Small bits.

My normal every-day-life as a mother and homemaker (this word is so weird to me, it just sounds funny) doesn’t leave me with a lot of free time. But I get so many lovely moments with my children that I feel grateful for having this opportunity. Just now my cute baby boy ran to me, hugged me and ran away again giggling! Sweet, sweet moments. ♥

The little bits that I get here and there have been spent crafting things, mostly for my doll. These past few days I managed to make a hat – or beanie? – for Jane (lets just call her that for now), two scarves, sew a lace trim to the skirt and start a tulle petticoat to use with the skirt.

hat-and-scarves

I hope that the hat will fit Jane’s head. I made the band to measure about 26,5cm but I don’t know if it is deep enough. It didn’t take me too long to make it, even with all the interruptions. It was made with Carol Simply Soft yarn and a I hook (5.5mm). If anyone is interested in knowing the pattern I can write it down, but only after I test it on my doll. I want to make sure it fits right! So if anyone is interested, just say so on a comment!

The scarves are actually as simple as it can be. The thinner one is only a crochet chain but the yarn gives it enough texture. The yarn I used was Homespun from Lion Brand. The wider scarf was weaved with four strands of the same yarn. I also love the way it looks and how soft it feels! I’m starting to think that I should have made them bigger but they are easy+fast enough to replicate. I may still embellish the hat too.

skirt-wip

Sewing the lace trim to the skirt took considerably more time because I did it by hand. It gives me more joy to hand sew things than to use the sewing machine, which is resting with its cover on, making me feel guilty for not using it!

 

I like the way the skirt was looking but I felt like it needed something else, so I made a petticoat out of tulle. I’m debating if I should sew it to the skirt or just leave it separate. The skirt is still in a work-in-progress state.

I also spent some of my free time looking at lace trims in Ebay. I found a couple of listings that looked promising without being very expensive but bidding wars took most of them away. I did won one auction with quite a lot of lace trim, a mix of modern and vintage. I look forward to see it with my own eyes but it looked quite good.

Right now I’m waiting for my doll, the doll shoes that I bought a while back, a stock white shirt, the lace trim and some yarn from Knit-picks. My mom also sent me a package from Portugal. I wonder what she sent me!

I’ll finish this post by wishing everyone a lovely Valentine’s Day!