Friday, 29 July 2016

July Cover Girl Challenge

The challenge on the AADC Bleuette group this month was 'Cover Girl'  

We had to chose an idea from a magazine and make a dress and a scene from it.

I chose this magazine cover  and made Hazel a little yellow dress. (The light was very bad this afternoon though with black clouds looming so the yellow doesn't show very well.

This is the picture I came up with.  She is skipping in the garden with the little dog watching on.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Hazel visits the Garden of the Rose

Although it has been drizzling on and off today, we decided to take a chance during a dry spell to visit the Rose Gardens near us.

Hazel was delighted to accompany me today and loved smelling and looking at all the roses.

She thought they were all so pretty.

Look at this bunch.

She takes a few moments to relax and just soak in the beauty.

She liked the water lilies.

Such pretty colours.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Repurpose/Upcycle Linen Challenge and Prize.

In June I took part in the June 'Upcycle Linen Challenge' on the Yahoo AADC Bleuette Group.

I didn't have any vintage hankies or linens and was very kindly sent some from my friend.

This was the first handkerchief I used.  I thought the greens would suit Hazel.

Here she is modelling the dress that I submitted for the challenge.

I also finished another one in June, but didn't get to upload the photo.

This time I chose a blue hanky 

I wasn't convinced this photo did the dress or Hazel justice which is partly why I didn't post it on the group.

I took this photo today in the garden.  Hazel is wearing a new wig I came across while sorting through some of my smaller wigs.  I think she looks really cute in it.

You can imagine my surprise when I won the challenge - yes me who very rarely if ever, wins anything!  The prize arrived while I was away and Hazel was delighted to find a gorgeous handmade dress.  She looks so pretty in it.

Thank you so much Trish for both the linens that enabled me to take part and the wonderful prize.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

A Wonderful Surprise.

Some of my readers may remember that almost two years ago Peggy Sue was very distraught at having lost her hat that matches her coat.  If not you can read about it here...

Anyway we were talking to the lovely lady who made the original outfit at the Sasha Festival again this year and as she hadn't been able to match the fabric to replace the hat she offered to make a whole new coat and hat for Peggy Sue.  To say Peggy Sue is over the moon is an understatement.  It arrived during the week which was a real surprise as we hadn't expected it so quickly.  Phyllis was also very thoughtful and added a 'seat belt' for the hat so it doesn't fall off and get lost this time!  

Peggy Sue couldn't wait to show it off - despite it being very warm!

Waving to Phyllis - thank you so very very much.

Isn't this just so smart?!

Thank you so very very much Phyllis for making a wooden doll (and her Mum) very happy :-)

Like all good girls Peggy Sue is writing a thank you note to send.