In a new tidy work room, there was a nice new blue shelf.
And on this nice blue bright shelf, there stood an old and slightly battered liberty box.
In this old and slightly battered liberty box, there was cotton and some felt and some paper.
from the cotton and felt and some paper; a body started to take shape, with some adjustment and some trails and errors, came up with a pattern.
From this new little paper pattern, came a captain Rupert prototype doll.
I had wanted to make a rabbit doll for a very long time. I have never made my own pattern before, and up until now for some reason, I could not get it to work. It must be the tidy workroom, I'm starting to feel more organised.
With a few alterations the finished Captain Rupert.
I watched him hop down the garden path, through the gap in the gate.
He stoped to pick some flowers, I thought that's funny his not nibbling them.
Great Aunt Velvet looked up from her sewing and said 'don't you know his going out for tea today'
In his arm he held a bright blue book, and a card. I think he took the book to read on his journey and in the envelope was a card, it must be to give to the kind person who has invited him to tea, along with the lovely bunch of flowers.
I put the very first Captain Rupert Doll in the etsy shop and in no time at all much to my amazement, he sold. So I won't be seeing Captain Rupert bouncing back through the garden gate. This made me feel very said, the first Captain Rupert doll was very special to me and I really wished I had kept him to myself.
I know though he has gone to a very very nice home and will be very much looked after and taken care of, maybe even given a slice of carrot cake, this makes me very happy. I just hope he will behave himself, and not get up to too much mischief.
Captain Rupert and I have been lucky enough to be given yet another award by alison.
I still need to work out how to get the award image onto the blog, I'm sure its very simple, please tell me, thank you.
Have a lovely weekend
Joanna and Captain Rupert