November 24, 2012

A Few Words from a Cat

.............. bvvvvvjkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Apparently Isabella thought it was important. When I figure out what it means, I'll translate, I promise.

The Advent Blues

How To Pass the Time Until Doctor Who Returns

As we know, there will be no new Who until December 25th. This is always incredibly hard to bear and the time seems to drag. So I have come up with 10 surefire ways to beat the Advent blues.

1. Eat bananas. Lots of bananas. Just not apples, because an apple a day keeps the
Doctor away.

2. Knit a long crazy scarf.

3. Investigate the cracks in your walls.

4. Learn to make the perfect pot of tea.

5. Comb the history books for possible references to the Doctor.

6. Figure out why you keep making marks on your arms. It might be important.

7. Play some football/soccer.

8. Study store mannequins and angel statues for signs of movement.

9. Practice shooting a fez off of a dummy until you are as good a shot as River.

10. And of course, RUN!

November 19, 2012

What Does This Blog Need?

That's right, I'm asking you. What would make this blog better? Would you like more silliness, or would more book reviews suit you? Are you satisfied with the fashion quotient but dissatisfied with the amount of geeky/nerdy stuff I post? Let me know how to improve by voting in my poll. To get to it you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of my blog and look in the green box.

I really appreciate the input!

A Practice Dress

The Precious is going to be christened soon and of course I decided to make her a dress myself. Besides the fact that I want to make my girl her most important childhood garment, there is also the problem of finding one in her size ready made! People usually christen newborns, not 15-month-olds.

I bought a yard of lovely white eyelet but decided to make my own pattern, using an old pattern of mine and scaling it down as needed. Making doll clothes in this way is one thing, but making a christening gown with expensive fabric is another. So I decided to make a prototype out of another fabric first, to make sure it would work out all right.

I still haven't hemmed it or sewn the ribbon on it, but it looks pretty nice, I think. There is only one problem that needs to be fixed for the real dress: I forgot that the pattern I scaled down was for a grown woman and therefore has room for breasts!

Maybe it doesn't look too weird? At least I don't think it qualifies as a craft fail!