I did a quick knit of some mohair I had, not quite a whole skein and so I knew it would have to be something sleeveless. When my daughter was a baby I use to make mohair pinafores to keep her warm. So I thought Rosey would like something to wear over a blouse.
I added embroidery to liven it up and real shell buttons. Only one side opens up.
Then, since I had my embroidery thread out, I went a bit crazy. These are the socks I harvested from the charity shop doll. I had to turn the tops to hem, they were raggedly cut and so I thought a few stitches would liven them up too.
While I had my button box out, I went ahead and found dark shell buttons and added those to the grey dress.
I have a collection of these old buttons and one more single button I thought I would add to the front of the dress for a design.
It’s all pearly and shimmery.
I really don’t know what I am doing. I just seem to need to be doing something…anything. The little Christmas tree is on top of my yarn chest and I am itching to get to more yarn even though I should switch gears and sew. I noticed I had some plaid fabric, I could still make a Christmas dress. I will look at patterns tomorrow and see if I get any inspiration. If not, I will move the stuff so I can get into the chest.
I did take the little charity shop doll to the park’s playground a few days ago.
I left her in the teacup spin, this morning I went to the park to feed the ducks and swans and she was gone! Oh, I hope someone took her home. I checked the whole area and she was not anywhere to be found, I worried about boys throwing her about.
And just because I continue to catch Rosey looking in every direction in different photo’s , I want to share them. I do not alter these in photoshop, these are how her eyes are. I do switch most of her photo’s to black and white because of her mottled skin tones look better in B&W and it is a heavy reminder of my childhood.
You can see her eyes are painted straight ahead. But I continue to find her looking elsewhere. It’s the most uncanny thing I have ever experienced.