Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW - Katie Morag


Firstly apologies Julia leader of the WOYWW Stamping Ground.
No desk on show today - just the results of a busy few hours of crafting at the old work table...
My nephew's fiancee starts teaching in September and asked me if I could make her a Katie Morag sock dolly. Well of course I could and what a pleasure to make a gift for someone just about to begin her chosen career.
I decided Katie also needed a nice big story sack so that all the resources can be kept together in one place - story books, maps, games and activities etc.
So with a little help from Annie on fun day Monday, I created this strong linen sack - of course a plain bag would be boring so I added a little seaside collage and Katie's name in tartan writing.
I think G will love it.



But then, I got to thinking about thetwo other young teachers working alongside G and decided maybe they would also like a little Katie......


Here they are - 3 little girls from school are we!

If the extra two are unwanted I will pop them in the blog shop as I am sure someone will be wanting a little Katie looky likey. Funny how each one is different and almost has a little personality already.

Now wasn't that nicer than seeing my scruffy old table.

OK - now to tidy up that sewing room and table, so that I feel able to expose all next week. I just can't craft and create and keep the room tidy at the same time. AND I can hear Annie muttering that I am also quite good at turning her room upside down and getting glue all over her ironing board too!! Blushing and hiding my head in shame here!!!

Have a good WOYWW and thanks to all for your good wishes to M. She is a happy girl!
x Jo

43 comments:

Annie said...

Now that's a first....you hanging your head in shame. So those weren't real chuckles I could hear when you got bond-a-web on my NEW ironing board cover? What you like?Just as well I love you isn't it?
Biggest hugs,
A x

Elizabeth said...

Just got a few minutes to say hello before I dash out. Love the Katie Morags, and yes, they do all look different but alike. Have a great day and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #56

Helen said...

Love the Katies - I am sure they will all be wanted and loved! Have a good week. Helen 3

scrappyjen said...

Ahh Katie Morag... I love those books. They look just perfect! Great work. happy woyww jenx 60

Lynn Holland said...

Awh they are so nice. Well done to you for making them.
Enjoy your week
Lynn -:)
62

Neet said...

Fabulous makes as per usual. Those Katie Morags look great fun and what fab teaching aids they will prove to be.
Hugs, Neet #21 xx

sandra de said...

3 little dolls ... what a treat. You do the most amazing things at your workdesk or in this case your garden.
Sandra @32

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah what fun you get up to over there as an ex teacher I love your Katie Morag of course, felted kilt clever bag and all! thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #64

Julia Dunnit said...

HA! It should take more than glue on an ironing board - bet Annie could tell a tale or two! Ah, the Katy dolls are just lovely, what a great idea - and I just LOVE the story sack..the very name is absolutely perfect for a wonderful teacher!

Helen said...

I love Katie Morag and her highland outfit. I am sure Katie is going to be pleased as punch with her lovely and very thoughtful gifts. Great job Jo. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 18

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh wow those are so cute! What a great starting off gift. It will surely be treasured.

Happy WOYWW

MA (2)

Anne said...

Love the dolls - wish someone had me something so gorgeous when I started teaching :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #89

SueH said...

Oh no, you’ve got me singing songs from The Mikado now Jo. Just as well you’ve so far away and can’t hear me, Lol!

Those little Katie dolls are just fab and I’m sure they are going to just love them.

Happy Sewing!
Sue
x
#67

Redanne said...

Loving your Katie Morag girls, all three of them. The recipients of these will be very happy indeed. Happy Woyww, Anne x #59

famfa said...

Love your Katie morals. Who wouldn't want one? Lovely.
Famfa 16

famfa said...

Sorry. MORAGS! Bloomin spell changer!
Famfa 16

Minxy said...

Awww the dolly's are just delightful :D
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #79 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those Katie Morag dolls are fantastic - any teacher would be happy to possess one of those, I think!! And the collage picture is just brilliant - you are one clever lady :D
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

Sarah Anderson said...

What a lovely collection of dollies! It won't just be the teacher who loves telling the story with one, the children will adore them I'm sure! Watch out though, this'll be the first of many! Or it would be if I was your niece lol.

sandee said...

I've not heard of Katie Morag but the dolls are very cute and I am sure they will be kept and loved! waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida ;0

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Katie Morag and her Katie clones are quite lovely and I'm sure will be very appreciated. She's a sweetie. The seaside collage is fabulous as well. Yes, better than a scruffy old desk. Is your desk scruffy? I can't say I noticed.

Cardarian said...

I just love the Katie Morag dolls and bag too! Wonderful work! I wish I could make something as lovely as that!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Erika said...

Jo love your post and your Katie's, I'm sure the recipients will love them too. Thanks for sharing and popping by my place. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, hugs Erika.

Mary said...

Very sweet little girls! And yes, they do have little differences and I too can see personalities forming on their little faces. Love the bag! Thanks for visiting my site. Good Luck!

Danielle said...

Well, Katie is adorable and I am sure all three teacher's will appreciate her. dani#33

okienurse said...

OMG! Jo those Katie Morag dolls are gorgeous and like you say already have a personality all their own. I think sisters understand what you are up to and just gripe cause they can. Mine does anyway! Vickie 338

mamapez5 said...

Love your Katie Morags. Just what I would have loved when I was managing a nursery school. I am sure the other two won't be homeless for long. Kate x #69

EELS said...

Love the cute dollies, the teachers will love 'em too.
Very creative you are.
Elaine #29

trisha too said...

The Katies are SO CUTE!!!!

:)trisha, #122--another quilty inchie charm

Mrs F said...

Beautiful sewing, adore the bag. TFS

Happy WOYWW.

Mikes Gal xx

Daniella said...

What lucky ladies they are!! I can not imagine the other 2 not wanting their doll! And the bag is awesome!
xxDaniella#24

May said...

Gorgeous dolls... & fab bag... Beautiful makes.. you have been busy!! Hugs May x x x#5

VonnyK said...

These are gorgeous, I bet the new teachers will all love them. Very clever and I love the seaside bits.
Have a great week.
Von #27

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'd never heard of Katie Morags. But those dolls are super fantastic and oh so cute. Had to laugh at the comment on glue on the ironing board. Sounds like something I might do IF I owned an ironing board! Thanks for dropping by earlier.

Amy E said...

Wow...not one but three dolls? You're amazing!! They're adorable!


Amy E. #4
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Eliza said...

The girls are so cute i hope they enjoy being students and I love the little bag.

Happy crafting
Eliza #102

karen said...

I didn't know who Katie Morag was so I googled her! And your dolls look just like her!! How precious! My goodness you are so talented!
xoxo Karen #127

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I loved seeing your dolls! The one thing I love best about dollmaking is that they do have their own personalities - no matter if assembly line or original. I can't imagine anyone not wanting one of these three cuties so know that they will be loved! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane #76

JoZart said...

How lovely to make all those Katie Morags and it will be lovely to think how much they will be used and loved by the teachers and the children.
Thanks for popping in on me and trust you to notice the big sword!!!! Heh, he!
Have a good w/end...
Love Jo x

Tertia said...

That is such a fun bag! Love it! The dollies are amazing and you are right, they are not the same at all!
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

Suz Pinner said...

She is lovely and wearing my favourite colour too lol
Thanks a big project the bed spread and I am not sure how to put it all together yet either hehe
Hugs x

Bridget Larsen said...

Very cute little dolls, I like to see variety in our desk photos lol
Bridget #42

Morti said...

Bless, you are a kind soul! The Katies are lovely....

Thanks for stopping by.