Sunday, September 1, 2013

Listening to 57 Chevy Radio and Making Babies


Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so thrilled to tell you my June Cleaverish Tilda doll 
was one of the top viewed at
I'm just so thrilled!!

I've been sewing my tiny head off making babies!
Well, one little baby anyway.
Do y'all know about 57 Chevy Radio?
When I'm upstairs sewing, I take my computer and tune in to 57 Chevy Radio and rock out with the golden oldies. I just think this oldies music helps me sew better! 
I really do!

Here's what I've made for my little granddaughter, Carter.
 Since Carter is going to have a new baby brother or sister next month, 
I thought I would make her her own special baby.
 I used this Simplicity pattern.
 I don't know if I recommend this pattern or not.
Maybe if you go by the directions it would work out just fine. 
I'm so smug. "I" know how to make a doll! "I" know how to put the pieces together. "I" did my own thing while attaching the legs and had to take them off '4' times!
 I'm tellin' ya!
Wasn't the "I" word Lucifer's downfall? Just sayin'.
 I'm just stubborn enough to keep on going and finally I had a little baby doll made and the legs weren't on backwards! :)
 It took me a while to warm up to her since I was so mad at myself for not following the pattern instructions!
She just sat and giggled at me! :)
 I got over it and made her a diaper.
Then I made her a little top and bloomers.
I made a couple of stuffies for her too.
There wasn't a pattern for a dress so I just made the top pattern and lengthened it.
I used a little bit of Velcro to fasten her clothes.
You know how talented I am when I not being smug! :)
 Then I made her a little bunting/sleeper and a bonnet.
 I thought the little bonnet was so cute.
 Well, I don't have the sense God gave me to stop...I just had to keep on going.
I was looking at dolls and accessories on Pinterest and saw some little baby doll bassinets and carriers and knew the new baby doll needed one.
Here I go being smug again. I did my own thing and just made it up as I went along and this time it turned out fine. I added handles so Carter could carry her dolly around.
Baby doll also got a receiving blankie and pillow.
I have quite a stash of fabrics so I didn't have to buy anything but the pattern and a bag of stuffing.
 Oh, I think baby doll is ready for a nap, don't you? She is all tucked in with her stuffies.
 Wait a minute. 
Is she already asleep or is she just puttin' on, as my little mother would say.
I think she's just puttin' on!
 Any way, we'll just let her rest for awhile.
 I finally was happy with my sewing. Being smug doesn't help at all.
I walked in Marshalls and saw some little tiny baby socks and they fit baby doll perfectly!
Talented! :)
Well, y'all it's all for my little Carter! Can you tell she has a super little personality? 
She's just like her grandmother, if you know what I mean! :)
Here she is showing off her new hair cut!

I haven't forgotten little Sweet Pea our little grand who will enter the world next month.
I've been making generic things because we don't know the sex of the baby.
So...I've got my head in the sewing machine sewing, sewing, sewing and I'll be showing you more of what I'm doing in some posts later on.
Just because I love you and want to stay honest, 
I wanted you to know I asked God to help me to not be so smug anymore. 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song  ~

Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Oh, you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll.
Let me put my arms about you, I don't want to live without you.
Oh,you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll.
If you ever leave me, how my heart would ache.
I want to hug you, but I fear you'd break.
Oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh, you beautiful doll......Oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, you beautiful doll.
~ sung by me! :)