Americans call them clothespins, in the UK they’re referred to as clothes pegs or Dolly pegs and in the film industry they’re called C47’s. No matter what they are called, made out of ash, willow wood, birch, beech or maple, they’ve always awakened fond old (laundry or not) memories in my mind.
The name of each of my handmade dolls (like Sunbeam, Flutterby, Dalibor Dudley Doodle), often pops up during the process of creating, sewing. It is, to me, a very important thing: naming my doll! It’s like a gift, given to me by my creation and it defines the character, personality of the doll, not to mention the fun process of the search. (more…)
Sunbeam, niece of Fleur has to leave us to join an ill toddler unable to move, being in a full body cast of plaster of Paris. She’ll be watching over her new little friend and hopefully bring her comfort as her lucky charm.
One of my granddaughters, spending a whole month’s holiday here, just came joyfully hopping by, shouting she saw an orange butterfly. It clearly brought some bliss into her life, reflecting its colours amidst her surroundings. (more…)
I’d like to give you a sense of the personal identity, character sewn with love into this friendly handmade doll. Sunbeam will quietly turn you in her gentle own way, into a sunny you. Winter or summer will be delightful with her and you’ll always be offered a look on the bright side of things. (more…)
August, time to enjoy the unique opportunity to view the sunflowers blooming! I adore their daisy-like flower heads, beautiful faces and eye-popping color. The field next door is one of bright yellow, vibrant colours and the flowers know it, standing tall and course with their proud green leaves. (more…)
My guess: you’re as much a fabric enthusiast as I am, falling for the addictive qualities of choice of quilting fabrics, whether they are fat quarters or not. I will surely never run out of them. No matter how big my stash, there is a conspiracy going on, I have to drool over the vast ranges, the bundles of gorgeous fabrics, they keep alluring me. Yummy! (more…)