Her skirt is a simple gathered rectangle cut from a vintage pillowcase and her felt boots are stitched from my scraps. The part I was dreading was her facial features...I tried kidding myself that having no face was Waldorf-like but it just looked vacant and slightly un-nerving so I took the plunge and used Shelagh's threads for her eyes and nose/mouth.
A thrifty toy all round and one that I doubt I can part with!
PS Tammy, J-in Wales and Shelagh are all friends from the DTE forum.
These are my knitted rabbits, Rebecca and Rachel......eta I bought the pattern for these lovelies from Elizabeth @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/dollytime Her blog is a delight too as she lives in the Lake District
http://flutterbypatch.blogspot.com/ There are some sweet free patterns there too.
It's very wet today but not really cold. I'm cooking a pork casserole in the slow-cooker and am making some lentil soup on the stove....the house smells lovely. This is my lentil soup recipe.....you'll need
1 cup of red lentils
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
1 large stalk of celery thinly sliced
a crushed clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper
Gently fry the vegetables for a few minutes, stirring to stop them sticking
Add the tomato paste and fry for a minute or so then stir in lentils, salt and pepper
Cover with boiling water and cook for about 30minutes...you will need to stir it regularly and add more water as the lentils absorb it.
The lentils dissolve completely leaving you with a thick soup nicely coloured by the tomato paste. Enjoy.