Welcome to Muriel Makes, (also know as 'Sewing for Sasha')
Muriel is the name of my wonderful vintage 201 Singer Sewing Machine.
Needing to find a new creative outlet eight years ago, I rekindled my love of sewing and knitting. I enjoy all sorts of crafting and have enjoyed taking part in craft shows in the past, but now focus mainly on making doll clothes. I love dressmaking for dolls such as Sasha, Schoenhut Miss Dolly, American Girl Dolls, Makies, Tressy, Barbie, Sindy and others.
I am inspired by nature and my love of New Zealand and where possible I try to use New Zealand fabrics and yarns. However, I also enjoy up-cycling and using vintage fabrics, especially those with some meaning and memories.
Many will already know me from my 'Sewing for Sasha' and 'How Many Dolls' blogs, but now is the time for change as I try to 'refine and refocus' the way I do things. Hence finally publishing this blog after it sitting waiting for me to do so for rather a long time!