Monday, July 24, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

14 1/2" doll hand smocked dresses

Making a batch of smocked dresses for 14 1/2" dolls like the Wellie Wisher™ and the Hearts for Heart™ dolls has been has been a busy project. It has been somewhat easier to work through the steps of construction for a number of dresses at the same time rather than focusing on just one little dress.
I have experienced this while working on dresses for my granddaughters. Since there are three of them and the dresses we decide on are similar for each, it ends up being easier to make them on kind of an assembly line.

So here's my latest "batch":






Monday, July 17, 2017

18" doll smocked dress

I have been having a lot of fun smocking dresses for the Wellie Wisher™ and other 14 1/2" dolls. I recently tried making a number of them at the same time, I'll be listing those in my Etsy shop over the next few days.

I also made and listed an American Girl™ Doll size hand smocked dress. The larger size was just perfect for ease of construction. I can see why so many people enjoy making clothes for these  18"dolls!



Monday, July 3, 2017

Mini fabric gift bags

Mini fabric gift bags just the right size for a gift card. Making a simple gift even more special! Hand drawn pen and ink hummingbirds grace the front of each bag - use for treasures afterward or reuse as a gift bag again and again. Pattern from www.incolororder.com.




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fabric gift bags

No more gift wrap in the landfill with reusable fabric gift bags. Put your gift in the bag, cinch the drawstrings and your gift is ready. The gift bag is so pretty with an original pen and ink drawing by Monica appliqu├ęd on the front, it becomes a gift in itself.
Several sizes are available for any gift from stuffed animals and small electronics to candy and a gift card.
Made of high quality cotton fabric and loving sewn with care.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaMinto








Friday, June 9, 2017

Wellie Wisher sandals

These little sandals began with Grace's Gifts sewing pattern "Sweet Sandals".  I kept changing a few things until I now have my own design and it is still evolving into a nice fit and look for your doll.

Check out my shop for what is presently available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaMinto







Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hummingbird drawings on Mug Rugs

Just finished an assortment of mug rugs featuring fabric illustrations of hummingbirds, a tuffed titmouse and a honeybee with a flower. Each mug rug is a unique piece, slightly different in size and color combination. http://etsy.me/2rD1lSk