Archive for the ‘dolls’ Category

hoppity-hoppity

Sep
2014
30

posted by on applique, chatter, crafty, crochet, cross stitch, dolls, embroidery, family, felt, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, sewing, thrifted, upholstery, woollen blankets

2 comments

Well!  You’ll need to settle down with a lovely cup of something to read this one!  The lovely and creative Rebecca of Needle and Spindle asked me to participate in this little bloggity hop, where we get to ramble on about the whole creative process as it fits into our lives.  It’s taken me hours [...]

catching up

Oct
2013
25

posted by on books, chatter, crafty, cushions, dolls, embroidery, family, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

9 comments

  Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks I’m [...]

quiet days indeed

Aug
2013
26

posted by on chatter, dolls, family, patchwork, quilts

8 comments

It was a strangely unsettling weekend … terribly grey and oh so very quiet.  Julian’s dad passed away on Sunday afternoon.  Julian was holding his hand and without any drama, Robert’s pulse grew slower and weaker, then vanished altogether.  And that was it.  I’m so glad he was there.  Julian and his brother seem peaceful [...]

friends

Apr
2013
08

posted by on books, dolls, family, woodwork

1 comment

Abby and Sacha have been friends since they were wee little cuties in Mary Janes and striped school dresses.  From the moment they met, they were kindred spirits.   When we moved to Melbourne, Sacha came too to help Abby settle in.  And she’s been back again and again and again.  We call her our [...]

posted by on books, chatter, dolls, embroidery, family, knitting, needle felting, nursing, our furry children

3 comments

 ~ very simple, very sweet and oh so very soothing ~  ~ new friendships were cherished, endings that arrived so quickly were lamented & promises were made ~ ~ an early morning prac was rewarded with a steamy, creamy bowl of coffee in the sun ~ ~ knit, knit, knit, knit, knit … & so [...]

heidi

Mar
2013
07

posted by on books, crochet, dolls, giveaways, Heidi, sewing

8 comments

Thank you so much, dear folk, for all the lovely words you shared in yesterday’s comments.  I wish I could send every one of you some May Gibbs goodness & a lily-pillowslip :-) I am so inspired by your enthusiasm, I’ve added a few more details to the giveaway – your very own copy of [...]

loveliness found

Feb
2013
24

posted by on birthdays, books, chatter, crochet, dolls, family, growing our food, patchwork

2 comments

~ the little girls discovered the thrill of making their own music ~ ~ Jules celebrated his birthday … with cherry cocktails and a kitchen supper ~ ~ a quilt design was tinkered with, fabrics were foraged from the stash (there’s a newly thrifted lampshade needing dressing), and an ever-so-sweet layer cake arrived ~ ~ [...]

comforts for Frida

Feb
2013
22

posted by on clothes, crochet, dolls, Frida, sewing, thrifted

5 comments

Confession:  today is the first time, in more than 30 years of machine sewing, that I worked out how to use the seam guide.  Cool!  This is without doubt, the most liberating gadget I have ever fastened to a sewing machine.  I think my life is about to get even better. First up – Frida’s [...]

posted by on books, crochet, dolls, Frida, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

8 comments

I had triangles laying about.  You do to, don’t you.  It’s one of those patchworky things.  We buy lovely long lengths of fabric.  Chop them up into wee little pieces.  Sew these little pieces together at all manner of odd angles.  End up with more wee little pieces.  Before you know it, there are triangles [...]

finally frida

Feb
2013
14

posted by on crochet, dolls, needle felting

5 comments

Whilst on holidays, I bought these gorgeous earrings.  We found them in a very appealing shop in the little fishing village of Bermagui.  Straight away, they made me think of Frida Kahlo – an artist whose story, art and style I have adored since my first university sojourn.  I don’t much wear earrings and when [...]

posted by on applique, christmas, dolls, embroidery, moomins, needle felting, patchwork, quilts

2 comments

: choosing : measuring : slicing : pinning : stitching : folding : delighting : : needle-felting : blanket-stitching : embroidering :  pleasing : : ruffling : appliqueing : not-overlocking : fuming : : cursing : threading : cursing : threading : cursing : crumbling : : zigzagging : ironing : delivering : giving : [...]

posted by on applique, christmas, crochet, dolls, embroidery

2 comments

Well – not quite.  This wee crocheted and needlefelted and appliqued Mary was stitched on Sunday afternoon.  But today, I have crocheted Joseph – there’s just no pictures for show and tell.  So here’s a sneak preview of Mary and her wee babe. It truly feels – looking at this picture – that she is [...]