Doll Dress Boutique Book Tour

I love dolls and was so excited when my friend Erin of Avery Lane Sewing asked me to join her Doll Dress Boutique book tour.

If you love making doll clothes, Erin’s books have clear instructions, are beautifully illustrated and filled with lovely inspirational photographs, plus full size patterns.

The Doll Dress Boutique book gives you step by step instructions to make twenty eight complete dress patterns and options to mix and match designs to make over 40 stylish dresses! The book begins with general sewing instructions and is followed by chapters on  a variety of dress styles such as sleeveless, party, princess seamed dresses, and many more… oh what fun!

I fell in love with so many projects in this book and had a hard time choosing a dress to make for the hop! Finally, I settled on a squared-neck dress and used some of my Let It Snow fabric to dress Joy for Christmas.

For a little embellishment, I machine embroidered “Joy” from one of my latest collections, centering the design on the bodice front, then followed Erin’s easy instructions to achieve perfect pleats for the skirt, and finished the dress with a little red ribbon.

And this is just the first dress I’ll make for Joy from the book, with so many to choose from, I can’t wait to make a few more of the designs!

So glad you stopped by today!

For more inspiration, visit the other participants in the book tour!

Monday, November 12: C&T Publishing

Tuesday, November 13: Jane Wilkes

Wednesday, November 14: Sulky

Thursday, November 15: Teri Lucas 

Friday, November 16: Riley Blake Designs

Monday, November 19: Cherry Guidry you’re here!

Tuesday, November 20: Tammy Silvers

Wednesday, November 21: Erin

How about you, do yo enjoy sewing doll clothes? Would you like to win an eBook of Erin’s new Doll Dress Boutique?

Creative Spaces… the last week!

It’s the last week in our Creative Spaces Blog Hop!

Have you enjoyed this week’s tips?



Cherry Blossom Quilting you’re here 🙂


Morning Glory Designs

Sew Many Creations


Seams Like a Dream

Poor House Quilt Designs

Desert Bloom Quilting


Canton Village Quilt Works

Cranberry Pie Designs


 Avery Lane Designs

Christa Quilts



Swan Amity


Funky Friends Factory

Simple Arts

Joanne Sharpe

Creative Spaces… Week 6, Day 1

Can you believe it’s Week 6 in our Creative Spaces Blog Hop?

In this last week in the hop our focus is on rulers and tools, and just like fabric, rulers and tool collecting can be hard to resist, right?

My studio is divided into two rooms by a bathroom, and behind the bathroom is this little area that turned into the perfect space to store rulers, tools, stabilizers, etc., of course, it is a little tight, therefore a bit hard to photograph, haha!!

On the right side, I hung peg boards purchased at my local home improvement store, and even though I like to use white paint on most everything, I wanted the peg boards to recede a bit, so I paint them with leftover aqua paint from my walls. They’re hung with spacers to allow room for the pegs. Absolutely love how easy it is to find specific rulers, embroidery hoops, cutting mats, and a few extras. 

The little table on the left side holds plastic bins that store tools I don’t use often… my grommet punch and grommets, hot glue gun, button maker……the file sorter on top of the shelf holds small cutting and ironing mats.

I love the two ClosetMaid storage racks my husband hung…It’s so easy to find that specific glue, baggies, or the right size quilting masking tape I may need!We hung a 2′ x 4′ peg board in between the two racks to store other fun finds. 

So, how do you store your rulers? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll visit Tammy, also sharing today!

One more week left to enter our Grand Prize!

If you haven’t enterd, visit this post!


Creative Spaces… Week 5, Days 2, 3, 4

The Creative Spaces Blog Hop continues with great button and embellishment organization tips:

Day 2

Reeze of Morning Glory Designs

and Jessica of Sew Many Creations

On Day 3

Kate at Seams Like a Dream

Kris at Poor House Quilt Designs

Jessica at Desert Bloom Quilting

Day 4

Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works

and Vicki at Cranberry Pie Designs