Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hooks and Books ..: Todays crochet..

Hooks and Books ..: Todays crochet..: "Hello to all you busy people, thankyou for taking time out of your busy day to drop in and read my blog :)) Today has been very interesting ..."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's here...

Great excitement this afternoon, The postal van pulled up and sure enough my bride doll had arrived.. Even with our internet we still have to wait for the post. I am a late starter at ordering online, but I am loving it...
The doll is called Andrea and is beautifully  hand painted by Kerry  I ordered the stand as well.. She has so many lovely dolls to choose from.  I also have a baby doll dressed in white..

This is the first stand I have ordered and very pleased with it, It comes in 3 pieces and fits the doll perfectly..


All I need to do now is to stop Blogging and start beadknitting. She is going to look beautiful... don't you think?

   Thanks for stopping by :))

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beadknitting for bears

I love these little bears...... My DD collected bears when she was young, there were bags of them..... how do we reduce these bags of funny cute faced stuffed bears? Remember they are stuffed...... I didn't think it would be hard to do.. There were bears of every size. But eventually, we did.  I still have the problem of passing them by if I am in a Toy shop,or St Vinnies.
Harrods, Nicolas Bear.
My friend and I were shopping in St Vinnies one day and I came across a small bag of little bears, and you guessed it, I bought it... My friend pointed out to me that there was one in there with "H" on it foot.. She said "Harrods". I looked  it up on the Internet to discover the asking price on e-bay was $50.00...... not bad for the purchase price of $3:00.... Nicolas is the 20th Anniversary  bear..

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beads arrived.

Had a lovely day today.. It was a craft day I spent with my friend. Always lots of fun and sometimes not to much craft, but we manage to make a gift and today we did just that..
 I also received my beads and cotton for that long awaited project of beadknitting a brides outfit.... When the doll arrives I will take a pic of it all .but here is what I made today..

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beads and cotton.

My order for beads and cotton have arrived at my friends home, and I can't wait to receive them....
They are size 11 and #8 cotton The joy will be threading the beads, this time I am putting a sheet on the carpet to recover any lost beads.....
I am attempting to knit a wedding dress, I am hoping the doll will turn up this week via post from MSW, along with the stand.......
This pic is of a doll my friend found at the local  markets , I knitted the skirt with size11 glass beads.  #468. #8 dmc. cotton..The flowers are from my eldest Daughter for Mothers Day. The fragrance from the flowers filled the room , I think they were ginger lillies(?) but can be corrected on that ..Well it is off to the craft room for more inspiration..:))