Sunday, February 28, 2016
This is my latest creation a vintage style pink piggy wearing a lovely handmade dress.
I started with the dress then worked on the little piggy.
I love working on these up turned trunk elephants, I love the eye lashes.
This is the first dress i created for 2016. I also handmade the hat she is wearing.
I have used some vintage style lace for the bottom of the lace dress.
A teacup elephant made from a vintage style cream viscose I have added some vintage lace to her body and a couple of vintage buttons.
You can see the detail a bit better on this photo.
Another elephant wearing one of my handmade dresses.
This elephant is looking very french in her cream and black dress.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
I have been trying for so long to make some large changes in the studio but it always seemed to hard as i wanted to move large cabinets. being a new year I thought i would just dive right in and do it.
When i first moved into this bedroom it had built in wardrobes, I removed the doors and put shelving in but it seemed like a wasted space. So out came the shelving and in the cabinets went which gives me more room in the studio.
Here is a small collection of my vintage goodies
I love my Raggedy Old Annie dolls, well i love any dolls. That's how i started my craft life as a doll maker in 2002. I took till 2008 to start making teddy bears and i found my passion.
A basket full of vintage lace.
Lots of little treasures.
My beautiful Inn Country hand painted sign. I started my first shop in 2007 and it was called Inn Country. I asked a really wonderful person to paint the sign for me. Natasha Burns. Since i closed the last shop in 2013 the sign has hung in the studio. I wonderful memory to keep from the shop.
I still have a lot of work to do in the studio. I wanted to share where i started with the changes.
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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Meet Edith, She is an Old Style Teddy bear with a touch of Old World Charm.
I have been playing around with this one for a couple of weeks on and off.
She looked like this Friday morning.
Last night she was at this stage, I was playing around with some vintage lace collars.
I loved this one but it didn't quite hit the mark, I was looking for a little more old world charm.
This morning i changed her lace collar for a vintage wrap. She now looks perfect.
I just have to finish off her ears and she should be on etsy this afternoon.
Her name came to me this morning once i had changed her collar for the wrap. I also added a vintage charm of a little girl.
I really love her deep Chocolate Colour
I really do love making these Teddy bears and other creations.
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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Well Christmas has been and gone and New Year's Eve, It seems like it was only yesterday that i put the Christmas tree up, We had a wonderful New Year's Eve in the city watching the fireworks, first time i have seen it in Brisbane and i have lived in Brisbane for 23 years.
This was Christmas Eve, all presents wrapped! We had a lovely Christmas with family then off to more family on boxing day.
I finished all my orders the week before Christmas so i could work on my daughters Christmas presents see below photo. Gorgeous elephant
I totally fell in love with little elephant Her name is Paris, which is my daughters name.
I also made her a fabric sewing book and pin keep and also a pin cushion. she loved them all.
I updated my French bunny pattern, over the holidays, no changes to the pattern, I just gave her a vintage look and took her hat off. I love her new look.
I also working on another vintage style fabric sewing book, it is on etsy now for sale.
I am updating another one of my patterns at the moment. My tiny elephant photo's to come soon.
I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with family and friend and a wonderful New Years Eve.
wow it is 2016. Time flies when your having fun.
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