Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm


Today I was thinking about the Farmer doll so I took a trip to a local farm. Meanwood Valley farm (www.mvuf.org.uk) is a charity run farm near the centre of Leeds. It's a short bus ride out and a few minutes walk from the bus stop and it's only £2 for adults and 50p for… Continue reading Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll

The Final in sight


Who'd have thought I'd get here? After four years I'm near the end of my degree, and I think I'm ready. I've one project left to do and ten weeks to get it done. My final project... Dolls. Yep, I started University loving making dolls and tried hard to do something else, but I've realised… Continue reading The Final in sight

Handcrafting, reviews, Textile Stories

Designer Makers I like


Here’s a list of designer makers I like. They might not be big names, or money making wonders and might never be exhibitors but I like them. For me a designer maker is someone who makes things to sell and not a huge scale exhibitor, I like the idea of small time local designer makers.… Continue reading Designer Makers I like

Doll Making, Handcrafting

Miniature Crochet


Been working on this outfit for a couple of days. It’s a Christening dress made from cotton thread, size 1.75mm hook. It’s not sewn or glued to the doll as most dolls house dolls are, but the dress is removable by undoing the tiny button on the back of the dress and the bonnet is… Continue reading Miniature Crochet

Doll Making, Free Makes, My Little Crochet Doll

My Little Crochet Doll – Gorjuss pattern


Well, I promised it for Christmas, almost a week late, but here she is... The Gorjuss doll pattern. She is a FREE pattern, but... You'll need to buy the My First Crochet Doll pattern to make her. She has underwear (as all dolls should have!), a dress, coat, hat, wristwarmers, socks and boots. You can… Continue reading My Little Crochet Doll – Gorjuss pattern

Doll Making, Free Makes

Free Pattern, Pepper Pot Doll raincoat


What a busy but great day. The Pepper pot doll pattern is finished and on Etsy. One problem I've had is not having a scanner. Every time I draw something I have to take it all the way to Inkwell or a local stationary shop (who seem to charge a lot for the service) but… Continue reading Free Pattern, Pepper Pot Doll raincoat

Doll Making, Free Makes

Pepperpot Dolls


I am about a week away from finishing the pepperpot doll pattern and am just so excited about it. The pepperpot dolls is inspired by Gingermelon and the girls from my felt sewing class. They're 6 inches tall (the size of a pepperpot!) and have a variety of styles to make each doll just as… Continue reading Pepperpot Dolls