Friday, April 30, 2010

"Yellow Bowl"- acrylic on board.


I made a pirate as i thought he would appeal to some boys, but girls have shown a lot of interest in him,( mostly older girls),something to think about. i have plans for an army ,military type ?, he just hasnt quite come to me yet. see what tomorrow brings!

"Hand Me Down Dolls"

Hand Me Down Dolls are made from calico, previously used , when i can find it ,otherwise i use new. i tea stain the fabric & wash it before cutting out. i also draft my own patterns. the dolls are hand & machine stitched.sometimes i use hand printed or painted fabric, but always try to use recycled, which comes from op shops, friends & family.edens dress is made from an old cotton pillowcase ,very soft & worn, some of the buttons are from an old tin my grandmother gave me a long long time ago. her hair is strips of torn fabric. my hope is that the owners of these dolls will pass them on when they have outgrown them. each doll is a , one of a kind maybe similar , but each one is different.

Eden , a raggy doll made from tea dyed calico.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Sorry guys for the typo...having a bit of trouble playing with words and news is good news???...still working on ideas for projects and additions for the blog...will add something new soon...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Big sister...little sister

Little dolls for little girls..made from scraps of a little quilt..which was also made from scraps...old blouses found at a charity shop or saved from a trip to the charity shop...
I have found some of Mum's old patterns of little toys, originally designed for felt...but I will try them using denim and cord pieces that I have...
Also got an old pattern book for at least the 60's..and they also talk about recycling old clothes....everything old is new again!!!!


made from old jeans & t-shirt .

Nellie,a recycled raggy doll

try again

still trying to get my blog happening in the right place.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

denim makeover




another use for old flannelette shirts and jeans that no longer fit....worn out pockets and zips

have also used the pockets for those treasures that are handy to keep close....???

Saturday, April 17, 2010

here we are !!!



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