Monday, July 5, 2010

Meet Aunt Harriet

Aunt Harriet
is a woman of a maturing age with substance and virtue ...
Head of the CWA for the western region sub branch...
She fills her time by organizing herself and all around her...

Sponge cake is her vise and her saviour
winning the inaugural prize for
'Best sponge at show' four years running...
When asked of her success
she replies most politely
"that it is in the care and attention to detail
that makes all the difference..."


When Aunt Harriet isn't committing her time
to her many organizations
or planning her next overseas cultural holiday...
she likes to sit and relax
watching a spot of television
(of course not past 8:30pm as Aunt Harriet deems this not appropriate viewing hours
filled with unjustified levels of violence)
with her companion "Maude"
Maude is a 10 year old Himalayan blue cat
that is now retired from show life and spends her nights by Harriet's side...


Aunt Harriet's husband passes away some years back

and due to having no children
she fills her home with many nieces and nephews
every school holidays...
filling the hours with baking, laughing
and memories...
telling them tales of the past went she and her sisters were young
and rather silly and carefree,

all of these children adore Aunt Harriet
as she does love to entertain and keep company...
"they make me feel young again"
she says...
and with that she reaches for her hankie...

Aunt Harriet was made
one night without a pattern or any real idea
at the time...
she evolved to this stage out of pure delight
and is still a work in progress...
her story and clothes and accessories might even change yet,
I will just wait and see what comes to me...
but for now I do hope you like her so far....

17 comments:

Angela said...

I love her!!!
Love from Angela

Betty Jo said...

Aunt Harriet rocks.
Pink cardi teamed with a fancy bold frock. Totally my kinda gal!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love her! And her story. :)
Vivienne x

Serenata said...

She is fabulous - you are a very clever lady! I just love the stories that go with each make as well. :-)

Shelley said...

She is wonderful and I can not wait to hear more of her adventures....thanks so much for sharing....blessings

Ruth said...

She is wonderful!

Maria said...

This is the nicest doll I have seen. It's wonderful she has her own "life" story too
Please share a pattern for her, I am sure lots of charity or Xmas gifts will be made with her

barra said...

She's gorgeous and so is her story. You are so clever.

Vera Amos said...

Aunt Harriet is great, she is a very young aunt or at least looks it, she looks like she has a kooky side to her? She has great fashion sense, can't wait to see more of her garments.
Nicky x

amanda claire said...

I just had to leave a comment and say thanks for the amazing tutorials you've put on here... I'm getting married in October and making bunting for the venue and I shall be using lots of your tutorials for hearts and stars etc

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Lola Nova said...

Well, as I had a granny named Harriet, I am inclined to like her straight away. She is lovely and I hope to see what lies in store for her.
Adoring her knickers :)

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Bethel of Bethania said...

I so LOVE Aunt Harriet...
And I love her story...
You have done a FABulous job of her...
Congratulations on another string to your bow... Doll making... sorry Aunt Harriet making... haha

Karen said...

Your Aunt Harriet is adorable. I just love her colorful skirt. She is a true fashionista. What a fun post!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love her especially her granny knickers...cheeky ;-)