Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Red Nose Day Dolls

Once upon a time, Emma Mitchell and Ros Badger cooked up a plan to raise money for Red Nose day. Their initial plan was to involve some makers in creating dolls and accessories to auction to raise money. Like some of the very best things about this internet bloggy world, as more people heard about the project, and asked to join in , the project got bigger and bigger and now has more than 20 people involved.

Mosaic 3 feb 14th

New mosaic 22nd Feb

I was so happy to join I and created red-headed Maisie for the auction and I packed her off to England before I took any photos. She travelled with her reversible Liberty Frock, her cardigan, coat, purse, scarf and superhero cape. She also took her best friend Geoff the turtle with her.

Look at those photos above, those teensy baskets ? wee knitted teddies? It makes my miniature loving heart go Boom! I am sure you will recognise some very posh makers in amongst those photos.

I am racing the boychild off to his NEW JOB !!!!! this morning so I am going to suggest you pop on over to Emma’s to see the list of makers involved. You might also notice I stole all these pictures from her blog. I am also going to ask you if you might help spread the word. You could link to the Red Nose Day dolls on Facebook. You could write about their blog on your blog or add a button to your sidebar. If you do blog about the project, please add your blog to the linkymajinky doodad at the bottom of Emma’s post.

Film by Karen Boatwright that makes me want to learn how to do this.

This is Mac, (film star)  he and Poppy, Blossom and Maisie will all be auctioned with all their wonderful possession on Ebay in March. I’ll be sure to let you know when. You can steal this picture below if you like and add it as a button on your sidebar. If you do, could you link it to the Facebook page? 

(I think I have put a years worth of links in this blog post)

RND dolls blog button

Sometimes, being the maker of things small and useless becomes bigger than small and useless and it is a damn fine thing to be part of. Thankyou Emma and Ros for the invitation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The things I want to blog about


My awesome weekend at sewjourn

My friend Mary's patchwork shop

My new look spunk bubble bloggy stuff

My upcoming classes

My very small part in the wonderful Red Nose Day Dolls campaign

Tuesday Rotate

Stuffs I have made  and stuffs I want to make

RND dolls blog button

But right now, on this rainy (at last) Tuesday morning I need to tell you


that I finally have a birth certificate with my actual name on it.

(roll on passport)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

her fourth

On Jodie’s fourth day of long service leave she thought she had better stop talking about herself in the third person because seven months is a long time and that fine line between kooky and downright nutbags is a thin  one. (and likely to get thinner every day).
and with that, she headed off to sewjourn, a haven for the kooky, the quirky and the downright nutbags.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Her first

day1zooOn her first official day of Long Service Leave, Jodie had wanted to go to the zoo.

Monday dawned and it was about fifty bajillion degrees,
so Jodie stayed home and made a handbag instead.
The End

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



It’s all show tunes, jazz hands, high kicks and TENA Lady

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Three …. this must be so boring but I don’t care



(and the winner of the liberty fabric is kate )

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

radio silence

While my computer was off getting fixed/broken/repaired IMG_1039

I thought about easy dolls and tricky dolls

IMG_1062   I started two new Little Reds and made them blue dresses because I had run out of grey. IMG_1074

I made a whole pod of whales – so easy I am up to numbers 14 – 16 !IMG_1095

I did some gocco printing to make a sample for a kids class I’ll be teaching at Millrose  Cottage next holidays. IMG_1089

I emptied my scrap basket and sent the scraps to a blogfriend. IMG_1092

I did some stitchingIMG_1086

and I finished off some chubby birds

I also went back to work (I have one more week to go before LSL), spent inordinate amounts of time talking to the office of green squiggles and made way too many starts on new things.

I worked on a dolly for the Red Nose days Dolls, I almost finished my project for Urban Stitches and I started embroidering some new underpants.

If you were to look up manic in the dictionary right about now……there would be a photo of me tossing and turning in bed at 2am trying to turn my brain off and get some sleep.

Do your projects keep you awake at night ?