Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joseph's Amazing coat and hat sets

This weekend I will be listing 4 sets in this collection. I have just managed to squeeze 4 out of the yarn I spun. It's so soft and wonderfully bright! I felt this yarn just HAD to be turned into coats. They will sell for $65 per set and I will list randomly over the weekend rather than all at once to give people from different time zones more chance of getting one if they are interested.
The coats have lovely handmade rainbow heart buttons decorating the front and laser cut felt flowers and butterflies dotted around. The silver highlights give a bit of sparkle to them :)

I will also be listing the hanspun sweater dress and hat set along with these that I have put preview pics of on flickr

I Hope you like them!

*Hen news: We will be fetching 4 new girls on Friday so hopefully I will get some pics and have more luck now. Please...I think I am due some good luck!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sorry, a bit more sad stuff

On Thursday last week ANOTHER neighbours dog managed to get into our garden, tear, shred and basically destroy our chicken pen and kill Barbara and Penny :(
I feel so so sad about it all.

We are in the process of putting HEAVY duty wire on the pen and repairing the hen house ready to fetch some more ladies on Friday. I will not be beaten by this! The owner of the dog just did not realise the damage a dog can do when its natural instincts kick in. She was very upset and shocked at the way he had demolished our hard work and killed the ladies in their nest boxes. I am confident that they understand now the importance of keeping their dog confined to their garden. I just wish everyone who has a dog would understand this.

So I am busy going all around my house and garden putting steel mesh in EVERY hole and gap no matter how small. It will soon be like a prison. No getting in and no getting out. To anyone thinking of getting chickens please think of me and know that dogs can SHRED chicken wire as though it was made of thread and rip wood to pieces. Just to kill and then leave the bodies there for me to find.

Look out for the new ladies this weekend and say a little prayer for poor Barbara and Penny :(

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Love and Hate Collection

Based on some lovely tattoo inspired fabric I have created a little collection for your dollies to enjoy!

First is a dress with a crochet bodice and fabric skirt. Fastening with vintage beads at the front and trimmed with lace and sequins around the edge and a bow/ button/ charm at the waistband.

Next is a crochet dress with lace hem and gorgeous 'love' button at the waist. With 'flame' vintage sequins to finish off the decoration.

To go with these pieces I have made 4 felted red capes and 4 black mohair hats with matching decor. The hats are not tight so are suitable for your girls with more fluffy hair :)

I do hope you like them, they will be listed in my etsy shop through the day.

More pics are on flickr

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Granny Madge's 90th Birthday

Yesterday (15th October) was Granny Madge's 90th birthday!!! We had cake and sherry and sang and gave presents. She looked pretty happy to me :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tibetan Lambskin Scrap packs

Just in Jollypolly ;)


Fresh off the spinning wheel is my new handspun. I have had this roving for ages staring at me whispering 'spin me! spin me!' Well eventually I have! This will be turned into something special for Blythe, I have an idea in my head which I hope will work :)
I am having my first full day off work today with no jobs or errands to do and I really looking forward to it. I am planning on making up some fabric bundles for Jollypolly and maybe some more yarn/patterns. The nights are drawing in so quickly and its my most creative/productive time of the year. Winter does have it's good points!

This Friday will be Granny Madge's 90th birthday!!! We are going over to see her and give her lots of fuss and flowers. I will see if she is up to a photo maybe, she is doing well at the moment and managing by herself (with lots of visits and shopping etc done by my Mum and Dad) and seems quite happy. She is knitting a little but she does forget patterns so just makes little squares to stitch into kitty blankets :)

Well I'm off to enjoy my day, I hope you have a good one too!!

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Twilight Collection

This Sunday around 5pm ish UK time I will be listing my new Twilight collection in my etsy shop. I fancied doing a sort of grey and gloomy but pretty little collection and found some lovely owl and bat buttons which started it all off. I made some pure wool felted capes which have crocheted edges and beads and buttons scattered all over them. Then we have a collection of different hats all with one or two owl buttons on them. The crochet dress has frilled lace hem, ribbon and charm trim and vintage sequins sewn around the bottom. Metallic crocheted edges finish them off beautifully. I have 4 hats, 6 capes and 5 dresses for sale. All are different in their own way to make them one of a kind :)
Preview pics will be on flickr
Hope you like them, they are perfect for halloween and misty grey October evenings!

Please email me if you have any questions

It has been such a busy week and time has flown, the nights are darker (perfect for knitting and spinning!) and it's getting colder. I sort of like the thought of hibernating for a bit though and relish all the creative stuff I can do when the garden doesn't need my attention :)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Limited edition Pattern and yarn

I have put together a little special limited edition pack for the creative knitters among you. It is the Blythe boyfriend cardigan pattern complete with 3 balls of yarn in red, blue and cream. You can either make 3 all one colour or go mad with stripes or patterns :) It's up to you. These are for sale in my jollypolly etsy shop. Just 4 packs so grab one while you can.

My little part of Blythecon uk

My goodness I am so tired! Wonderful day yesterday though! Met lots of lovely people and dollies and saw so much dolly creativeness :) The piles of lovely dolly dresses hats and sweaters was AMAZING!!
Must admit to spending most of the day behind my stall hence the aching back today and then the train journey home was a bit hairy as me and Tom had to RUN through Birmingham station to get our connecting train to Derby. We literally had 2 minutes to do it! I am getting far too old to run like that! BUT, it was worth it and now I have had a good nights sleep and a lazy Sunday ahead of me :D
I have an etsy update later when I will be listing the 2 OOAK sets I promised. I will put some preview pics on flickr soon. Also The Rule Britannia collection will be for sale at the same time.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Ready to go!

Everything is done and ready for Blythcon and all I need to do now is get myself preened :)
Sad news this week as my sister can't come with me due to illness so my poor son Tom is now accompanying me. He will be good to carry my suitcase!! Can't wait to meet all of you that will be in Oxford on Saturday! Please come and have a natter with me, or Tom...he's good at nattering :)

For all my other dolly friends who are too far away to get to Blythecon uk, I have a little surprise. I have made 2 special OOAK sets that I am going to list on etsy on Sunday specially for the non-blythecon-ukers :) They are secret till Sunday when I will put pics on flickr as I list them. I will also list a few of the items from The Rule Britannia collection too ;) Not quite sure what time it will be as it depends on how tired I am from Saturday. Probably early eveining here 5 - 6pm ish UK time.

Have a lovely weekend everyone......wish me luck for Saturday!