Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Bloggers!

I would like to introduce you to three new bloggers, who really need encouragement to update their blogs on a regular basis because all three are wonderful women with a lot of offer blogland.
Karen of
Please pay them a visit soon.
Pat xx

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I held my breathe, took the plunge and voila! I pulled this old bunny out of the proverbial hat! Katie has a mohair coat and measures 9" when standing, 6 1/2" when sitting. She is fully jointed and can stand on her own. For quite some time I have been drawn to the vintage/ primitive works but it really is frightening to think of virtually destroying a beautiful piece of mohair. However, it has been so rewarding and Katie is a darling.


Hello Georgie, I think you will be very interested in this little dolly. She has the thinest little legs and very big feet. I have no idea what type of doll she is but I saw her at a fair and she begged me to take her home with me. So if you like her, I can send her to live with you. What do you think, my girlie? And Jesse, do you think Georgia will like this dolly?

A little furball

I used Jenny Lee's "Trumpet" pattern to create this little fellow. And what a task that was! The Alpaca was really too dense and he turned into a real furball but he is so huggable and kissable! He was adopted before he was even born!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barbie at 50!

Every Friday afternoon my friend Denise and I would "play Barbies". And fortunately I still have contact with Denise so when I received this picture via e-mail I forwarded it to her and we started discussing our Barbies. We reminisced about her fabulous outfits and how she changed through the years. I certainly wish that I had kept my collection, which was quite extensive but instead I gave it to another friend's little sister whom I am sure eventually threw it away. This all happened many, many moons ago!

My very first Barbie - 1965. It was love at first sight and I spent many, many happy hours, days, weeks, months and years with her until the first month of 1968 when I had my first real crush on a boy. Barbie was then forgotten! But she was again resurrected in the early eighties when I bought my eldest daughter her first Barbie and I gave her her last Barbie at the age of 16. I had the honour of buying a Barbie for my eldest granddaughter Georgia too! Now I look forward to giving Abigail, my youngest granddaughter, her first Barbie.

My second Barbie, in 1966 - she had rooted hair and was magnificent!

Monday, April 20, 2009


This is Gladys, a 9" little girl with a Schulte Mohair coat. It's getting a bit nippy here in SA - Autumn is here and the mornings are cool so I knitted her a dress. She has a very warm disposition and is pleased to make your acquaintance.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Abigail

My youngest grandchild, Abigail, has her first birthday today. These pictures were taken this morning by my son-in-law and e-mailed to me from Scotland. Technology is amazing, but today technology is not my favourite stuff. I can see her on her birthday but I can't hold her. H

Happy birthday little darling.

From Granny and Oupa

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fresh ideas

I am so excited - two new pieces of mohair and two new creations!! and I have an order. I cannot wait for the weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I completed Issy this weekend. She is 3 1/2" without her ears. She was made in such a hurry so that she could be our Easter Bunny and unfortunately she has a number of flaws. However she will be part of my hug and the bears have given her a very warm welcome. She's a very sweet little girl. If you look carefully you will see her tiny blue heart peeking out.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

For my grandchildren - Happy Easter, babies!

To Georgia and Jesse and Caleb and Abigail and to my girls and their hubbies and the boys in London and Linda, Barry and Owen in Houston

Although you are all so far away my love and thoughts are with you and may you have a blessed Easter. It's too far to send Easter eggs so I packed these for you all and I am going to give them to two little children who don't have much.

A Blessed Easter

With all the bunnies and chicks and easter eggs and beautiful creations, don't let us forget the true meaning of Easter. May you all have a blessed Easter and be safe on the roads.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Honey Bear

This little girl cub was born last night and her name is Honey, in honour of a very brave and courageous kitty named Honey. But that is a story for another time. This Honey is 7" when standing and can already stand on her own!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pincushions and a new bear

The bears are my number one passion but I do love little pincushions too. I made these two over the weekend - not my own designs, but I had fun making them. (I have no idea why the images are slightly blurred!)

Another little girl bear coming soon ... before Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009


I completed Lizzie on Saturday 4th April. She is a 13" Schulte Mohair little lady and all the Southern Bears gave her a big welcome. Little Augusta Sue immediately became her best friend forever.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

For Georgia and Jesse ... with love from Jemima

Jemima just loves fresh cut flowers and pot plants - not to look at them but to eat them! I bought this little chicken plant holder with a mini palm for Easter and the minute I walked through the front door, Jemima started plotting and scheming to get hold of that little plant. As soon as she thought I was not watching she tried to take a huge bite of the plant! What a naughty little kitty she is and now I've had to move the chicken pot to the very top shelf where we can't really see it too well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

To Jesse and Georgia

Please look on the other blog "Southern Bears". I accidentally posted something for you two on that blog. Lots of love, Granny xxxxx