Friday, 25 November 2011

I would rather....

This weekend some great friends are coming to stay.  With children in similar age to my own this is good news for our household!  However, for me it means right now I need to be cleaning when I would much rather be playing with this little lot....

A very productive day spent a the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show.  Now I need to be creative with my time and hiding skills and then maybe, just maybe I can squeeze some crafting time into the day?

The Dolls Dressmaker

Monday, 14 November 2011


For a long time I have been in love with the joy that is playing with dolls.  It started with A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the vivid memory of all the finery that her new doll had, and imagine going into a shop and having clothes made specifically for a doll! 

As a child I played with dolls and was particularly taken with a My Child doll, it being, in my humble opinion, a prettier doll than the Cabbage Patch, which I wasn't allowed anyway!  But joy of joys it was possible to buy additional clothes for the My Child doll, fond memories and now my daughter happily plays with the doll too.

My lovely doll, name forgotton though!

Now as an adult and a mother of a daughter my dolly interests have piqued again.  At a young age it is already important for my daughter to be able to dress and undress her doll and being able to sew I could provide her doll with a selection of clothes appropriate for that days play. 

My intention is that this blog will be full of dolly goodness and give a little insight into my fledgling Etsy shop!

Thank you for stopping by,

The Dolls Dressmaker x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

The First

The first blog post of many I hope.  Chronicling my attempts to set up an Etsy shop selling clothing for dolls.

It's all a steep learning curve, learning how to blog just being one element of it all.

Hope to be back here soon!