Do You Have A Handkerchief ?

Everyone I have come into contact with over the last couple of weeks has had a cold, after denying all offers to succumb, last week I thought what the heck bring it on, I’ll have your germs ….BAD IDEA ..yes I know it was free, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be- Beloved & I spend our evenings trying to outdo each other as we attempt to cough up a lung, even so I’m looking on the positive side

awesome not ill
Of course when your awake at some unearthly hour of the morning you get to thinking, and what you may wonder crosses my mind during these times ?? for me it’s been fabric

rabbit fabric
Have you seen this beauty ?? I’m going to have to buy some even though I have no imminent need for it ..but it’s best to be prepared right ??

Now back to the title of my post, while browsing through one of my old books I came across Prayer / Church Dolls, the same day I saw one on-line, I took this as a sign so Beloved & I had an amble around our local antiques shop where I brought home half a dozen vintage handkerchiefs, and here is my first attempt at making a Hush doll

Church Doll
Isn’t she simply adorable, she will be right at home at the cottage ..  plus I get to re purpose  BONUS


An Old One And A New One

I’ve done a few extra hours at ‘The Workplace’ the last week or so and as you might just have figured out by now I have a ‘thing’ about books,  … I’m looking for a ‘Books Anonymous Group’ after all I figure if the members are looking to downsize their stash I could be on the receiving end of a good few deals

Anyhoo I have added to my crafting library with two new tomes of knowledge, ‘Hooked’ is relatively hot off the press, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s delivery, the pre- loved auction find book is from the 1930’s and is a pre runner to ‘The Big Book Of Needlecraft’ I bought a few weeks ago

Now my latest books are intended to help me craft my 'Handmade Christmas'
Now my latest books are intended to help me craft this years  ‘Handmade Christmas’ well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it

Would you believe it I’m working extra hours this weekend, and I know just how the added little bounty can be put to good use 🙂