10 February 2008

Ain't She Sweet

I have to admit, I've never been a fan of prim designs but lately some designers have been releasing patterns of the cutest dolls, eg Annie Smith of Country Keepsakes. "Loubee Lou" is in Homespun No 53 and she really appealed to me (even with her painted face). I am totally daunted by the thought of painting but the instructions were excellent and I'm happy with how her face turned out (although the mouth could do with re-painting).

She's been sitting undressed in the sewing room for a couple of weeks and, as it did pour and pour yesterday, I had a chance to make her clothes and finish her off. I loved making the hat.

I hope my friend Kristy has enjoyed her visit to Sydney. For the first day and a half the weather was dreadful but it has cleared up beautifully.

Elizabeth and Matt visited overnight, so we had a lovely lazy morning over breakfast before they left to drive back to Sydney. What to do now? Washing/tracing? Better fold up the sofabed in the sewing room and tidy up in there first.

6 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now shes cute....thanks for dropping by...love to keep in touch with you while we are doing Ruths Quilt...I thought I would do all the stitcheries first...

JENTHEBUM said...

Yes she is sweet. I too, am not in love with 'prim' dolls etc. but some patterns now are not so .... ummm shall I say .... 'ugly'.

Jenny

Christine said...

Lovely dolly. Really like th blue floral you used for her skirt.

Natalie Ross said...

Hi Linda,

I was just told about your blog from my friend Janelle Wind and just had to rush on over and check it out. I am adoring what you have been making. They are yummy! And I especially love the 3 "Just hangin' for Xmas" santas you have made.Nice Work!! 8-) keep it up.
Together "In Stitches"

Natalie Ross

helbel19 said...

I seem to be repeating myself but she is great, haven't seen her before. Love Annie Smith's dolls too, ah heck I love all dolls. lol

Helen

Catherine said...

Hi Lynda - wonder whether you might be able to drop me an email please. I'm Managing Editor for Homespun and would love to show your photo of Loubee Lou in the magazine. If you could email me to let me know whether this is possible, would be appreciative. Congrats on your version of the doll - you've done very well. Cheers - Catherine

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