Friday, March 30, 2012

Unreliable

I am a very unreliable Blogger! Have you noticed?
When I am busy stitching I forget about my on-line life apart from using my computer for listening to books or radio whilst I sew, embroider or stuff dolls. At this time of year it gets even more difficult the sun has been shining and the garden looks so inviting...

I am lucky to have a very large garden with many wild areas, which I love.Here nature rules without any interference.

Always masses of pretty Primroses, lots of pink ones too!

Sweet Violets everywhere, all colours from deep purple to a pale almost white. They smell so delicious.

This is what I see looking through my front door, a huge and very brilliant Forsythia. The burst of citrus lemon at this time of year is so wonderful after the grey days of Winter. I brought this plant as a stick from Scotland 15 years ago and it was the first shrub that I planted in my future garden.

13 years ago some friends were pruning their Willow, it was November and I asked them for a branch well this is that branch. It is now a big tree and getting bigger. I love it at this time of year, the emerging leaves are lime green and the flowers yellow. I have since taken other branches from this tree and planted them, they are all thriving. I just take the branch and plunge it into the ground!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hair Today

I am always searching for yarns to make natural looking hair for my dolls. I try always to give my dolls a "realistic" hair-do...without too much bulk but with the scalp covered....here is my latest favourite find...



It is a superfine kid mohair and it is very,very fine...not the easiest yarn to work with but I love the end result it gives a wispy hair so typical of the hair of young children.
Here is one of my new dolls with her fine mohair hair....