Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Special Sets

Managed to finish two very special sets today as the weather is awful!
The first one has a Hooty theme and has a crochet dress with owl trim belt and felt owl decoration. It has a sewn in net underskirt too. The coat is made from a lovely soft multicoloured yarn and fastens with an owl button at the neck. To complete this set I have made a bright pink oversized beret which has been decorated with felt laces, bobbles and buttons.
The second set has a sweet as Honey theme with a crochet wool dress, edged with gold yarn, with a sewn in gold net underskirt trimmed with an embroidered ribbon covered in bees. It has a cream ribbon belt with a vintage mother of pearl miniature buckle and fastens with a tiny mother of peral button at the back. The dress has bees and beads on the skirt. This comes with an oversized beret made from luxury gold ribbon yarn and is trimmed with a beehive, gold net, felted laces and bobbles and little bees! So sweet :)
I will be listing these and the Magical Mushroom sets later today. They are OOAK and will not be repeated (but I may make something like this for SSC too!)
I hope you like them :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

A bit slow

I won't be listing today as I am a bit slow and need more time to get some things together. This week has been very hectic at work and I need a few hours time out tonight :)
I will however have some things ready for listing maybe Sunday when I have more time on my hands. The mushroom sets and some other surprises!
I will email the mailing list with times etc.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Magical Mushroom

I have had a bit of fun with a Fungi Theme! I bought some wonderful tiny felted mushrooms from woollyfabulous on etsy and have been staring at them for some time. Then on Monday evening it the design came to me! I used some dotty fabric to create a new hat design that I am really pleased with. The hat has the mushrooms danging from the ties at the sides and the dress has a tie belt with them on too. I stitched some cute toadstool buttons on too from textilegarden and ...voila!! the set was done! I'll be listing two of these on Friday along with maybe a couple of new coats if I get them finished. Its a bank holiday weekend for us here in the UK though so I won't be able to post till Tuesday next week as I can't get to the post office on a Saturday. I'm off now to finish the other set. They will be identical sets this time and only two of them. Hope you like :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SSC Flower Garden Sets

Just listed 3 Flower Garden sets for Strawberry Shortcake. Only just managed to get time to list!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Update Today

I'll be listing the new things today between 7 and 8pm UK time. I'm off to enjoy the garden while the weather is nice and talk to the chickens all day!
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Etsy update at the weekend

I know I have been a little preoccupied the last two weeks with Chicken stuff but I have been stitching in between too :) I have a second bunch of flowers for you for my Anniversary month which includes more coat and hat sets and more dresses. Also the Hoppiness coats and some SSC little sets.
I am pleased to announce too that Granny Madge has been knitting again!! She is getting a little frail these days and sometimes confused and bored but when I asked if she would like to make some hats again she perked up :) I bought some wonderful orgainic merino wool for her to knit with and left her to it. It really seems to have cheered her up and she is enjoying knitting immensely! I have decorated the hats with a crochet edge, crochet bell flowers and shell buttons. I have also knit a couple of cardi coats to co-ordinate with the hats.
I am hoping to take some pics today and list on Sunday evening (about 7pm UK time)
I'm off to bother the hens again now, I have them eating out my hand now!! It hasn't taken long for them to settle in and they don't even care when the cats walk past them now.
Happy Hens =Happy Jane :D

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What a weekend!

After last weeks doldrums the weekend made up for it! Me and the hubby went camping and had a fab time in the Peak District (a bit cold but we snuggled up in layers of fleece!) Then when we came home the chickens arrived!!! Thanks so much to everyone who bought a Chicken Run dress, we now have 3 lovely ladies called Barbara, Sheila and Penny! They are settling in and I LOVE them already!!
To then top off a lovely weekend I had an email from Fanny to say my interview was live on her blog I was so pleased to see how she had put it together. Thanks Fanny!!!
Take a look, she has some great interviews on there!
I'm off to pick up my mojo and get back to some creating now......Love to all of you and 3 little clucks from the young ladies down the garden :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In need of a little Hoppiness

Today I was feeling quite low and not sure how to lift myself out of the doldrums until.....the postie came with some cute new buttons!!! I had the perfect green coats all knit up so made some little lilypads and got stitching! So I spread a little 'Hoppiness' around and brought a smile to my miserable face :)
I will list them withe the other batch of Flower Garden sets when they are ready. I am trying to relax a bit so I may not get them done this week. I will send an email out when they are all ready to list.
Chicken News!!
They are expected to arrive by this weekend (though I am not holding my breath, they are like rocking horse poo!) I will obviously be taking lots of pics when they get here!!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Update Time

I will list the new Flower Garden collection first batch on Friday 7th May at 5pm ish UK time.
The Cardigan coat and hat sets are $45. The Dresses are $25 and the Cake sets are $15.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Inspiring Folk

Yesterday I met a lovely lady called Clare whilst I was out shopping for yarn. She mentioned she had an etsy shop so we swapped shop addresses and I had a peek this morning. Wow!! Her designs are AMAZING! She is one talented girl :) Its wonderful to meet other knitters out there and see their inspiring creations. Take a look at her shop, she has some accessories coming out soon too.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

May Flowers

First of all THANK YOU to everyone who bought a Chicken Run dress! We have paid for the coop and run and have ordered 3 hens which we are still waiting for. I'm so excited and will keep you posted when the ladies arrive :)

May is my Anniversary month and this year is my 3rd year of making dolly clothes! I have enjoyed myself so much so I must thank all my lovely customers over the last 3 years for allowing me to do what I love! To celebrate this I give you all FLOWERS! The Flower Garden collection will be up for sale starting this coming week. I have slouchy cardigan coats from a beautiful merino/silk/cashmere blend with matching berets and pretty as a posy little dresses with lace skirts. All have tiny crochet flowers and fabric leaves to decorate them. I have lots of pretty spring colours to delight your dollies. I will list a few each week as they are completed.

The garden is coming on a treat, everything is growing (including the weeds!!) Hopefully we will be munching on some fresh produce in the next few weeks :) All the hard work is done and now we just have to tidy up the BBQ area and we are all set for summer (PLEASE lets hope we get a good one!)