Sunday, 15 May 2011

NeW AnNiES

It's been a while since I managed to write this blog. I've had a week in Cornwall visiting my Mum and brother who have lived there for around 10 years. The journey is a 6 hour drive (eek) but worth it to see my Mum and for the beautiful scenery in that part of the world. She lives 10 minutes walk from the sea and I wish I could spend more time down there as I love it. We went out and visited some beautiful National Trust gardens and also spent half a day in St. Ives, which was lovely. It was also my brother's 50th birthday so we all went out to dinner and my sister and her husband came down to join us for the weekend. We rented a stone converted barn for the stay and it was amazing. Just a small place but lovely and cosy inside. I didn't want to come back ! Below are some photos of the gardens we visited. The pond was cute and the Rhodedendrons were in bloom and fantastic.




I've been preparing some Annies to put on either eBay or Etsy, can't decide. 3 of them I needle rooted the hair in and hand drew and coloured the faces with pencils....little bit of a change from my usual style. The little ones are around 10" tall. I forgot to photograph their feet as they all have little white socks on and handmade black felt shoes. The largest Annie is more traditional and this might be the one that goes on eBay. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. They were all made from a Sweet Meadows Farm pattern.
I've got a few idea for dolls and will hopefully create some more over the next few weeks. I'm also going to make a little elephant to keep my bear company in the Etsy shop, lol. I'm happy to sell the dolls if anyone is interested, please e-mail and I will send more photos.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and will be back soon.Thank you for reading my blog x



15 comments:

Terry said...

Too cute! Love the gardens also! Thank you for visiting my blog and following! Happy to follow you!

artistamyjo said...

How loverly! My late sister in law + hubby spent so much time there,feel like I know the area.
hugs, Amy

Mary Ann said...

I have never been to Cornwall or that part of Britain. Someday maybe:) I love the faces on the first three. Really different. And, of course the little sweety at the bottom.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your sweet Annies and it's nice to hear about your trip and see photos! You've been busy! ♥

Happy Homemaker UK said...

We just returned from Cornwall and just blogged about it today. Just wonderful

Colleen said...

FANTASTIC DOLLS WITH REAL PERSONALITY......

TeresaM said...

WOW!! Love your flower gardens! Your dolls are sweet too!!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello Jill!
Yay!!! I finally found you in Blogland! I have had a problem viewing my "followers" but finally went to my dashboard for a work-around. Thank you, so very kindly, for finding me and my blog! I ADORE you bears!!! They are all kinds of cute!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better now that I'm a follower. Smiles & Hugs, Robin

✿*゚¨゚✎Claudia Lis✄*゚¨゚✿ said...

Hola amiga! que linda la última muñeca, es la más bella de todas! felicitaciones, un abrazo cariñoso para ti

Patty said...

I love the dolls!

Donna said...

I have an internet friend who lives in Cornwall, we meet thru Flickr and now we are friend on Facebook. I rang her up and we had a nice visit on the telephone a few weeks ago.
Your dolls are so cute, I adore the face on the last one, her expression cracks me up!!!! LOL

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I've never been to Cornwall but I do like scones wiv jam an clotted creem. I beleev they hav that thare, don't they? Or is it Devon. Never mind, I cud drop into Devon on the way. Hehe!

Yor dolls luk frendly. I like yor Bears. They luk like they cud get up to sum grayte mischief.

:@}

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hey do yu know my frend Bumblevee? She is a nice laydy in Canada hoo maykes Bears an dolls! Heer is her blog, if yu wud like a look!

http://bumblebearies.blogspot.com/

BumbleVee said...

ahahhah...that Bob....what a matchmaker...... lol........ now here I am having a looksee too.....again.....

BumbleVee said...

ooops...forgot to say,..... I love the eyes on your raggedies... love making eyes on dolls...... my fav part. Now, if I could just do heads and somebody would dress them for me......how great would that be?