Sew Through the DecadesTuesday, May 18, 2010
I came across a completely awesome craft along while entering all of the giveaways over at Sew Mama Sew.
Sew Through the Decades reminded me of last year's craft a long, Crafting Through the '80s. Ooh, I love these kinds of craft alongs, so I just had to join even though I can't sew with a machine. :)
I really had to give this a lot of thought to come up with something that I could contribute to the craft along, all the while following the rules. After all, the craft along is for period clothing and you know I can't do clothing of any kind.
So, after several hours of deliberating about how in the world I was going to be able to join this craft along, it hit me. Why not sew doll clothes! So, that is what I am going to do.
I first had to come up with a doll pattern. I was originally going to choose The Purl Bee and Mimi Kirchner's doll pattern for my felt doll. Isn't she cute!
But I wanted to be able to use my dolls for my shop. So, last night, while watching The Big Bang Theory, I drew a little doll pattern. It is weird, but I come up with some of my best crafts while watching that show. Maybe Sheldon's intelligence rubs off on me through the TV waves. :)
Anyway, I am going to really try and make one doll per decade. This might be a little difficult since I am working on the granny along too, but at least I'll be contributing to my new shop in the process.
The challenge begins on May 30 with 1900-1909. I have no idea what the fashion was like back then, so I'm off to do research. It should be a lot of fun!
If you want to join too, swing by A Lemon Squeezy Home to get the details.