Thursday, 28 June 2012


Harriet is paperclay and cloth, she has sculpted hair, and shoes.

Her dress was adapted from an original pattern from 1926.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Dolls for sale!

I've taken the plunge and listed 2 of my paperclay girls for sale on Etsy. It's been a good few years since I sold any of my dolls, so fingers crossed ;0)

You can see them here.......

Friday, 22 June 2012

Monochrome Mix

This new treasury contains items from the Essex and Suffolk Etsian Team, in monochrome shades....

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Watching paint dry........

I was so keen to get these ladies assembled, so I only put one coat of varnish on, before putting them together :0/

This created a problem when I needed to dry the final coats.......luckily we had lots of sunshine yesterday!!!! :0) 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

New Charms up!

I've listed about a dozen new charms today, including this one.....

I hope to list some more before the weekend too....

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Barbican High Walk

We spent a couple of days in London catching up with family and friends, stocking up on supplies, and visiting the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican. After a week of quite autumnal weather, we were treated to a rare bit of sun for the last few days....although it has been terribly windy!! I had never been on the high walk, and was amazed to find the Londinium roman wall, views of St Paul's, the Shard, and lily pads glistening in the sun. We had lunch outside on the terrace too....

We really enjoyed the exhibition, and I love the Barbican as an exhibition space. No dead ends and snarl up points like some of the others in London.

Now I'm home, and it's back to work!!!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Strawberry Sunshine!

The weather has been awful so far this summer, but today the sun is shining, so I'm hemming this little ladies dress outside in the garden. The bees are having a wonderful time buzzing around my Foxgloves, and Pansies, it's a lovely way to spend the morning.

She's 10.5" tall, and paperclay and cloth. Made using Dixie Redmond's Izannah Walker workshop pattern.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Maurice Sendak - Gone but not Forgotten

My latest Etsy treasury gathers together some beautiful items featuring, or inspired by, the illustrations of the late Maurice Sendak, I hope you'll take a peek.....

I have got my own memento, a fantastic ornie from Kamila Mlynarczyk


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Strawberry Blonde Izannah Walker style Doll

I've finished painting my 3rd head from Dixie Redmond's Izannah Walker Workshop

She has red hair - like me!

I've given her blue eyes, and I'm going to use this floral lawn to make her dress.

We're off to visit a few vintage/antique fairs over the next 2 she will have to wait a while for her new frock!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Penny Farthing, big and small....

Large penny farthing, at the Mueum of London

Small penny farthing charm or pendant by Nuvo in my Etsy shop