Sunday, 8 March 2009

So very lucky

Remember this little sneaky peek?



well now I can show you what it is!

If you have read Jodie's blog recently you will have heard that I was one of the incredibly lucky ones to have the privilege of test-driving the patterns for her FABULOUS dolls! (and yes, I did nag her to let me play along once I heard that Missus Moog was testing them - I couldn't let Lesley have ALL the fun now could I?!)

I don't think I can put in words how excited I was about this - Jodie's dolls are the most adorable, characterful little people I have ever met and I loved every single step of the making process - even turning the limbs and stuffing which I normally HATE!

I couldn't get started immediately because Lesley and I needed to track down some "Doctor's Flannel" which all Jodie's dolls are made from. It's expensive and elusive but now I've used it I can't imagine ever using anything else for dolls - it is so soft and lovely.

So, moving on from all the chat, here is young Hattie, who is very pleased to meet you all

although she is a little embarrased to be dressed only in her knickers
so here she is in her flowery dress


which goes very well with her little blue cardigan


but not as well as her most favouritist dress with owls on


Hattie also has a rather lovely pink dressing gown and a pet Kitty but somebody has forgotten to make her pyjamas so she is a little annoyed (and chilly)

She has already discovered that she likes climbing trees


but her favourite thing of all is skipping home from school with Daisy and Fred


So Jodie, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the absolutely fabulous "job" of testing the pattern - it was brilliant and I can't wait to make Hattie a little sister! This time a little blonde girl with pigtails has been requested by young Daisy Locket so watch this space.I hope your patterns sell like hot cakes at the Show this week - you deserve to do brilliantly well!

Lucy x

27 comments:

Kitty said...

I would love to buy one of Jodie's patterns. Is she only offering them at the show?

You did a great job with young Miss Hattie, she's lovely. x

Loopy said...

Hattie is FAB! I think she should now have her own blog of the things she gets up to!
Send my congratulations to Jodie too. x

trashalou said...

That Miss Hattie, I think she may be a one you know. You should keep an eye on her.




p.s. word verif. 'brati'. Does Blogger know something about Hattie we don't know?!?!?!

Angela said...

Hatti is so cute. I am sure she will bring a big smile to a lot young faces.

Annie said...

Lucy, you have done a wonderful job of creating Hattie. Aren't we lucky Jodie has written that pattern. I'm sure they will sell very well, and rest assured anyone in England, that they will not only sell at the show, they will be available ever after on her blog I am sure of that. I think they will still be selling after she dies. She'll be like those famous artists. Sewers in the future will say, "oh RIC RAC, yes she made those gorgeous dolls!" I can't wait to make one myself! Looking forward to the show.

Jodie said...

Would you lot give it a rest!!!!
You did all the work woman!!!
Hattie is beautiful - just as soon as this madness subsides I'll send you the super-duper all finished pattern, instead of the train-wreck you worked from.

Lina said...

Lucky yes but also brilliantly executed! Gorgeous. I'm intrigued about the Doctor's flannel now...

Jo in TAS said...

We're so lucky aren't we Mrs Lockett! I'm still grinning from ear to ear. I love my Pip and your Hattie is beautiful too!

dottycookie said...

Oh,she's fab! You've done a lovely job - I'd like a dress and cardie just like hers!

Jenny said...

Ms Hattie is just gorgeous-lucky you to be a pattern tester! Tough job but someone had to do it!!! I think we are going to see lots of Hatties and her friends around after the craft show-they are sure to sell like hot cakes. You did a great job:)

Valerie said...

So cute...I love it.

Blossom said...

awwwwww she is just gorgeous!!!!!!

Natasha said...

What a cute dolly. And what a lucky whatnot you are for testing the pattern!

Thimbleanna said...

Soooo cute Lucy! You and Jodie do fantastic work. But what is doctor's flannel -- I don't think I've ever heard of it. How is it different from regular flannel?

wonderwoman said...

hattie is lovely and such an extensive wardrobe too!!! what a lucky girl! i particularly like the floral number.

xxx

nicolette said...

Very cute doll Lucy! I love the owlish dress!

Rachael Rabbit said...

VERY posh blue cardi she has there!

French Knots said...

what a lovely doll, with such a great selection of clothes. Never heard of Doctors Flannel before, other than the waffle they give you if they don't know what's wrong with you!!

Moogsmum said...

Hello Hattie!!! I'm so glad we can blog these now - the suspense has been killing me!

xxx

LiEr said...

Oh Lucy, what a lovely doll! She turned out so well! What is Doctor's Flannel? I'd like to try it sometime - am sure it is far superior to the ratty felt (acrylic; not even wool) I've been using. That last photo of her skipping with the kids is priceless!

Kellie said...

Lucy Hattie looks like she is skipping along by her self in that photo ... I had to check the shaddows to see that your daughter was holding her hand! Just about freaked me out girl!!! She is very cute though!!!!

est said...

young hattie is so adorable! and i love her little dresses too! :)

Cherry Menlove said...

The picture of her walking down the street is one of the best blog pics I have seen in a long time. Brilliant!

Cherry x

Marie said...

Oh, she's very cute. How lucky to get to try them. I shall be watching out for the pattern coming out.

xMx

Suzie Sews said...

you have done a lovely job......want one want one, stomping my feet.........

Di said...

The doll is fantastic! I love the picture of her skipping down the road - very clever!

Gina said...

Such a lovely doll and clothes!