Friday, January 25, 2013

Bodies and Fabrics

I have spent the last month organizing,
and in general getting use to my new life as
a retired person.  Yee Haw!
Hopefully, I will now have the time for my ever
 growing list of things to do, as
well as finish some projects. 
 I have spent my evenings stitching and
stuffing body parts.
Some with cedar shavings,
Some with wool.
 I've been on the hunt for fabric. 
I am very pleased with these
 reproduction yarn dyed woven fabrics.  
I have some new home spun cottons.
 Reproduction 1800"s cotton prints in browns,
blacks & blues,
greens (some icky) & chrome yellows,
and of course reds.  I fear I will have
lots of trouble aging these wonderful
period colors.
I found a few tiny antique calico buttons and
yards of delicate old store stock cotton laces. 
 Just the right size for a dolly. 
I found 2 tiny antique silk frogs closures
(I see a couple of dolly capes)
and this vintage embroidered Swiss rick rack 
that I have no idea what I will do with it, but it
 was too pretty to pass up.  In the 1800's this 
trim was called wave braid and was quite popular.
I am ready to start some clothing!


  1. I love all the dollies! Can't wait to see what you do with all that lovely fabric and all the trims and notions. Good for you, Sherri--enjoy. :~)

  2. Congratulations on your retirement! Can't wait to see the finished dolls- you have a lovely selection of textiles to work with. ♥

  3. Well, you really know how to retire...go to work! And, what fun work it is. I am drooling over all the beautiful fabrics and trims. I may need to come shopping with you. Congratulations on your retirement!

  4. What a wonderful milestone you have reached in retirement, I hope you enjoy every single day!
    I, too, cannot wait to see what you sew from the fabrics.


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