Sunday, 17 October 2010

It's getting towards that time of year again....

Hello, I've been terrible at blogging over the past few months, sorry! I've been very busy with lots of fun commissions including some puppets for two short films, I'll post about them soon.

I've just listed my first Christmas Fairies of the year, I can't quite believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas already, this year has flown by.

and Flo

Francesca and Flo are finger puppet fairies. I'll be making more fairies, and I'm planning on making some boy fairies!
 If you'd like a fairy with a specific hair colour or style then do let me know.

I also have lots more Liberty print finger puppets to list, and some more puppet dolls dressed in Liberty print, I'm planing on making up for my absence with lots and lots of new things for you to see over the new few weeks!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Another finger puppet doll

I do love making girls with fabulous beehives!

Monday, 7 June 2010

A finger puppet doll.

A new type of doll, she's a finger puppet with clothes made from tissue paper which I've drawn details on to.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

A girl with a pretty dress and sparkly shoes.

This is another portrait doll, the full size version will be taking this mini version to Greece when she moves there next month, she'll sit on her dressing table. I hope they're both extremely happy in their new home :-)

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Oh Comely Magazine

oooh! look, a lovely new magazine....

with beautiful photos....

fabulous articles and a layout that makes it look like a glamourous scrapbook.....

what do I see here?

some of my work!

They wrote this about me...

"Just look at those gorgeous little faces looking up at you longingly with their beady little eyes. Robyn Wilson, a puppet and dolls maker, hand-sculpts these brooches one-by one out of papier mahe and colours them with delicate layers of tissue paper...
This bunny is another of Robyn's papier mache creations, wrapped in Liberty of London's print fabric. It's one part bunny two paprts papery space hopper and cute as your nana...
For many more ingeniously crafted paper things have a look at Robyn's blog, you'll find gangly puppets and gorgeous dolls galore. Each one is unique and handmade. Lovely."

Friday, 28 May 2010

New portrait doll and exciting news!

Hello, I'm sorry I have blogged in a while, I've been crazy busy making portrait dolls, I haven't even had a chance to photograph a lot of them. I finished this guy today and did get some photos, he's the first doll I've  made with shoes in a long time, I'm rather proud of them!

One of the things that has been taking up rather a lot of time is preparing for an exciting exhibition I'm taking part in - from the 25th to the 1st July I'm going to be in Dubai! I've been asked to take part in an annual doll exhibition, and to give some demonstrations of my process. I have to make a number of dolls for the event so that's been keeping me busy! It's going to be a fab week, I can't wait! It took me a while to believe the invite was genuine, I thought it was far too good to be true!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

New Finger Puppets

Here's the current crop of finger puppets! Available on folksy now.
My two favourites are - the bear covered in sailing ships, it's just the most fabulous and unusual print...

and this mini finger puppet, because it's just so cute!

Which are your favourites?

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Brixton Village Market

I spent today making finger puppets with boys and girls of all ages at Brixton Village Market 

Brixvill is an amazing magical place, where gorgeous food and drink, fabulous clothes and art meet and melt together in a wonderful unpretentious, unselfconscious way. Something special happens every Saturday between 11am and 6pm, and on Thursday's there's now things happening until 9pm. 

The day ended with an alien, a disco mouse and an orange owl being created at my table while my 2 year old daughter danced to the accordian being played opposite. Fabulous.

And of course, if you'd like me to run a workshop or birthday party for you then just click here to email me!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Sunday, 11 April 2010

A peek into my sketchbook

These are some charcters I've been doodling recently. I'm thinking of photoshopping scanned in liberty fabrics into more carefully worked versions of them, and maybe developing them for screenprinting...

What do you think? What would you like to have images like this on?

The Etsy 'do'

I had a fab time at the Etsy do at the Fashion and Textile Museum the other evening. I met lots of fab people, and was chatting so much I didn't take anywhere near as many photos as I planned to! It was really lovely to see Mary from Quite Contrary Crafts again, that's her fabulous hand cut card above. I first met Mary at the folksy Christmas do, there were other lovely folksy people there including Forever Foxed and Noisette with the mini noisette bump!

The fabulous sparkly crown pictured above is by Janine Basil. She makes awesome headpieces and fascinators, all sparkly and feminine, but they really pack a punch at the same time. I love them.

I was reunited with Heidi of Polkadots and Blooms. We spent half a day queuing together at the Liberty Open Call. It was lovely to see her again. Heidi makes pretty home wares and accessories using vintage fabrics.

Taking photo's of everyones work and dispensing photography advice was Heidi Adnum. She took some lovely pictures of my dolls, and very clearly knew her stuff. I was the last person who had their photo's taken, because I kept starting to chat to people while I was queuing and drifting away from the queue!

Other fabulous people there were Sannapanda,  Crocuss (who makes very pretty jewellery) and Etincelle Design (who makes really striking tribal inspired jewellery)

And the lovely girl who's owls are pictured above and didn't have a card...I've forgotten your shop name, do let me know so I can link to it!

The only disappointment of the evening was that I didn't get to take a box of wine home - unlike Mary!
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