Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Birthday present

I made these little clothes for a friends little girl. I thought they turned out quite sweet. They are all from a vintage doll pattern from the 1950's that belonged to my mother. She made all the doll clothes for my sisters and my dolls.

One year when I was back home visiting Mum, I went through all her patterns that have been stashed away in the basement. I categorized them into lovely containers and then when all was said and done, unbeknown to Mum, I popped a few in my luggage to come back with me to Australia. Mum isn't all that keen on things leaving home (her children or her/their things!) I can understand that. Still, I wanted those patterns. She hasn't looked at them in YEARS. I hope she'd be proud that I'm actually using them. I don't know if I will tell her though!


RYD said...

Hi Karin- I saw your comment on my blog (areluctantmom.blogpsot.com) and wanted to check out your blog as well. You make gorgeous clothes and adorable dolls. Do you sell them? If so, I'd be happy to link my site to yours for selling the items. I know you're in Oz, but if you do, let me know.

Also, I am in awe of your strength and courage in having children and how difficult it has been for you and your husband. I wish you all the best.

Karin said...

Oh wow! Thanks for posting, Ryd! I don't know if you will see this here or not. I don't sell things yet but it's something in the back of my mind as a possibility for 'someday'. LOL I do think about it. I need to become better at time management though!

Thank you for your comments about our children. Sometimes I can't believe that we have this lovely, charming little boy who also kicks my butt with his behaviour. He really mixes it up for us and that is so welcome after our painful journey, even if sometimes I don't know how to handle him!

I really enjoy your blog.