A couple years ago when I was visiting one of my cousins, she showed me Grandma's sewing cabinet that she has, and in the drawers were a lot of Grandma's sewing supplies. She said I could have something from the cabinet, so I picked these buttonhole scissors, which I remember seeing my Grandma use. I blogged about them once before.
A couple days ago I was getting ready to put in some buttonholes, so it made me think of these scissors.
I made a test buttonhole first.
Then I tried the buttonhole scissors to cut it open - and it worked great! Of course, when my Grandma used them, she didn't have a sewing machine that made buttonholes with the push of a button, so she would cut the buttonhole and then by hand using the buttonhole stitch, she would sew around it.
Here I am cutting open a buttonhole on Eli's shirt.
I got this "wheel" fabric somewhere in Montana last summer and decided to make Eli a shirt out of it. Hope it fits. It will probably be too big, which is OK.
We bought Abigail an 18" doll for Christmas and we heard she wanted one with long hair, because she likes to comb hair.
This doll was cute and I think the hair is long enough. When we were looking for dolls, the Disney dolls didn't have eyes that opened or closed (and they cost more). So I was looking for a doll with eyes that could close and she had to have long hair.
I didn't really like her clothes too much, so I made her a fancy dress. Next, I will make her some play clothes - overalls and a shirt.
I'm having fun! I loved to play with dolls when I was a girl and my Mom used to make doll clothes for them, so it kind of takes me back to my childhood. Are you getting ready for Christmas?