Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Construction


I was looking for something different for this challenge and came up with two little construction projects of my own.

I bought this golliwog in kit form at the Hobart Doll Show a couple of years ago and made it up as a present for Naomi. I had decided for some reason to document the making of it although I don’t think I took one of the finished golly.

By the way I hope that nobody is offended by golliwogs, they are very contentious these days but to me they were always just toys and I didn’t relate them to people in any way.

Gathering the materials
Gathering the materials


laying out the pieces.
laying out the pieces.
sewing him together.
sewing him together.

Naomi bought a teddy bear who was in need of repairs. I had to reattach his head and make him new ears and replace an eye. These photos are from the reconstruction process. I used the cyan filter feature to make the details stand out a bit more clearly. You will be happy to know that Teddy made a good recovery after surgery.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my 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. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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