Cancer research

help raise money for cancer research please readMy daughter has composed, written, and sang a song for a contest that raises funds for cancer research the contest ends the last day on November. Please vote for her as she needs to be in the top 20 to go to the next level. Currently she is 23. Thank you for your help.

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touches of irish crochet


My oldest,and middle daughters and myself are collaborating on this piece.  They crocheted most of the pieces.  I did the grapes and the cord around the edge.  this is part of Amy’s last costume and part of my middle daughters master project on Annie Sullivan for school.  The opening on the neck was to low so this is how we are solving that.


little women play


dale of norway mitts

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My oldest daughter is working on her first fair isle project.  She is using acrylic and worsted weight yarn.  The pattern of course asks for wool and sock weight.  Because of these difference she is knitting super tight to stay on gauge.  She has made one mitt thus far and it fits her perfectly.  I have lots of acrylic yarn that people have given me over the years. 

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Amy underconstruction

front under construction

This is I think the last dress Amy wears in the play ( I still have a few others to make for her).  This one is still under construction.  This is the bodice piece it will have a skirt that uses this embroidered fabric and it will also have a flounce on the skirt in coral orange same fabric I used on Meg's last dress that I showed.   It will also have a sort of gathered ruched bustle but not a true bustle.  This dress has caused me issues in making it the patten did not come out as the manufacturer designed it to ie to big in the waist. 
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2nd peplum for Jo

front of jacket jo

backskirtThe 2nd peplum jacket  I am showing is the very last outfit Jo wears in the play.  It is spring time so soft feminine colors.  This is also when Mr. Bear proposes to her.  So I wanted it to have a hint of girlishness with eyelet and pink skirt.
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1 of 2 peplums for Jo

detail front

I have made two peplum jackets for the character Jo in the play with matching skirts these are for the final two scenes of the play.

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tailsThe second to last one is the brown one  it is more of a fall winter scene and I wanted the dress to carry that color them with it.
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