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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a birthday doll takes shape..

My only daughter, Louize (weezie, poo, Lulu, Lou) will be 37 this year. For the past 12 years I have made her a doll for her birthday gift. This year will be no exception although she did send me a quilt book this past Christmas with a pretty ribbon marking the page of a 'quilt'. That's a story for another blog! Her birthday is at around Halloween time and I am usually frantically trying to put the finishing touches on the latest and greatest doll to be then packaged up and flown across land and sea to the land of Oz! Anyway this year I am way ahead of the game and have already started the birthday doll. Years past I have made angels, faeries, country gals, primitives and even a little amish doll. This year I am making one of Mimi Kirchner's hand-sewn felt dolls. It is very relaxing and I am enjoying working with felt, it is so forgiving and pliable! I am making the middle dolly. This little girl is going to be Pearl Bea, named after the blog where I found the free pattern and tons of other great ideas! The Purl Bee.

Tonight I am going to a canning workshop at our local agriculture extension. Should be fun and hopefully I shall retain some knowledge! I am usually running on empty by evening. We shall see. My friend Bonnie is coming with me and I told her to prod me if I start snoring!

It's been raining for a couple of days, the horses are sodden and of course would rather stand out in the rain than go into their shelter. The dogs are restless and need a good run. Ivan the cat could care less as he dozes high up on a basement window sill keeping one sleepy eye out for anything moving outside. Have accomplished much these past wet days, blocks for friends quilts, sacks for christmas swaps, bits of dolls, other things I cannot mention and some baking for us and a sick friend. I love a few rainy days now and then just to slow things down and get all those little things done. Oh and I cleaned the oven and fridge this morning! yay me!
Here are some of Weezies past birthday dolls...










6 comments:

Donna said...

Your daughter is lucky! These are adorable. I LOVE the redhead in the shinny blue ballet slippers.

Tonya said...

What fun to have a collections of dolls hand sewn by your own mother!

Sue said...

What a great collection of dolls, I love how they are all so different. Lucky Louize.

Crystal Mary said...

Oh I love your doll's you are so talented!!!! And what you call your daughter is so funny! I have names for all of mine but not as long or as cute as yours..Probably Peter who is now 42yrs has the longest..Petchy poo, mick moo... LOL Oh mad hatter... Hey, you would like my friend Carol. She lives here where I do, and is also very arty and crafty. Look her up on my side bar..Naturally Carol. She would love what you do. xxxxx

Johanna Zweden said...

I love your dolls!
What a lovely collection she will have.
Kram Johanna

shez said...

Rooee what a lovely collection of dolls and what a lovely blog you have.