04 May 2014


Today is the 4th May very cold here on the Mid-North Coast the icy winds are blowing indeed plants are not confused  now winter is definitely here on its way...Here are pics of my projects I set myself to keep me busy and active making  my days worth my while.. My children say I am crazy to dig a hole and get rid of it and chill out.....well I am certainly doing that in this weather chilling out!

There is my first projects I have had in boxes for quite a while I cannot for the life of me throw them out it would be such a shame I thought I know the doll world has died but thinking about the work already and the costs involved would be such a waste like in this world today.... a throw away world...I  will work on them and put step by step photos...I have no choice sitting in this quiet place no-one around doing nothing ...

My purple Charming Boudouir doll I undressed her fixed her up especially her hat she looks and sits very well .... now for my new head I am experimenting with I want more real look so I put a fine layer of clay sculpting  her nose not the best but am learning I also gave her lips and painted her with a layer of gesso then painted her I drew in eyes and kept looking at her they were at first too small so I kept drawing and drawing till finally I can't draw no more and painted what I could this is the best result after months and months of drawing....now I will move on...

12 April 2014


It took me a while to finish this quilt ... I have never done anything like this before I nearly went bald trying to do it, I thought I was smart but had to sleep on a lot of ideas .... I asked everyone up here for help but no-one knew anything about it....NOR DO I....it was 2013 BOM it looked good on paper but using the software and doing it was so different ...even the instructions I just didn't understand I cried a lot till hubby mentioned to lay it all out and then it will come...........IT DID!
The Quilt although I still have to make the edging border

Close up pic of the quilt with the diamond middle section in the square of quilting design that was done in the 5Dsoftware

Closer view of the design

The sun Ray which was taken of a design in the software enlarged to size on the block satin underneath the cutwork and stitched in triple stitch

taken at a different angle to show the paisley design and the corner cutwork on the innder square

a close look at the quilt with the wave border on the outside

middle square with the paisley design encored four times

the quilting in gold threads on the square (triangle showing the quilted endless quilting design border and piping

a larger view of the SUN RAY

The star jewel cutwork design

the outer Wave design which was done completely in the software and transferred to the endless design  in an ordinary hoop using template and markings to position

Paisley design to represent a sea creative

Cnr jewel cutwork design with quilted machine design with endless hoop.....I extended the quilt with a larger edging (Peacock free)  and then the binding in dark blue binding to complete the quilt to a large size quilt....


I have been catching up on everything I can think of.....coming here with the weather slightly more extreme things have come a little tired I guess getting older you keep on the same thing and they just fade out in time...I have to change, have to modernise things and keep them to the taste and flavour of the era!  Crafting has really deteriorated to my point of view, I love going to the shows what is the go but in reality what comes into my mind is that I can do that....I just have to find the techniques and I
find that my computer or the net is just an awesome tool, I don't like the games people play I love my own games of creating something quite extraordinary...... I don't want to do what people around me do I want to be different so how do I go about it.......I have talent so where do I start.....

I have fired the kiln back up going through the boxes of unfinished dolls and such even the dolls that are left behind, look so tired, so behind the times, they have no colour they just don't look right so on the net I go for ideas, there is nothing to look at around here and the petrol makes it unrealistic, so I set out and here are some new ideas....
Daddy's Boy Old Vintage

Daddy's Boy modern

Aaron modern real 000 baby wear

Crying Colin baby wear 0000
Closeup of Modern Crying Colin