I'm not sure what came over us this weekend.
We were sewing, embroidering, knitting, woodworking, and otherwise making non-stop from Friday morning on. Most of us are still at it this morning.
(As I type this I can hear Lupine downstairs shouting, "MAAAAAAAMAAAA! Where is the blue fabric? I need to embroider!" )
See? We need to. We can't help ourselves.
My most satisfying project was an outfit for Lupine's new-old doll.
In truth I don't really like
making doll clothes. Sometimes I actually hate it.
They're too… putzy.
(I figure in the same amount of time I could make an outfit for a
living and breathing member of my family. And that's a way more
practical investment of my crafting time.) So most of our doll clothes are circa 1975, sewn by my grandma on this very machine.
But this time was different.
It was sweet and fun and done together. Yes, it was putzy, but so worth the time. Lupine ironed, I cut and sewed, and we worked side-by-side for a couple of hours on this dress and apron.
In the end it was the best part of my weekend. I love crafting with this girl. And I'm also rather of smitten by this doll (if you must know).
And today? I have a little chicken to finish embroidering downstairs. And a baby sweater for a friend to cast off. And Lupine is now sitting on the floor in my office, singing about roosters and waiting for me to get down that fabric she's waiting for.
Beacuse, well, we just need to make stuff.