Friday, July 17, 2009

The Reveal


My baby is already 6 years old. I can't believe it has been that long since my life has been turned upside down. And although life is different, I realize I'm right side up again and life has never been better.

In six years I have learned that
kids ask a lot of questions, and they really do want them answered
even the tiniest of scratch hurts, and the ouchie has to be shown off for days
and that I love to tickle little tummies, armpits, knees, necks, feet, sides...

Katelyn had a lovely day with her cousin Hannah playing in the pool, with little toys on beach towels, back in the pool, eating Hawaiian pizza for dinner, and swimming yet again! Finally, she opened her presents, and we got her an American Girl Doll. Rebecca is the newest historical character and looks amazingly like Katelyn. Because the clothes are almost as expensive as the doll, I chose to make her another outfit for her American girl so...

May I introduce, Rebecca, now modeling the Miniture Selvage Dress.


I still need to hem everything. Because I had already wrapped the doll, it was best to not guess on the exact length of sleeves and skirt so if you see a few stray threads ignore them. I was shocked at how long it took to sew the selvages together. It "seams" so easy, but I really wanted a good mix of dots, and words, and of course I tried to find selvages that were just the right length rather that getting out my long ones. Will I use them again? Definately. Just give me a chance to find the flat surfaces on my sewing table first. My selvages had a way of exploding out of the basket.

Have a great day,
Kami

7 comments:

Lyn said...

KAMI!!! LOVE THIS!!! What a crafty cleaver little mommy you are! I've been dying to know since you posted this what it was going to be, but having pretty much no sewing experience I wasn't even going to go out on a limb and guess- but boy did you surprise me!!! And yes- the doll does look amazingly like Katelyn! Hope she has a great birthday!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely adorable Kami! If I had someone with an American Girl Doll, I would do the same thing. Best use of selvages I have seen yet!

Shari said...

Beautifully done! I love what you ended up making and I never would have guessed it. I was going with an apron all along and boy was I wrong. Great job Kami, your girls are so lucky to have you as their wonderful creative mommy!

Mary said...

Absolutely love the selvage dress! How creative you are!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking a Sudoku quilt for Kg. Think that might have been easier - well done Kami!

Leah said...

Wow, so cool!!! You are the perfect person to craft with selvedges; I think I would give up at a Barbie skirt. :)

Lori Pierce said...

Very cute!