I've made another doll using the same patterns I used to make Ruth.
I'm intrigued with the idea of making dolls that look like middle-aged women, so Flora has long grey braids and a sensible but very spring-inspired wardrobe. I like the idea of an older woman representing spring.
She's got a long blouse and floral culottes. Her hat and pants use some of the fabrics I used to make Ruth.
She's got an apron made from a vintage doily and some fun bee buttons. I imagine that both Flora and Ruth are gardeners. So far all of my dolls have aprons. I love aprons, but seldom wear one myself. I remember both my grandmothers wearing them, so I guess that's why I associate them with women-of-a-certain-age.
This morning I also made this tote bag for a friend's birthday. It's made of home dec fabric and a great pattern that was free at JoAnn's. The bag is grocery-sized and it took an hour and a half to make. They have various free patterns on tear-off pads in the pattern department. The instructions weren't that clear, but experienced sewers can figure it out.
My work life is a bit hectic these day, but I look forward to my creative time. It's when I re-charge my batteries for the rest of the week.