Monday, April 23, 2007
This is a picture of Esther our pioneer doll. She used to have a mate called Zeb but unfortunately he is no longer around. There are some Zebs out there somewhere though. We only made a few... maybe one day we will be inspired to make him again. Esther nowadays is mainly made to order. She has been created in many different colours. My favourite being in soft lavender needle cord with a small lilac check blouse and bonnet. Almost kept her, but luckily I still see her now and again as she took up residence at my lovely friend Sarah's house.
Today has been a doll day.....
The Flora outfits have been stitched and her apron sewn. Just her clogs and hat to do now, then clothing her, adding the hair and embroidering her face. Quite a few processes to each of these sweet gardener dolls. We do love making them though.
Isadora is our fairy doll. She was originally made in plain coloured linens. Last Christmas we showcased a vintage and retro Isadora range, which proved really popular. We have been sourcing fabrics for these today and have 10 different fabrics ready to cut and make into dresses.
We also have a new doll which we are prototyping... we shall keep her a secret for the moment ... and if she works out we will post her later on. We are still musing over her name.
Speaking of names Cherry at pixie wood has opened up a competition asking for readers to name a bag... think I might have a go.
Cherry is the first person who has read this blog (other than my family) and made contact. Thanks so much, it made my Sunday!
Also check out her 'In the bag' on her food blog about creating a recipe from three pre chosen seasonal foods. A really great idea. I will be checking back for inspiration.