A rambling, scatterbrained account of the life of doll addict DorrieBelle. She's got an overworked husband, an autistic son, a damaged ticker and just discovered she's a full fledged insulin-using diabetic and slightly anemic. She's also a tightwad who loves to sew doll clothes, and could talk the ear off a bartender. And she's got a heckuva temper ! Luckily, her 'Empress of the Universe' delusion helps to keep things in check. If you wanna know more, we pity you... but here it is !
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
What are those things ? Sea spuds ? But there's no DP&M Ariel doll in Chez Insanity...
Sea Melons ?
Was kind of in a funk as we headed into the evening. Wanted to
sew, didn’t really wanna make another dress. I remembered a website I’d passed
on Pinterest that was said to feature a bunch of projects for AG-size dolls.
Decided to check American Girl
Ideas.com for inspiration – and I’m so glad I did ! Under ‘Sewing &
Small Props’ (you know I’d go there first !), under Props, I found a great
chair pattern. Read over the directions, thought this would be a great way
to use up some of that heavy-weight fabric I got from the thrift a few weeks
ago. Realizing that, if the first one looked good, I’d want three more the same
size and shape, I opted to make a pattern from the get-go. While the directions
call for a 17 to 18 inch oval, I went with a fifteen inch one. That’s how long
my paper was. Sketched out a half oval about 3 1/4” wide at the center and cut
out four fifteen by six and a half inch ovals. I wanted mine to be kinda
It sewed up easily, and used up over half of my two years of saved
scraps as stuffing. So I’d have enough for at least two tonight, I spaced out
the first one with a few Mal-Wart style plastic sacks. Looked good, and Aurora
looked good on it, so I started the second one. Third and fourth happened after
supper, and by then, I was completely out of saved scraps. What to do ? Well, I’d
decided to donate some of the thrift fabric… and there’d still be plenty of it
after I used a bit for stuffing. Cut several quick strips, found some more
grocery sacks, and in less than two hours total, had seating for all my DP&M girls. And used up some fabric
I really wasn’t sure about keeping.
Tomorrow I’ll rearrange my doll shelves, get ‘em cleaned up at the
same time. I wonder if the Little Disney Princesses and Prince Beloved Hubby
would like some seating arrangements, too…?