Monday, January 25, 2016

Almost Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones! I've thought of so many of you who were hit hard by this winter blizzard and hope all is well. We're about 200 miles north of New York City and we didn't even get one snowflake! Mr. Precious was so disappointed. He had the snowblower all gassed up and ready to go!

Well, I'm ready to show you another little crocheted outfit I've made for my granddaughter, Carter's doll. Marion is always so excited to be my model. So here is a very nice little winter number I've crocheted
 Any 18" doll would be warm and toasty on a cold day if she were wearing this outfit. I guess the only thing missing is a pair of gloves.
 Let's break it down. First you'll see this sweet little sweater/coat. I had this lovely variegated yarn and I thought the little coat worked up so pretty. The buttons came from my mother's button jar. She would be thrilled to know some of her old buttons ended up on her great granddaughter's doll clothes.
 I just love this and as you can see, so does Marion.
 I got a little too ambitious and made the sleeves a tad too long but I'd bust a gut before I'd take it all out. So, being the most talented one that I am, had an idea! I just turned up each sleeve and wove in some ribbon and now it looks like it was meant to be this way. Yay me!
 Of course every wintry outfit needs a little hat to keep your head warm so I had to make a little cap with a brim trimmed with a little flower. I'm sorry again that I don't have patterns to share with you but they are all on Pinterest if you look up crocheted clothes for American Girl Dolls.
 Okie  dokie! Marion is most toasty and warm underneath her outer garments too. I crocheted these cute little slacks and top and trimmed the top with the same variegated yarn. Don't you just love it?
Lastly I crocheted these little black boots. I messed up on the pattern and kinda did my own thing so these have turned down tops. Again, I love to crochet and this really helps me pass the time. There's only one downfall...after I give the outfits to Carter for her doll, Marion is as nekked as a jay bird! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Baby, It's Cold Outside

 I really can't stay
(But baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go away
(But baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been
(Been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice
(I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start to worry
(Beautiful what's your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor
(Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I'd better scurry
(Beautiful please don't hurry)
But maybe just a half a drink more
(Put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think
(Baby, it's bad out there)
Say what's in this drink?
(No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how
(Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell
(I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I ought to say, "No, no, no sir"
(Mind if I move in closer?)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried
(What's the sense in hurtin' my pride?)
I really can't stay
(Oh baby don't hold out)
Ah, but it's cold out side
(Baby, it's cold out side)
I simply must go
(But baby, it's cold outside)
The answer is no
(But baby, it's cold outside)
Your welcome has been
(How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm
(Look out the window at the snow)
My sister will be suspicious
(Gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door
(Waves upon the tropical shore)
My maiden aunts mind is vicious
(Gosh your lips are delicious)
But maybe just a cigarette more
(Never such a blizzard before)
I've gotta get home
(But baby, you'd freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat
(It's up to your knees out there)
You've really been grand
(I thrill when you touch my hand)
But don't you see?
(How can you do this thing to me?)
There's bound to be talk tomorrow
(Think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied
(If you got pnuemonia and died)
I really can't stay
(Get over that old out)
Baby, it's cold
Baby, it's cold outside
~ sung by Dean Martin and Martina McBride
(she sang this with Dean after his death by music studio magic)