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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW.....and an update

Firstly I would like to thank all who sent me links to the on line sites they use for material.  I have visited each and every one and guess what?.....not one of them sell material that's yellow with thin blue stripes OR blue with little yellow stars.  I have emailed all the sites too and the nearest I can get is yellow with black stripes and blue with white stars.  I've bought some blue with white stars and have tried colouring in the stars with a yellow pen..



It works but is time consuming....thankfully these dollies are only small so I will only need small amounts of fabric for their clothes.


Here is the one Mr Tumble lookie likey doll that I've made so far and I have to say I rather like him.  I am still trying to make some dolls to keep here for the Grandbabies to play with but my little dolls are proving so popular with little people that the one you saw on my desk last week has now found a new home with our Funday Monday friend T's little Granddaughter who paid us a visit on Monday this week .....She was such a sweetie and I'm such a softie.....she left holding her dolly's hand and dangling her by her side  :-)








So this is what is on my desk today...



I'm making a new doll with stripey tights, a pretty pink dress and think she will have yellow hair in pigtails.  I rather like the effect of using stripey material for the legs but think the next one [or maybe even this one] will have shorter pants on so you can see her legs [I've pulled them up for you here to show off her tights]......can you tell how much fun I'm having?









I have finished all the Wedding stationery for now and just have the order of services, table place settings and favour boxes to make now.  We have done M's Wedding dress fitting and I just have to shorten it a little and I have the first of the Bridesmaids coming for a fitting on Sunday....it's all so exciting.

I hope you have a peep at the post below to see what my much older sister has been up to this week  :-)  Leave me a little 'hello' comment before you pop over to Julia's blog to join in the WOYWW fun.
Have a great week.  Stay warm and creative.
Hugs,
Annie x


A quick update


Just thought you would like to see that I have now finished the little dolly with stripey legs that I snapped for my blog this morning and today I have added another little dolly to my collection.....there is no stopping me now and I'm taking orders if anyone is interested.  :-)

49 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I did have a search for your fabrics but came up with nada, zilch, zip, nothing.... isn't it odd, you'd have thought that as blue and yellow are so often put together, you'd find a version with stars... but nope!
Love your dolly's stripey tights, she's got the legs to wear 'em!!
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

It's surprising that you can't get that fabric, you can get practically everything on line! Thanks for your comment, it is hard to see the youngest growing up. I love the new doll you're making, especially the tights xxx

Mary Ann said...

So as soon as you finish the dolls you need the fabric for you'll see that fabric everywhere...LOL

Twiglet said...

Those little dollies are gorgeous - no wonder all your little friends and relatives want one! Bit late with my post today!

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the stripey legs...and that you pulled her pants up for us to see!! Im so far out of touch now that Im going to guess that Mr Tumble is a big character, very frustrating about the fabric..but he does look pretty cool in the stars! Gosh, the wedding preps are really moving on..you're doing so well with at all!
Loving the Monday pic of Jo testing her tummy muscles, really made me chortle!

sandra de said...

The dolls are looking gorgeous and I totally agree she definitely has the legs for stripe stockings.

JoZart said...

Gosh you've been mad busy with great stuff to prove it. Off to Germany within the hour so I'm racing around a few desks before I leave.
Love JoZarty x

Bridget Larsen said...

They are very cute dollies.
Bridget #53

Di said...

Gorgeous dollies Annie - so funny flashing her legs at us :)

Remember the table plan for the wedding too - just sayin'

Di xx

Karen said...

Oh how strange the little clown looks with no face on! I love clowns.....always have. Guess who wanted to run away and join the circus?!?!?! Karen 107 x

Karen said...

Those dolls are gorgeous, they are just so adorable :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

Sarah said...

There's always one elusive fabric - especially when you want it for that one project...love the stars too and perfect for Mr. Tumble methinks....Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Helen said...

Wow, you have the patience of a saint to colour the stars by hand... Love Mr Tumble and also the new doll with her stripey tights.

May said...

Love your work, love the stars you have been busy, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

jude said...

gosh another busy week .Sorry you couldnt find the material but what a bright idea and he looks handsome in it too!
Have fab wedensday and a creative week hugs judex 4

Stephanie said...

So cute! I'm not surprised that your dolls are so popular. They're adorable!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I dont sew anymore hun, so I had nowhere to send you, sorry, did pop by earlier in the week, aught the photo of your sister lol, and it made me giggle, love the dollies, seems everyone else does too lol

Happy WOYWW hun, have a good one, xx

Lou #7

famfa said...

lovely dolly - wish i could wear stripey tights! Mr Tumble si gorgeous. x

SueH said...

Thanks for the peak of your desk on this WOYWW.

That’s what II call dedication to detail if you’re going to colour all those little stars in individually, but then again I’d expect nothing less from you Annie.

Loving the new little doll and I think you’re right about making her pants shorter, it would be a shame to cover up her stripy legs.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Ann B said...

You have been busy and such lovely results - love your dollies.
Ann B
#50

Angie said...

I love your rag dolls ...and yes the skydiving shot made me giggle. Congrats on reaching your 100 xx

Twiglet said...

Aw Annie - don't they look lovely all together - bet they won't be in your sewing room like that for long!! I can think of lots of little ones who would just love any one of them! x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great dolls, and Mr Tumble too! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 83, well I was when last looked, it keeps changing!

Deb said...

loving your little dollies!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx #159

Cardarian said...

Oh your little dolls are sooo lovely! I can't believe how organized you are what will all the wedding preparations,doing dolls, making dresses - amazing! You are a super woman!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Lisa said...

Funny i'm sitting here leaving comments and reading and my daughter says mommy, mommy i want one. They are so cute.

Gwen said...

Your little dolls are gorgeous and so full of character.
xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Just love those stripy legs. It reminds me of the little fairies in my daughter's Felicity Wishes books.
It's maddening that there is no fabric to be found. I do love a challenge, but this one has me beat!

Sue said...

Hi hun
busy as always, sorry you couldnt find what you were looking for, gorgeous makes, your coloured stars look fab,thank for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x (56)

Laura said...

Your dolls are very sweet -- I can see why your little visitor couldn't resist. I like the beautiful patterns of fabric, but am not a sewer at all. (Flashbacks to 7th grade home ec and the seam ripper -- aaaaahhhhh!)

505whimsygirl said...

Oh these dolls are precious! I must say I love the little girl with the stripped tights!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#129

Doone said...

of course once you ahev finished you will see the right colour combo's every where,t hat is how it works, your dedication is admirable, i love the skydiving too,

Dxxx

Sam said...

Lovely lickle dollies you have made Annie. Wish I could find tights like those!!
Gotta say I will now be able to recognise you from another angle if and when we meet!! LOL!!

Spyder said...

fabulous dollies, and very patient you for the colour of the stars! I've look, still not found any!Have a great crafty week HaPpY WoYwW

((Lyn))

Sue from Oregon said...

You have busy! It must be frustrating to be searching for that perfect fabric! Happy WOYWW

Cynthia Eloise said...

your little dollies are darling. sounds like you've been a busy lady.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it's wonderful how you can whip up these dolls in such a short time! all so cute!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Sheena said...

Your dollies look fantastic and a great idea to compromise and colour the stars in!
Thanks for popping by my blog!

Sheena
xxx

Kate said...

Loving those stripey dolly legs!

** Kate **

BumbleVee said...

hey! some cute little dollies....

and I'm off to check out who, or what, Mr. Tumble is...must not get out of touch with what's going on the world....

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit.You little dolls are too stinkin' cute

mommyle said...

Fantastic dolls!!!! I LOVE a good hand-made doll. Happy WOYWW!!!

Lou said...

Love the dollys, I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

Neet said...

Annie, I just cannot look at your blog without marvelling at all you do. You are such an inspiration and those dollies are wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet xx
ps got some felt and roving whilst away - will get going when jet lag stops (I hope)

MaggieC said...

Those dolls are so beautiful. You are a very talented lady. xx Maggie #89

Anne said...

Hello sorry I'm a bit late it's been one of those weeks. Love Mr Tumble ( who I am on very familiar terms with lol thanks to four grandchildren) and the dollies as well. How do you amnage to get so much done. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Jackie said...

Your dolls are just so cute.

okienurse said...

Love your dolls. I did look when I went to the store for the yellow stars but no luck. Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
Just a reminder about the blog candy...I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

Morti said...

Well done on the frock total, hun! Fab dollies, too....

Thanks for stopping by.