Friday, July 17, 2009

Oiling my chain....

This is whats oiling my crafty chain this week.
I finished another dolly, and she is happily playing with others in the sewing room. I think they are planning an adventure when the weather gets a bit better!
I bought this awesome Sunnyboy from Buttontree Lane . I cannot rave about this too much. I love the shape and it is seriously well-made. Perfect seams , perfect corners, just perfect everything. Get on over to Michelles shop, she has the best Boxes for Socks as well. Her choice of fabrics is superb and her service is of the knock-your-socks-off variety.
Gina sent me an hysterical present - she made my week ! part of the great parcel was this delicious fabric .....text! and green !!! Could it be any better ?
Does anyone know anything about this fabric?


and this is what $600 worth of fabric and notions looks like in case you were wondering. I went and bought almost all the fabric needed for "my half" of the school for school concert costumes. I then spent most of yesterday organising and sorting.

If things get a bit weird around here for the next 8 weeks or so , you'll know its me and the 230 costumes I am helping to coordinate.

(I refuse to reveal how many of these I will probably end up sewing - did someone say control freak????)


38 comments:

  1. The fabric looks like the Stencil Instructions one made by Yuwa.
    Purl Soho has it. Here - http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/fabricdetail/4212

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  2. Wow - that is alot of fabric! I do love your dolly... very sweet.

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  3. Yet another dolly masterpiece!
    love her monkey in her bag!

    Lucy x

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  4. Your dolly is beautiful, I especially love her coat & bag. The ladybirds on the coat are so sweet, and the red button - love it!!!

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  5. Wow! I thought you had gone fabric crazy there for a second.

    Would say share the responsibility but think it may be somewhat pointless.....

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  6. Gosh, and I thought I was doing well sewing 20 costumes for our play last year ... good luck!

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  7. Love the dolly, coat, bag, and scarf. Nicely done! Being a good supervisor is inspiring the next people in line to do their part. You gotta delegate, Jody, so you will still have time for the fun stuff. :>}

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  8. Do you ever sell your dolls? They are gorgeous and I seriously want one!
    Wendy xx

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  9. Does Dolly's coat and bag come in grown up sizes?

    You're going to have to let those ever growing group of sewing room dollies out for their adventure soon or there may be an uprising...

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  10. Your new dolly looks very smart and fasionable in her grey wool coat and red scraf. What terrific green fabric...with words! Love it. Oh my goodness...230 costumes! Well I guess if you want things done right you do it yourself.

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  11. Akkkk! The dolly - her coat, her scarf, those ladybirds, her bag... did I mention her divine coat!
    She's seriously adorable Jodie.

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  12. I also think it's stencil instructions from yuwa, I purchased some that looks like it from purl

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  13. Cute dolly-love her coat and bag! That little pouch looks lovely-your school is lucky to have you-pity you don't get paid ovetime!

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  14. Super cute dolly!! THAT'S ALOT OF FABRIC!!!! You're going to be more than a little busy aren't you?

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  15. Another cute dolly, love that coat!
    How on earth are you going to sew all those costumes????

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  16. I should lend you my mother. She takes directions well and is no stranger to control freaks. She has a long history of sewing costumes. Many many costumes. For children. Many many children. Can't for the life of me say which children and dance school she was sewing costumes for...

    Sure you and the dollys couldn't grab all that fabric and do a runner?

    :)

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  17. I love the dolly's ladybug coat! So CUTE!!

    And OMG, that's a lot of fabric... shame that it's not 600$ worth of stash fabric! Good luck with the costumes!

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  18. My Mum would have been delighted to have a Mum like you on costume detail for the school plays. I think we ended up hiring most of my costumes!

    (I outsourced my last lot of tap costumes too)

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  19. Ack! Cute doll alert!
    Glad to see someone knew the fabric, too... hurrah.
    $600 worth of fabric and notions, 230 kids... the mind boggles.

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  20. Your scarf is like . . . perfecto!

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  21. 230? 230?? my hat off to you woman!

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  22. I absolutely love your doll! Such talent you have! :)

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  23. I just love your dolls...you are so talented!
    Micki

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  24. Thank you. I'm so happy you love it.

    xoxo

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  25. 230!!!! I try not to let anyone at school know I can sew. They found out at kinder and now I have a bag full of art smocks to repair - yay! Love dolly's new clothes - very smart!

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  26. Your dolly is just gorgeous! My craft group are in Ballarat this weekend for a crafty weekend. You are more than welcome to drop in....

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  27. Oh my gawd Jodie - how many costumes? So you've finally discovered the secret of how to do without sleep, food and the need for comfort breaks then? That's the only way I'd be able to even consider that many costumes!!

    Looking forward to seeing the control freakiness in action ;)

    Gorgeous dolly. I made a little girl very happy with one of your dollies this week.

    xxx

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  28. OMG! Are you crazy doing all those costumes(even thinking about them is crazy LOL)!!

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  29. Me encantan tus muñecos sobre todo las muñecas. Enhorabuena.

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  30. All I can say is ... Good luck on the sewing. When is this concert???? Maybe we'll hear from you again in a few months ;-)

    Love the dolly too

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  31. Jodi you are in a plane above most of the rest of the blogging world. Actually in a category of your own. I admire all your work and creativity. It is always fun to catch up on your blog.

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  32. oh what a sweety!!! love her coat! And those school costumes....I know about those...hope you can do something else than just sewing costumes in the next weeks...

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  33. I'm sure I have some of that print in the stash. I'll check and get back to you.

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  34. Love these, all of them! I hope you don't mind, I used an image of the first doll for a blog post about handmade dolls, with full credit, of course!

    http://hivingout.blogspot.com/2009/09/dollmakers.html

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Hellloooooo !!!!