Saturday, 21 July 2012

Summer Face

My first proper attempt at patchwork...I'm in love! A terribly kitsch cutie cushion.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Clara and the Moon

At long last I've finally finished Clara Moonbeam! She's was the first doll I made in these limbs and then ended up getting put on the back burner, we could never actually work out on what to wear..I think in total there was about 5 outfits made till I came to the idea that this was the one and it would actually stay put.

Clara wears an off cream 1930s rayon tassels for her dress, with 1920s satin ribbon straps..a oh so sweet hand embroidered and pom pom antique trim. So fabulous for dancing. She also has a matching antique lace underwear set underneath (however you will only ever see glimpses of these as her dress is sewn on to her body).

Her shoes are black silk velvet and black suede leather soles, and each have a little cream pearl. Her seamed stockings are indeed old 1950s ones which never seemed to suit my own shade. 

Clara's headdress is made up of old 1920s millinery flowers and I've chosen a creamy green straw trim..   I adore this lady, and find her to be a right character. 

Friday, 13 July 2012



Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mr Blue Budgerigar

I cannot express how much I would love a feathered friend to keep me company at home and at work... But my fellow other says no.. I suppose he is right, a bird in a cage isn't quite right. Especially when we now have the lovely blue tits  and the marvellous green parakeets visiting us down here in Peckham , don't you just love that the parakeets are the new pigeon ?

I'll just have to sew them all instead.. and then one day, when I'm not on the 4th floor.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Swift Sisters

Ivy and Rose the Swinging Trapeze Sisters

A smaller circus themed doll