Sunday, 10 November 2019

Creative Week 27

Most of my week has been taken up with my  A is for.... project which I have already shown so far... but I have also made: 


A little hen 


a black cat




Started a horse...I have since done some more work on this but haven't photographed it yet.


Knitted a squirrel dishcloth


Knitted several tiny cardigans (test knitting a pattern for a friend)



This is one of the cardigans I made - matching NZ Rose's dress.


Fuchsia Fairweather also got a cardigan.


Amelia models one of the cardigans.


Hitty Morag shows off the quilt I made her from the Winter Quilt Swap Squares I took part in.



Amelia how she looks as off last night with her new jacket.

I've also done some more work in my TRD Journal/Scrapbook.


I don't think this coming week is going to be so productive as we have a lot on, but we will see.  



Saturday, 9 November 2019

A Room Box

During the week I found a 'new' wooden box in a local charity shop for £1.49   These types of boxes are usually quite pricey for what they are.  I've wanted something similar for ages, so when I saw this I thought it would work well for the project I have in mind. 


Some of the TRDs tried it out for size this afternoon.

The little holes at the side I will turn into 'windows' and make up some scenery type pictures to go in them.  


Petunia has suggested to Clipper that they go shopping for some items needed in the recipes...I think she must be hungry!  Amelia is simply relaxing.


Rose is happy to see the possibilities this little room box holds.



Friday, 8 November 2019

Friday Nature Walk


Amelia enjoyed a little stroll in the garden now she has some shoes to wear.


She said hello to a giant toad or was it a frog?


and posed for a photo to show her new cardigan and shoes.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A is for... Amelia Amborella

Some people in a group I belong to are taking part in a challenge based on this book:



At first I couldn't decide whether to make a new doll for this challenge or use an existing one... as it turned out I made a new doll - featured in yesterday's post.   I had a lovely evening to myself so I worked on her features and and gave her a few accessories.


Earrings and a necklace, plus a little heart embroidered on her chest.


These pantaloons had already been made, but were going spare. I made these when in NZ with some fabric from my Mum's old  sewing work box.  There wasn't much left, but this was just perfect for making pantaloons from being a very soft muslin type fabric.


This dress had already been made and was going spare - I made two as this one was too long for the doll I had originally planned it for, but is perfect for her.


Her name is Amelia Amborella, continuing the plant theme that most of my dolls have.  Amborella is a small evergreen shrub and you can find more information about it on Wikipedia.


A  is for Amelia Amborella

D is for Dress/es

E is for Earrings

N is for Necklace

P is for Pantaloons

I have a whole list of other ideas for items I plan to make for her.  Shoes will be the next priority, as she'd like to go outside to explore!


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A New Project.

A new TRD in the making.  


I haven't felt like making one for a while, but today that feeling has gone and I have started a new girl with striped stockings.  I wanted to make a TRD with stripes on her legs for ages.  My last was a Raggedy Anne look alike that I made back in 2016 and she can be seen by clicking HERE


Subtle stripes, not too dark.  I was going to do red, but decided to go for a pale green in the end. I am hoping this will go with more colours.  I may still make one at some stage with red stripes, I am undecided.


Planning her out in my TRD Journal.

While I was doing this, Clipper took Petunia out in the garden as it was such a lovely day...


Petunia was excited to find a flower in bud that was the exact same colour as her top, shawl and patterning in her skirt.  She is looking forward to it coming out in bloom properly.


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Tiny Rag Doll Journal.

It has been one of those very dreary, cold and wet days, with grey 'heavy' sky.  Not a day to help motivation.  However, I did work on my Tiny Rag Doll Journal.  I am not trying to decide whether to do a separate journal for Clipper, or to include her in this one.  I don't have many pages left in it, so thinking perhaps I should leave it  for any other TRDs I might make this year... if I do!  


I worked on the cover.


This page I actually did last week, but I have included a picture of their matching underwear on the following page.


These two pages were worked on today as well as several others which I haven't photographed.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Tiny Rag Doll Swap Received.

Back in September I wrote about a Tiny Rag Doll Swap I was doing with a friend in the USA.  Well there was a lot of excitement at Rose Cottage this afternoon as the Tiny Rag Doll Village welcomed a newcomer to their midst.


Miss Edie Brooks, Audrey, Clipper and Lucy were very interested in the parcel, but briefly posed for a photo of them with it.


A package full of goodies!


I had such fun unwrapping all the little tissue packages.


Just look at all these wonderful items!

A stunning TRD, her wardrobe, some yarn, hemostats, which will be very useful for turning and stuffing tiny things.  A journal, which I am sure will be continued.  I will have to take another photo of this as I forgot!


The girls wait patiently behind so as not to overwhelm her.


Her name is Petunia Creek - she came with the name Petunia, and she told me her surname was Creek after where she was 'born' at  "On Bay Creek".  I just love her hat, I have long admired Dawn's hats she makes for her TRD, so was absolutely thrilled to receive one with Petunia.  Look at her fabulous skirt as well.  Isn't it just perfect?


Just look at this wonderful wardrobe.  Beautiful hand dyed items.  So exciting!  I just love it all.


Clipper even got a little parcel.


A cute little crochet top.


She thinks it will go perfectly with her polka dot skirt.


It does!


Not sure what happened to Lucy and Audrey...I think they must have been admiring all the goodies and planning what is going to be made with the wonderful yarn...little do they know some of it is already earmarked for a project.


Clipper couldn't wait to take her out in the garden.


So rushed in fact was Clipper, she didn't realise her skirt was all 'wonky'!  


They take a walk down to the pond to see if they can spot any wildlife.  None was to be seen, so they wandered on.


They admired the roses that are still valiantly blooming despite the very changeable wet and windy weather.



Thank you for the wonderful swap Dawn, I feel very lucky to have been able to share this experience with you, and even luckier to have one of your special dolls.  I will treasure her for always.