Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
by Judith.A. Lindberg

Monday, November 9, 2009 Cute!

Hello, Bleuette Fans-

In an effort to expand the pattern line I am working with Nada Christensen to make patterns for her wonderful 4 ½” Bleuette. She has the cutest little composition body. (Other heads are available as well. See

To get you started I have created a pattern for her undergarments and shoes and some small stockings. You can add tucks or trim the legs to make them shorter. Inspiration for this pattern derived from the original Nous Habillons Bleuette pattern from August 1916. I have created the pattern anew but tried to keep the integrity of the original.
With the second pattern, Bleuette can play at school or jumping rope with her friends. Inspired by the original pattern for Bleuette published October 1920, I have created the jumper shown originally called Robe Sans Manches or Dress without sleeves. I have been true to the original depiction and have even included directions for making her sweet jump rope.

Patterns and fabrics are available from Michelle at The Doll Artist’s Workshop, or form Nada Christensen. See her website for show schedules near you.

Have Fun! Kathi