Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Eyes

The Eyes Have It

Occasionally I am called on to be eye doctor to the old teddies that Naomi likes to collect. Here are a couple of them. One was a sad case as when she got him he had no eyes or ears and his head had become detached from his body. He was an unfinished repair project when she bought him so as I’ve made a few bears she asked me to see what I could do. The eyes are actually pretty easy to do, the ears were harder as I had no idea what the originals looked like. I bought a piece of mohair in a similar colour and made some, I think the result is not too bad although perhaps they are a little larger than they should be.
The other old fellow only needed one eye so he was an easy fix. I made him a dressing gown to wear until he was mended.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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