It’s Show & Tell time again – time to share all the amazing things you guys are making with Shiny Happy World patterns. 🙂 Once again I have too many photos for one post, so I’m limiting things to one category. This one is all about the Dress Up Bunch and the fabulous dolls and clothes you all have been making.
A Non-Allergenic Cat
Christine has a great story behind her cute kitty.
She writes. . .
I named my version Flannel Jo. She is for my niece, who fell in love with my black cat Joe…but can’t have a cat of her own since her dad is allergic. Flannel Jo comes complete with her own pet mouse and Freddie Bear.I brought Flannel Jo to my niece on Easter and gifted her in a real cat carrier….my niece squealed….and then promptly set about dressing Flannel Jo in each of her outfits, ending with her PJ’s and putting her to sleep under her tiny quilt with her Freddie Bear.At your recommendation, I bought the Fairfield Poly-fil Supreme Fiberfil….and you weren’t kidding! That stuff [ing] is awesome!I had so much fun making Flannel Jo…and I have plans for more Flannel friends!
I love flannel Jo! And I love stories like this! Also – Christine is most excellent at styling her photos. 🙂 I especially love flannel Jo lying on her side, petting little Napoleon the Mouse. 🙂
Dolls in Spring Dresses
I love these friends that Michele is making.
That’s Lucy Charlotte and Nina Rose tending the chickens, and Lucy Charlotte with her new friend, Avery Jo, taking a break after finding all the eggs. I love their double names so much! And the fabric choices for the dresses are terrific.
Michele also sent this terrific photo of two of the girls in Cat’s Meow dresses – with their kitty!
A Sweet Baby Gift
Look what Sharon made for her new granddaughter!
This is the doll and clothes I made for my grand daughter. She is due on June 22. Every little girl should have at least one hand made doll. My daughter in law and everyone at the baby shower loved her. I can’t wait to start making more clothes for her and will probably make a few more of your dolls. The patterns are lovely and very well written. Thank you so very much for sharing your passion for sewing and design with all of us.
She’s so sweet!
A Scottish Lass
Susan (from Scotland!) sent in this photo of her new doll – with a super sweet note.
She writes. . .
Just wanted to tell you how much I love what you do. So look forward every week to the newsletter. I just love everything on your site and browse around all the time. Your ideas are amazing and brighten up an awful lot of people’s days :0) I have just finished my first little person from your pattern.
She turned out great! I especially love her freckles. 🙂
Donna made this terrific Spot the Dog.
Spots everywhere! On the dog, in the bright orange snaps on his jammies, and on that spectacular quilt! I love him!
A Well-Dressed Doll
Look at what Shelley made!
This freckled cutie already has a terrific wardrobe – and some cute friends. 🙂
Look what Melissa made!
She writes. . .
My daughter asked for a topsy turvy doll with pigtails. One that is awake and one that is asleep. She turned out great. Thanks so much!
A Tree Hugger
I love this photo!
Julie writes. . .
My friend Sharlet and I both joined the DUB club. She made such a cute bunny jumper that I just had to send a pic. BTW, this Lizzie lives in Oregon and as you can see – she’s a tree hugger.
Dress Up Bunch Clothes on Teddy Bears
Look what Kim did!
She writes. . .
For Christmas last year, I made dolls, clothes and pyjamas for my two youngest nephews and my niece – they were very well received and are well loved, but I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped them up!
However, I actually used the clothing and pyjama patterns for a different project recently and I did take photos of this one!
Jackson is our new class bear (I’m a primary school teacher) and he was in need of clothing and pyjamas before he went off on adventures with the children in my class. The pyjama legs needed shortening slightly, but otherwise the clothes were a really good fit! The children in my class love them and think it’s great that Jackson can get ready for bed when he’s visiting them – one child told me he spent two whole days in his pyjamas when he was with her!
I thought you might appreciate seeing an alternate use for a couple of your patterns (not that the dolls aren’t awesome, because they are, but our class bear needed to be washed regularly and I didn’t trust my sewing skills to withstand that if I made a doll for us instead!)
He looks so dapper! I can’t believe the pattern fit so well!
A Dress Up Bunch LION!
Louise shared two terrific Dress Up Bunch dolls. I love this Lizzie!
And look at this fantastic lion!
Louise writes. . .
This past week my daughter visited from Indiana and we spent most of the time making things from your patterns. We had so much fun with Dress Up Bunch dolls and making a kitty quilt. I’ve attached our modified DUB lion, made for my daughter’s friend’s little boy who is about to turn one (last name Lyon). I would do it a bit differently next time, but the felt mane and pompom tail were fun additions. Aren’t the shorts fun? Lions don’t need shirts 😉 Thanks for making our world shiny and happy, too!
He’s utterly fantastic!
Super Fun Stitching
I always look forward to Julie’s photos because she adds such amazing embroidery to her work. (You may remember her doll quilt in this post.) Look at this outfit she made for Lizzie!
That apron! I have no words.
Lizzie and a Froggy Friend
I love this pair from Sally!
She writes. . .
I modified the Ferdinand pattern [designed by Abby Glassenberg] for my grandson’s Valentine. I made the clothes for Lizzie in a Valentine pattern for my granddaughter.
What a sweet gift!
I love seeing kids with their softies!
Numsie writes. . .
My granddaughter’s absolute favorite Christmas gift this year is the cat from your dress-up bunch. She is just over 2 and I wasn’t sure if she’d like a dress-up toy. I was afraid I’d missed the mark, but she ADORES it! She named it KittyCat and it has its own chair at the kitchen table now that no one else is allowed to sit in. It goes everywhere with her. I’m attaching a photo of her and KittyCat in their owl PJ’s.
Too much adorableness!
Seriously awesome creations from everyone! Every time I get one of these photos it makes me so happy. I love seeing what you make with my patterns!
More Show & Tell posts coming soon for quilts and other softies – keep the fabulous photos coming!