Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Santa Baby.......

....... slip a little dress under the tree for me!!

Just in time for Xmas I have made a little festive dress to delight your Dollies! Made from pure wool hand-knitted into a short sweater dress that fastens at the back with a vintage glass button. Trimmed with creamy marabou feather trim and tiny sequin flowers.

I have enough supplies to make ten of these dresses so I will take orders on a first come first served basis and make them up as they are ordered rather than making the whole batch.
They are $30 each + postage and if ordered in time I will make sure they are finished and posted before the last Xmas posting date of 10th December.
If you are interested in ordering one please email me: janepierrepont@aol.com with your paypal address and location (so I can charge the right amount for postage) and I will send you an invoice.

I am also working on a totally new project which will be revealed VERY soon ;) Keep a watch!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winter Warmers this weekend

I have 4 little Winter Warmer coats for Blythe going in the shop this weekend. A bit of a blast from the past (well last winter actually!) to keep your dollies warm and cozy! Also added to the shop are a couple of bargain bits from the Rule Britannia collection in October. These have been reduced and are the last 3 pieces from this collection.

Also don't forget you can use the coupon code BLACK2010 in my jollypolly shop to get 25% off everything in there till Tuesday 30th November. Stock up on my yarn stash bags, mohair scraps and fabric or get yourself a knitting pattern to make something for your Blythe!

Keep Warm Everyone!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday Discount in JollyPolly!

On Friday 26th November you can get 25% off everything in my JollyPolly etsy shop!! Just enter the code BLACK25 when you checkout and your discount will be instantly deducted. This coupon will last for the whole of the weekend and expire on Tuesday 30th. You can stock up on yarn stash bags, mohair scraps, fabric and other crafty supplies, or have a go at knitting for your Blythe doll with one of my patterns :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US! (and anyone outside the US who celebrates too!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Listing Twinkle Twinkle Items

I have listed a few items from the Twinkle Twinkle collection in the shop and will list a couple more in about an hour. Then more in the morning about 9am UK time and in the afternoon about 3pm UK time. After that I will list anything I get finished as it is completed. I will post on Wednesday and Thursday. I do hope you like my luxurious little lots, I wish I could make me sized!!
 If you have any questions please email me  at: janepierrepont@aol.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle

Little stars!!

Finished a lot of the new Blythe collection (still plenty more in my project boxes!!) and have taken some pics. I am loving all these sparkles and luxury yarns and I'm knee deep in marabou and gold stars :)
I won't waffle on about all the different yarns and trims I have used but have used cashmere, alpaca, mohair, my own hand spun, marabou, lurex, metallic vinyl and LOTS of gold stars to name just a few materials. I do hope that you like my Xmas creations, I have LOVED making them :)
If anyone ever wants to know where I have got certain supplies from please ask, I like to promote the people I buy from and share the gems I find!

I will be listing these items from the beginning of next week in batches at times to allow for the different time zones. I will continue to list until all my yarn is used up or the last Xmas posting date arrives, whichever is the soonest!

Back to my stitching then..........

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Xmas collection is coming along!

I am working really hard at the moment on my Blythe doll Xmas Collection. I have been spinning some lovely soft cashmere and wool blend roving and searching all over the place for lovely supplies to make a wonderful luxurious collection of clothes for the holidays :) I am up to my knees in sparkles and twinkles and sumptuous loveliness! Hopefully will get some nice pics in the next few days of the first batch of goodies but for now I have a sneaky peek pic taken on my phone for you to get a glimpse at what Polly will be offering your dolly for Xmas!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Pattern!!!!

I have just finished writing the new pattern! The slouchy roll neck cardigan that I have made LOTS of is now available as a pdf download on Ravelry. This is knit using a DK weight yarn (or worsted/8ply for US) It is a very adaptable pattern that I think is easy to knit. You can start at the yoke and not have a roll neck, make it longer or shorter.....the possibilities are endless :)
I have knit it in various yarns including noro silk garden lite, bamboo and soya, merino and also my own handspun. Each has its own character and charm.

I do hope you enjoy knitting this, please though, as with the other pattern if you have any problems please contact me. I am new to writing patterns and may make mistakes or not explain things properly sometimes! I haven't put the tension on this as it seemed to vary according to the yarn I used. So sometimes the cardi came out bigger, sometimes smaller. The dolls didn't seem to care as long as they looked stylish :)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Meet the girls :)

The new hens are settling in lovely and have now got official names.
(From bottom pic to top)
We have Teasy-Weasy aka Peach who is a Columbine and should lay blue eggs at some point (we think she is keeping us waiting to build up the excitement!)
Then we have Zelda, a Cou Cou who is very pretty, very greedy and rules the roost.
Next is Chicken, who is a Copper Black and a bit nervous with the most beautiful feathers!
And last but by no means least is Xena (my little warrior princess) who is a Rhode Black and makes a BIG noise when she is annoyed!

Here hoping we have a bit more luck now...please!

*Dolly News*

Bit of a freestyle week with some bits and bobs popping up here and there while I work on my Xmas collection. Hopefully some will be ready next week to bring some sparkle to the holidays :)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Deep Purple and Pink Champagne

I have made a little collection around the handspun I made the other week. I created a little crochet cap with pure wool big pom pom and little ties at the side. To match this I have knit some little sweater dresses in a lovely deep purple and a pale 'champagne' pink.
I have 5 hats and 5 dresses so far but I may have a couple more maybe later on.

Lovely and snuggly and beautiful colours :)

They are in the shop now :)