The academic year has come to an end for me. And though I have a six week contract with a professional theatre company, I have more time to quilt and work on other projects...like clothes -or so I tell my husband (no really, I'm trying to make a few new dresses) but in reality, I'm playing around with some doll-related projects.
And before I show you my current doll project....
How about my on-going quilting project?
The end is in sight.
I know I have been saying that for a while, but I think I can honestly see the end.
Luckily, the little one is still at least a month away from making her grand appearance.
A New Baby Present
I've finally started piecing this baby gift though I've been planning it for at least two months.
I'm using French General's La Petite Ecole for this baby gift. It took me a bit to get started on this project because of the green fabric. I simply couldn't believe this was the best choice for this fabric line as there is no overt green fabrics in this particular line. It was great to realise that my art professors in college really knew what they were talking about with colour theory after all :)
And my current doll project...
A couple of years ago, I was given my grandmother's doll bed (made by one of her uncles in the late 1920s/early 1930s -- she's told me who probably a thousand times but I keep forgetting). Since that time, the frame has been sitting in my guest bedroom because MGO and I don't have any children.
About a month ago, I decided enough was enough and it was time that I made it a proper doll bed (okay, it has to do with the fact that in a couple of weeks, I'm receiving an antique twin bed that this doll bed coincidentally coordinates with it).
So far, I have gotten this done:
One muslin mattress (which is hard to see in the picture but it turns out doll beds are hard to photograph) made with left over muslin from my Curtain Call Dress and random left over batting.
I'm hoping to get a pillow, a fitted sheet, and a flat sheet made for it this week, which leaves me with a quilt and an afghan to make for it. Before I make it another set of sheets. And then call the project done.
I know. I know.
I've lost my mind but at least any little girl who visits our house will enjoy the miniature bed.