Sunday, May 29, 2016

Patchy Pie

Scrappy pie from the leftover pastry bits.

My hard working husband deserved his favourite pie so while he was out yesterday I made him a lemon meringue pie. I had enough pastry scraps left over to piece together a cherry pie too. It may not have been pretty but it sure disappeared fast!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Hot Weather Wear

We've been having some warm weather and poor Flame was roasting in his long pants and long sleeved shirt.

   Hotter Days

I took pity on him and let him take off his shirt.

New glass eyes.

He was happy about that, but after a recent visit by my granddaughter I found him sobbing in the corner -- wearing a DRESS! My granddaughter doesn't think children should go around half naked, not even small elf boys, so she put the dress on him to cover up his bare chest.

If you are a regular reader you might know that Flame originally had a female body and had to wait for months for Tingle to bring him a male body. After all that waiting to be a real elf boy he just couldn't bear the humiliation of wearing a dress.

I told him he was welcome to dig through my fabric stash to find something he would like for a summer t-shirt. He chose a bright and cheerful yellow and I made up his t-shirt that same afternoon.

With temperatures rising and a long summer ahead of us I thought he deserved a pair of shorts too. I randomly chopped some length off of my existing Realfee pants pattern and sewed some simple shorts.

Next time I think I'll make them a bit shorter yet. What do you think? How long should a little elf boy's shorts be anyway? Would mid knee cap be about right?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tingle's Home!

Tingle is back from her trip to Ban's Boutique.

Faceup by Ban Sidhe

Ban did a wonderful job of painting Tingle's face and blushing both sets of Realfee hands.

Tingle is back!

Flame is very glad to have his good friend (and his hands!) back.

Enjoying a warm spring day.

The weather has changed a lot since Tingle left and the area has sprung into bloom. Flame has been pointing out all the beautiful flowers.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

A couple of monsters hopped on by to wish you a Happy Easter.

I sewed the kigurumi bunny pajamas using a pattern by DGRequiem. The costumes will be given as little Easter gifts to my granddaughters. The much battered and abused Monster High models that live in Grandma's Toybox kindly agreed to model them for my blog first.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Penny is Feeling Neglected

Flame found Penny hidden away in a box a while back and thought it was high time she came out for some air.

Flame and Penny

She's cute as ever but I don't do much with her. If I'm offered a decent price for her she might decide to travel to a home where she gets more attention.

Penny in her room

I'd even part with her gorgeous crib, dresser and toy box for the right price.


Her clothing and shoes would be up for grabs too. Open to offers.

Edited to add: Asking $350 US for Penny and her furniture. Extras like clothing and accessories can be negotiated.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Spinning Revisited

Okay, so it's not much, but at least it's something. It's been a long while since I've done any spinning. I think the last time was at a spin-in back in October of last year.

This is a 50g skein of 50/50 camel/silk spun at a lace-weight. It has a lovely sheen not fully captured in the photo and is very soft. Not sure what to use it for though. It might be enough for a  small scarf.