BFF#2 brought her big bag of stitching stuff over to my house yesterday and we stitched and talked. It was very fun. DH just never appreciates the interesting stitchy things I like to talk about but BFF#2 does.
I got very brave (or stupid) yesterday and decided to just try making the dress to fit Ophelia's doll. I cut the dress out, improvising a pattern, and put Fray Check on all the edges. When that dried I tried hand sewing the sides of the dress together. It was challenging trying to turn the dress inside out. Then I sewed the sleeves. Not bad. Then I had to just suck it up and try to sew around the neck and waist. A little sucky. When I got to the hem, I thought heck with it, where's the glue. So I glued it. This is how it turned out.
Don't look closely. It is really hard to make a dress for a two inch doll. I was trying to channel my friend Janet because she does this stuff all the time. Ophelia doesn't care, she just likes her doll.
I stitched the strawberry plant in the big Mermaid.
Now just two parts to go: the leaves around the frog and the sun. Then I can start filling in with tent stitch.
I got the satin stitch done on the walnut lute.
Today I want to do the filling chain stitch.