QUOTE

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Friday, September 22, 2017

Butterflies,dragonflies and birds of prey

Mid day today this butterfly just sat there even when I got close to it to take a picture. Perhaps it was just too tired and decided to rest. It was good for me as I was able to get a good shot of it.


Then I saw this dragonfly. Again I got very close to it and still it did not fly away. In fact it was just sitting there for ages. Perhaps the mid day sun was too much for it so it decided to conserve its energy by sitting still.  I don't blame it as the temperatures sour to 34 degrees in the day time. 

Amazingly this bird of prey also just sat there while I took a picture. He was there even when I went close to him and then he flew away. Perhaps he is used to humans. It wouldn't surprise me. It is a common Indian bird of prey known as Shikra. For a moment I thought it was a pigeon.


The high temperatures are sapping the energy of both humans and animals. It should be raining but there has been not much rain. We are all paying the price for global warming in one way or the other.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Getting there slowly

I am hoping I will be able to finishe her costuming soon. As you can see  that the fabric is very glittery so I too am glittering like a Christmas tree 😀. I think my whole house is glittering now.





Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun part now

I am now starting the fun part. Making up the pattern for her costume. I hope it will turn out ok because so many things went wrong while making this doll. It is going to take a while to finish her.  


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New additions


The other day I was feeding my fish in the pond when I noticed something dart amongst the pebbles. So I stayed still for a bit and this is what I saw. I think I counted at least 3 baby gold fish. There maybe more as it is so hard to see them because of their colour. Have to wait and see what colour they will change into by next summer.




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Out with the old

Out with the old but nothing new coming yet 😀. I have been clearing my old patterns which I used to just put them into envelopes and shove them into the drawers. Thought I would use them one day but there were so many cuttings and drawings that I have now forgotten which doll's I made with them. So I decided to get rid of all the ones I had no clue about. 
Now I can actually close the drawer without scrunching other things.



I was also trying to find a sketch of a leg. Well I did find loads of them some long some short some fat and some thin but did I find what I wanted nope. So I have to definitely get back to the drawing board😀. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fairies are about

Some toadstools appeared overnight in our garden. But already something has had a nibble at it. Poor fairies😀



Then funnily enough this arrived in the post.  It is a cute book but I was a bit disappointed that I did not find and raggedy Ann illustrations as I had hoped. Neither many fairy illustrations 


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Got disappointed





Last year while I was shopping I came across these hand tissues. Usually when there is a design on the covering the tissues also have the same design on them. I thought the same was the case with these ones so I went and bought them as I had an idea what I would do with them. Unfortunately today when I wanted to opened them they were all plain inside☹️
What I had in mind was that I would cut out and paste the images on some surplus stitched heads that I have left over from my long time ago class doll's. 
I was greatly disappointed. It also would have been a kind of experiment to see how it would work out for doll's . Oh well it was not to be so I decided to draw a similar face on this head. I generally do the head last in a doll but this one I am starting the other way round. Now I have to make arms and legs. I will I think stick to the theme Frozen.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Faded rose

Elegant and beautiful even when faded.
 

Couple of weeks back they were advertising Hampton court flower show in our town centre and they were handing out a rose to everyone. I got one in yellow and gold. Left it in the vase and forgot about it. Yesterday when I looked, it had completely dried up , but I was struck by its beauty even when it had dried up.  It still looks so perfect amazing. Perhaps they had treated it with something so that it dried up without dropping petals or looking withered.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Doll for all seasons

This is the doll I made recently. I hope to make it available as a pattern. What do you think?
 She can be stitched up in any theme fabric and can be embellished to your hearts content. I hope you like her.





Tuesday, July 04, 2017

After a long gap


It is good to be back after a long time. On the home front things are better. But we have to give it another week to be sure that my husband's health is stabilised. So for the moment I am cautious.  At least we don't have to go to hospital often for checkups. That does free up a lot of time for me. I have been spending time in the garden and destressing. We have had some lovely weather and the garden is in full bloom. Here are some pictures I want to share.
I bought this Fushia last year from Hampton court flower show. This year it is laden with loads of delicate pink flowers




This flower pot I call it punch bowl. It is so pretty and full of different coloured flowers

 Alliums are one of my favourite flowers too. They look so lovely even when they have not bloomed and also when they have finished blooming. You can see both in this picture


You might remember this doll I made last year. I am in the process of making another so that I can write up a pattern for it. Hopefully it will be available soon. That's all for now. Will be making my rounds to all the blogs soon.




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