An Introduction...

Welcome to my new blogspot...and to start, a little about my journey here...

I have a background in costume design and I have been making dolls for many years. My recent creations have been cloth dolls inspired by antique dolls and my family history (another of my favourite pastimes). I also love creating anything with fabric and I'm enjoying experimenting with different styles and designing unique items.

In this blog I will share doll info, tips and tricks that I have learnt over the years and also pics and even a few patterns, so please check back often to see what's new....

Thursday, 27 January 2011

FREE PATTERN china head doll body...

Your first 'freebie' of the year!!
This is a very simple body which is ideal for these small china also fits the small metal 'minerva' heads beautifully, too.
I have stitched across the elbows and knees for this doll as it means I can pose her better, though I haven't shown this in the pattern as it's entirely optional.
To give you a rough size guide, this head measures about 2 1/2 inches across the shoulders and is about 3 inches high, the body makes her total height about 11 1/2 can download your FREE PATTERN HERE....enjoy!


  1. Oooh, I'm so glad you're back. I can't wait to see more. I tried to download the pattern and couldn't get it to work. I have never had luck with that download site. Is there another way I can access it? Thanks!

  2. Thank you, Debbi! I'm so glad I found your blog. I just started collecting China heads and am impatiently awaiting my very first one to arrive in the mail (an eBay auction win). I have a feeling I'm going to find collecting them to be very addicting!