April 4, 2019

Some new ellies...



I have finished off a couple of new mini elephants. 
Handmade from Steiff viscose fabric which has been hand-dyed, they have German glass eyes, 
and are three way jointed (head moves around and arms gently move up and down)
See the video below for a closer look. 
The elephants are looking for new homes right now in my Etsy store. 
See link above :0)








March 23, 2019

November 10, 2018

Travels

I have recently returned from a European trip to visit family and friends. I have had a 14 year hiatus from overseas travel so it was so nice to see everyone again, and quite emotional for me. Here is a taste of what we got up to, now I am back busy sewing once again. 

Nuremberg, Germany

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Porec, Croatia

Porec, Croatia

On a beach in Croatia.

Bavaria, Germany

October 7, 2018

New Bears

I have some more teddy bears and animals coming very soon. 
My Etsy store will re-open the first week of November. 
I will be listing more creations in time for the Holiday Season. 
Here is a sneak peek....





June 28, 2018


It's been a while since I last updated my blog, so long that it is now Winter here in Australia. 
I took one of my dolls and her friends to the Whispering Wall on the Barossa Valley Reservoir not far from where we live. 

The wall was built over 3 years and completed in 1902, 400 workers created the 36 metre tall and 140 metre long wall. It has a quirky feature in that words whispered at one end can be heard easily by other people at the other end.




A shot of the BarossaValley in Winter, vines resting! 


This photo below is of the Herbig Family Tree in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. It is estimated to be around 300 to 500 years old and measures approx 7 metres wide. It is hollow in the middle and still lives today. (I took this photo a few days ago)
In 1858 a young man named Johann Herbig married and he brought his new wife home to live inside this tree, they had two children and continued living in the tree, but, then it became too small so they built a hut to live in instead and left the tree in 1860.  

Here ends today's history lesson :0)
I will have more bears available very soon.

Some new ellies...

I have finished off a couple of new mini elephants.  Handmade from Steiff viscose fabric which has been hand-dyed, they have German gla...