Sunday, 31 March 2013

Introducing Elena

In a few days time, all my dolls will be available to purchase from

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Introducing Yelena

Whilst she was collecting berries, a ladybird was also collected on the shawl.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Can't beat Wellington on a good day.

Hill Street Farmer's market

Wellington Harbour

Friday, 22 March 2013

Monarchs on Shabbat

Walking home from a friend's funeral, had the joy of watching these gorgeous Monarch butterflies. Thankfully I had my camera with me.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Introducing Tatiana

Here is my latest Russian doll, Tatiana. She is made from vintage linen (back of the doll) and glazed cotton from the 1960s at the front.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Russian dolls on Facebook

If you would like a stroll over to my virtual haberdashery shop, check out "Caravanserai and Kopek Russian Dolls" on Facebook. And if you think any crafters you know may be interested, please feel free to share. Thanks for spreading the word.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

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"The Dome" disco / night club onboard Pacific Dawn, on the 14th Deck.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Pacific Dawn

Today we were privileged to be guests on the P & O Cruise ship "Pacific Dawn" which sails with just over 2000 passengers and 700 crew.

Being onboard, we saw famous landmarks in Wellington from a totally new perspective. This is the Westpac Stadium, called the "Cake Tin" by locals. Many of the Rugby World Cup games were played here.

And this is one of our major exports, after milk and meat - logs!

Monday, 11 March 2013

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Every day I see this view as I drive to work. Today it was really foggy (the airport had to close for a time). This cruise ship had just arrived, one of hundreds over the summer months. At lunchtime I took pity on a couple of Senior Citizens who looked exhausted from their tourist wanderings and drove them back to their ship. They were from Queensland which is experiencing heavy floods even as we are experiencing our worst drought in 70 years.

Introducing Katya

Life has been rather tiring recently, recovering from pneumonia, returning to work and routines. So my apologies for the lack of blogs. Here is my latest doll, going to lovely friend Kat in Canada. She has a delightful blog over at Elora Why not pop over and say I sent you.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Wishy washy

The ultimate cat lick wishy washy. Poetry in motion.

What's yours is mine

I bought a basket today to store some of my least I think that was why I bought it. Cumin had other ideas.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Introducing Galina

I started to make this little poppet before making an unexpected trip to the UK. As I came back to NZ with pneumonia, I have not had the energy to do anything except lift a needle. Her shawl is a Brussels lace handkerchief.