Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I finished this summer dress for Frankie today. I had a lot of fun fussing over this two piece dress, sewing the buttonholes, picking out just the right buttons, and creating a flower for her ears. She'll be in my shop soon.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring rains

Oh boy! I went for a walk this morning and I had to wear my wool vest and a jacket. We've had lots of rain and cooler weather than usual. The baby blue jays (3 of them this year!) are out of their nest and hopping around in the big ash tree in the front yard with their parents. The garden is soggy but the flowers and hostas are happy. I've been sewing more Mimikins dolls and plan to make a summer dress for this little bunny, Frankie, now that I have my sewing machine back from the shop. Have a great weekend! Love, Mimi

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jump for joy

I finished another Mimikins doll this morning.  She looks pretty happy since it is the end of the school semester and summer vacation will begin soon! The kids in my neighborhood are happily riding their bikes and scooters (they really love my driveway on a long hill), playing ball in the street, and skipping down the sidewalk. Mimikin's with ribbon is now in my etsy shop, here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mommy's Day

Mother's Day was sweet and I talked to both Grant and Logan on the phone. I spent some time looking at family photos and love these from 1990. My babies! I got a sweet card from Grant today and he made a tiny origami flower for me. So dear. I sure love my family.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Mimikins

Happy Monday! I put this new mimikins with orange ears in my etsy shop today.  I took my Bernina in to the local shop to be cleaned and serviced so I won't have a machine for three weeks!  This new bunny rabbit will just have to wait a little while before I can make her an outfit.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Terrific Thursday

This week I've been working in the garden and also the studio. I cut out a dozen new Mimikins last week and have sewn up 5 dolls already. Two dolls are baby shower gifts and three are in my shop. These make great baby shower gifts!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring break

Foxy with an attitude is in my etsy shop.

I'm going to take a little break and put my shop on vacation this Friday. Thank you for all your support! 
Love, Marianne

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In the garden

Kansas is finally getting some nice rainstorms. The soil looks like chocolate cake instead of sand. Bobby Bunny picked some dandelion greens for a salad and he is cheering on the daffodils to bloom. It is still cold here so I think I'll sew some dungarees for Bobby to wear in the garden. In the studio, I'm working on a new red hat. I'm making my way through the pile of sweaters I bought last month and making hats, zippermouth purses, and bunny sweaters and vests.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wool Felt Pennant Buntings

I've made 3 buntings today from scraps of wool felt.  I hand cut the triangles, press them, sew them at the top so that I can pull through some wool cording to string them all together. I really like this subtle shaded one in greens, grey, off-white and browns.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

True Blue

It's spring break but my studio is buzzing with new works for Autumn2015. This hat is called True Blue. It has quilting on the crown. This WilleWorks hat is made from lightweight wool felt. #willeworks #felt #wool #slowfashion #2015