Tuesday, 30 October 2007

another fixing project and a brace of birthday greetings

today is my sister Catherine's birthday so a big happy birthday to you Kate! it was also our mum's birthday so a big happy birthday to you too mum, in whatever dimension you now find yourself ...

the fixing project I have here is long overdue for a start and it is appropriate that I come to it today, on mum's birthday...as she has been on my mind all day and it is one of her projects I need to fix... (sorry about the photos, I took them all this evening in bad lighting as I wanted to get this post up on October 30- will swap them out for better ones if I ever get around to taking them)

anyway - everyone, meet AnnieMcC, Annie - say hi to the internet folk...




isn't she is a bad way?
smiling through it all though, that's what I like to see...




Mum made Annie for me way back when - the dress I seem to recall was made by the previously mentioned craftastic Marion but tsk tsk was never completed. Probably because she was too busy making party frocks for Catherine and I from the exact same fabric at the time - they were maxi length with a frill and featured shoe string straps and some attractive smocking at the chest. I recall wearing mine over a white vest to someone called Kerry's party once, I must have been about seven and had plaits like my friend raggedy here, though I didn't go as far as the seamed stockings - risque m'dear!


so mum, am finally getting round to fixing up the poor old girl - next time you get a chance to look hopefully she'll be looking far less jaded and a tad more glamorous, with better shoes too

3 comments:

Katy said...

She is really in a bad way, poor thing! Work your magic, fariy godmother!!!!!

tillyboo said...

Oh bless ! What a lovely post.

She'll be very posh when you have finished with her I am sure.

I think I had a dress like that too, except I had puff sleeves, Eew !

AnnieB said...

puff sleeves huh? you are just trying to make me jealous TB

I have one of her legs on a set of dpns now and bought some fancy red silk yarn today so she should have a finely turned ankle very shortly...