and Tell

Lately I have had a bee in my bonnet to make some doll clothes for our American Girl dolls. Since we were stuck inside with the snow, I had time to do an extensive search. I ordered a great pattern from Bunny Bear and then proceeded to not really follow it. The original had a cute collar and sleeves, but I wanted a little sundress. This is what the result is:
It's not perfect. Not even close. But, it's pretty darn cute. And, at $2.75, you can't beat the price. Next time I will follow the pattern and add sleeves and the collar.

Mini-me was pretty dang pleased with it. She asked for one in her size.
I also made this little Valentine's Day mini-quilt. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and the heart. I love my Cricut. It's awesome.

The envelope opens. I am going to put little treats in it for my kids for Valentine's Day. Next year I'll put it out earlier so I can be putting notes in it all month long.

Again this week I am linking up over at amylouwho. Go check out the other fabulous projects and be inspired to create something this week!

22 comments:

carol said...

Love the letters with your Cricut. I have been wanting one. I wonder if I can talk my husband into one for V day instead of the necklace.

Michelle said...

Too Stinkin' Cute!!!

Lisa said...

Love it all!

ktquilts said...

Very nice! I might have to do this next year!!

amylouwho said...

so cute! I have a cricut - did you cut the actual fabric with it? I have one of the old ones and I think it only cuts paper.

I want to make some doll clothes....

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The little fabric envelope idea is very cute!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Love the little doll dress! I haven't made any yet but I seem some in my future :)

The Tripp Family said...

love the doll dress! Oh, and thanks a lot (sarcasm!) - I never saw the need for a cricut before, now I feel the urge to run out and impulse buy one. Great.

Patty said...

I don't know why you don't get yourself on down to Etsy; your stuff is too cute. I love the doll dress and your Valentine wall hanging is so cute. Can't wait to see Mini-me in her doll/sister dress.

Dotty Jane said...

What a good idea for a mini quilt! Love both of your finishes:)

Kristen said...

The letter min-quilt note idea is so so sweet!

em's scrapbag said...

Molly looks so cute in her sun dress. My daughter would be so jealous.
Your Valentine quilt is very cute.

Linz said...

I love it all!

nima said...

wow..that's cute...i love it

Mandy Noble said...

I love that doll's dress, and your hanging is such a good idea with the little envelope

Beth said...

Cute little sundress and lovely Valentine Mini Quilt - I love the envelope idea!

Nina... said...

That dress is just adorable! Does the Cricut cut fabric really well?

Karen said...

That doll dress is mega cute. When I was little my Mum's firend me my doll some clothes. I loved them.

KQuiltyBee said...

That dress is so cute!

Catherine said...

That's a great idea using the cricut to cut out the letter. I have one but hadn't thought of doing that. Any special hints to doing it?

Leslie said...

i love the mini quilt...it is such a great idea!!! the AG doll dress is very adorable...

Rene' said...

Love the dress and your mini quilt. Thanks for sharing.