My neighbor suggested I make hats for American Girl dolls. Here is my first stab. I made the template myself using the doll's head size, but I'm not sure if I made the shape right so I still need to try it on an actual doll.
Finished the third draft of the Clockwork Fairies book! I've sent it off to some beta readers. I really can't work on it any further without some feedback.
When I was making the dressage horse hat last week, my boyfriend said I should make a St. Patrick's Day hat. So I did. Éirinn go Brách
My reluctant hat model.
My latest hat -- a mini dressage hat. I needed some practice since I haven't made a new hat in months. I saw this cute material and thought I would make a dressage-style hat for the girl who lives next door. She is horse crazy and sets up low obstacles in her driveway to "practice" horse-jumping. Even for an 8/9 year old, the hat will still be miniature in size.
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
It's 1943 and two British girls crash land in Nazi-occupied France. One of them is a spy captured by the Gestapo. One is a pilot never trained to be on the war front. In their own way, each has to complete a mission important to turning the war against the Germans. It is a matter of life and death.
Powerful, cunning, fingernail-biting good. Code Name Verity is one of the best wartime novels in recent memory. The best part is that the protagonists, both women, are not left on the homefront to "come of age." These women are in the mix of battle from the get go, doing their part and more to help the war effort.
The story of their friendship, the high price that the war demands of them, and the grace and panache with which they handle it will leave you marveling at the storytelling ability of the author. Fantastic read!
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