Our friends gave us this tent. It was faded primary colors and it had seen some better days...Well, when our local Hancocks Fabric was going out of business I stocked up on some fun, funky fabrics...25 yards of fun, funky fabric...so I have plenty to remake the tent. This was fun to make, but quite a challenge. I hate measuring things and this project had a ton of measuring...ugh! I also happened to sew part of it with the wrong sides facing out...that was a lot of fun to seam rip. I am so happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to be able to use it this summer outside.
Blake's other gift that I made was this doll. I love the dolls this very talented lady makes...so I decided to try to make my own. I have never ever made a doll before, but it was so much fun to make my own pattern and learn to do the embroidery for the face. The hair was the hardest part for me...I tried so many, many ways to get it how I liked it. It was tough, but I finally got it to look like I wanted it to. I named her Lulu...who knows if that will stay. I think my favorite part of this doll is here thrifted, felted sweater. I made Blake a felted sweater a few months ago that is like three sizes too big, I used the remains for this this little sweater.
After all that work sewing...I was presented with this amazing shirt from my parents Christmas morning...I love it!