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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2023 :  05:21:57 AM  Show Profile
I have been working slowly on Barbie clothes. Finding simple patterns on pinterest. I am making two of everything as we have two granddaughters.
So far I have 4 dresses, 4 flannel pj pants, (two for barbies, and two for ken), 2 tie on lace apron style to use with dresses, and one wedding dress. Kind of losing interest.....but got to keep going.
then I started making yo yo's for Christmas ornaments. Jingle bell on the bottom, and 2 each of 4 different sizes of yoyo's. Then a bow for the top. Makes a tree shape. I make ornaments for the grandkids every year. I can only say, good thing I am starting early. The YoYo's are taking me some time. lol I think I have yoyo's cut out for 10 ornaments. I have 8 grandkids and make extras for gifts. Will need a few more I am guessing.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2930 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2930 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2023 :  09:26:22 AM  Show Profile
Way to go Michele! I need to get started since I make most of my gifts as well.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4697 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4697 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2023 :  10:42:29 AM  Show Profile
Great start Michele on your holiday projects! Please post pictures of your Barbie outfits when you can. I'm sure the girls will love them. Your ornaments are always so pretty and creative. Your grandchildren are very fortunate to get a homemade one each year from you.

Dawn in IL

First you dream
Then you do
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7406 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7406 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2023 :  11:10:54 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Michele -

Great idea - I always start early for Christmas. I am hoping to have a Christmas sale in November at my house. I always make some things to post on the MJF Marketplace, too.

I am currently working on snap scarves, dish towel boas, recycled denim aprons, Half-Circle Christmas napkins, Christmas dinner roll keepers, microwavable, potholders, pan savers, quilted table squares, and whatever else I can come up with. I already have several quilts (many childrens) made and numerous other items.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2023 :  03:21:30 AM  Show Profile
Linda you will have quite a bit done for your sale. Hope you have great sales. Good luck Heather on finding new ideas.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6522 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6522 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2023 :  1:15:47 PM  Show Profile
Michele, that is awesome! I would love to see your barbie clothes as well once you are finished! And your ornament sounds so cute! Your grandkids are going to love them.

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7406 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7406 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2023 :  1:38:29 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I, too, am hoping for a good sale. I am also going to put some of my stuff on sale at MJF Marketplace soon - to make room for new things.



Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16859 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16859 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2023 :  10:19:42 AM  Show Profile
Oh my stars! Michelle, you. making Barbie clothes so reminds me of my youth, when I ‘borrowed’ my dad’s. ‘chamois’ cloth to make a coat for my Barbie (I was about 11 at the time)…
The coat turned out great , but… when my dad found out… oh, it was Not a good day for Barbie or me!!
Moral of the story.. Ask first before taking dad’s chamois…


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

Edited by - katmom on Sep 10 2023 10:21:39 AM
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

759 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
759 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2023 :  11:12:34 AM  Show Profile
Linda, you always get so much sewing done! You are inspiring!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7406 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7406 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2023 :  8:18:01 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
LOL! Thanks, Debbie! I don't think I am making things fast enough. I need to Make a list of what I WANT to make and do one project until it is done and then go on to the next.


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Oct 09 2023 :  03:10:45 AM  Show Profile
I think I will be making western shirts for the three oldest grandkids. They are showing at their county fair now, and thought that would be nice for them. I plan on looking for material at a Mennonite store in Withee tomorrow. We ship cows down in that area and tomorrow is the day. I know this store has alot of material, and it is nicer to see it in person, then try to order online.

Farming in WI

Michele


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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2930 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2930 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  1:40:13 PM  Show Profile
That sounds like a fun idea! I hope you had a great time at the fabric store :)

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7406 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7406 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  1:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Good luck with your Barbie clothes. Your granddaughter's will love them.

That's how I learned to sew - many many many years ago. Mine were very simple and now there are patterns available - and Pinterest is a great place to find them.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2023 :  02:47:38 AM  Show Profile
Grace I loved your chamois story!! oh my. I have also made sewing machine needle holders. I used clear vinyl to make pockets to hold the plastic needle packs. Then folded the holder and added a snap. That is for the ladies in my family. I will add pictures later today, incase any one is looking for ideas.

Farming in WI

Michele


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4697 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4697 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2023 :  07:43:10 AM  Show Profile
Can't wait to see how the sewing machine needle holders turned out Michele. They sound super nice and convenient for sewing.

Dawn in IL

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” Anne of Green Gables

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2023 :  08:44:38 AM  Show Profile


pictures are the sewing machine needle holder. Doll clothes and this years ornament.

Farming in WI

Michele


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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1339 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1339 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2023 :  7:28:03 PM  Show Profile
Nice job, Michele!! I love the needle holder! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2930 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2930 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  09:13:47 AM  Show Profile
That needle holder is a great idea. I can never find my pack of needles in my messy sewing drawer. Is the tree ornament made out of yo-yos?

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4697 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4697 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  11:35:56 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful gifts! It's going to be a very Merry Christmas for your loved ones.

Dawn in IL

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” Anne of Green Gables

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6522 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6522 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  1:02:05 PM  Show Profile
Michele, your ornament is so adorable! And your doll clothes are turning out great!

Krsita
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16859 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16859 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  6:59:03 PM  Show Profile
Oh Michele,,, luv the YoYo tree!!!! heeheehee!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  02:31:55 AM  Show Profile
Heather the ornament is made out of yoyo's. I saw a picture on pinterest, no instructions, and made a pattern as I went along.
Grace I thought of your while making all those darn yoyo's, lol. I made about 15 of those little trees, times 8 yoyo's per tree. That was alot of yoyo's. haha

Farming in WI

Michele


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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1076 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1076 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  03:07:12 AM  Show Profile
Michele I love all of your handcrafted items, you have been very busy!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
FGOTM August 2022
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2023 :  03:23:31 AM  Show Profile
Christmas gifts are almost done. I did go a totally different direction. I found a great deal on snowshoes. All the grandkids got a pair. I did make them all a pillowcase to wrap the snowshoes in. The western shirts, one is done, and going to wait on the other two till after Christmas so the boys can try the one on. After the work of making it, I want to make sure I am close on the sizing. After quilting for so long, it was hard to go back to clothes making. Lots of ripping out for some reason. Fun fun fun

Farming in WI

Michele


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4697 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4697 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2023 :  07:13:30 AM  Show Profile
You've done a wonderful job making the gifts for your grandchildren. The pillowcases make a perfect wrapping for the snowshoes & the kids can use the pillowcases all year long! The last two shirts will hopefully come together for you once you can measure the boys.

Dawn in IL

"November always seems to me the Norway of the year." — Emily Dickinson

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7406 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7406 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2023 :  5:15:58 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
That's a great needle holder, Michele.

I love pillowcases for wrapping, too.

And it's been a long time since Imade Barbie doll clothes - when I had a Barbie doll. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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