Friday, July 24, 2009

Blythe and the Jimmy Conrad Bobblehead Movie

A very special thing happened to me at the Kansas City Wizards office while waiting to purchase tickets. I saw this life changing miniature Kansas City Wizards jersey (made to suction-cup to a car window.) After shrieking something like "Oh my God... do you know how many hours of knitting this has saved me?" (and being met with blank stares from the admin), I promptly purchased 3 mini jerseys and sped home to try them on the Blythe dolls.

Not a perfect fit, but close enough... and with a little tailoring, it will be good to go.

Once the tailoring is complete and the sets built, I can start filming the Jimmy Conrad Bobblehead and Blythe stop-action movie I have had in my head for about 2 months now. I am so happy. Perhaps I need to get out more.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Porch Constellation

Now that the porch is clean enough to hang out on, the view from the couch is like a night sky. I hear it is in vogue to have a "staycation"... apparently, we've been avant-vogue for years now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blythe Dress Designs: Edith's Head

Bonnie is now modeling the finished "Grace Dress for Blythe". Still tweaking the pattern a bit.
Genevieve wanted the same dress, only using the self-striping yarn I had in my stash. Well, self-striping yarn and the top from the Grace dress don't mix so well, so a new design was born... doesn't have a name yet.
The mint green dress is knit from the bottom up... the ice cream striped dress is knit from the top down.
I feel like the Edith Head of doll dress design.

Okay, it was generous of me to label myself as the Edith Head of doll dress design, I know. Believe me, I am not channeling her in any way .... I'm just wearing her glasses.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The "Grace" Dress

Been dining on a lot of old movies lately. Hitchcock, Grace Kelley, and Cary Grant make a great combo plate. I suggest ordering yourself up a dish of "To Catch a Thief" or perhaps you're in the mood for a serving of Jimmy Stewart? May I suggest "Rear Window?" You'll be glad you tried it out. If you partake in either of these tasty morsels, then you will see the influence on my knitting for Bonnie B.C.. (Duh! those dresses Grace Kelley wore.) I hope to get the pattern written down and maybe for sale. It'll probably be called "The Grace Dress." Duh!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This doll has been waiting and waiting and waiting for a face. Maybe she will have one by tomorrow. (let's all hope so.)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th Of July = Corn On The Cob

In case you can't find your cute little corn holders... skewers work in a pinch. Happy 4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Herz and Hiz

We are both looking forward to spending time with our new history books this weekend.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Finished the deadline and mailed three "secret" squares for community projects that will go to two people I have never met. It's fun to knit a square, mail it, know that it is getting stitched together by a stranger...and that my square will be living next to other squares knit by strangers and then it gets mailed to another person who is going through struggles... and voila! group hug from people all over the country... right there in their mailbox. Pretty cool.

By the way... they really are square(ish). They just look funny cause I took the picture at an angle so as not to cause shadows...