JULY IS SO HOT, BUT SEW DOLLY!

Oh my goodness! I feel like we are so behind on blogging lately! We have so much to post about, but so little time! Oh well, I guess that’s what summer is. Busy busy! Has your summer been as crazy as ours has been?

We are also in the middle of a major heatwave. It’s been up around +40C some days, and in around the +35C mark for the rest. There is no reprieve in sight either as it should remain this hot all next week as well. I guess that’s what it means to live in the desert. My potted cactus are loving it at least. πŸ™‚ Β 

Today on SEW DOLLY! we want to showcase all of the lovely, pretty things that we made up to sell at the crafty fair that we were participating in this month! It was a lot of fun, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot too.

Mostly I’ve learned that I am pretty much no match for those of you who do this on a regular basis. Haha! Let’s face it, I love to sew, and I love to gift the things that I sew, but I feel like selling might not be for me. I really adore making special projects, and trying new things, but where selling is a new experience for me, it isn’t practical for the more complicated projects.

No one is going to buy an elaborate piece for their dolls, and it’s not really cost effective on my end, but I really want to work on those types of things! l am also not really one to want to sew up tons of the same thing over and over again, unless I am making gifts for the Christmas boxes. πŸ™‚Β 

Okay, without further adieu, let’s get to the good part! Here is the rundown of everything that we had for sale this month!! Luckily, it was a small scale market, so we didn’t get too overwhelmed. πŸ™‚

We had Summer Dresses, Pajamas, and Panda Robes for $15, and Holiday Dresses for $20.

Saige, Molly and Emily are here to model all of the designs. Caroline also participated. πŸ™‚Β 

Enjoy!

SUMMER DRESSES

PAJAMAS

PANDA ROBES

HOLIDAY DRESSES

There you have it! As you can see, we are in short supply of appropriate holiday shoes for the dolls. We have been ordering a lot of doll shoes lately for that reason, but more on that later.

Here is the rack that we used to display our doll items for sale. It was an old puppet theatre at one time.Β 

It was pretty full, but that was okay because we took some of the dresses down to put on the dolls, and to lay out on the table.

Abby and Lily make great display models! πŸ™‚ ❀ 

Β Here are some bows in progress. I think that it is a good idea to add embellishments like bows and lace to plain items to dress them up a bit.Β 

Well, that’s all for now! I hope that you enjoyed!

Do you sew for fun, or to sell? I think that I will stick to sewing for fun for a while!

Be sure to leave a comment below! πŸ™‚Β 

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9 thoughts on “JULY IS SO HOT, BUT SEW DOLLY!

  1. No sewing here. I can, but my items would not look nearly as neat as yours. I like the third and sixth incarnations of the first dress. The hooded robe is adorable. Love your display rack.

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    1. Thank you so much! I like to use the Easy labeled patterns from Pixie Faire because they are actually easy. Some patterns will have an easy or simple label, but I don’t find them to be. Also, I dislike tissue paper patterns. I am left handed, and they are nearly impossible for me to cut out. πŸ™‚

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  2. I just sew for fun, I have a hard time being disciplined enough to sew on a schedule! Have you thought about opening an Etsy shop? Everything is so cute, I can’t pick a favorite. Although I am a bit partial to the panda robes. It all turned out great though, did you sell quite a bit?

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    1. I did sell something! Yay! It was to a nice lady on Facebook though. If you would believe it, I didn’t sell a thing at the craft fair! That’s okay though. I’m used to people looking at me like I’m doll crazy. LOL! πŸ™‚

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