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  1. Thank you to a very special FL FGM for sending me her doll donation for the annual Christmas donation.  She is beautiful as are her clothes and the bag she sent with her.  Thank you so much the high school kids running the drive and the child who gets this pretty doll will all be pleased!!!

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  2. On 5/5/2019 at 5:13 AM, babypoohsmom said:

    So yes, I am up at 2am. Have not been able to sleep at all for the last two days. So frustrating. Anyway, I used my "wide awake at the wrong time" hours productively. I got a dress done and it actually fits! Yay! I got the Walmart brand yarn for $1.97 per skein and I have to say that I really like it. It's very soft when compared to RHSS. I will for sure buy it again.

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    What a beautiful dress.  It is so easy to be hard on ourselves when we look at our work.  But the little hands just want something that fits and that they can get on and off and looks pretty.  This checks all the boxes.  I love the color and the texture is beautiful.  The little holes are common with these types of patterns that make a more decorative skirt.


  3. Love the print for the blankets.  The butterflies sound beautiful.

    Looked what arrived from Greyhound Grandma today!!!  3 Doll Blankets for the Doll Donation. These are so beautiful.  I am so thrilled.  The patterns and colors are delightful.

     

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  4. I've been using size 3 snaps on many of my outfits, but I still use buttons on others.  It often depends on how the outfit fits.  I've also crocheted ties by joining yarn to the edge of the outfit and chaining a length significantly long enough to make a tie and bow, repeating on other side.  I've mostly done this with the baby clothes but I have on occasion done it the the 18" clothes as well.  I'm not great working with ribbon so that is generally why I haven't used it.  I'm also not sure how well it stands up to continuous usage.

    As for skirt length since I don't know who will be getting the dolls I tend to lean on the side of modesty and try to get them over the mini skirt length even if I have to add rows.  Some parents might not care, but I'd hate to have a parent decide a child couldn't play with an outfit because they thought it wasn't appropriate because the length was too short.  That's just my thinking. 

    When you know the intended audience and they aren't as concerned then it isn't as big a deal. 


  5. You guys are doing great.  I modify and adjust all the time to make stuff fit.  My crochet doesn't seem to work the same as some of the pattern writers and therefore I find adjustments are required in some cases.  I try to make notes on my blog because I know I can go back there myself and I figure it gives people something to try if they can't make the original pattern work too.

    My poor girls are constantly without clothes or partially clothed as I'm working on a new outfit.  Modesty sadly has long since left them.  It makes it quicker to try on stuff as I'm working on an outfit.


  6. If you lay it flat and it doesn't meet my go to fix is to sc along the edge of both borders. It also makes it easier to see buttons as the sc are more solid.

    Also are you planning for this shirt to be worn over the dress? That can make a difference as well.


  7. The most amazing box arrived in the mail today fairly bursting at its seems!!!

    Thank you to my MO FGM your package was truly timed to brighten what has been a some what challenging few weeks.  Your items are beautiful and you have an stunning talent for doll clothes.  I know both the high school students running the holiday donation and the little girls who will play with the dolls with be thrilled with what you have sent. 

    Thank you for the St. Patrick's Day kitchen items.  I'm just about to take down the Valentine's stuff so it will be nice to have some new St. Patrick's Day stuff to put out.  As always your doll blankets are beautiful.  Thank you again for all of it.

    The Youthful Memories is a beautiful tribute to Darski.

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    Youthful Memories pattern by Darski

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  8. Thank you to a NJ FGM for the Knight and Dragon pattern.  After a crazy day it was delightful seeing a notification in my email that this was waiting for me.  Thank you so much!!!!

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  9. I finished my Valentine's package and DH got it mailed out just in time last week.  I settled on a farm theme with finger puppets for the animals.  I'm skipping St. Patrick's Day and moving on to Easter this year as she has a cousin that was born in December and I'd like to make something for him for Easter.  I can't do both of them for Easter and get St. Patrick's Day in too.  There are only so many hours in the day.  I'm not as close to the other family so I thought perhaps just Easter, Birthday, and Christmas.

    Crochet Barn and Farm Animal Finger Puppets

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