Friday, 31 August 2012

Doing something different.

I spent hours yesterday trying to find an idea for something I could start to make.I have already begun the dolls but wanted to start something I would look forward to doing when I finished the dolls.But I achieved nothing.I felt very frustrated so this morning I walked around the house and looked at all the many things we have bought recently. The house seemed quite overcrowded so I asked Tony to put some on ebay for me.He wasn't keen as he thought they were too girley so I photographed them with his camera(far far better than mine. He bought a Paris hat box that contained 4 1920/30's hats and a box for large feathers.I like them both and think they make part of a lovely display but where would can I put them.The answer is nowhere,I  need to make space.The same goes for the hats, I already have a large number on display in the bedroom.
The calendar I have had for a long time and thought I would use at least one of the pages on a piece of work but never have.Every page is very pretty but then I have a large boxful of of these things

I made two versions of the doll because I acidentally sold the first one. Luckily I had photographed her so I made this one to be identical.She is definately one of my favourites and I will keep her for always.Tomorrow I shall sort out some little boxes and tins I've had for ever and probably some lace.
I already feel less stuck than yesterday so all this is doing me some good.


  1. I have always liked hat boxes, and the idea of having hats on display is so clever. I don't have any special hats, but I wish that I did. Maybe Nel will bring me back one from Paris when she's there on her honeymoon. Your hat collection is very nice.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  2. All lovely stuff. I know what it is when you want to keep all the lovely things yet cannot do so. I have the problem with fabrics and I have to reluctantly give them away. Your doll is so gorgeous and looks like that place against the beautiful box is perfect for her

  3. Your doll is beautiful, and your hats look wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day.


  4. love your collection of hats and boxes..I like everything vintage too but it can be a problem of where to store it all! but its good inspiration


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