Craft Business, Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll

Wool vs Acrylic

An important post on the benefits of wool over acrylic with a must see video.

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, Social Action, Textile Stories

Bang Bang

When I made the cowboy outfit for MLCD (My little crochet doll) I pondered whether it was right. Should I be making dolls that typically carry guns? I live in the UK, where Cowboys/Cowgirls are in short supply, but I'm pretty sure there is more to being a cow-person than shooting things. Feeding cows, herding… Continue reading Bang Bang

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

A doll making history

A few days ago, while day-dreaming, I asked myself, When did my love of doll making start? I have been crocheting for over 6 years, probably making crochet dolls for 5 years, maybe less. But as I thought about it I realised my doll making history goes back a long, long way and it has… Continue reading A doll making history

Doll Making, Textile Stories

Teen Doll Comp Shop

Give me a car and caravan and lots of clothes over fancy wings, light up dresses and gimmicky one trick ponies any day.

Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

Share the Love

For sometime now I've been playing with the idea of leaving handmade toys for strangers to find. It all started when I was on the bus, actually not one bus journey, but several journeys watching kids get on with nothing to do except sit still. Wouldn't it be magical if I could hand each child… Continue reading Share the Love

Doll Making, Handcrafting, reviews

Dolly time Dolls

I keep seeing these adorable little knitted dolls on Ravelry and decided to buy a pattern to try. I bought the Little Belle pattern. The patterns are created by Wendy Phillips who published on Ravelry as Dollytime. I love the sweet, friendly natured faces and colourful outfits. Wendy has patterns in several sizes and I'm… Continue reading Dolly time Dolls