Wednesday, 23 July 2014


A very handy and useful thing to have are pin boards and they are also a lovely way to use up some fabric.

My eldest has a homemade pin board and wouldn't thank me for a fabric one but littlest has a lot of tiny bits of paper that she MUST keep and has nowhere to put them.

Some lovely Belle and Boo fabric, strawberry ribbon, a staple gun and a hammer and job done.

I liked it so much I thought I should have one too!

Of course mine is resting on the recycling bin rather than being fixed up on the wall but never mind!

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New Model

A new model is getting in on the act!

As it's now the school summer holidays I also have an assistant in the work room, happily she brings her dolls with her.

I think this new model will do.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Ahoy there!

Remember this post?  I have FINALLY finished this poor little boat.

A close up of the Liberty sail

I am really pleased with it and I am sure it will sail a lot faster now it's had a Liberty makeover!

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A tiny teddy

It's lovely to be able to make things, especially when they have been so politely requested and you know very much longed for.

A young lady's birthday is coming up and a request for a tiny, pink teddy please was made.

I have a month left so (hopefully) I won't be sewing his nose on at midnight the night before, but the children finish for summer holidays today so I will have to hide my sewing from inquisitive eyes!

A Jennifer Murphy Maxwell bear pattern and fabric was ordered and he is turning out to be very cute!

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Thursday, 10 July 2014


Mostly I like to make my dresses to my own timetable, so many things can interfere and I dread letting people down so generally I don't take custom orders but when a very nice lady politely enquired if it was possible I could make my dress but with sleeves I thought I might just give it a go!

I have been thinking about sleeves for a while so this was the perfect opportunity to dive in.

It wasn't as complicated as I thought but the resulting dress only fits a Miss Corolle doll (36cm/14in) or very similar, unlike my sleeveless dresses that fit a wider range of dolls.

I like them, what do you think?

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