Friday, June 25, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
I have borrowed Jan's stick tree to display the Alice in Wonderland collection, as I want to take it to Regional day on Saturday. It does not look as good in the photo as it does in the real thing.
and getting them all to hang as I wanted was tricky, here is Maree making adjustments, paper clips helped.
The newest ones finished are Alice and the Cheshire cat.
looking at the tree I could add one more, before it is displayed next, probably doing Book Week at Jan's school.
What next, I really enjoyed making the set and although I have some ideas for other books, I think I will look towards making another set and the Wizard of Oz has plenty of scope for ideas. so wait and see. meanwhile its Peter Rabbit Finger puppets for the goodies bags for Ronan's second birthday. Caitlin and I have lots of ideas for the birthday cake too.
............... and there is a little girl who loves fairies, so this Granny plans to make her one to carry around.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Rebecca Cottontail wearing her new dress, this past month I have had a delightful time creating more small dresses, I will put the collection on my other blog soon.
Monday, March 8, 2021
I ended last month s stitching with one more for my Alice in Wonderland Collection. Sue knew I was looking for a tiny pocket watch and she called in to show me what she had, this one is just perfect thank you Sue. Alice and the Cheshire cat sill to come but need to wait for the right inspiration and materials.
I am currently stitching a piece for the regional Exhibition later in the year, also Wessex stitchery as a guild project and a Faby Reilly piece with Fiona each Wednesday morning. Along with that I have started Christmas stitching, first up with some tiny dresses for the folk in Eve's dolls house. I have brought to life my other blog ...other side of the mountain ..see here to record the petite dress making project. Short posting this time as Rebecca Rabbit is waiting for the fitting for her latest dress.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
I had seen advertised on line a " High Tea necklace" made with tiny enameled teacups. and to my delight I found a much cheaper version, my order took 5 weeks to get here but proved to be well worth the wait. Table and food borrowed from the doll's house so the mad hatter could invite the March Hare to tea.
Next month after my visitors come and go I think I will put the Christmas tree up in the unit as I do want to see what they all look like hanging on the tree, and by then I will have added to the collection.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
I was given some lovely yarn, very fine alpaca and silk blend, beautiful to handle it is so very soft. Tried it out as a wig on a peg doll and was pleased with the result, and that led to my completing the doll, decided to make the Duchess to add to the Alice in Wonderland collection. I wanted her to be a little matronly to be different from the Queen of Hearts. And for a while there was a problem of her baby who turned into a pig until I found a pig button in my button tin and it worked perfectly.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
One more for my Alice in Wonderland collection.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Now before it all disappears again like the Cheshire Cat I will hit the publish button.
Monday, December 21, 2020
This Christmas for Finn I have made a Tic Tac Toe set of knights and dragons using the smaller peg dolls.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears finger puppets, and the cottage is the box to store them in.
I hope they all have as much fun playing with these as this Granny had making them. We have always included something hand made in the Christmas gifts, first for our own children and now for the grandchildren and great grand child.
I have not put the Christmas tree up here this year, I fear it would not take Kaytu long to strip it of the decorations... so this year it is at Church as a message tree for prayers and blessings, I drove past the other night and the inner doors of the church were open and the tree was lit up . looking lovely. will try and get a photo. before Christmas
Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly, and in this very difficult time for many, you are able in some way to share the Blessings of Christmas with your family.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Wednesday was a day of memories, mostly happy treasured ones. It was 8 years since Paul died and I am ever grateful and blessed for all the years we shared together. Fiona was here, as Wednesday mornings is the time each week when we get together to stitch, however no stitching this time, instead I opened up the dolls house.. the real one for her to visit.
My dolls house is a large to scale late Victorian house which Paul built for me in the 1990's and together we decorated and furnished it.
It has been a while since I opened up the dolls house, turned the lights on and visited with the family that live there. Looking at all the furnishings I was reminded of all the planning and time Paul and I had spent together bringing this house of my dreams into reality. Fiona and I
spent quite a while enjoying the house and its contents, I really must do that more often
I have posted more details about it a few years ago on my other blog the other side of the mountain if you would like to see more follow the link here there are several postings showing close up photos.
Mt Christmas stitching is almost completed I will share photos when I next post. meanwhile I hope your Christmas plans will not be to changed by the covid impact on the world.