Meredith doesn't post much anymore on Like Merchant Ships, but she keeps her Tumblr page updated with lots of links to cool, frugal and beautiful things she finds online. And lately there have been some great links: homemade cake sprinkles, Ponytails' favourite Toad-in-the-Hole eggs, and a link to the HomeJoys blog.
I especially enjoyed looking through HomeJoys (lots of bread tutorials there, if you're looking for help) and discovered that Gina used the same doll pattern book I did to make her daughter's doll some clothes. Gladsome Lights used another of Joan Hinds' books to make baby doll clothes from old clothes. Oh, and how did I miss this?--she has also made 18-inch doll clothes.
Crayons has been asking for a couple of new things for Crissy and Crystal--I have not had a lot of time for sewing and crocheting but will post photos if we can get them put together. Somehow it was easier to squeeze it all in when I was crazy busy before Christmas.