Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fur-lined Trooper Hat

I tried the hat again using faux fur as the lining. I just whipstitched it to the felt. Easy and reversible!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Winter Trooper Doll Hat

I have been working on an idea for a little trooper hat for dolls. I based it upon a simple vintage Barbie baseball cap pattern (no curved seams, just judiciously placed darts) and added the flap for neck and ears plus a lining. Here is my prototype made of wool felt and quilt batting modeled by Tiny Betsy McCall. This size can also be worn by 16” fashion dolls except for Ellowyne, who has a disproportionately big head! Next, I’m going to try making a reversible one with a fur lining. The little outfit is by Goodreau.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wild Turkeys!

These wild turkeys have been hanging around for the past couple of days. I first saw one of them when I walked into the perennial garden right next to the house two days ago. She was resting on the ground and got up when she realized I was there. I was just a few feet away from her and surprised that she seemed reluctant to move away. When I looked down, I saw why. Little baby turkeys (poults) were scurrying in front of me to hide in the periwinkle vines. I quickly ran inside to get my camera (and to put some distance between myself and mom who looked none too pleased) but by the time I got back outside they were gone. Fortunately, DH was able to get these photos in the backyard early this morning.