|Hello, hello everyone :-) how are you all ? ? ?|
I hope you have all had a great week & an enjoyable weekend wherever you are.
I have found some time - & a tiny space on the dining table - to paint some golly faces this past week, as I needed to replenish my golly stock for the cottage. I decided to make a couple of Isabellas as I hadnt made any for quite awhile.
Isabella is one of my all time favourite golly patterns -she is based on a pattern by Lil blokes in Bendigo, Australia - but I altered the cardigan and also her hair was supposed to be black perle cotton but I visualised her with wild pigtails so I now make her hair from a longish black bear fur.
A couple of years ago I took one of my Isabella's over the the very clever man at Corrugated Creations in Tirau and he made me a giant corrugated iron Isabella golly - who now resides in my front garden and waves at the passing motorists . . .
|she is about 9 foot tall from shoes to pigtails ! !|
So I managed to complete 2 Isabella gollies - I especially LOVE the one made with the buzzy bee fabric which is a flannel and sooo soft . . .
|Love her little buzzy bee toy I managed to pick up in a baby shop . . .|
|Sorry Isabella I appear to have chopped your head off a fraction . . .|
Sometime ago I had made some "wee Josephine" bodies and never finished dressing them - (another Lil blokes pattern I have altered) - so I fished them out from the bottom of the craft basket and made them some clothing . . .
|Yes thankyou that feels much better now we are dressed . . .|
I began to make 2 Willis's and was going along at great paces until I got distracted for a day or two . . . and then when I went to go back to it . . . one of the half-done Willis's was "missing in action" ?????
|I am here in all my finery but my brother is missing . . .|
|to be truthfull that much carpet showing is actually QUITE tidy for me! ! !|
On a lighter note, I went to speak to the lovely ladies at the Catholic Womens League this past week (just to talk about my cottage & crafting etc) - (& you know how I LOVE to talk) - I had the most wonderful afternoon - just such a lovely bunch of ladies & this is what they gave me for my time & effort . . . (which was really NO effort at all) . . .
What a charming post Julie! A truly fabulous tin Isabella...very clever Tirau man indeed. I think I have to admit that the Josephines are my favs...so sweet & feminine. Thank goodness for seeing your work room...I was feeling so awful about my stuff everywhere..but now I'm going to put it down to natural creative license! I will let you know if I spy that missing Willis under any of MY piles. Very pretty heuchera that one. Have a lovely week. Much love Catherine xReplyDelete
A fabulous post Julie, really enjoyed reading it. ? have you looked inside Mr. Wolfe's house out on your decking for Willis, he may have decided to have some company with him while sleeping the day away.Shirley:)ReplyDelete
Hi Shirley - you know I NEVER even checked there - yes I could just imagine him snuggling down with a very flattened Willis under all those blankets ! ! ! Must go check - hope you having a great week, Luv Julie :-)Delete
(P.S - if he is there then I doubt he will be salvageable after a fat fluffy sitting on top of him all week)