WIP Friday

Ah yes, I really do feel I am getting my spirit back. My Work in Progress for this week is two little dolls for two little girls (mine).
I am finally revisiting the idea of the Windy Woods Girls. I haven’t done any toy making since February so I am feeling very rusty and a little apprehensive. I have been visiting all the usual blog-haunts for some inspiration but have decided to try adapting ye olde cat pattern rather than starting a-fresh… just to make it a little easier. But because I haven’t done anything since February I couldn’t find all my pattern pieces so last night I spent time printing out what I do have in Illustrator and then tracing them onto tissue.

And now to decide what fabric to use. That’s a big task in itself…

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10 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to see the results!!!!

  2. The fabric choosing does look like a big task – but a fun one, too! Good luck!

  3. Glad to see you are back–for November anyhow. I’ve missed all your musings. Congrats on the new sister site–it looks fun!

  4. Claire it’s good to see you back at it! I’ve been slacking myself, although for MUCH different reasons: my studio is being renovated with the rest of the basement. We were busy enough this summer that I didn’t really miss it too much, but I’m starting to get all twitchy now.
    Congrats on all the new developments around here….very nice to see you posting more, too!!

  5. cannot wait to see your beautiful handiwork again! horray!:)

  6. maisiecat@hotmail.com says:

    here’s one of the best hints I’ve ever been given: use vilyne(sp?)interfacing to trace your patterns onto. It’s easy to see through, you often don’t need to pin it ‘cos it clings a little ,it’s really strong & doesn’t rip, it’s cheap to buy, & it comes in nice big pieces so you don’t have to piece it together for making garment patterns. I use felt pens or ball-points for tracing & colour code the patterns so I can find the pieces easily when using multi-sized master copies.

  7. tsmb1970333@yahoo.com says:

    Sometimes, I come to your blog just to see the pretty materials and what you create with them.
    Have fun.

  8. melissa_beckham@hotmail.com says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only “reconstituting patterns from time to time — mkes me feel like an archeologist. Gratly enjoy your blog /photos / voice!

  9. That fabric looks so good!

  10. oh the joy in seeing all that pretty collected fabric! I;ve got a stash myself (which is a bit smaller though), and i was afraid of being called a hoarder by my dad and guy friends. now i just know I dont have enough room to have a proper place for it.