Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sewing buddy:0)

....... and another rag doll!!! Well, actually, she’s a sewing buddy, not strictly a rag doll I suppose as she has no long dangly legs – she’s designed to sit on your work table and pass you your sewing requirements, i.e. scissors (see in her top pocket),

thread (in the bottom pocket) and pins in her hat .... clever eh?

And where did I get her from you’re asking – aren’t you??!!! – from a shop I’ve been wanting to go to for ever such a long time

.... ‘Liberty Bell’ in Chester (YES, Wendy I’ve been at long last!!) – Wendy is a big fan and has been loads of times, but it required a special trip to get there as it’s a bit further afield for me. Well, I could have bought up the whole bloomin’ shop; it’s full of so much, well, just lovely stuff!!! But I didn’t go too mad, I restricted myself to a McCalls candle in a jar (much better than Yankee candles in my opinion! fabric (of course) and the pattern for this lovely doll called ‘Born to Quilt’.

My version of the doll does look a bit different admittedly, so you could say I’ve been inspired by it rather than making an exact copy.

As I mentioned earlier, she doesn't have the usual long legs. Instead, she has a flat bottom, which is weighted down because she's designed to sit on a table. She has an underskirt, a dress and an apron, topped by a lovely wool coat (seen better here from the back). 

What do you think?


Deb said...

she's gorg Julia, just like you!!

Angie Burrett said...

She is just gorgeous Julia: sounds like a fun and obviously worthwhile trip! Take care x

Carol said...

Oh, she is absolutely gorgeous Julia! :o)

Wendy said...

Hi Julia,
Love you're sewing Buddy doll, she's beautiful! :)
I'm soooo glad you got to go to Liberty Bell, I knew you'd love it there ... I do note that we don't have a picture of all you bought ... hehehe ... is it because you can't get a good picture of aaaalll the goodies you bought? ;)
Love Wendy x x x

Jonesy said...

As usual Julia you have made a little beauty!! I'm so lucky to have such a gifted cousin x x x x

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

adorables comme tout !
bisous bisous