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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Woyww and Ernest!

Its been another eventful week for me [one worth catching up on previous blogs for if you are in need of a giggle]. I have been hosting a young cockerel on his gap year for the last week...its been a week of work, play and at times [failed] guidance. Ernest will be off tomorrow heading north to his next host, Jen, at http://themadhouse-themadhouse.blogspot.com/and will be staying a week in Saltburn by the Sea, N Yorkshire.....I really hope she knows what she's letting herself in for and has all alcohol well locked away before his arrival. It's been a very busy week for him here so he may just be glad of a good rest :-)



Today I have a show and tell I'm sure lots of you will love as much as I do. I was asked by another blogger to make a character doll and last week I showed you the fabrics I had found with him in mind. I have been working on him all week in between other sewing jobs and have now finished him.....and I'm really thrilled with how he has turned out. [My little 19 month old Granddaughter recognised him immediately so he must be pretty convincing]. I just need to parcel him up now and he will be on his way to his new home.






Fun day Monday Ernest joined in the fun and with a little help he made his own look-a-likey and he insists I show you him proudly holding him [it hasn't left him far since he made him so I think he is pretty chuffed with it].





Of course Fun day Monday has to be followed with a head down catch up Tuesday....Ernest has been a good help with this too.....

He climbed into my felt box and helped me find the black felt for the doll's shoes.

He helped by ironing it and then....


...helped by pinning on the pattern.







He tried holding the shoes under the sewing machine but his feet wouldn't reach the foot pedal at the same time so had to leave me to the machine sewing.







For those of you who remember the blanket I crocheted I thought you might like to see that you little person it was made for loves it and Nanny Annie hasn't lost her nack of snuggling a baby to sleep :-)





I really hope I've made you smile today. For more fun and laughter please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun.

59 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Thank you for the lovely comments over at mine, tell Ernest that he will have to earn his keep here.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, that baby blanket is as cute as that adorable baby. And the doll is making Wendy jealous. Of course, Ernest makes her laugh and seems to be a great help, too.

Helen said...

Aaaaahhhh! the blanket is lovely, so is the baby - as for Ernest!!!

Yvonne said...

OOO bless , how snuggled .. perfect.
Got to say loving these little birdies, how creative are they!

Sid said...

I LIKE Ernest !!

jude said...

Thye blanket is beautiful and so is your grandaughter.I adore the glown oh wow reminds me of a glown i had when i was about 3yrs old,im sure they will love him at his new home.
hugs and enjoy your wdensday
hugs judex

Thistleblue said...

Loving our clown doll, he is fab! Ernest's new wee friend is great too! and such a cute little baby! Well done on the beautiful snuggley blanket!
thanks for sharing, have a great day!
hugs
Michelle
xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh well done you on the Mr Tumble!! More than I would handle I'm afraid so there will be some little lady out there who will be VERY happy on her birthday!! What a generous helping hand you've given. Pat on the back to you!

Mary Anne

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your doll is amazing you are very talented and a helper as well.
Elaine

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't expect you'll be any less busy when Ernest goes, but I'm sure it will feel quieter for a minute! I'm having a heartbeat moment at the beautiful baby snuggled in your arms under that adorable blanket. Oh, how not to love an heirloom.

Bettythebaglady said...

Have been reading all about Ernest's adventures. His energy has worn me out. What a lovely snuggly baby. That snuggle knack is like second nature-once you know how it never leaves you.Love BettyXXX

Doone said...

what a lovely story, and such beautiful things you make, I'm doing a kaffe fassett stole at the moment - may have to make it the wowyww one week...

Twiglet said...

Great blog Wips!! That little doll at the bottom is perfect - oh no wait a minute- thats the real one lol - little L looks so content!!!

Cardarian said...

Ohhh what a lovely post today - I love your clown doll - I don't recognise the character but he or she is very cute! And Ernest what a big help he is! You lucky woman! Still what really caught my eye was the little granddaughter enjoying the blanket!Uh I would love to have a snuggle too!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

hehehe Love the clown doll Annie (is it Mr Tumble?) Ernest is just fabulous too - I didn't realise he was helping with the ironing, thught he was sitting on a zoomer (my word) to soom round everywhere. Gorgeous blanket too; your so clever :-)
Anne xx

Sue said...

aww great clown doll, luv the little Ernest helping, beautiful blanket, scrummy baby, have good day, sue,x

Linby said...

All great stuff Wipso. Love that minature Ernest sooo much. You granddaughter looks cosy under her new blanket - gorgeous.
Linbyx

Darcy said...

aww baby in a blankie is gorgeous, loving Ernest's adventures too, giggled lots at the head in a bucket photo....and Saltburn is just down the road from me lol

She said...

Definately made me smile :-) Blanket and baby look gorgeous too. S xx

Alix said...

a super smile inducing post...thanks for sharing! :0)

bad penny said...

What an adorable baby and like the character dolls' hair! I'm not really up on childrens' tv these days !
Speakig though of Neighbours ( at mine ) babies associate the theme music with nap time !
What a good lad Ernest has been. I'm thrilled that he's going to the Mads'. MummyMad will soon have him crafting & cooking with Mini & Maxi.

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Carmen said...

I love it! Ernest has a Mini Me! Is he plotting to take over the world next? :P

Mr Tumble is amazing - can't believe how spot on his costume is :D

Chrissie said...

I don't know how I shall get around everyone's blogs now as I spent so long here catching up with all your (and Ernest's) exploits on the previous posts, but I did have a good laugh!
Love the doll by the way!

Heather x said...

what lovely dolls! love the blanket you have made, how do you do flowers, I am intrigued :0)
*hugs* Heather x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

I just love your helper! They are so handy to have around, I have Zorro the hedgehog who has been helping me, lol! He on loan from Georgia, and I dont want him to go back, may have to keep him!

Love your blanket, that little baby looks so snuggly under it!

Have a great week, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi x

Hels Sheridan said...

Aw that Ernest looks like he has been up to high jinks LOL As for the blanket, looks like it is being really appreciated...so cute! x

angelwhispers said...

Love the blanket looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing Chanelle xx

Cheryl said...

oh love the blanket and the dolls hun wow are you clever or what,and the baby hun she is just adorable,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Bee said...

the blanket is beautiful and Ernest has obviously had a great week staying with you. I just hope he can keep quiet about all the unbloggable goings on - remind him that what happened at Wipso's stays at Wipso's.

xx

Rosie said...

Wow that Ernest is a busy lil chap! I absolutely LOVE that crocheted blanket, and what a little sweetie your baby is.

Kay said...

Hope Ernest enjoys the rest of his travels LOL

Angie said...

Have not WOYWWed this week but had to pop by a few friends over the next few days

WOW Mr tumble is brilliant ...my GS's love him too.
Big Ahhhhhhhh for the little one in the beautiful blanket ... snuggled to sleep perfectly

Doina said...

Doll is very successful! Her face is very expressive and her clothes were attractive colors. I'll try to make myself a doll like yours. I hope you do not mind! Please tell me if I fail to write correctly in English somewhat! I admit I do not know English too well. But I want to learn!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love the doll and Ernest is awesome! That little one looks very contented wrapped in that lovely blanket.

xx

TinaB said...

Oh wow! so cute xx

Julie M said...

Gorgeous doll, and the blanket is so cute. Am laughing at the mad Ernest project!!!

Thanks for the tips on the potato growing (and eating!!!)

Julie :o)

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Ah, bless you Wipso, you did make me smile today and I've been waiting all day to get home and tell you 'cause I can't leave comments from work! Thank you for the pics of Ernest, he is such a busy little fellow!

Nicki, xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Ernest is soooo sweet.

Kay

Felted House said...

That is a beautiful, gorgeous baby asleep in a lovely blanket - just how babies should be wrapped up! xx

Chrissie said...

Wonderful post Wipso! What a helpful chicken you have, and what a gorgeous little bundle, wrapped in your lovely blanket!
Chrissie

Foil Play said...

Lol at Ernest who is very cute and how lovely that your blanket is so appreciated by the beautiful recipient :-)

Phree said...

Thanks for a fun post, you did put a smile on my face with your humour and the cute things you have made. What a cute lil' person snuggled up in that gorgous blankie!

Maz said...

Aww, Ernest looks lovely, if a bit of a handful! Love that crochet blanket - it looks so snuggly! x

minnie_mac said...

Great posts. Really made me smile.

Marilyn
x

Alisonw30 said...

I like Ernest too! Saltburn by the Sea is just up the road from me, I cycle there all the time! Will have to go check out the Madhouse blog now

Spyder said...

I love Ernest! you have to have him every week now..hide him..and we have to hunt him out...(Ok..now tell me I read that wrong and Ernest is not the chicken's name!)

peggy gatto said...

Hey, you are so creative!
Love earnest and the blankie!!!
Thanks for coming by!

Julie said...

You've made me smile tomorrow, Anne!! Your little doll is fab and will surely be very loved!! Great catching up on the antics of Ernest and gorgeous little babby!!! Juliex

Shropshire Suz said...

Head in a bucket hey?..naughty Ernest loving these posts soooooooo funny what he gets up too hehe
Hugs x

Shropshire Suz said...

ps...ooops your AF looks great with the beautiful addition!
Lucky you hugs x

Lavinia said...

Cute post today! Love the adventures of Ernest! makes me giggle! Aw how cute all suggley baba in the blanket you made! Lovely!
Lavinia
x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Mr Tumble that looks like to me!!!!
WOW your Ernest looks like he has been a very busy Cockerel.
Ah that was my fav thing on the nightshift as a Midwife. Cuddling the babies. So sweet and love the blanket. Hazelx ox

Esther said...

Oh how sweet everything on your post is, babies, blankets, clowns, ernest..made me smile at the end of a very long busy couple of days at work...(hence why I'm still catching up on WOYWWS)

Pam said...

Its a mad house!!!! What a sweet baby. HUgs Pam x

Kathy said...

Fabulous photos Anne - I've loved seeing them all - especially of course that little darling snuggled under your beautiful crocheted blanket

Paper and Ribbons said...

The blanket looked fab last week but looks even better with a little on all cosied up with it!

Piddawinkle said...

I've just read a load of your blog posts they are so funny, loving your work

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