Sunday, June 23, 2019

Recent projects

It's been too long since I posted my recent projects! Quite a few collector doll dresses have been sewn, listed and sold. Also I've been working on some watercolor projects.
Kathy Harrison Machine embroidery designs

Special order on my Etsy shop

Hummingbird Field Study pen & ink with watercolor and pencil

'Red Squirrel with Chickadees' watercolor with pen & ink

Harris Hawk pen & ink and watercolor

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kathy Harrison has designed a wonderful heirloom machine embroidery program called the Hello Dolly Collection. I have been learning to use this with my Bernina sewing machine to make 13 inch collector doll dresses. These will fit Little Darling, Mini Maru and other similar sized dolls. Here's my latest creations:

Friday, April 19, 2019

Smocked dresses and PJ set for 13" dolls like Little Darling and Mini Maru

 Sewing and smocking dresses and PJ sets for 13" Little Darling and Mini Maru dolls have been keeping me busy lately. Also learning to use my embroidery feature on my new sewing machine. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Fabric Gift Bags for Spring

I am really ready for the warm and sunny spring weather! So to celebrate this time of the year it's been fun to create some bright and cheerful reusable fabric gift bags featuring my original pen and ink drawings.  
On sale now in my shop:

  These bags are made using the design and pattern from

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Little Darling doll heirloom smocked dress

This is the first dress in a series I have embarked on that feature antique lace. I love the classy ecru on white look and bullion roses of course. My model is a Mini Maru doll who has very close measurements to the Dianna Effner's Little Darling doll.  I have used heirloom sewing methods to create a precious collectors item. The swiss insertion lace on this dress is a beautiful piece of antique lace. The hem and collar lace is a modern matching lace.

Dress displayed on a dress form made from a Little Darling  Doll

the matching slip
Back button placket 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Little Darling dress with machine embroidery

My very sweet husband gifted me with an embroidery program to use with my new Bernini sewing and embroidery machine this past Christmas.  He knows my love of making pretty handcrafted products for my Etsy shop. "The Hello Dolly Collection" by Kathy Harrison has everything you need to create pretty machine embroidered heirloom sewn dresses for dolls.  I look forward to many hours of crafting with this great tool . . .

My Mini Maru doll models this embroidered dress, slip and pocketbook set to fit a 13" doll, such as Dianna Effner Little Darling doll.