Sunday, 3 May 2020

Day Three - Making in May


Today's make was this bear I made with calico type fabric my neighbour gave me.  His paws are made from a pair of my younger son's old jeans.  


Saturday, 2 May 2020

Day Two: Making in May


I knitted a little doll.


Edward has claimed him for his own.


Edward is such a sweet boy.


He looks like he is on a mission!


Posing with his new doll.

Friday, 1 May 2020

It's May!

I'm going to try and make something every day in May.


Today I made Peggy Sue a new dress which she loves from some fabric that was given to me by my neighbour as a thank you for the tiny rag dolls I made for her and her grand-daugther.


These are the two little dolls that have gone to their new homes.  I am waiting to hear what names they will be given.


On one of the groups I am on someone said they didn't know that there was a wooden Edith the Lonely doll, so I have taken a photo of mine to show her.  I have an idea of taking a photo a day of a different doll this month...but whether I achieve that is another thing!

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A Very Creative April

A busy creative April.



I made:

Three dresses, one for Madeline, and two for Wren.

11 pairs of shorts for Gregor (two of which are for Henry, the rest will be going in my Etsy Shop when it reopens.  When that will be I don't know, it will be when it is safe to go to the Post Office, at present I am not allowed to as per my letter from the NHS, I can't go to any shops)

Four reversible waistcoats (again two for Henry)

One pair of shorts for Howard Bear.

16 Tiny Rag Dolls and numerous dresses, pantaloons and aprons for them. (Some of these will be going in my Etsy Shop when it re-opens)


Only 15 dolls here as one went to her new home, my neighbour, just after I made her.

One cat
One guinea pig
Four bears.


Timothy (in the middle) is the only one with a name yet.  The floral bear was made with a tea towel I had been keeping for 'something special' and is made from a pattern I used to use when I made soft toys to sell in my Dad's shop when I used to live in NZ.  I didn't have any fur fabric to make him with fur so thought it would be fun to try something different and was pleased with how he came out, especially as it has been over 25 years since I have used this pattern!


I especially love this little bear I finished today.  He has a certain air of innocence about him.


Next month I'd like to finish my Hitty I am carving...she has been sitting on my desk patiently waiting for me to finish her...  

I also need to make the dress for Caroline,  my Gail Wilson doll I made.


Saturday, 18 April 2020

Gregor - The Twins


James and Connor are of course Identical Twins, and as such always wear the same clothes, but usually have different coloured buttons which they insist on so that people can tell them apart....


No one has told them that the different colour buttons aren't strictly necessary of course...


and anyway they wouldn't believe them because of course they are identical! 

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Sewing Shorts


I've started sewing for my Etsy shop for when I can reopen it once I can go out and post parcels...which won't be for a while yet, but worth being prepared.