Well, our lovely holiday w/ Gabe and Mary Jo is always a good time to work on Izzy dresses. I love visiting their place because it's so peaceful. No big agenda to accomplish, no pressure to do anything except just be. I love that. Mary Jo and I have been known to sit for hours in companionable silence, each engrossed in a book. The handwork is for when we visit, with sleeping dogs at our feet (or in our laps) catching up on family and friends' news. It's been too long, and I so look forward to our trip.
To that end, however, I needed to get these Izzies to the stage where I can make their clothes! We'll be a little shorter on hauling space, so it's not like I can bring the Giant Box of Stuffing. Small, portable projects are the order of the day.
These girls (I think of them as Big Sister and Little Sister) are 20" and 19.5" tall--or will be. I wanted to create a larger Izzy than the little 16" babies I've made up til now. I realized how well I'd achieved my goal when I picked up Joseph and felt how tiny he was! These girls have some serious heft to them, but as I've learned from personal experience, you can never really tell from pictures how large or small a doll is. You have to hold them. Which is okay, since that's what they're meant for, right?
Look out Conwells! Here we come!
Happy Thanksgiving in advance, and may you all find plenty to be thankful for!