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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Meet Sarah

Sadly my holidays are coming to an end and depression is starting to set in. I am not looking forward to returning to work on Monday I have had such a lovely time playing at home. Our temperature here in Adelaide remains hot yesterday it was 42C (108F) I finished of a Sarah doll, the pattern is a Rosalie Qunilan one and she is quite sweet. I'm not sure about my choice of fabric for her legs I feel it is too dark but finding a striped fabric was difficult. I have to make another one as a gift so perhaps I will look for a lighter stripe. What do you think?


Some amazing news I posted the 2 Winnie quilts to Honnington in England last Friday and I received an email from my friend this morning they had arrived in less than 7 days a big pat on the back for the Australia/English postal system.
I have been given the "You make my day" award by 2 people so I was rather chuffed about that I will do a separate post about that tomorrow as we are just about to go out - today is a little cooler so have some boring things to do like the food shopping!!!!

17 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, she's adorable, her legs look lovely, not too dark at all.

Cicero Sings said...

Susan's a sweetie. Her legs (stockings) match her hat ... no problemo!!!

I feel for you having to go back to work. Ugh! I don't know if I could face the regular work world grind anymore ... and I've only been out of it 3 1/2 years. I don't know how I survived as long as I did! But chin up, once your back a day, you'll slide right back into the routine of things again ... at least that's what I always found.

Cicero Sings said...

Oops, I meant SARAH's a sweetie!! Good Grief.

Amanda said...

I think the dolly's legs are just fine. It is often difficult to find a good strip. I quite often will buy them just because when you see one you like it is better to have it just in case.

Lesley said...

Oh Leanne, she's beautiful!!! I also think the choice of fabric is perfect and not too dark at all.
Good luck with going back to work :)
love Lesley xx

Outbackgirl said...

I think she's great - maybe it's her shoes that are too dark? Perhaps some light buttons, or painted-on laces or something...
My 2c worth, which, when rounded down, doesn't amount to anything anyway!!
Byyeee
A

de vliegende koe said...

Sarah looks lovely, I would not change anything! She’s a trendy girl!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

She's lovely - those birds are particularly gorgeous! Lucy x

Chookyblue said...

olh Sarah is beautiful...makes me want to make a doll......

Jenny said...

She is as sweet as her name. I always thought the name Sara was sweet and pure. The contrast looks good from here, I love her hat. Better keep her away from Mel, he probably couldn't resist such a cute girl.

French Knots said...

Sarah is lovely, I think the legs make a great contrast with the dress. I pretty cheeks are so sweet!

Grazia said...

She's perfect!!!!
I think their legs are lovely and stockings combine with her hat...she's a very elegant girl!!!
You did the right choice!!!
Grazia

patchwitch said...

Hi!

I like her and the fabric as well. No problem with her for me!
Grats!
I am waiting for the next one, she is just sooo cute :D :D

tami said...

She is just too adorable. I think her legs look fine. It looks like she has socks on and socks can be either dark or light.
If you are upset about going back to work just think of those of us who had to go back 2 weeks ago. :*(

Christine said...

Sarah is beautiful and I love her stripy legs. Glad you like my blog.

Blossom said...

awww she looks great.
i have made Sarah also but just need to paint her shoes on and put her together!!!

Blossom said...

Hi hon,
did you varnish her wings??I used jo sunja varnish and did a couple of coats on either side......that should stiffen her up a bit!!

hope this helps