Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pinafore Pretties

I think most of you got my little teaser from last week. Yes, I made some dolls. I had so much fun making them!I'm going to call them Pinafore Pretties. This is the first time I've made up a doll pattern.
I have tons of vintage cutter linens that were just waiting to be made into something new and pretty. I absolutely loved making these little aprons. Adding rick rack and little bows.
I used trims and bindings from my Moms sewing stuff that I brought back after my Dad died.
Each one has it's own personality.
I will be adding these to my shop by the end of the week. I hope you like them!
Speaking of shops , don't miss Renee's at My Vintage Mending Grand Opening this week. I know she 's going to have some real treats in her shop!
A bit of randomness. This is what I pass on the way to Home Depot. The little donkey is so cute!
Son got back from Europe yesterday safe and sound and had a wonderful time in France, Belgium and Spain. I hope you are all cooling down a little bit. Have a great week!


  1. You have absolutely outdone yourself! These are wonderful! I can't pick a favorite. What a lot of work you have put into each of these. I so envy anyone who can sew. Sigh! I just knew the reveal would be fabulous! Elizabeth

  2. Your dolls are certainly pretty. What a fabulous way to give some vintage linens new life.

  3. Leslie, your dolls are so adorable!! I love their sweet face and their outfits are precious!! Great job!! xo Heather

  4. Oh Leslie! I love them, so adorable and charming! People are just going to snatch those cuties up lickety split.

    Where do you get all of your energy from?! You are a powerhouse, getting so many projects done.

    I haven't started my stitching at all. WAH! So hard to find time with hubby home and then there's all the stuff to sift through still ... hopefully there will be an end soon fingers crossed.

    So glad to hear your son is home and had a wonderful time (although he forgot to stow us away in his backpack teehee!).

    Happy happy summer and lots more crafting to you!

  5. Leslie, I have my eye on one of those lovelies already...can't wait till they post. Smiles...Renee.

    Thank you for the mention.

  6. Super cute, Leslie! I love those little striped stockings! I bet you had fun with all those little details and making things fit so perfectly. Love them, they look like my 'little black haired girl.'

  7. These dolls are the cutiest ever. Love them in their lovely vintage linen dresses. The face and hair are wonderful.

  8. Hi Leslie!
    I guess we posted on each others blogs at the same time yesterday :) You lucky! How great to be so nearby horses and that adorable donkey - I wish I could have land with all sorts of animals.

    How are you surviving the heat? I'm embarrassed to say with everyone else suffering so much that we've been fine here on the coast. My cousin and her family are about an hour from St. Louis and I don't know how they've managed with 108 degree temps for days on end.

    So glad you enjoyed the movie - an anglophiles dream cast, huh?! We saw a fun French movie a few days ago, The Intouchables - guess it won a lot of French and other European awards.

    Today we're going to see the wonderful classic "Singing in the Rain" at the theater. What fun to get to see it on the big screen. I read recently that Gene Kelly did the famous scene dancing in the rain, with a high fever. WOW!

    Tomorrow is getting a new garage door installed ... whoopie ... NOT!

    Sending cool breezes from WLA and Happy crafting!

  9. Your dollies are absolutely fantastic!!!! They are going to go like hotcakes! I live in a rural area too and get to see all kinds of wild life on my drive into the city to work each day. Glad you DS is home safe and sound. No matter how old they are, they are still Mama's little boys aren't they?


  10. Oh, Leslie! I love your little pinafore pretties!! They are so lovable...and just look at their sweet little pinnies!
    Your wee quartet has me singing a tune!
    Blessings, my dear friend!
    Carolynn xo

  11. Your dolls are absolutely adorable with a capital "A"! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit...I am following along here so I don't miss any of your wonderful posts!

  12. I love that you sewed in some touching sentiment. These dolls are darling creations....thanks for sharing. I clicked on your link from Karen's blog for WBC....I'll have to pop back in here to see your studio space.

    ...stop by to visit with me too, if you like..I'm also showcasing my home studio.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  13. What a lovely space! You are so organized! It must be wonderful to have everything so neatly arranged! I have things in cabinets. Your space is amazing! So pretty!

  14. Your organization skills are great! I love the white cups all in a row. Your cute little dolls are adorable :) Thank you for the tour, Leslie ♥ ஆ

  15. Leslie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment!
    I love your space and i have definitely taken away some organizational tips from you!!Thanks for the inspiration!
    Your dolls are lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  16. Aw, LOVE your dolls and their precious aprons! I've always loved making dolls, you've inspired me to pick it up again!