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The pressure is off having to finish my shirt stripe quilt before the blue boat disappears. Melissa & Stewart, who live
on by the lake have told me that the little blue boat is a permanent feature and is used as a rescue boat by the people who sail their remote control model yachts on the lake at the weekend. I was very pleased to receive that piece of information as, quite frankly, my eyes are starting to cross with all these stripes.
To give them a rest I have been dressing paper dolls and making a dress for a real doll.
Once again I have used a wonderful Oliver & S pattern. Leisl's patterns are so easy to use and the finished result makes even me feel like a professional, which I am far from when it comes to dressmaking.
This is the very cute bubble dress.
The hemline even looks soft and bubbly.
I am looking forward to seeing our doll wearing it.
It has just occurred to me (given as I am to imagining worse case scenarios), what if the yacht owners decide to give the boat a coat of paint. Next time it might be red and that would not complement my quilt at all. I will just have to be cross-eyed for a bit longer.