Oh wait -- I then checked where folks were coming from. Turns out I'm getting a lot of hits from Sew Mama Sew. Hunh? They posted that link to my tutorial ages ago. So why the sudden rush? It turns out they reposted the link to the tutorial as part of their Handmade Holidays posts for November. Way cool. And so are all of the great ideas and tutorials they've been posting. If you haven't had a chance -- go check it out. Not like most of us need another project to add to the pile at this time of year -- but, well, hey -- never hurts to look right? I'm going to add the banner for it onto my sidebar as well. I also added an update to the tutorial (links to the finished project and to the dress with fabric I made) so if you are seeing it on bloglines -- sorry for the repeat.
In other crafting/sewing/quilting news -- um, nothing really to report right now. It's been a singularly craft free weekend. Ugh. I have too much to do and not enough time to do it in -- but I also had a little one with a virus thingy (don't you love my technical medical terms). I love that kids bounce back quickly from these sorts of things -- I hate the gut wrenching fear that you have when daycare calls and tells you your child has a fever of 104 F. And just to reassure you -- she was kind of listless and oddly agreeable for a day. The next day she was her normal bouncing off the walls and go, go, go self who is glad to tell you "I don' LIKE that" with no fever in sight. Now mommy on the other hand -- mommy needs longer to recover! Hopefully I will have more to show/share soon.
Also, thanks for all the tips and suggestions on the tea dying. I want to try some of them and see what results I get. But, I'm just about to the point on the doll fabric of saying -- it's good enough, I'll make it with what I have and continue the experiments after Christmas (when I don't have 10 projects lined up). Any opinions?