Thursday, 21 January 2010

Liberty's and dolls-houses

In a couple of weeks I'm going to be showing my dolls to some of the buyers for Liberty's of London, which is rather exciting and terrifying!
I spent an hour or so in there yesterday wandering around, I hadn't been in for a couple of years and had forgotten what an utterly gorgeous place it is. The fabric/yarn/haberdashery department was predictably the section I gravitated towards, and oh my the things I found there! Vintage glass jars full of beautiful fabric covered buttons, a yarn selection I just wanted to jump into and snuggle up in, a selection of ribbons and trimmings to die for and of course the fabric...Oh the fabric!
I umm-ed and ah-ed for quite some time but eventually settled on a couple of pieces of liberty tana lawn. This is one, the other is covered with line drawings of Elizabethan sailing ships.

Poppy & Daisy, F, Liberty Fabric

I can't wait to use these fabrics to make some special Liberty dolls!

Today my cardboard dolls houses arrived, which I'm also thrilled with. I got them from Oxfam's January sale and they're just fabulous.

Recycled Cardboard Doll's House

I'm going to cover them in ivory tissue paper and use them to display my dolls at exhibitions and shows. I have plans to create a whole village for my summer exhibition, with these as the 3 main houses filled with dolls going about their business, surrounded by lots of little houses with one or two dolls in and some fabric hills with trees on and dolls on swings hanging from their branches.
I've got a million ideas swimming around my head at the moment, I could just do with the time to realise all my plans!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Lovely long-haired Lucy

Sigh... I want Lucy's hair too! and for that matter I'd quite fancy having her dress as well! She's in my folksy shop here and will be on etsy later today.

Monday, 18 January 2010


Meet Susan, I've just listed in my folksy and etsy shops. I'm in love with her beehive! She is called Susan because her hair colour made me think of Susan from 'Neighbours' which will mean nothing if you're American!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Toby the Valentine's doll.

Here's Toby! I'm so pleased with his hair, and his heart. I think he'd be a rather lovely valentine's present, whether given to someone else or yourself! You can buy him on folksy here in £ and on etsy here in $, and he comes with a free hand drawn Valentine's card.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Valentine's Cards

Hand drawn Valentine's cards are now available here in $ and here in £. I've made them by drawing the design on tracing paper which is then folded around the card like a book's dust jacket. Each card is hand drawn and so each one is an individual piece of art. This is the first time I've ever made greetings cards, and I'm really pleased with them!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Make your own Rose Lullaby Doll.

I'm now selling naked and hairless Rose Lullaby Dolls for you to finish however you like. Each doll will be handcrafted by me and entirely one of a kind, you can specify the eye colour and it will arrive with a few insider tips on how to create your character. I think this would be a rather fabulous present for the crafty person in your life! You can buy one in dollars here or in pounds here

Monday, 11 January 2010

St Valentine's Day Doll

This my first Valentine's doll, she's called Catriona after my sister, whose birthday is on St Valentine's Day. I really like how protective she looks about the heart, and how the hem of her dress flare right out. She's listed in both my etsy and my folksy shops - more to come soon, including some naked and bald puppet dolls for you to get creative with and finish off yourself!

Thursday, 7 January 2010


I've snagged a Treasury in Etsy's 'Treasury West' and filled it with lovely things for you to see - take a peek here

Monday, 4 January 2010

Valentines day

I've just about recovered from Christmas, and now I need to get thinking about valentines day asap! I'm thinking of making some puppet dolls who are cuddling hearts made out of vintage fabric, and some cards out of illustrations of the same.
What do you think?
What would you like me to make for valentines day?

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Portrait of three friends

This is a portrait of 3 housemates which I did to commission. I used unbleached cotton canvas, pen and ink and acrylic paint. I need to get better at taking photos of 2D work!
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