Archive for the ‘dolls’ Category

catching up

Oct
2013
25

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

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Tweet   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 [...]

quiet days indeed

Aug
2013
26

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

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Tweet 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 [...]

friends

Apr
2013
08

posted by on books, dolls, family, woodwork

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Tweet 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 [...]

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

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Tweet  ~ 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 … & [...]

heidi

Mar
2013
07

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

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Tweet 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 [...]

loveliness found

Feb
2013
24

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

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Tweet ~ 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

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Tweet 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 – [...]

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

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Tweet 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 [...]

finally frida

Feb
2013
14

posted by on crochet, dolls, needle felting

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Tweet 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 [...]

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

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Tweet : 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

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Tweet 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 [...]

moominy

Nov
2012
01

posted by on applique, christmas, cushions, dolls, embroidery, moomins, needle felting, thrifted

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Tweet “today we must do something very special, for it will be a glorious day!’ Snufkin. Doesn’t Snufkin have the loveliest approach to living :-) Oh we do so love the Moomins here at Bootville.  We’ve been hanging out in Moominvalley since Abby was a little girl with first the novels, then the story cd [...]