Hello dear friends & readers
A couple of posts back I wrote about the doll I had made for my friend Christine who was a mad keen teddy bear fanatic - you may recall ...
|Doll order for Christine|
Well Christine emailed me this picture of her spare room & requested a doll ... of medium size, a raggedy style but not painted stripes on her legs, & in blues please, were her specifications
Initially, a tiny bit of this went on ...
|painted dolly legs drying by the fire|
I had decided to make her order + one for the Cottage, but somehow, a 3rd doll evolved too
The pattern I used is "Annie Lou" by Cheryls Country Treasures but I altered the hair
Here are the completed 3 little Miss Raggedies
This was the dolly for Christine
|note her bear button stitched onto the pinny ties|
The sign was an op-shop find quite sometime ago & stashed away for "one day" -
(it originally had an old magnet on the back which I removed & covered the back with felt)
|another lovely blue girl with a touch of mustard|
In true raggedy fashion I made the 3rd girl in reds
I particularly love her wooden "button" which again had been bought some years ago
I personally love all 3 girls - do you have any particular favourite??
We have had the odd day of sunshine & I have been trying to complete a few more revamps
The deck is perfect for painting on when it is sunny
Although the Mr has taught me to warm the wooden things up by the fire first
(makes the paint adhere much better)
This old wooden box was on its way to the tip
It was missing its lid & just not very appealing
however, a coat of wax & paint & some nice floral scrapbooking paper ....
a vast improvement dont you think ???
On my last visit to Mums my friend Claire gave me this lovely book that she no longer had any use for
I especially liked the idea of these "vintage teatowels"
So I found some white teatowels in my stash & trimmed them with some lovely vintage looking fabrics
the wooden ladder I was revamping (in the photo 5 pics above) was absolutely perfect for displaying them all on
I used some vintage crochet trim & found these beautiful buttons in my button jar which almost felt like they were bakelite - they were so very old
|I think this mustard one is my favourite :-)|
Next week I am hoping to close my cottage for 2 weeks & give the inside a repaint & a bit of a revamp
I have been tossing this idea around for sometime now & saw this little verse on pinterest...
"the absolutely perfect time to start something...
Never actually arrives"
Yes I thought - that is exactly what I have been waiting for - the perfect time :-)Just get on & do it Julie !!!!
So wish me luck folks & I shall be back with - (hopefully) - before AND after photos in my next post
Wishing you all a great weekend out there
thanks - as always, for stopping by :-)