Happy birthday to me! Yes, that’s right, I am officially one year older today – although I won’t divulge exactly how old I am. This year I decided to spend my birthday monies on crafty items. The first thing I bought myself was…. A YUDU! I’ve been wanting one for awhile after trying the Speedball method (I highly recommend because it gives professional results, but there is a ‘learning curve’ to silkscreening and I found it very messy). I actually purchased this about two months ago when Michael’s had them on sale for $99. Can you believe I haven’t cracked it open before today?
I also broke down and ordered 3 Style Arc patterns – including the Kate. I also selected a top, the Simply Sally (the design really fascinates me, it’s very simple looking, but with fantastic results), and skirt, the Fay (which was the ‘free’ pattern with purchase). I think between the 3 I should get a good idea of how these patterns fit me – I was hoping that I would have had the opportunity to sew something up by now, but I’ve managed to get distracted with other projects.
Lastly, I broke down and ordered a new Doll Coordinate recipe book. I’ve been having way too much fun creating designs for Blythe and seem to be finally getting the hang of sewing in miniature. In fact, I’ll have some new ‘looks’ up later on in the week! For anyone who owns a doll like this, I highly recommend this series – they have some absolutely fantastic designs and great finishing techniques. My only complaint is that I can’t seem to figure out when new books are released (it seems sporadic, 2 were released back to back last year and then it’s been a year and nothing new). Does anyone seem to know how often they come out?