Thursday, September 30, 2010

Update on Cotton Candy Olive Annie

Good Morning,

Well with a good night sleep and some wonderful comments thanks ladys have a look at Cotton Candy Now, i think she looks a lot better with the red nose! Back to work again
have a beautiful day Lisa

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I need help for Cotton Candy Annie

Ok everyone I need your help on this Annie, I am not sure about it.  Have I used to much pink! it's getting late for working on my dolls and I think I am tired I chose the name when I was working on the needle felting nose it just looked like cotton candy! Please help! All you dolls makers out there would know sometimes dolls just come together and then there are dolls they just don't work at all!

Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Funky Monkey Olive Annie

Another New annie, well I have only 20 days till the craft and quilt fair here in Brisbane. I have never worked so hard on my dolls.  patterns have been printed and ready to go.  More dolls on my desk to finish so back to work.  I am still not sure on the name of this annie her fabric has funky monkeys on it, so that is all I could come up with.  Let me know if you have a better name.

Have a beautiful afternoon Lisa

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A is for Annie

I have just completed this little annie.  I really love this Michael Miller fabric it reminds me of reading at school when I was little.

Enjoy your sunday Lisa

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Beautiful Painting

Good Morning,

I have been working with Kathy on this beautiful painting for a little while. (Well she did all the work and I just emailed a photo)  I asked her to do a series of paintings of my dolls to turn into gift cards!  This is the first one.  I was going to keep it a surprise till they where all done.  But I am really bad at that and I love this painting so much.  I also have a new header well I have added to doll and taken away the crow! the wonderful Amy did it for me,  I love it, it fits a lot better with what I do.  If you would like to see Amy's work pop over here and if you would to see Kathy's beautiful paintings you can pop over here.  In the painting is one of Whendis Bears.  Every one  knows how much I love Wendy's bears if you would like to pop over and visit Wendy her blog is here
 have a beautiful Friday Lisa

 I must go back to working on my dolls for the craft show.
  I am running out of time quickly.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Annies I have been working on today

this one is a new pattern I have been working on for a couple of weeks and will be ready for the show!

this is a gumnut pattern

this is tilley she has had a hair cut and a button added
this one is french Annie
 Have a beautiful Sunday Lisa

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some exciting News and some new Annies

This is Button Annie made from a stars & Stripes pattern.

Well I have a wonderful opportunity to be at the Craft and quilt show here in Brisbane to have a stall! Wow!
I am very excited and very nervous at the same time.
I will have to work my fingers to the bone to get everything ready in time.
I have been working from morning till night for the last week and I only have 6 weeks to go.
It's here in Brisbane on the 20th -24th October at the convention centre. It's a huge craft show.
 I am hoping to get out there and grow my business! I thought about going back to full time work now that my son has returned to full time school but that's not what I really want so I thought I would continue on with Olive grove Primitives and try and grow my business.

I opened my very own business a couple of years back and I had a shop to but closed it 12 months after opening it to home school and care for my son full time. we found out last May he has aspergers syndrome and was not coping for normal school so with a lot of help from his doctor (weekly visits) we also found a wonderful school who has a program for kids with autism/Aspergers he has returned to full time school in the last couple of weeks before that he only went part time! He is doing wonderfully!

this is gum nut Annie. She is dressed a little differently! from the pattern
I will be making kits up for my Annie's and had to get some new fabric for the kit as i could not get the original fabric I used! But I am happy with this to.

So now I have the time to work on my business and with the support of my wonderful family and husband I have 6 weeks of hard work in front of me to get everything done!

these are the Annie's I have working on this week.  all stock will be available for the opening of the craft fair! So if you live in Brisbane you should check it out. 

this is popcorn Annie

I will try and keep you up to date with everything for the show!

 have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Primitive Finds

this is another half completed job I had sitting on the desk all week! So I finsihed them off this morning and they will be up on the website this afternoon.

they had been finsihed off with rusty look alike pins! they measure 17.5cm long 6.5"

I have also been working on a dress form pin cushion for my Inn Country Website

have a beautiful saturday afternoon. Lisa

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Monthly calender - September

I hope you enjoy my calender for september. make sure you click on it to make it bigger  to download to your computer.
have a beautiful Spring Day Lisa