Over 3 years ago my lovely Nana gifted me a sewing machine. It is a Singer 4525c and has been looming in a cupboard ever since. It moved to Cornwall with us and took up residence in another cupboard just behind where I sit at my desk in the office.
|Poor photo - it was so dull the other day - sorry|
It has been calling... but I had the fear.
Of what you ask?
Um...not entirely sure?! Messing it up?
This week I conquered that fear...
I have been off all week and my friend's mum kindly gave us the pattern to a "Polly Anna" doll which she had made for her granddaughter this past Christmas.
(it isn't formally called Polly Anna, but SJ calls her Dolly "Polly has a Dolly" and it morphed from there as we worked)
When I say pattern - I think we would be playing a little fast and loose with that term. When I opened the envelope - this is what was inside...cut outs.
THAT. IS. IT!
A couple of phone calls later, and we knda had the idea of what to do and with SJ's model dolly by our side we preceeded to cut away at our chosen fabrics. I decided to make 2 dolls (one for each of my twin nieces).
|Work in Progress - this stage wasn't easy|
|Work area - do I look like I know what I am doing?|
|Little cap sleeves|
|The legs and little shoes|
|Little lace frill|
|Face and hair less|
|One finished - just the hair to do on the other one!|
I have to say I am pretty chuffed. This is my first foray into sewing with a machine - it was exciting, scary and at times my nerves were shot!
But look how cute she is!
I have a few finishing touches to do so will post the final photo of both Dolls once complete.
Oh and 'cos I couldn't leave my gorgeous Nephew out - I also attempted a Sock Monkey for him
|Meet my first Sock Monkey (he is a little wonky in places)|
Really bad photo again as it is nearly midnight and I have only just finished him!
So - haven't I been busy!?
Hope you guys all had a lovely few bank holidays.
I have been off for some 10 days and am back to work tomorrow.