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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Teddy Bears Picnic

Firstly, I'm sorry Teddy Bears Picnic is so late this week.  We lost our power for a few hours this morning.
 Dot is the picnic dolly this week.  She was also designed for a magazine, possibly Country Threads but I'm not really sure, it's a long time ago now..  I love her jacket, which I made from an old doily.  I've always had a thing about old linen.

She will need her coat because it is still quite chilly here in Melbourne.  Lovely sunny afternoons but cold foggy mornings.  Actually I adore this weather, but I do have some Scandinavian blood back many generations ago, so maybe this is why.
Do you have an adventurous doll, teddy or softy who would like to venture outside on a picnic today.  We could light a campfire and make billy tea to warm up all those little paws and hands.  Please pop your details into Mr Linky and join in the fun.

 Fabulous Free Things

This week I did a search for some sea creature patterns. So here we go.
 A really cute sea horse softie from very clever Lia at Liaspace
A simple but very sweet dolphin cross stitch chart shared by Better Cross Stitch patterns
 An adorable knitted whale from the Knitted Toy Box
and Naughty Squiddy from the Island of Misfit Patterns.
 Thank you so much to the talented and generous bloggers who designed them. 
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  1. Dot is a sweet little miss, perfectly attired for the current weather.
    Enjoy the picnic.

  2. Dot is a sweetie. You are a very talented doll maker Melody. I love her coat!

  3. Dot is just gorgeous - I love her coat too!

  4. thought maybe you were worn out after Kilmore last nught. I arrived and no=one was at the picnic !

  5. Isn't it always the way that power goes out when you are planning to use it. Never happens when you are away from home and don't need it. Well, maybe it just seems that way.
    Dot is a sweetie. Gorgeous embellishing using the suffolk puffs and all the lovely buttons. A coat and a campfire sound like an very good idea. Looks like we are in for a very long and cold Winter.

  6. I was too late for the picnic today Melody, but i hope Dot enjoyed her day, I love the suffolk puff trims on her hat and dress and her doily jacket. love R

  7. Mel, Dot is so cute love her outfit

  8. Dot is certainly dressed for a picnic. Love that you used a doiley. That pattern for the seahorse is very cute.
    Happy days.

  9. Dot is a beautiful doll and I love her coat.

  10. I've not been to good on the teddy bear picnic front recently...I will try for next week to get back into the swing of things.

  11. Dot is lovely and the free patterns look really cute!

  12. How cute is Naughty Squiddy!! They are all very nice sea creatures but but Squiddy is definitely my favourite!



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