Yesterday I was very lucky, one of the thrift shops we went to had 1/2 off all bedding. I found plenty of pillow cases! Most were $1.99 and a couple were $2.99 so that was a perfect solution for my sewing pillow case dresses. The last photo I want to make a apron, pinafore or bonnet. It is linen with embroidery. It’s hard to see the fabrics (you can click to enlarge) but I didn’t capture the soft colours as well. I chose either very soft vintage cottons or those with an interesting border. I’ll write more about them as I make the individual dresses. I see I forgot to photograph a plain blue case, which I want to make an Alice type dress from.
I also found a Viola with a bow that makes real music! Another blanket, which I forgot to photograph these things. I have found that those cute baby woobies made for babies, that have a stuffed animal in the middle, well I have found it is very easy to snip off the threads that hold the animal in the center and that then provides a perfect traditional type blanket for a doll bed with nice satin binding.
The last thing I found was a tea set, I had not wanted to get one, as Joanie does have a teapot, but it was a a very cheap price and complete, so what the heck. I plan on purchasing one more Zwergnase, so tea parties just may be in the future!
I bought a Paradise Horses doll, which I just wanted the boots she was wearing. They were nice and solid, would make good rain or mud boots, so it was worth buying the whole doll for them. I could not find any information about the doll, nor any photo’s of her. She is 18”, she is American Girls size and I believe could fit all AG clothes and accessories. She has ball joints in the hips and shoulders. If you are interested, she is listed on eBay here for a $10 starting bid:
Today is a sewing day for me. I will first finish up Joanie’s mohair sweater and then begin on the pillow cases. Happiness!