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.


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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