Crafting lately has felt very slow but has been extra enjoyable. I cut out this pattern (Liberty Jane Oxford Square Coat) and fabric right after I finished Stella's coat. I found some small toggle buttons on Etsy and ordered them. Then I waited for the buttons to arrive from Japan before starting. The pattern was not for a toggle coat and was for an 18 inch doll (Bitty is 15 inches). I just figured I would add the toggles like I did with Stella's and I figured that since it was for an 18 inch doll that the coat would just be a little big. Well 18inch American Girl Dolls may be taller but I think they are leaner too. This little coat is tight. Doing the side seams was one of the last steps so it would have been difficult for me to figure a way to make it wider at that point. Still it was very fun to make a little coat. And even more fun is watching Stella play with Bitty in her matching coat. She doesn't care if the coat is too tight.
And here is Miss Maggie. I'm sure everyone recognizes the beautiful rabbit from Posie Gets Cozy. I bought the kit back in October. If I had known how much fun it would be making her, I never would have waited so many months. I will be giving her to Stella for her birthday at the end of April. I hate putting her away until then.
I've also been working on some cross stitch and some mittens. I have a long list of things I want to make and/or finish for Stella's birthday plus I want to make her an Easter dress and a birthday dress. One of the dresses will be smocked I hope. I am taking a smocking class on the 15th. I have so many things I am looking forward to doing.
I am feeling a little guilt over not making as much for Luke. I didn't make him any of his birthday presents last year. I do have a sweater vest that I am working on for him. I try to alternate Luke knitting projects with Stella knitting projects. And Luke is always hot so it is really unlikely that he will get much use out of what I knit for him. If anyone has any suggestions of fun things to sew for a boy please let me know or let me know what you tell you yourself so you don't feel so bad.