My daughters, like most girls between 6 and 9, are AG crazy. They are also princesses who must wear sleep masks, and so their dolls needed some as well. I originally wrote this pattern as a free tutorial on my blog, and I was recently asked for the pdf for this free tutorial when a reader discovered the tool I had used to insert the pdf file of the mask shapes was no longer a free service. I immediately thought of Craftsy and decided to upload it here.
**This pattern is the pdf of the shapes only.** However, by clicking on the blog entry link (below) about this pattern, you will be able to get to the blog post with the tutorial and soon your AG dolls will be slumbering in blissful darkened peace.
Blog link is clickable below, but the address is evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/real-girl-and-american-girl-doll-sleep.html.
I probably started sewing as a measure of self defense; if my mom was busy teaching me about 5/8" seams and casings for elastics, there was no way she could whip up yet another set of matching floor ...
I probably started sewing as a measure of self defense; if my mom was busy teaching me about 5/8" seams and casings for elastics, there was no way she could whip up yet another set of matching floor length gowns for my sister and I to wear while posing for photos at the local Sears photo studio.
While my mom sewed all manner of things, quilts were never one of them. I discovered quilting on my own in 1995, and like most new quilters, my first can be considered a horrific monstrosity. Several years and much more talent later, I started to design my own patterns, and in 2005 launched EvaPaige Quilt Designs.
My design style is one of "fun over fuss", and I unapologetically preach the gospel of "Perfection is Overrated" through my trunk show and on my Quilting Hottie Haven blog. Quilting isn't mean to be hard or frustrating, and with every pattern I try to help the user focus on enjoying the creative process rather than becoming annoyed by too many matching points and seams.
I tend to shy away from trends; I design what I love and have a hard time conforming to what's hot in the quilting world. Other than me, of course.
On a more personal note, my husband and I have three young daughters, twins Eva and Paige, my mini-mes and company namesakes, and Greta, who will likely be in therapy because her name only appears on a pattern, not as part of the true EPQD empire. We live in a pretty town northwest of Boston MA that I promise you have never heard of and where you don't even need a clear day to see New Hampshire, where all five of us pretty much live our lives covered in thread scraps.