Monday, April 19, 2010

sunday sewing

 Yesterday, I found myself having an impromptu sewing session with my daughter. The stars must have been in alignment because both of our projects turned out beautifully... or maybe it was all of the good thoughts and kind words (we've had in our home) creating positive outcomes everywhere.
 Needless to say, may I introduce our new friend Lucie! Always in love with Erika Harbert's projects, I purchased the new screen printed doll kit from her shop (mikodesign). Lucie was super easy to cut and sew... and very fun to stuff! I'm as in love with her as my daughter is... maybe more because I can appreciate her sweet sophistication. Can't get enough of that charcoal polka dot shirt. Included are patterns for some clothing: skirt, coat, unders, and more... I'm so excited to make a little red woolen coat, but I'll wait for colder months. Erika had slipped in a little piece of  her Parisian motif fabric. It became a lace trimmed A-line skirt. Be still my heart! I think I'm (I mean we) are going to have too much fun dressing her.
We took her for a walk in the tulips...

 She even helped us get ready for lunch!
Then Lucie (who's name has already changed several times!) assisted my daughter in directing me how to make a new pair of pants that were just so.
 Without a pattern, just their guidance and my daughter's steady foot on the sewing machine pedal, we made a new pair of legging/pants for my orange/pink lover... who's growing too quickly out of all of her clothes.
Now, that's happy sewing. Have a great start to the week, friends! Pin It

22 comments:

  1. oh she is so lovely (the doll and your daughter) what I nice way to spend a weekend

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  2. Lucie is gorgeous! I love Erika's work and I also especially love that little skirt you've made! Beautiful!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Note to self -- sew something this week!

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  4. what a beautiul memory you two have made!

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  5. wonderful post, maya! (and now i am missing all my girls who live in far flung places. but i love hearing about their crafty endeavors...it IS genetic, you know!)

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  6. That's so sweet, I love mikodesign as well. In fact I have some fabric of her's on my shelves right now...I think I hear them calling :)

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  7. Oh beautiful pics as always. xx

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  8. what a special weekend! adore that doll. love those yummy pants. can't wait to see what the three of you whip up next. happy monday!

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  9. How adorable! You ARE going to have fun with her.

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  10. Wow....I just love this whole day you two had! How incredibly lovely and how adorable is Lucy and your sweet Gal? I love what you have on your chalk board and the photographs are awesome Maya! You just whipped those leggings up? wow. It must be so fun to have you as a mom....:)
    xoxo
    Melis

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  11. Oh my goodness! How wonderful! Something I don't do enough of is to craft just for us. Your post reminds me exactly why I need to....the adorable creations and wonderful memories that get to stay.

    You're awesome, Maya.

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  12. I've been admiring her doll kits for awhile, they're so very lovely and yours turned out beautiful! Do you have a good leggings pattern that you use? Or do you just "wing-it"?

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  13. LOVE that doll… I just might have to get a kit for me and my girl. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. This little doll is so cute. Made me want to make one but alas the kits are sold out.

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  15. Kate- I updated the link to the kits! There are more available.

    Kayanna- I made the leggings up as I went along, using a favorite pair as a template and adding some room so they weren't so legging-like. Not a fan of little shirts (vs. tunics &dresses) woth skin tight leggings. I used 4 pieces of fabric vs. two and... I might have to do a little tutorial, because I can see this response could get lengthy! The process to make them was shorter than it will be to write it out. She wants another pair so I'll remember to photograph as I go along.
    xo

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  16. and thanks for all of the Lucie love!

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  17. Hola!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for bringing me here. You've given some golden minutes of browsing through thoughtful, sweet and very creative posts. I'll make sure to find the time to stop very often. I've loved it all.
    :)

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  18. She's lovely - I do like the idea of a ready printed doll, especially one as cute as that.

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  19. Love: Lucie

    Love: Leggings.

    Must get a sewing machine.

    And learn how to use it.

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  20. Dear Maya,
    I still love everything on your blog! And sometimes I wonder, how it is possible to create these perfect pictures an words in every post, full of life, love and warmth.
    Lisa

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  21. this is absolutely adorable. you are crazy talented, miss maya!

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