Monday, 11 March 2013

Ready for Easter

 Meet Violet.
Her body was dark blue fabric but I have stamped it and painted it with a variety of fabric and acrylic paints.Her hair is carded sheep's wool.

Sarah and I changed the window again today ready for Easter. We try to make it look as different as we can and this usually starts with a colour. Looking at some of the items in the shop which had not fitted in previous schemes  we decided on dark blue/purple. It is mainly the pottery and ceramics that have been featured with a few other items for interest.  including some glass work, my encaustic eggs and a wall hanging Geds steam punk jewellery and a felted rabbit.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Daisy was made to replace Liberty who sold last week. Each of these dolls take me three days to make and a lot of arm ache.  The hands are quite tricky but are so cute. Muscle power is needed to form the head and also it is amazing just how much stuffing goes  into each one.  I just love seeing how their characters develop. I have no idea when I start how they are going to look, its a bit like giving birth. The only thing I start with is a colour. The next one is going to be dark blue/purple so watch this space.