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Fabric bird in her yarn bowl.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

What's on my desk?

WOYWW # 412

                                       Lynn Holland 
got her Giveaway from my blog recently. I will be having more giveaways for my Followers soon!

       Cute Card and goodies from Nikki.
Nikki does the most gorgeous colouring. She's gotten very busy lately, so our swaps are on hold. I am really going to miss them!

Dolls donations

Why dolls matter
Here is a story about  a little doll that came to mean  a great deal to a child. 
Several  years ago when a friend's child was nearly 5, but still at preschool, I made her a little plush cat in red (maroon). It was about 6 inches tall, and had button eyes , embroidered nose, and whiskers of wool. I gave the doll to my friend to give her daughter  when she picked her up from preschool that day . Then a few weeks elapsed, and when I next phoned my friend, I asked her if Grace liked her cat.My friend said "Liked her cat......!!" and then told me that she adored the cat!! She took it to bed with her, she took it out with her if they went for a drive, went to the shops etc. She told me that if they were out, and she forgot the cat, she got so distressed that they had to go back for it! Later, when she went to school, she took the cat several times for "Show and Tell", and called it "Ginger Cat" , although it was maroon in colour. I guess Ginger Cat wore out eventually, but it was amazing to me that such a humble toy was loved so much.I guess that's why I make little dolls for children.I will be making more cats soon, but at the moment they are pixies, so I can use up some of my extensive fabric stash.

Flat  Doll Birthday gift
Little Flat Doll- part of Birthday Gift for a Pen Pal of 20 years!


  1. Lucky `Lynne! Loved your story about the red cat - thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, & Thanks for the earlier visit - Neet 4 x

    1. Thanks Neet.I'll be having more Giveaways of Flat Dolls soon.

  2. Lovely story about Ginger Cat - how amazing that something made such an impact on a person, I love that! Hope you're enjoying making your current batch of dolls, I'm sure they'll be appreciated just as much :-D.
    Hugs, LLJ 5 xx

  3. Yes Jan, it's nice to get back to doll making.I am loving Barb Owen's videos/VIP club. She has classes on so many topics.

  4. How lovely that such a (to you) small gift was so loved and appreciated. Happy WOYWW Sarah #19

  5. Happy WOYWW. You know that I adore your creations. You are so clever. Ali x #10 ps Loving your blog background

  6. Understandable you're going to miss those colored images, but look at your own creations then, because they are so lovely, Happy WOYWW, Vicky #6

  7. Lovely story about the little girl and her cat/doll. Great goodies from your woyww friends,
    sandra de @8

  8. Hello Judy. Well done Lynn - gorgeous gift for her. Great little doll story - I know my girls both had things that went everywhere with them for years! I have a sneaky feeling they still have them (now 42 and 40!!)
    You are doing well. Take care.
    God bless.
    Margaret #22

  9. Wonderful doll creations! Love seeing them come to life.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #27

  10. Made with love given with love, that little cat was full of love, no wonder it was cherished, a fab history as to the reason for your work, (which is beautiful both in reality and the spirit in which you make them)

  11. Love the cat story - makes everything worthwhile, doesn't it, to have a child love one of your toys like that! I love your cloth dolls - I want to try making one! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #32

  12. Love your new look blog and your cloth dolls are gorgeous. Helen #1

  13. What a wonderful story of Ginger Cat! It is so rewarding to see effect one of our creations can have on someone. Keep up the great work and I so admire all you do for charities. Big hugs for you Judy.

  14. Lucky Lynne. I so love those new dolls they are gorgeous. Nice story too. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x14x

  15. Lynn must be made up, it's a beautiful gift. I love the story of ginger Cat and totally get the instant attachment, you must have been thrilled. I expect without you knowing it, thats happened a lot with your gifts and charity makes.


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