Monday, February 15, 2016


 Sweet patient Takara, you really are a little treasure! There have been so many dolls around lately, its been all hustle and bustle but Takara has sat on my sewing shelf completely starkers, playfully swinging her legs back and forth, content in watching all the commotion! Finally my dear it is your turn to be dressed, and you certainly have your own sense of style!

Takara and I are both fond of Japanese fashion, soft fabrics and vintage buttons - 
so deciding her outfit together was a doddle! Her wardrobe includes:
A pair of polka spot undershorts
Dove grey cotton velour shirt
Japanese floral cotton play-suit, finished with cotton lace and vintage porcelain buttons
A hand knitted tweed cardigan with cotton crochet pockets and trim
Fairisle style knee high knitted socks
Faux leather mary jane style shoes

But my patient girl has been in good company, a tiny woodland spirit has taken a shine to her - and is now never far from her side! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Willa and the wool

 One look at this little one and you know she is up to trouble! Willa like many of the ladybird dolls, is mischievous - she takes great delight in messing about with things she knows she shouldn't touch, telling funny stories and most of all, not listening to what she is told! But you couldn't be cross with her could you - because I know she is just far far too busy in her own little world to listen to what I have to say! Who wants to help put away some dishes when you are really quite sure that a unicorn just leaped over the garden fence?! 
Yes, yes - Willa will surely entertain you with her fantastical tales 
( but I wouldn't let her anywhere near your knitting wool! )

  Like butter wouldn't melt right?!

Of late most of my dolls have been large delicate creations, less suited as a child toy - but I am happy to say that this robust young lady is keen to join a busy playful household! Should you wish to adopt Willa, she is over in my hyenacart shop now :) xx