Wednesday, 22 August 2012


A little out of my usual style - I was asked to create a debutante Shabby Annie for a dear friend. Her niece (Hannah) was turning sweet 16 on the same day as she was doing her debutante ball. I was sent a photo of her and her dress - I was quite happy with how she turned out, though I did have to put a stick inside her to support her neck. The hair is single stranded all over so very heavy. I had no tiara so shes has a pearl stranded hair piece with matching earrings. Her little gloves were the cutest part, I'll definitely have to make them on another doll in the future. She still is a little bohemian and barefoot under her gown.  :)

Some little letter blocks I made from paper clay and stamps.

Lately I've been a bit obsessed with making the perfect mushroom....

Here are some self cover buttons and wooden spools....

Hand stitched felt mushies....

Machine stitched felt mushies....

Still haven't nutted out the style I am happy with but will keep working on it!

And some hessian and lacy table runners - I might sell a couple of these, although I'm sure I could find places for them in my home - they are so pretty.

I did get to the Craft and Sew Show in Newcastle on the weekend and had a fab time with my lovely friend Megan. We are going to definitely make it our annual thing! Will post some pics soon of the goodies I got!!!

Have a nice weekend - happy creating   :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Meet Marie!!

For a while I have been playing around with the idea of some 18th century inspired Shabby Annies - so after a 
considerable amount of research (watching some movies based around then) I have finally created 'Marie' ;) I hope you love her as much as I do!!

I have done a little bit extra work on her accessories and her dress and she has caused quite a commotion in our household, mostly everyone has contributed to some part of her - and so proud of my 12 yr old son for holding his first Shabby Annie!!!  His lack of interest had never really caught my eye, but with everyone else arguing over names and hair bits and earrings, beauty spots etc ... his curiosity got the better of him - but shhhhh..... can't tell anyone!  ;)

Not too sure yet if I want to sell her - she'd have to have a fair price on her for the amount of blood sweat and tears I have put into her!!  

Have a nice day!