Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Put Your Coat On!

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you're not tired of seeing my little doll clothes I'm making. Just a little update on me - I'm doing well. I'm going to physical therapy twice a week and we're working on stretching my knee and trying to get it back to normal. I've gotten to 76% one day but then the next time I could only bend 70%. But it's improving slowly. My surgeon says he'll release me in July. I may have told you that already. I've bought the cutest pink cane, can't use it yet but I will.

Okie dokie...on with Babbette's new clothes...
 Since it's so cold up here I knew Babbette needed a coat. I keep forgetting to take a picture of the pattern with all of these darling designs. Well, it's upstairs and I'm downstairs so maybe another day.
 Oh, I think this is so very cute, don't you? The coat and the bonnet are just perfect for a little baby. I think I have some snaps of me as a baby in a little coat and bonnet very similar.
 Let me show you the bonnet! So sweet with the brim lined with lace. You can tell Babbette really thinks she's cute in this.
 Look at how sweet it looks on her little head.
 Here is the back of the bonnet and you can see how it's gathered on to the sides. Oh, you can also see up close on the collar, also trimmed with the lace.
 I just have to show you every little piece of the coat! Here you'll see the gathers in the back that's attached to the yoke piece
This little pattern went together so easily but it really has a lot of details. I don't know it you can see it, but under each arm there are little pleats to give Babbette more ease when she's moving her little baby arms.

Well, I sure hope you've enjoyed seeing Babbette's new coat and bonnet. I don't know if you've noticed but Babbette is barefoot! She ain't got no shoes! :) I'll have to do something about that. Maybe some little boats? We'll see.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Two Coats

Two coats were before me, the old and the new
I asked my sweet Master, what must I do
The first coat was ugly, so tattered and torn
The other a new coat, had never been worn

I tell you the best thing I ever did do
I took off the old coat and put on the new
I tell you the best thing I ever did do
I took off the old coat and put on the new

The first man was earthly, and raised from the ground
We bore on his image, the whole world around
The next was my Savior from Heaven so fair
He gave me this new coat you now see me wear

Now this coat, it suits me, it keeps me so warm
It's good in the winter and it's good in the storm
My Savior has blessed me with a garment so rare
He gave me this new coat you now see me wear

~ sung by The Crabb Family  


35 comments:

  1. Now that is the cutest little coat and bonnet ever!!! Glad PT is going well. Spring will be here soon and you will want to be out and about for sure.

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  2. The coat and hat are adorable! You really are so talented!! I'm so happy that things are healing and you are doing so well. Of course your cane is pink! Big hugs sweet friend.
    Linda

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  3. Shelia, your little doll clothes are so precious, especially the little coat and bonnet. I thought her little legs looked pretty chilly on these cold days too. :-) One of the things I used to do for my daughter's dolls was to buy preemie tights with the ruffles on the seat. They fit pretty good and were so cute. Just a thought.

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    1. Hi Nelda! Oh, that's a great idea about the little preemie tights. I'll try to find some. Hope you're doing well.

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  4. That is so cute! Praying your knee continues to improve!

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  5. Sheila, hermosos trajes les has hecho..la verdad coser patrones pequeños no todas las personas pueden lograrlo tan bien como se ve que lo haces. Me alegra mucho saber que te vas recuperando. Siempre en mis oraciones tú y toda tu familia. Abrazos

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    1. Hi Shirley! Oh, thank you so much for your kind words and I do appreciate your prayers more than you'll ever know.
      You are a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  6. Love the little coat! Praying for complete healing for your knee Sheila. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. You are sure making the most of your down time with your knee. Sounds like it's getting better as time goes by. This is my favorite doll outfit you've made. It's just darling!

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  8. Babette looks as though she stepped out of an episode of "Little House on the Prairie"...always loved those little girls dresses, coats and bonnets. Beautiful handiwork, Sheila and keep up your good rehab!

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  9. Oh no, I never get tired of Babbette posts. Yes, Love her wardrobe, very cute and a bit retro. A pretty, bright, cheerful coat she's wearing with her bonnet.
    June is right around the corner and I can see you using a pink cane:)
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! You're so sweet!

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  10. Shelia, The coat is adorable. Babette is a lucky doll. I am sure the eyes of your granddaughter will be shining with myriads of stars when seeing the wardrobe.
    Keep on working up toward full recovery. July will be here soon.
    Hugs,
    Arlette

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  11. Shelia, I believe any baby girl would look cute in that coat and hat...not just dollys. I love it. I wish my great grand girl had one like that. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  12. I'm glad to hear you are doing ok Sheila! Babette's new outfit shows the cheery mood your in right now!

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  13. Your work is exquisite! So beautifully done, she will be the best dressed doll and the best dressed baby for many miles around!! It is great that you are keeping busy sewing while you are less mobile. I hope that your knee keeps improving well, it sounds as though you are definitely heading in the right direction which is great isn't it! xx

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  14. Honestly, Shelia, you could start your own cottage business with these adorable doll clothes! Carter will be elated!

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  15. Babbette is styling with her lovely new coat! I can't wait to see her new shoes. What a wonderful seamtress you are! Your rehab is coming along, dear one. Keep up the good work! Hugs! ♥

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  16. My Grandmother made me a little long dress with a pink sunbonnet like this to wear during the Bicentennial Celebration! Your adorable outfit brought back good memories for me!

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  17. So cute! I adore the little bonnet. Why do we not see little babies wearing bonnets any more? Too old fashioned i guess. Little girls are dressed in miniature grown up clothes these days...sad. Dont see pinafores or bonnets or ruffle-butt leotards or even sweet little smocked dresses anymore. Dont really see pretty little lace-ruffle white socks even... Hardly even at Easter! Much less the old "easter bonnets". Do little girls even wear mary-jane shoes these days? I love the pretty little outfits you make with love for your sweet lil granddaughter doll...they are lovely and age appropriate. And thank you for sharing them with us! Glad to hear you are progressing with the therapy!!

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  18. Shelia,
    You are so talented and your sewing is perfect, have you ever thought of selling these outfits? They are truly masterpieces.
    Glad to hear you are gaining mobility and strength in your knee.
    I know that your cane is very cute!
    I hope to see you tomorrow at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

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  19. That's adorable She's going to have a lot of fun with all these clothes.

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  20. Good Morning and it is just so good to see you and your incredible sewing project here today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
    I truly marvel at your talent.
    Jemma

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  21. That is so cute. Glad to hear your physical therapy is going so well.

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  22. Hi Shelia, this coat is adorable. Love the fabric pattern and the sweet little hat is darling too. You could market your sewing. You are so talented and do such beautiful work. Blessings for a nice weekend. xo

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  23. Hi Shelia, this coat is adorable. Love the fabric pattern and the sweet little hat is darling too. You could market your sewing. You are so talented and do such beautiful work. Blessings for a nice weekend. xo

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  24. My sweet Shelia... I feel just awful that I had no idea that you were in so much pain and that I didn't know what happened to you. I just figured you were busy and hadn't had time to come by. I'm so sorry.

    I'm glad you're recovering and I'm glad your grand baby is doing better. I will say prayers for you both for all this to go away and for both of you to be healed.

    On another note... you should start selling these baby doll clothes on Etsy. You're an amazing seamstress. If I had a little girl, I'd be buying them.

    Take care of your self and stop sneaking downstairs!

    Love you my sweet friend,
    rue

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  25. I agree with Rue Shelia! If ever you want to sell these clothes I'm sure you would have no problem at all. This coat and bonnet are so adorable.
    Happy to hear you are slowly healing. I'm sure not fast enough for you but it will come.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, Jen. I think if I 'had' to make the clothes I wouldn't enjoy it! ;)
      Thanks for popping in to see me.

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  26. Sheila, I hope you are feeling better. Love this cute little coat. Is there something you cannot sew? I am so impressed with your skills. Take good care of yourself.

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  27. Sheila,
    This is the sweetest little doll outfit! What a wonderful job you did completing the ensemble, right down to the smallest details. I am impressed!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  28. Sheila I can't get over that even with all your health issues you created such a darling ensemble for Babette! I am a bit late in visiting due to it being college finals week for me but I am so very happy you joined Thought of Home on Thursday and shared this delightful gem.

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  29. Now she's stylin'! That coat and bonnet are absolutely darling!
    ~Adrienne~

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