Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Here is Rosie. She's a winter Christmas doll. I made her last weekend whilst visiting friends on the Gold Coast. She is a gift for my friend Gail. The pattern was in an old Country Threads magazine (2005) and  is by inspired designer Debra Gardiner of Wattlebee Designs. It took a while to gather the right fabrics etc but I'm really pleased with the way she turned out. Debra designs dolls with real character I think. I fell in love with Rosie as soon as I saw her! I mean to make more of Debra's designs.

Vale Harry William Dunn

Today I have been remembering my Dad, Harry, who was born on this day 100 years ago. What an eventful century! He was a great Dad and I miss him every day. Put your teeth in Ole Silver!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Saga Continues

Hey Everyone! I have been busy sewing the rest of the European pillowcases, 5 altogether. Four of the fronts are finished and the last front is partially finished and just needs its surrounding fabric. I have attached the photos. Still a lot of work to do though. I have to put the cases together now, sew the pockets on the back, do the buttonholes (35 of them!) and sew 35 buttons on. I decided it would be fun to sew a pocket on the back of each pillowcase - space to put in a favourite small toy.

In the meantime my daughter Suzi has informed me she will be hosting an extended fa,ily Xmas this year. She wants some help to organise the red and aqua colour scheme she has decided on for the decorations and tableware. So watch this space!!