Friday, January 30, 2009

A skirt for Felicity... I decided to recycle a pair of my daughters too small jeans and make her American Girl doll a new jean skirt. Cece, my daughter, would like Felicity, her American Girl doll, to have as many outfits as she does - no easy task. It was so easy to make!! I just estimated how long it should be, cut the bottom of the jean leg and rolled the cut edge about 1/3 of an inch. I rolled the edge again and sewed it on my sewing machine, leaving an opening to feed the 1/4" elastic through. After feeding the elastic, I sewed up the opening and ... a new skirt!!

Now Cece wants me to make more clothes for Felicity, and maybe some matching ones for her too. My mom used to make me clothes when I was little and I hated to wear them, so I have a hard time believing that my daughter is going to like anything I make - but maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and my mother will be shocked. We'll see.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Hurray!!! My first tutorial is finally finished - now you can make explosion boxes for everyone.
You can find the tutorial at www.flutterbyfoto.com/tutorial.html

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I have had a few requests for a tutorial on the explosion boxes I make. I didn't realize how hard it is to write one - so if I leave out any information, please let me know. These boxes are quick and easy to make, so enjoy.

I will have the tutorial ready to post tomorrow. . .

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My first entry. I didn't know it would take so long to make so little.