Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome to Dollytub Cottage!

Well, I've been thinking of writing a blog for a few months now, so here goes.................

I can't believe what a lucky week I've had with my Charity Shop finds and other bargains. Here's a list - Laura Ashley Book, 3 Vintage pillowcases, small round box, medium sized hat box, large hat box (TK Max £4), Pink pressed glass fruit set, oak occasional table, Tablecloth, Pink flower picture,and 14 large pieces of "felt". (More on this in a moment) Believe it or not, the grand total was £18.69! (I also bought a gorgeous enamel jug from Asda's for £3, but forgot to put it in the picture.)

So, about the felt...................

I went to the Pound Shop (everything costs a £1). I bought a bundle of 14 cleaning cloths, but when I got home I realised that they were exactly the same texture and thickness of felt. I usually pay 59p for a piece 8ins x 8ins, so this was indeed a saving. The two flowers in the pic have been made with one of the cloths.

You will see a picture of my dear friend, "Dolly Dishmop". When us kids were little we made these cute little dolls as Christmas presents for our aunties. To make one you will need a vintage style washing up mop, a rolled up dishcloth (for the arms), some gingham for her turban and blouse, something to use as her apron. Her skirt is made from a full sized blue gingham tea towel. You will also need thread for her face and hair bows and a couple of black buttons for her eyes. These dolls were made to be used, and I think the idea probably came from Woman's Weekly, or Woman's Realm.

This particular dolly is a very special one though - she actually talks to me and really makes me laugh! (I first noticed she could talk around the same time as my Doctor changed my medication.)

So, all together now..................................................


Me: Hello Dolly Dishmop. Have you spoken to my sister-in-law Mary today?

Dolly: Yes, I have. I showed her the guest room that you've just decorated. I told her that you are going to buy a new bed for it. As it's a small room, Mary has suggested that instead of a divan you buy a CROUTON!


Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Please can anyone tell me why my comments link has turned out sideways?

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

hi sue - just thought i would pop by and say hello as noticed you on the followers section :-)
i love dolly she looks very cute :-D
and some lovely finds there as well!
not sure about the comments thing will go and investigate!
lesley x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

hi - right here goes!
if you log into your blog and click on layout then you get the add and arrange page elements page:
then click on edit at the bottom of the "blog posts" box and at the very bottom you can drag and drop the boxes to where you want them to be so suggest you drag the comments box and drop it underneath as it looks like not enough space ? hope that helps! if not email me and i will try and put it in more detail :-) (dont forget to save changes i always forget that bit LOL )

Debbie said...

Welome to blogland Dolly and thanks for visiting mine ... I never thought I would see the day when I sat doing this ... I took the mickey out of my daughters for sitting glued to Facebook and now they do the same to me when I am on here or Shabby Chic Cafe. Enjoy it ... it is fun x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Welcome from another blogger to blogland!!! Only a few months ago, I was in the same position!!
Thanks for following my blog, and hope you have as much fun as I do! Was going to follow your blog, but that's something you can get round to putting on soon.
If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask, I know what it's like!! If I don't know, then I will probably know a blogger that does!

Have a great week : )

Sharon xx

Sal said...

Well done for taking the plunge!
Hope you enjoy it and meet tons of lovely people ;-)

Menopausal musing said...

What a super blog. Hope you gets loads and loads of fun and friendship from it. (I already left this message earlier, but somewhere in the process, the ether ate it!). x

Vintage Tea said...

Welcome to blogging!

Victoria xx

Blueberry Heart said...

Hi there, thanks for popping by my blog. I only started at the beginning of the year and I love it! Sooo many lovely people out there in blogland. Hours of fun guaranteed! Enjoy and welcome!
BH x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hi, welcome to blogworld!! Its very addictive, your 1950's doll is so cute!!
Claire xx