Wednesday, 20 January 2010



I don't know about you but I have a stupid amount of recipe books. Lots of lovely ideas, photos etc but I never use them. These days if I want to find a good recipe all I have to do in type into google and hey presto, just what I was looking for. I was having this conversation, via e-mail with a good friend of mine. So as I was typing I seemed to talk my self into going through my book shelf once again. (It's OK, I will never part with a craft book!!) so yesterday I took four bags to the charity shop, and today I took another three. (Not all recipe books I hasten to add). So the Poppy Cottage de-clutter is underway.

My friend Kim was going to come up and make a felt bag with me but asked if I wouldn't mind going to her house instead. Jose was babysitting next door and Jasper was stuck to the X-box so I trundled over to hers with my fleece in a bright pink trug. Sitting at her table I asked if she would show me how to make one of her lovely dolls instead. What do you think? ( I have tried to put one of Kim's dolls here but can't manage it. Just follow this link if that doesn't work)

So sitting on my table is my mini,'trial' doll. She, we'll call her Poppy, needs her limbs sewing on. Then all her other bits, hands, feet, elbows, hair, etc sorting out. Then I have borrowed Kim's book and she has given me some more fabric (although I did get a light skin coloured tee-shirt in a charity shop today) So I shall make Daisy after I have finished Poppy (along with a button nose I'll have you know!!) I have a couple of knitting things to finish. Then I think I will put my needles away for a while. Keep the crochet out and to hand, but do a bit more sewing.

Oh well. No interesting photo's (seem to have put the camera somewhere safe) but please let me know what you think of Kim's dolls. Now if you want to talk about talent, That is one hell of a talented lady. Paints, draws, write stories and poems, makes felt, (remember this) sews and LOADS of other stuff. Puts me to shame!! (and she is really lovely and a very dear friend).

Right, I have just seen the time. Nun night xx


  1. The dolls are so cleverly made - I love their hair! Do show us yours when you finish.
    Always good to have a bit of a clear out - to make room for more inspirational books! xx

  2. Very brave of You clearing out all those books. Something I really need to think about...and not just books, but all kinds of junk I don't have room for.

    Wishing You and Yours a Lovely weekend xxx



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