But I haven't made much for her yet!! I made two beds for her, one is too small (which she loves) and the other (large) one I had to rip apart coz I needed more of "that" fabric for another item!!! Gosh I'm bayad.....poor Phoebe, she doesn't have a chance at keeping the clothes on her back! ;-)
When we left VB my girls were in elementary school. They're now 33 and 31!. My youngest is married with two little ones of her own (the littlest is in my lap in the picture). So it really was a loooong time ago! Then...I was a frazzled Navy wife. Now...I'm a happy grandma. BIG difference!! :)
Now I know which direction you were in. I remembered the Princess Anne SC and wasn't sure where Chimney Hill was. Since it was 24 years ago when we left VB, I guess I'm kind of foggy about your house. But, I'm also a gardener and love beautiful flowers, so I'm sure I noticed...way back when. :)
My favorite vintage fabric is gingham—the kind that's 100% cotton. Mom had some and gave it to me, and it's so wonderful to sew with! I always look for more, but the thrift stores here don't have much in the way of fabric. I also like that lightweight printed fabric with the woven lines in it—leno, I think it was called. I remember having a dress made from it when I was in my early twenties, and it makes lovely doll clothes, too.
Yes I am! sorry bout the delay to your first comment. I have been down with flu, from my last post I realise its been three days already, gosh that is ill- too ill to go on computer....i was laughing about it with my husband yesterday, but its not really funny seems hes got it too now, so if i am slow typing back now its cause i am playing nurse!
and i just realised i left this to myself 3 hrs ago so still not tiptop...
Birdie - Take one of your old thongs and make a pattern from it. Once you try it, you'll never want to purchase panties again. I shop this great place in NC that has beautiful, good quality, wide stretch lace for 79 cents a yard. I can make 10 pairs of panties for under $10! You don't really need a pattern, but if you want a good one, I recommend Jalie 2568. I'll take pictures and post soon.
Too funny - we lived right off Rosemont Rd. on Clubhouse Dr. from '79-'83!! Bob, my husband, was stationed at both NOB and Little Creek. We moved to the King's Grant subdivision (not far from Rosemont) in '83 then moved up here in '86 where we've been ever since.
I'll definitely look for Ginny's Place. We like to go camping at Dam Neck in the summer so we're always looking for a place to stop on our way to and from. Thanks for the tip!
Whereabouts do you live. I'm in Canada, we don't have Joann's here. They won't even accept an online order to be shipped to Canada. However, I do live about an hour from Niagara Falls N.Y., so I go there to Joann's. If you have a quilt store near you, they most likely have the boxes. (However, they'll be more expensive!) I didn't think anybody in the U.S. lived far from a Walmart or a Joann's. I see those 2 stores everywhere. However, I was in Texas last winter, & there wasn't a Joann's for 300 miles. But the Walmart nearby sold fabric & supplies
Well Im not very puter savy, my daughter usually does pictures and stuff for me, if I can talk her into it, she may post some for me. I guess you noticed I dont even have a pic of myself. We'll see what happens.
Thanks for the tip on ravelry...I have never heard of that site. I just got home from my knitting group. There is so much gabbing going on that very little knitting happens. Fun group but I tend to be 'task oriented' and always want to see some result for an evening out...I need to change that!!
Hi. I am happy to be your online friend. There is a group for plushie creators on this website. I enjoyed looking at your pictures. I think you can add photographer to your skills - very well done. My No. 1 passion is doll making right now - don't tell my garment sewing students that though lol...nice to meet you Birdie.