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As today is remembrance day I had the theme of poppies buzzing around my head, a quick browse later, and I found this adorable Poppy peg doll tutorial on the Woolhalla blog.
Cute and simple to make...
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|Posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM||comments (2)|
I recently bought a large mixed lot of doll shoes and was left with quite a few pairs of doll shoes of non-standard sizes that just wouldn't fit any of my girls. So rather than waste them, I decided to try my hand at making earrings - here are the results
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I have now added a rerooting tutorial to the site. This particular tutorial shows how to reroot a Barbie or Sindy type fashion doll with nylon hair. You can see it here:
|Posted on May 27, 2011 at 9:06 AM||comments (0)|
Well, it's not perfect but it is finished! Unfortunately the fabric I used was a little stretchy, so my sewing machine refused to cooperate with it. Beacuse of this I had to sew the whole thing by hand. I also ended up rushing it a bit because my daughter asked me whether it was 'nearly finished' approximately once every five minutes, lol!
Not bad for a first attempt I suppose, and at least Gene has some dignity now
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|Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM||comments (2)|
I've just been working on some new doll clothes, and I make all my handmade dolls and doll clothes on my trusty vintage Jones D53 hand-cranked sewing machine from the 1950s. It weighs a ton and is the most reliable and trustworthy piece of technology I've ever had the pleasure to own!
I know that there are lots of old sewing machines knocking about, but usually the instructions have gone astray. Mine still has its manual so I decided to scan it in and share it...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM||comments (0)|
Neil Gaiman's Coraline is a favourite film in our house (and book), this short video looks at the tiny knitted items, all hand knitted in miniature for the film by the unbelievably talented Althea Crome.
Just thinking about knitting those miniscule, little gloves makes me squint!
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|Posted on February 1, 2011 at 4:39 AM||comments (1)|
You may have gathered by now that my elder brother is some kind of talented genius when it comes to craft type shenanigans! Here's a few pics of the blythe goodies he knitted me (or my girls at least!) for Christmas
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