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....

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Special Giveaway!

I'm going to be offering a very special giveaway when my face book page reaches 1000 likes! This will be open to everyone to take part and there'll be a fabulous goody bag prize though haven't quite decided what's in it yet! You can find my facebook page here:
Another new design completed! I couldn't resist making a couple of mermaids with the gorgeous sparkly fish scale design denim I found (don't know how long it's been in my stash, but it must have been a very long time!)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hare raising...

Spring is on the way...well almost...we can but hope! So my latest design is a March Hare, made in calico then tea stained and hand stitched with button eyes and a loop for hanging.

Lil' Angels

The latest additions to my cat designs...these are my Raggedy Angel Cats. They're very sweet...and much better behaved than my delinquent 2 year old ragdoll Tia, who is tearing up and down the stairs at the moment!

Heart to heart..

Just completed my first wholesale order! These hand stitched felt hearts are on their way to a crafting colleague for her valentines sock monkeys, can't wait to see the finished product!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Finally finished this Jane Austen inspired Regency dress, it will be on it's way to Switzerland today! This is the last of my costumes for a while so I can concentrate on lots of new doll designs...I have a lots of new ranges coming and some patterns too.