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)


  1. Hello Shelia, aww you can have your husband come and dig us out. We have 2 feet of snow! Lol. I really love this doll outfit you made. It is beautiful and I would love a grown up version of that sweater. I would love to have you share this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J link party (so that I can feature this)!! Thanks again.
    Enjoy your day and week.
    Julie xo

  2. How cute! If you are just passing the time during your recovery, you're one fine crochet master!
    Kathleen in Az

  3. Every time I read your blog, I see that you're sewing or crocheting something wonderful for your Granddaughter's doll/dolls. You are so very talented, have such a sweet personality and I enjoy your new ideas for decorating your home.
    I don't have a blog of my own, but enjoy reading yours and many other very special ones.
    My family and I are in Virginia.....the area that was in the "bulls eye" for snow. We're (not me, but my son and daughter) are still shoveling/snow blowing out. There will probably be no school for kids in this area all week.
    A month ago, today, it was Christmas day. I so wish we'd had a little bit of the "white stuff" then.
    I hope you're feeling much better now !
    Charlotte in Va.

    1. Thank you for the sweet visit, Charlotte! I'm sure by now the snow is melting? We're amazed because this time last year we were covered in snow until Easter. I hope you'll come back again and leave a comment. I'm honored you would follow my blog.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

  4. How precious! I hope you don't visit me today....I would be embarrassed! haha! I hope you are healing and feeling better every day. Take care and enjoy your crochet! Hugs, Diane

  5. LOL, I see Diane has visited...I just saw her post about crocheting. This little sweater is so darn cute...I want one that would fit me. :):) I know Carter will love...praying she is doing well. And you dear, hope you are also. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. So cute! I need to take the time to make a few crocheted items for my granddaughters doll. Poor Marion! I'm sure she'll have something wonderful to try on soon!

    Hope you are recuperating very well. Praying your granddaughter is also.

  7. So very sweet look for Marion. I think you have so much talent, you could crochet anything. Have you seen the little shoes some ladies are wearing, that are crocheted? I did a search on Google and was surprised to see so many different designs. Continued prayers for you and Carter. Hugs.

  8. I love the new outfit - that yarn was perfect. I have trouble getting the stitch size right on some crochet patterns - I seem to crochet too loosely - but then if I go to a smaller hook it is too small. I'll get it figured out sometime. Marion is so nice to model the clothes - maybe she is wishing for some of her very own - especially in the winter.

  9. Another great outfit! Marion will need something of her own to keep her warm in the winter even if you don't have lots of snow! xx

  10. Marion's coat reminded me of the Dolly Parton song, Coat of Many Colors, about the coat that her mother made for her! You're using your time being "laid up" well. Blessings.

    1. Hi Michelle and thank you so much for popping in to see me. Oh, I had forgotten about that song! Love Dolly Parton!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  11. You are so talented, dear Shelia. I'm so sorry for little Marion, but she is a great model and always so cheerful! Take care of yourself. I do hope you are getting around better! xo ♥

  12. Love your work. I am just learning. Hope to get as good as you.

  13. Darling outfit. You could sell outfits on Etsy and other sites. You are quite good. I know your granddaughter loves them.
    I keep telling myself I should do some doll outfits for my granddaughter.

  14. Hi Shelia, so nice to catch up with you this morning. I've been in Waco visiting Magnolia Market at The Silo's, hgtv.
    Love your darling outfits for Marion. The texture of the yarn is gorgeous and the color I love too. So glad Carter is doing well and they are adjusting the treatments. An answer to prayer for sure. Hope you are improving each day as well. My prayers remain for you and sweet Carter. Thanks for sharing your talents and always the inspiration, not only your creations but your beautiful personality and courage in all you've been through. Blessings my friend, xo

  15. So cute - you have such talent!!!! Hope you are up and about a bit more these days!

  16. The cutest little are really good at this. :)
    Are you feeling at home in your new house ? I am just now feeling like this is our home. After being in the same house for 40 years, it has taken me a while to reinvent myself in this house.O, it will never be as much HOME as the other house...after all, we raised our children there, my mama and dad spent a lot of time with us there...our grands knew it as Memaw's house....but we are making memories here, too.

  17. This is so cute! Great job!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  18. What a cute outfit. You have such amazing talent.

  19. Hi Shelia, I'm so happy to inform you that I featured this at our Monday Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up. We hope to see you again and enjoy the week.
    Julie xo


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