The internet has opened up a whole new world to me, and I guess for those of you reading this, it is the same. I have only a couple of close friends - lots of aquaintences through my craft - but my close friends, they don't make dolls, knit, or sew - they work full time, with only the weekend free to catch up and 'do lunch' or dinner. So to make friendships, far reaching friendships, with people who are interested in what you do and understand crafting, is new to me. Jules who's blog is Adventures in Thread sent me a gift this week.
It is the sweetest hand felted teddy in a silk pouch.
Jules lives in the UK and she does beautiful embroidery - something I cannot do.
She has made a few cloth dolls, and you must visit her blog, her dolls are great!
What I love is that she made this herself and decided to send it to me.
Having come all the way from the UK - which is in a cold snap at the moment - I knew I had to protect teddy's delicate coat from our harsh Australian summer sun!
Of all my dolls, Aliyah is the one who most wanted to look after the new addition.
I just love this little guy, he is so soft and has the sweetest face.