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?

8 thoughts on “Presents

  1. CGCouture

    Happy birthday! Hopefully your day will be stress-free and the kiddos well behaved. 🙂 Let me know how you like the style arc patterns…I’ve been wanting to order some, but the shipping has put me off. Maybe next time we can order together and split the shipping? If you’re interested. Sorry, I don’t know anything about sewing for dolls, but it’s been interesting watching you do it.

    1. Stacy

      Thank you! I’m hoping to do the Style Arc pattern soon, before it gets too chilly to wear it! If that works, I’d love the Pippa gown (I have no where to wear it, but I really want to make it!) and would love to split the cost. Overseas shipping is killer, isn’t it?

  2. Cindy

    Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the Simply Sally top. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, if you like it I just might have to break down and buy it.
    have a great day.

    1. Stacy

      I’m hoping I can find the time this weekend to work on it this weekend. I have a feeling it will come together very quickly!

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