Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday’s Treasures and ‘a little birdie told me’!

I found a little treasure in a second-hand store a week or so ago, and although she was only $2, I was umming and ahhing about the purchase because my house is so full of “stuff” that I wondered where I’d house her! But she brought back too many happy childhood memories, so the gold coin was exchanged and home she came!

Do you remember???

Holly Hobby 1

The sweet little Holly Hobbie?

This doll is an original 1970s version complete with printed patchwork dress and the cutest little plastic boots!

Holly Hobby 2

I found a home for her… right next to my craft desk… I’m looking at her right now as I type and am so glad I scooped her up!

For more Tuesday’sTreasures head on over to Clare’s Craft Room! :-)


If you have a love of pincushions and have not yet headed over to Among the Gum Trees this week, then you’ll be in for a lovely surprise when you do! Us girls did a pincushion swap with the leftover fabrics from the quilt we made for Fresh Hope. I shared the pincushion I made on the blog yesterday and Jenny gave the final instalment today!

I based my design on the Fresh Hope logo, it was so fitting seeing as we’d used the fabrics to make the quilt for this wonderful charity. You can read more about it here. In the meantime I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the little birdie. I was so happy with the way she turned out, and she has now taken up perch with the lovely Dawn! :-)

Fresh Hope picnicked 6

Fresh hope bird 4

Fresh Hope picnicked 4

FH pincushion 1

Until next time – happy stitching!! Hugs! Vikki xx


Unknown said...

Vikki she is just so cute ! I would have taken her home too .
Thanks for playing .

Jan said...

My house too is full of 'things' but yes I would have bought too she is delightful ..love Jan xx

Maria said...

Oh Vikki she is so cute and I would have bought her too.
Your birdie is gorgeous, lucky Dawn.

Deb said...

Holly Hobbie was my love of my childhood. I bought some of the fabric range not long ago, what for I'm not sure but just had to have it. Have just seen a xstitch pattern which I am thinking about.... when does our childhood finish, hopefully never.

Crowing Moon said...

I had Holly Hobby sheets and a pencil case. My own girls slept on the sheets when they were little. Then they just wore out too much and became rags :(
I LOVE your birdy pin cushion. Adorable!!!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

love your bird, although the other gummies were great pincushions yours is so unique!! love it, love it, love it!!!! I am thinking about even trying to make a similar version for dd#3's Christmas tree, she has a bird theme going. cyndi

Cyndi said...

Well, I have to say that I'm not much of a fan of dolls...I have a very real, weird fear of them (thank you Alfred Hitchcock!)! But she is cute! And that birdie pincushion...LOVE!!!! Lucky Dawn! :o)

Have a wonderful day, Vikki!



Sheila said...

Love the doll , and she is in amazing condition too . I think you bought yourself a special treasure.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Isn't it amazing how a simple thing can bring back so many warm fuzzy memories. I hope she fills you with joy, watching over you as your work.

Of course you already know that I adore your birdie.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

BubzRugz said...

I haven't seen a Holly Hobbie doll before - what a sweet face, no wonder you couldn't resist her!!! Hugz

Joy said...

Look at your gawjus birdie!!! I really do think she's the most amazing little pinnie!!! What a clever Nutter you are dear Vikki!!! And your Holly Hobbie is adorable, I would have snapped her up too, especially at that price - what a bargain :o). Definitely a treasure ... and a lovely reminder of childhood memories :o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Maggey and Jim said...

She is a cutie and I know she loves watching you.

Allie said...

Well OF COURSE you had to bring her home, Vikki! She's darling!
I adore your pincushion - just the neatest ever!

Jo in TAS said...

I had Holly Hobby wallpaper im my bedroom when I was little, surely she must be more valuable than $2! I think you got a bargain!!

Sue said...

Holly is so cute and she might be 40 years old. She's looking good!
I really do have too much stuff but I can't stop buying more,'cos that's what people do when they get old and I'm not ready to be old yet!

Jude said...

little holly certainly bought back memories, I`m glad she is now in a good home. the bird pin cushion is lovely and i am lucky as i get to see the origional at Dawns home.

Anonymous said...

I just love that doll. When I was a child I had a lot off dolls. And the bird is so beautiful

Unknown said...

What a great find!! The birds are cute!!!


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