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We like to sew

This year the urge hit to sew, sew things like doll clothes. Than we got our daughter an American girl doll.

Yes she wanted it but it was also me living threw my daughter. I wanted one as a child, my favorite past time was playing dolls, I was never into Barbies (they were taboo in our household) but into my rag doll Megan which my aunt made, I liked baby dolls too. I know I would have loved an American girl doll. In April my in laws arrived for a visit and along with them came a sewing addict. Yes my husbands mom has become some kind of sewing fiend. It was perfect timing really. She is extremely talented and a good teacher so with her help she has set me on my way. My mom had taught me too but it’s been a few years and I was a bit rusty. We made a couple of outfits together.

Here is one we did, PJ’s.
Of course she did more than a few on her own.

Here’s one if her amazing creations.
Since she has left I have been trying to figure out some patterns, figure out the sewing machine and  just finding time to sew period. It has now finally come together and here is my creation!

I made two of these one for each daughter (we plan to get an America girl doll for my older daughter too).  I like to go into my sewing zone and turn some music on or put on some language courses and sew away.

My sister in law from Canada is a very talented sewer too and she has a sight called Archer’s and you should check it out!