Doll Making, Handcrafting, Textile Stories

Meet the Dolls 2 – The Clog Maker


My little clog maker doll has even managed his own mini clogs.

Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll, Textile Stories

Meet the dolls 1 – The Fisherman


William the Fisherman doll

Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action, Textile Stories

The camaraderie of crafting


It's hard to describe, but as I sit here in this lobby, with strangers I consider friends I'm realising this isn't something that can be put into words.

Craft Business, Handcrafting

The Romance of Pattern Writing


I came across a funny little story recently in the book "No Idle Hands - The social history of American knitting" by Anne L. Macdonald. The story tells of a well known bag maker from New England back in the 18th Century. Matilda Emerson, who had a bit of a thing for her widowed parson.… Continue reading The Romance of Pattern Writing

Doll Making, My Little Crochet Doll

My Little Crochet Dolls Video Tutorials


Here is the complete set of Video Tutorials on the My Little Crochet Doll pattern.

Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll

The New Improved Crochet Doll


I've just finished a series of video tutorials, made in my usual home made style. They're available on YouTube and the first one starts here:

Doll Making, My Little Crochet Doll

Face Painting Kits


Some time ago I decided I wasn't happy with my dolls having plain plastic dots for eyes. I tried painting onto the safety eyes, but the paint peeled off too easily. The problem with crochet eyes is that the stitches don't line up squarely as they do in knitting, so counting stitches doesn't work either.