Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hi - I'm Charlie and we are in the middle of a big decision here.

Yvette is getting ready for a class with elinor peace bailey this weekend.

She is really excited as it will be her first doll class. And she has heard what a fun teacher elinor is!

( I heard somewhere she doesn't capitalize her name? - is that true? )

Anyway we are trying to decide with pattern to make. (I know she should have started it already but .... ????

I don't know why she has waited. Since she waited so long to start this doll we didn't have time to buy a pattern so she is picking one from a magazine.

Here are the two patterns that we are choosing from.

Wee Bit Revisited

which is in The Cloth Doll magazine - Fall 1998.

Here are the fabrics combinations that she has chosen to possible make that one.

Aren't those tassel delightful!!! I love them and the orange is so wild.

OH! There is a glare on the magazine photo. Maybe I should learn to use the camera - instead of just monkeying around with it..tee hee :o)


The Keeper of Memories

which is in Cloth Dolls magazine - This magazine was a special edition magazine publish a while ago. It's an Australian magazine I don't think they made any more. Well at least we didn't find one :o)

Here are the fabric combination for that doll.

They are a little more elegant and they are so silky. The light one with flowers is very glittery!

I wonder which she will choose. I don't see any pink and black or red which are her favorite colors to use. I wish she would hurry up! She promised to finish me sometime in the future. I think I would like a button front shirt collar and a tie. I want to be a well dressed monkey! :o)

Where did May go? It seems to have rushed by. The kids will be out of school in a week!!!!! Now lets get in that studio and start sewing!!!


Kerry said...

I would go with the bright colors of the first one, so fun!! That is a very cute monkey too!!

Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

He.he.he. Great Sock Monkey Yvette. I'm working on mine too. I'm just cutting it out tonight. This time I'm doing the large Retro Angel instead of the small wearable one I did last time. I have another pattern that I'm going to try to make up so I can ask her about the "butt gusset!" Hopefully, she won't look at me like I'm a total doofus!

Judi said...

Love the monkey! Whichever you choose make an extra head (maybe before the class). elinor (she doesn't capitalize) will draw your face for you and sometimes if she has time she will do another for a few $$$. If she is feeling well she will sing and recite poetry - she's quite entertaining!

Kai said...

LUCKY YOU! I've heard that elinor (always lower case) is a riot! I'm in favor of the bright colors with the fun lil' tassels! And SOCK MONKEY? I am in LOVE with him! I'm a HUGE Sock Monkey fan! Whichever pattern you choose, have FUN with it AND with the class!

Louisiana Momma said...

elinor's dolls are so cool.. you must tell us all the details when you get back :-)

Oh and the sock monkey is cute as can be!

Fran said...

You will love taking epb's class. It will be a fun class with epb's poetry and singing. When she was here a couple of years ago teaching our doll club she stayed with me. Everyone had a great time. Tell epb Fran from Las Vegas- the perfume lady said, Hello.
You will have great fun.
Love & Hugs

Heera said...

Such a cute monkey and such a good comentator too!
Have fun with Elinor. She is such an entertainer.

Linda said...

Oh this post and love Charlie

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a cute monkey!