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Sketching and Sewing on a Sunday Afternoon

Here’s my contribution to Sunday Sketches ¬†This is my grand-daughter and the household cat, Cassie. I used watercolor pencils on watercolor paper.

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And here it is hanging in our guest room.

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I want to share my baby doll with Sunny Simple Sundays. I went through a period a few years ago where I was making doll clothes from remnants or small articles of clothing I picked up at the thrift store or garage sales. I made this little dress for my 1968 Ideal doll (I don’t know her name – if anyone does, let me know). I found an apron with colors that I liked and a pattern that I had for dolls her size. What I did was lay the pattern on the apron in such a way that the hemmed apron was the skirt part of the dress, hence no hemming! There were a few other neat short cuts derived from starting from an article of clothing already made but I don’t remember what they were ūüôā If you are interested in this kind of sewing you might want to check Pillows a-la-Mode and The Renegade Seamstress. They both have some awesome projects and they explain how-to’s very well!


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P.S. ¬†If you will notice some of my photos have a thin white line running through the middle of the picture – I don’t remember dropping my camera but can’t figure what else this can be other than a hairline crack. ¬† ¬†Hopefully, I can get it fixed ’cause I really like this camera – a Canon Powershot SD990 IS and definitely don’t like having to retouch all my pixs.

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Work Station – Sunday Sketches

You’ve got to start somewhere, right? ¬†This is my first sketch for the¬†Blue Chair Diary Illustrations¬†Sunday Sketches. And what better to sketch than my work space – how I’d like it to look! My intentions were to sketch everything, all the mail piled on the left, ¬†and stacked in front of the TV on the right, TV remotes, pencils everywhere, scraps of paper everywhere, you name it, it’s there.

After sketching the main ingredients I started running out of steam so the brilliant idea came to me, why not sketch my work station like I’d like to be able to keep it? Clear, not messy – ha! I’ve tried that so many times – like, over and over and over. It only takes one day, maybe two and then it looks like I’ve never ever cleaned it. Anyone else have that problem? What’s the answer? Oh well, here is my desk which is located in my big kitchen. It’s pretty nice because it is large enough to hold my printer, tower, computer, and TV with multiple drawers on each side.

And, of course, I was tuned into the Blue Chair Diary Illustrations so decided to sketch that on the computer. I’m really looking forward to next week – see you then!