Wow it is so long since I have managed to post on here. It has been a time of frustration and family illness and problems. So everything had to be put on hold, but enough of me.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and blessed time with your families
As you can see from my picture above there are 3 new additions to our household this Christmas.
The large dolly I made from a pattern by Kat's Country Prims called Pigtail Annie and made a Christmas version of her. I am really pleased how she turned.
The little dollie on the left I won in a give away from Wendy of Cinnamon Hill Poppy Dollies, in Queensland, Australia. She is Called Pennie Poppy Doll. I love her she is really unique.
Then Last but not least the dollie on the right which I also won in a giveaway is from Karen of Harvest Moon Dolls in Texas, USA. I won her first. I have never won anything ever in giveaway, then I won these two straight after one another. They were a lovely early Christmas present for me and a boost after what had been a hard few months in the family.
Well enough now I have still loads to do to get ready for Christmas so I must get on, once again I hope you all have a Wonderful & Blessed Christmas.
This pretty lady is off to a craft & bear fair on the 1st August, along with more of her friends. We are at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon. fron 10.00am to 4.30pm. For those of you that can. I would love to see you so please pop by and say hello.. You will find me on Button Bears and Raggedies Stand..
There is a range of craft stalls and bears in the main hall.
To view the list click on title it gives you exhibitors and directions to the venue. Hope to see you there. It will be a great day out.
My website if finally open. Please go take a peek. It is still in the infant stages,but is up and running still changes to make and stock to be added.
This is so exciting for me, I have been patiently waiting for the website to be finished, I thought it was never going to happen.
The link is on the right hand side of my blog. If you see anything you like that is not in stock please drop me an email. All international orders mail me first as I will have to calc the postage and send you a paypal invoice. Thank you
I will talk to you all soon off to finish my latest doll. I hope to show her to you all soon.
This is Tiny Annie she is 11" She has lovely Sugar pink hair and a lovely pink roses bow, her dress top his pink with a little motive and the skirt is a lovely pale pink with deeper pink roses, Her shoes have roses on them.
She is from a pattern by Raggedie Old Annies.
She is £21.00 plus shipping. any one interested please contact me.
Didn't get to Spain, our flight was cancelled because of the Volcanic ash, so we went to the Dordogne in France. We had a fantastic time these are just a couple of the pictures, the first one is the campsite we stayed on, it was lovely and shady and the mobile home was great.
The second picture is a Town called Rocamador, which is built into the mountain side and is 14th century, we parked at the top and looked down Wow is all I can say it is on three levels with Monastery at the top. Second level is the City with all the shops cafes, houses. The third level is called the valley and is very picturesque.
The third picture is the clock tower which strike every quarter of an hour and has a fantastic strike which echos down in the valley.
Will show some of the other photographs over the next week, of the other places we visited.
Hope you have all been busy ,will try to catch up with all your posts in the next few days.
Well it wont let me put my button on so I will sign off.
Oh what a lovely suprise. This wonderful bouquet arrived a short time ago. When I read the card it is from my wonderful friend, who I spoke about yesterday. For helping with the wind up of her home and being a lovely friend. I am so emotional. The are absolutely gorgeous.
I am going to visit her in the care home tomorrow. She will get lots of hugs from Me.
Thought I would share this lovely vase of spring flowers with you all.
I couldn't believe it was so long since my last post. But family and other people have been demanding my time.
One of my best friends and a neighbour (Bless her she has had to give up her house and go into a Carehome) she is 90yrs old and just had to have a leg amputated. She has been so brave, and at her age will no longer be able to look after herself. Her only relative a great neice asked if I would help wind up her home for them as they live a long distance away. So that is what I have been doing, it is heartbreaking seeing someones home go. I shall miss her she is such a character. I shall be visiting her at least once a week though.
The family have kept me busy also fetching and carrying for them and looking after the granchildren.
I have included a couple of pictures of them with family pets They are all great children and I love them all dearly.
Hope to have some more Annies to show you soon and the opening of my website also Fingers crossed. XX
Well we arrived in Torremolinos in the afternoon in the middle of torrential rain which lasted until the next day. It was warm around 17 degrees, but rather overcast as you can see from the picture of the marina. We ended up staying an extra day as all three of us managed to pick up this Winter vomiting virus towards the end of the week,we were not fit to fly home on the Tuesday, so had to come home on Wednesday. Out of the 8 days we had 1 sunny day, the rest it was high winds, torrential rain with a couple of hours here and there which were cloudy. So we didnt get to see much as we had planned. I still cannot eat properly just eating tiny amounts and really feel washed out, weak and very tearful. It is an awful bug, and apparently it can take 2 to 3 weeks to fully recover from. I had so many plans for doing dolls and want to try and teach myself to quilt, but I think everything is on hold until I am feeling a little better.
Anyway enough of my being miserable. You have all been really busy while I was away its been great catching up with all your blogs. I will try to put something together. I hate not being able to do anything.
Hi everybody hope you are all having a good day and the sun is shining for you all.
Well this is my last post for a week as I am off for a well earned break to The Costa Del Sol in Spain in the early hours of tomorrow morning. I shall miss reading what you are all doing, and look forward to catching up when I get back. Hope you all have a good week and produce some fantastic things.
Well I am glad to be back after our no peeking week.
But had so much to sort out for our holiday to Spain on Tues 2nd March, it was just the right time, I managed to fit in making a Bunny as well. Denise of KKL primitives had a cometition to make a Bunny from a Pattern of hers that we had to follow, but create our own way of using it.. There was no prize it was just for the fun of it. I was really pleased with the way she turned out. I called her Blessings Bunny Fairy. If you click on her picture it will take you to Denise's Pattern Blog and you can see all the other entries as well they are really cool. Well back to the grind I still have loads to do before we go on holiday for the week. I will miss not being able to pop in to see what you all are up to.
I have finally been able to take some pictures. The light has been awful here really dull and miserable today lovely and light with occasional sun. This is Tilly, she is 14" her dress is black with tiny pink & white roses and the bodice a tiny pink & white Gingham. Her bloomers an made from the same material as the bodice of her dress, I have put tiny little bows on her feet. She insisted on these so she could look special!! She is made from a pattern by Michelle of Raggedy Pants. I love her patterns.
I will be putting her on Ebay soon if it picks up.
If any one is interested in any of my dolls please drop me an email.
This Doll and her baby are 'Oh what fun'. They are from a pattern by De Powell of Ohsewdollin another great pattern designer. It was a shame to alter their name as the were great fun to make.
The doll is 16" and has brown & white pigtails out of pure wool. She has a pretty red & white spotty dress, I love her red & white stripped legs.. Her baby is 6 1/2" Her hair is dark brown. Her dress little hearts and Raggedy Ann printed on it so cute.
Again hope they will be going on Ebay.
Well back to the sewing machine to finish of my next little girl.
I cant believe January has gone. I have been busy finishing off a couple of custom orders and the I made a set of dolls and a doll for selling on Ebay, but the light over here in England has been terrible really dark all day and damp. So I cant get to photograph them and get the correct light on the pictures. As soon as I can I will share with you all.
I decided to change may background to this lovely one, as its our 40th Wedding anniversary this year and so I thought it would be great to have the background as celebration.Our Anniversary is'nt until the end of August, but I hope to have a giveaway around April. Which I hope will be fun. Hope you all had a good Week-end.
I made him for my daughter, as a present for her best friend who has just had a new baby Boy called Harry.. and she wanted him to have a bear named the same. So here he is: I made him out of a Straight laid mohair in a lovely pale coffee brown on a tan background.He is 15" and has wonderful cream faux suede paws. He has a needle sculpted face and wears a lovely mint green bow tie with a bell. He now lives in the nursery with all the other toys.
This is my baby. She is called Dottie, she is a 3yr old with attitude. I took this picture about a month ago. I came into the kitchen to find her trying to drink out of the tap, she looked soo cute. I tried to give her a drink out of her dish, but no she had to have the tap turned on. Because I didn't, I got spat at and then boxed around my arm with her paws. Yes you guessed right... she got her way and I turned on the tap.She does have a soppy side, she loves to curl up on my knee and have a blanket over her so she is nice and warm.
Just had to show you this little fellow I found. If you click on him his ears paws and bow sparkle and his eyes blink. (When his full size picture comes up). He is so cute. I bet his cuddles are the cuddliest............. Please feel free to use him if you want. Just right click and save as:
Im 58 years young married to Derek who is my soulmate & friend Been married 41yrs. Have 8 wonderful grandchildren an 3 brilliant grown up kids. I also have a lovely cat called Dottie. I Love making bears & Raggedies