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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Needlework Update - November, 2013

Good morning,

This has been a very, very busy month for needlework.  Each month I publish this Needlework Update with the items I have finished since last month's Needlework Update.

Above is a crocheted Baby Girl Baby Blanket and Matching Doll and below is a Little Professor Elbow Patches Sweater in child size 4.

Between larger projects I like to have some smaller projects going.  They are a good break from the larger/longer projects.  These colorful little starfish went to five little darlings by way of their grandfather who delivered them to Canada and Denmark.
This is something new that is so very fun to wear!  I have named it a Volcano Scarf for obvious reasons.  It is super soft and warm yarn.  This cowl scarf can be warn bunched around your neck, pulled down around your shoulders, or pulled up around your ears or up as a hood if it gets really cold outside.  It's so very versatile and doesn't get in the way when you drive.
 Of course, another turtle crawled off of my crochet hook...
  ...and brought a few of his friends.  I really like making these and they are so much fun to have for quick little surprise gifts for children of all ages. The sole purpose of these turtles is to bring smiles.  They also work very well to guard your computer and wipe off your computer screen.  ;)
When we got home from the high seas at the end of October, I went to work on a special order for two Eastern Orthodox Nun costumes to fit a Barbie doll.  This includes the long black dress, a fitted-to-the-head veil that covers the head and extends to the elbows, and an appropriately constructed/shaped hat with long veil in back.
 Those three pieces are comparable to making two detailed outfits for Barbie.  I was also able to find appropriate crosses to complete the costumes.  I am quite happy with the results.  The two Eastern Orthodox Nun costumes have been delivered to the family who ordered them in the Chicago area.
I have also added an updated Roman Catholic nun costume and have listed Sister Barbara you see above in the shop.

There is a demand for modest clothing for fashion (Barbie) dolls.   I had several other outfits already made before this month that I photographed and added to the shop:
 For "Formal Night" I copied the style of one of my own dresses with jacket.
 Black Forest Costume
 Southern Charm
 Holiday Party
 1890's Traveling Costume
 Garden Party
 Blue Princess
 Warm Summer Evening Lace Dress (includes panties)
 These last two are poncho and hat sets...
...that every Barbie needs in her wardrobe.  ;)

Most of these outfits are still available in the shop in the Fashion Dolls section.  They vary in price from $3 to $40 as listed.  Some are outfit only, some come with doll.  I can change listings to add a doll if you wish and have some shoes that can be added, also.   
 Also added to the shop were baby blankets with turtles.
Three out of four of these sets have been sold since they were listed.  There is one set with blue edging still available in the shop at this writing.
Above are two special order cowls that have been completed this month, too.  I just love these and made one for myself, too.
 Another special order this month is to design and create two vests for a very nice lady.  Above is the beginning of the first one in design stage as I worked a test swatch to check size before computing the stitches for the project.  You'll see the finished vest in next month's Needlework Update.

Most of the items you see above are available in our on line shop EvensensProductions.com where we have truly unique items for you and for gift giving.  Come over and take a look if you would like to give a gift that you will not find in the big stores.

I hope you enjoy seeing what comes from my crochet hooks and knitting needles as much as I enjoy seeing what you are making as I visit so many of my friend's blogs here in cyberspace.  There are so many talented people out there making beautiful items.  What have you made for the holidays this year?   Please tell us all about your projects in the comments section below.

And, now we return to our regularly scheduled blogging.  ;)

All the very best,

PS - I publish the progress of various projects on the Evensens Productions Facebook page.  I hope you'll come over and "like" the page.  The more "likes" the page gets, the higher it is in the search engines.  We sincerely appreciate any and all exposure the shop gets that will help to support our little business.


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Montanagirl said...

Such beautiful needlework, Lois! So many wonderful things to choose from!

Anonymous said...

I like all those outfits for the barbies is it?

Wow beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

really sweet barbie outfits! loved the nun habits, too. and the colors of the baby blanket and doll in the first.

Louisette said...

Wonderfull handwork, lovely the turtles, greeting from Belgium.

Julie Ferguson said...

Wow, gorgeous items. My granddaughter would love the Barbie outfits.

angela said...

You have been a busy little bee, the barbie outfits are wonderful. Remembers me of when I was little and I used to make all her clothes.

Mersad said...

It's coming along nicely.

Mersad Donko Photography

Pamela Gordon said...

Your fingers sure have been busy, Lois. Beautiful creations!

Olive Knitting said...

Whoa. you have been busy! I love the nun outfits. Awesome. And the more modest wardrobe for Barbie. Great work.

KaHolly said...

WOW! You have been a busy girl! I'm so envious of your skill with the crochet hook and knitting needles. Those Barbie outfits are to die for. Did you design them, too?

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, I do design and make the Barbie clothes. I've probably made hundreds of outfits for our daughter and the granddaughters over the years.

Thank you for your kind comments. :)

All the very best,