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In Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

We had a great time Saturday at the Markham Fairgrounds.  Jacqueline was a helper and really helped a lot, since she had to tie the tiny little laces on Irish dancing shoes.  Becky was there of course and she worked very hard all day – 10 hours, as well as my friend, her Mom Anne.  I really could not do any shows without Anne and Becky.  They brought everything in their van and because I had to leave at noon to go to Ajax to look after my son Grant, who had surgery.  They had to load everything back into the van and bring it back to my house in Newmarket.  I really don’t know how to thank my friend Anne.   They sold every Irish dancing outfit, some dolls and a lot of the outfits that I had made.  Cassandra made a “first place” sash for the dolls and it was a big hit.

In last posting I said that Becky sewed “bottoms” on coats.  I meant “buttons” and she laughed when she read it and I told her that I would correct it.  I have to mention that Denise made the Irish dancing outfits and everyone commented how beautiful they were.  She is very talented and I could not have made them that well.  So thank you Denise, they were the hit of the day.




Grandma Bea xx

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Cassie in blue

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm


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In Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm


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In Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

This picture was taken by SNAP at the Pickering College Xmas Tour.  Jacqueline and Cassandra, my grand daughters are on the left and came all the way from Ajax with their mom Kathleen, to help me.  Becky, on the right, is my assistant and I don’t know what I would do without her.  Jacqueline and Cassandra got me to start sewing for their dolls and when it got crazy, we started to sell the outfits.  Because they live in Ajax and cannot come often, Becky helps me do everything to keep us going.  She has helped me at the Newmarket Farmers Market, shows and is terrific.  She also helps me at home sorting laces, fabrics, painting furniture.  She now even cuts out patterns and sews bottoms on coats, etc.  I do not know what I would do without her. as well as her mom, my friend Anne.  Anne all last summer came early to the market to help me set up and load her van with stuff for me.  She shops and finds stuff I need for the dolls.  She helps me organize at home as well as helping me at shows.  I cannot say enough about my friend Anne.  Without Anne and Becky, I could not do what I do.  Thank you my friends Anne and Becky!!


Love  Grand Bea xx


more dresses

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm


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In Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I made Chrissa her first figure skating outfit.  It will also be her last because it was very tricky.  I will try another fabric next time.


Love  Grandma Bea x


Best yet

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm



This is the best one yet.  Denise is going to tighten shoes and I will fix sox, but I think we are almost there with Irish dancing dress.


Love Grandma Bea xx

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm


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I messed up last posting.  So here are the dresses I talked about.

Lo0ve  Grandma Bea x

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm



That is my new shoe rack.  I have 3 new dress experiments for Irish dancing.  I also tried to show the lining.  The shoes need to be cut way lower and Denise, who is making dresses, is working on that.  I like the head piece, but need comments and suggestions before we make more.  Jacqueline & Cassie, that means you!!




Grandma Bea

Cassie/Irish dancing dress

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Let me introduce CASSIE She is my new doll and is wearing my very first attempt at an Irish dancing dress.  I am going to make more of them and hope I improve as I do.  I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.


Love, Grandma Bea

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Xmas 2010

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Xmas was wonderful.  Cassie and Jac’s dolls are all dressed up and hung their stockings for Santa.  Jac and Cassie got shoes racks and Jac is posing with them full of shoes.  Jim made their shoe racks and they were very happy with them.  I have 2 new dresses on, but am not happy with the gloves on blue and white one.  Will make white gloves and see how they look.  I now have to work on all new outfits as Xmas was busy.  I will be making Irish Dancing dresses as soon as I can figure out how to!! 


Love Grandma Bea

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