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PS Pattern Checklist!

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She's making a list, checking it twice...No, wait, wrong season ;) Back when I set up the web store, a concern some customers had was that they'd lose track of where they bought stuff and accidentally get doubles.  Honestly?  It's the kind of thing I see myself doing, so it's a legit concern and I tried to figure out a solution. Here's what I came up with: Pattern Checklists! But hey, if you're going to make a tool, might as well give it multiple uses! Here's the .PDF file for the PS size (which includes 125% patterns like DC Super...

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Dollfie Dream Pretty & the new "Teen 1/3" size

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Volks has recently released a new doll size, the "Dollfie Dream Pretty"  It was supposed to be somewhere between The Dollfie Dream Sister & Mini Dollfie Dream in size, but that was all the real sizing info that was available.  Was it going to be a shrunken DDS?  An enlarged MDD?  Something else entirely?  Well I managed to grab one on their web store before it sold out and did some extensive comparisons and measuring! Here she is compared to the next size up/down (DDS/MDD) She looks about half way between both, by size as well as uh, 'maturity'.  I...

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Fabric Row in Philadelphia

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As a bit of a reward for getting the new website running and getting through the Thanksgiving shopping frenzy, I took a road trip to Fabric Row in Philadelphia! The idea of a bunch of independent fabric stores all in one place is very novel to me.  I first encountered it in Manhattan, which made sense because of the Fashion District.  Where I grew up (Massachusetts) there were a bunch of independent fabric stores, but they were widely distributed like any other store--one every 4-5 towns.  Not nearly as many as there used to be, with chain craft stores stocking...

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here's some discounts and a pie!

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Been scouring all your favorite websites for sales? Check out the Sales page for the run down :) Great, now that that's out of the way, here's what *I* look forward to most: Apart from sewing, I also enjoy baking!  This is this year's pie: Apple, Cranberry, & Walnut--and yes, that's a picture of my actual pie before I stuck it in the oven.  Gotta make it look as good as it tastes! Apple pie by itself is OK.  My favorite version adds Cranberries for a little fruity sourness and walnuts for a touch of earthy undertones.  I've made it...

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New Doll Review: Marvel Rising

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Curious about the new Marvel Rising doll line?  This review breaks them down by sculpt, size, and articulation and compares them to other doll lines.

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