Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just a Little Excited

The Stitching Post in Katoomba will be supplying my pattern for a Jester Pin Cushion I created in 2009 so I'm a "little" excited.  Click here if you'd like a peak!  http://www.thestitchingpost.com.au/dolls-linda-searle-dolls-c-2_17_497.html 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Settling In!!

Well, my first blog in a very long time and first blog in our new home, in a new state!

My last blog was all about getting ready for the big move back to Sydney ............. which has happened.  We've moved to Leura in the Blue Mountains, which is approx 1hr and half hours west of Sydney.  It's a lovely place, surrounded by world heritage listed forests and olde worlde charm.  But it's not Tasmania ....... so I miss all of my wonderful friends down there, and Tassie's beauty, and wonderful way of life.

Our house is a 1920's cottage which has been renovated nicely, and the garden is full of old camelias, rhododendrens, azaleas, the odd rose and every garden bed on the 1200 sqm block covered in ivy, so we've got a lot of gardening to do!

Between bouts of ivy digging I've managed to get back into dolly making on a small scale. It's been such a long time since I did any sewing/painting/paperclaying that I've decided to warm up my fingers by working on small, easy designs.  I've started a couple of heads which will become Christmas presents for friends ............... they have a small amount of needle sculpting on their faces, and then painted using acrylics.

and a little white star I've made from vintage linens.  The face has been separately painted using acrylics and I've then sewn it onto the star.  The star is one of 6 I will be making to list in ebay/etsy (not sure yet), as Christmas ornaments.   I'll let you know what I decide.