Quarantine Crafting

Mar 20, 2020

    1. I am a teacher by profession and I have online classes with my kids (I formed a fb group :) ) so it takes little time and I can spend the rest of the day working on my dissertation and obviously sewing and crafting for dolls :) I have finished working on my Barbies and now I can devote all my time to my beloved resin girls :D

      Right now, I am finishing all the projects started even up to a year ago xD then, I plan to work on a few projects using up a lot of fabric. I want to recreate my dolls' wardrobe and work on necessary basics. Then I'll get to the accessories :) I have time till at least after Eastet :) Today I begun to finish up two sd dresses ;)
       
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    2. I teach dance part time and that job is on hold for the foreseeable future, which leaves a couple nights a week free that I don't normally have. I'm thinking about either doing a bit of sewing or working on my doll cabinet rooms :)
       
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    3. This is one of those times when I see the downside of being somewhat minimalist. I don’t hoard craft supplies and so I have almost no fabric/thread, no yarn, and no art supplies besides faceup stuff and a box of acrylic paint. And...no one needs a faceup right now. :eek: I have enough fabric to make Harriet a dress (I think...), but otherwise I’m probably just going to be playing video games, cleaning house and working on a quilt I started three months ago and never had time to finish.

      To those who aren’t off work, please stay safe! While it’s probably no real comfort, you are the ones keeping our cities going, keeping people fed and stocked on supplies, taking care of those unable to care for themselves, healing people, keeping people safe, teaching people, keeping our utilities running—you are our heroes!
       
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    4. I took the opportunity to make clothes for my boys! I made matching harem pants for them and an SD tank top. My next project is going to be new wigs. I've tried and failed countless times to make wigs but I'm not giving up!
       
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    5. Well, at least partly inspired by this thread, I finally got started on excavating my sewing room and have spent chunks of the day working on it. So fasrI have found the floor, sifted throguh all the bits from the floor to seperate out the dopped pins and other sewing notions and equipment, and binned the actual rubbish (offcuts, snipped threads etc) and sorted the pile of stuff that was making the worktop unuseable.

      The corner under the lefthand side of the worktop under the window has been emptied, cleaned and the neatened contents (rolling drawer-unit, cutting mats, sleeveboards, velvet-board etc) replaced.

      I've also pulled out and folded all the leftover fabric form my last umpteen projects, ready to be put away and will start on the accumulated clutter on top of the folding table tomorrow.

      Any for anyone who thinks I exagerated the amount that needed/needs doing, here's what it looked like shortly after I started clearing the floor:
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      And here's the in-progress shot after doing most of oday's work:
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      Teddy
       
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    6. @Teddy WOW! Your room looks familiar, looks behind me LOL Great job on your work so far! I need to do the same! Might be a fun thread to do during this Quarantine..Show us your workspace! LOL
       
    7. I'm planning on trying to make some zip up cloth carrying/storing cases for several of my dolls. I've gotten a lot of my babies second hand and they need to sleep in more than just ratty towels. I do have a Fantasia doll pillow I'm going to base my design off of.
       
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    8. So since I am new to the community and my college work has mandatorily been moved to online I am building a diorama for my BJD that is on the way home and will be here next week
       
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    9. Best of luck with yours then

      {laugh!} Sounds good to me

      Thanks

      Good plan. Good luck with it. I don't envy you the task - zips are my sewing nemesis

      Cool!

      Teddy
       
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    10. I'm mostly working on human sized sewing projects, but I signed up for DoA's quarantine swap. Also working on a tutorial and project journal.
       
    11. I've been working on some crafting too. I've been out of work since January because I had surgery. I was supposed to go back to work at the end of this month but my boss called me a couple days ago and said TJ Maxx will be closed until further notice. This company doesn't shut down for freaking Snow storms!!!! Anyway. I've been working on making doll jewelry. I've also bought a clothing pattern or two off etsy and I'm gonna start making some clothes. My grandmother ordered me my first doll today so I have to have things ready for when she gets here. I'm so excited. I started working on a mattress two days ago. Once that is done I'm going to make sheets that I can take on and off the mattress. Lol I'm so bored!!!
       
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    12. Did I miss something? Quarantine swap?
       
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    13. @saraquill Thank you! not sure how I missed that :)
       
    14. Between being sick and snow outside, I haven't been able to work on any doll stuff as I'd hoped. However, I've reorganized my crafting area and gotten some of my other art projects done!
       
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    15. I'm not under quarantine because of my place of work is essential. But I did buy some patterns to make some basics for the dolls I am saving up for. So I have something to do while I am social distancing. Right now I am saving for 16 dolls. So making clothes is a good idea. lol.
       
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    16. Being what the UK classes as a key-worker, I can't self-isolate and spend as much time as I want with my crew. But, that hasn't stopped me. I've done a few pairs of trousers, after not touching the pattern or sewing machine for about a year, over the weekend that I've had off. I've cut strips of fabric to wrap about necks and faces like scarves (or bank-robbers/Saharan explorers) or hands (one of my characters is supposed to have gloves that he wears bandages under). I tried a tee pattern, but as it was my first attempt I failed that. Some of the seams and a sleeve went well, but the second sleeve ended up ruffled by mistake! I might take the strips and remnants I have of what I've used, and I might make a little bag for my girl with them. Just something to do with the scraps, as opposed to throwing them out [there's a lot of it].
       
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    17. If they're big enough for a garment (or part of a garment if combined with another fabric), keep them, if they're too small, BIN them. Otherwise you just end up with a huge amount of unuseable scraps.

      Teddy
       
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    18. If the mattress is for your bjd, I have a thought: consider making a mattress with a body-sized indentation so it gives your bjd the illusion of weight. My past attempts at mattresses looked too much like a bjd laying on a board! :nowords:
       
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