Thursday, 22 April 2021

on your birthday

 hi and good morning
i'm popping in with a card share today as i have managed to do a little colouring in between knitting and making more Waldorf inspired dolls.


the card was another request from a colleague for a friends birthday with a farm theme and possibly a tractor, sadly i don't have an image of a tractor and this image was chosen. i hope the recipient likes her card.

my list of goodies
colours used:
skin: vintage photo, tattered lace, worn lipstick
hair: walnut stain
cap: faded jeans
jacket: old paper, forest moss
jeans: faded jeans
boots: black soot, pumice stone
dog: walnut stain, antique linen
gate: antique linen, walnut stain
wall: pumice stone

and my supplies:
fade resistant dye ink: memento - expresso truffle
Tim Holtz:  distress ink
Fabriano 5 - water colour paper
7"x7" base card
papers: designer paper: maja - denim girls, dark blue card
dies: spellbinders, joy-crafts and do-hickey
stamps: lili of the valley - in the country. various sentiment stamps from my stash
pink satin ribbon


thanks for stopping by enjoy your day.

and craft happy. Ann x


Monday, 19 April 2021

April


 hi everyone
stopping by to share another completed Waldorf/Mary Jane tearoom inspired doll.
April has been loving made using a variety of natural yarns, threads and filling.
as spring is in the air i have chosen colours to match the season, hues of beautiful green, lilacs, pinks and warm white for her clothes and a warm blonde wig.


April has a lovely pink/mauve dress (lace yarn) complete with a beautiful multi coloured cardigan (conniston fingering yarn). her wig has been hand made using wild brush-able mohair and i have plaited it to one side and added a small pink ribbon.

April has been hand knitted (body, clothes & wig), needle felted and hand sewn (head) from start to finish.

small list of materials used (including links)
pattern for the body is from: Mary Janes Tearoom
yarns used for her body are from:
and other items:
wig: wild brush-able mohair
&
face fabric: de-witte jersey
the lace yarn was in my stash.

as always i like to give a shout out to those that inspire me on my projects:
North coast dolls
Susan Hickson: mary jane tearoom dolls
lalia dolls
dear little doll
little oke dolls
to name a few.

thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening
and craft happy. Ann
 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

wonderful birthday wishes

hi and good morning everyone
sharing my latest card creation with you all.

 


every now and again i am asked to make a birthday/baby/wedding/wedding anniversary card.
this card is for a colleague at work and his request were as follows:
had to have a large birthday cake
not to be too girlie
and had to include friendship somewhere on the card.

so i decided to start backwards in creating the card base first (based on a previous card i had made) colour a couple of images (to choose from) once the image had been chosen attach it to the card. the stampingbella image will be saved for another project.
here's a little photo journey of the card:





colours used:
skin: vintage photo, tattered lace, worn lipstick
hair: walnut stain, antique linen
dresses: faded jeans, chipped sapphire, spun sugar, worn lipstick, speckled egg and picked raspberry.
cakes: antique linen, walnut stain, tea-dye, rusty hinge, wild honey, chipped sapphire, fosilized amber and ripe persimmon

and my supplies:
fade resistant dye ink: memento - expresso truffle
Tim Holtz:  distress ink
Fabriano 5 - water colour paper
7"x7" base card
papers: cream card, designer paper: maja - denim girls
dies: spellbinders, LDRS and joycraft
stamps: lili of the valley - cake glorious cake, stampingbella - bree loves buttercream. various sentiment stamps from my stash


thanks for stopping by enjoy your day.

and craft happy. Ann x





Monday, 5 April 2021

happy birthday

hi and good morning 
popping in with a little shabby chic creation.
i do love stamps by Lili of the Valley and was estatic when they recently released some polymer stamps that quickly ended up in my basket, and today i'm sharing my first creation using Grace.


thier images feel slightly smaller than the rubber stamps but they are adorable non the less.
it felt like forever since my distress re-inkers were out and i have to admit i felt a little rusty.


on the colouring front my thirst to colour and create cards has not fully returned and it's small steps again at the minute (doll making keeps distracting me lol) my craft room is a little cluttered and now my kitchen is near completion i can move my boxes back to the kitchen and start to enjoy my craft room again.

colours used:
skin: vintage photo, tattered lace, worn lipstick
hair: walnut stain, antique linen
dress: broken china, faded jeans, mowed lawn, chipped sapphire, victorian velvet, spun sugar, aged mahogany.
flowers and ground: aged mahogany, mowed lawn, old paper

and my supplies:
fade resistant dye ink: memento - expresso truffle
Tim Holtz:  distress ink
Fabriano 5 - water colour paper
7"x7" base card
papers: cream card, designer paper: lemon craft
dies: LDRS
rubber stamp: lili of the valley - Grace & lotv sentiments



thanks for stopping by enjoy your day.

and craft happy. Ann x


 

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Daisy

 hi everyone
stopping by to share another completed waldorf/mary jane tearoom inspired doll.
this little cutie will be winging her way to her new nursery very soon to watch over a beautiful baby girl.



this little cutie took me a while to finish and she looks gorgeous in her little pink dress (own pattern) and white cotton jumper (based on a MJT top down dress)

i thought it would be nice to share a small photo journal of Daisy's journey. 
my dolls always start with a coloured yarn in mind for their shoes and the colour of his/her hair.


fabric for her face is from:
i have managed to create semi perfect eyes (a first for me)


her wig is adorable (large loop mohair from Little oke dolls)


pattern for the body is from: Mary Janes Tearoom
yarns used for her body are from:
and


Daisy has been filled with natural wool filling



her features are created using:
DMC embroidary floss
bees wax crayon


and i have added a green and pink headband

Daisy

Daisy has been hand sewn (including her dress) from start to finish.

as always i like to give a shout out to those that inspire me on my projects:
North coast dolls
Susan Hickson: mary jane tearoom dolls
lalia dolls
dear little doll
little oke dolls
to name a few.

thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend
and craft happy. Ann


Tuesday, 16 March 2021

new outfit for Rosie

 good morning everyone
popping in with a qickish post
sharing a new outfit i have created for Rosie


whilst i am a fan of Eden Cottage Yarns (4ply)
i saw the exquisite coniston fingering yarn on her web site the other week and i decided to buy a hank (100gms)
i have to say i am in love with the quality, colouring and finish this yarn has produced.
it is on the expensive side for dolls clothes and if i am frugal enough it should make up to 3 to 4 decent outfits.

thanks for stopping by.
enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann 

Friday, 26 February 2021

meet Amber

 hi and good morning 
to you all
i have a new Waldorf inspired doll to share with you all
this is Amber:



i have to say i am really, really pleased with my new doll, her face is super sweet, her curly hair is devine and her little outfit is beautiful ( i have surpassed myself).


Amber has a beautiful auburn curly wig ( large loop mohair - little oke dolls)
and is wearing a cute cardigan



a sweet skirt made from a fat quater pile from hobbycraft


her jumper is made using anchor cotton


and her body is knitted (inspired by a MJT's doll pattern tearoom doll Molly)


supplies come from a variety of sources:
little oke dolls
the knitters attic
toft yarns
west yorkshire spinners

                                                        here's a list of goodies used:
face fabric: de-witte - doll jersey - little oke dolls
knitted body: 
hand & legs: toft - fine yarn- oatmeal
socks & body: west yorkshire spinners - 4ply
shoes & knickers: eden cottage yarns milburn 4ply
jumper: anchor cotton 
cardigan: snuggly merino 4ply 
hair: large loop mohair - copper
features: DMC embriodary floss and bees wax crayon.
knitting needles: 2.25mm

i'd like to welcome all new followers

thanks for stopping by,
enjoy your day and craft happy, Ann 



Thursday, 25 February 2021

Penny up-date

hi everyone
stopping by with an up-date on one of my earlier dolls:
Penny.
Penny has had a little make over

Penny

i don't know about you when you are learning something new you think you always know better (this is me all over). i tend to run before i can walk as i get so giddy when i'm learning new things and my dolls are no exception. i made Penny a little while ago i knew i had to improve on making/felting dolls faces and i decided the other day to amend Penny's face and tadah the new Penny above complete with a super sweet waldorf inspired face and below the original Penny (who was sweet).


original Penny

thankfully changing the heads over was fairly simple.
onto new doll news
i have a super sweet new doll to share that will appear on my blog soon..
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening stay safe and 
craft happy. Ann


 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Rosie a waldorf inspired hand made doll

 hi and good morning.
popping in today with another hand made doll

i'm pleased to share Rosie.


Rosie is approximately 12" tall and has a completed kntted body, a fabric face, knitted outfit and a mohair knitted and woven wig.
i have had so much fun making this doll.
 Roisies outfit was made a while ago and i've been waiting to make a doll with a body big enough for the outfit to fit. lol.

i am a big fan of Mary Janes tearoom dolls and i have used some of her patterns on this project for the dolls body, dress and coat, Rosies hat is my own design.
Rosies fabric head is a combination of inspiration from dear little doll (pattern) and a waldorf natural doll (you tube). all fabrics, wool, threads and stuffing that have been used to make the doll are all natural.
i have to admit there are still a few things i struggle with but every doll i make they are improving.
here is a little photo shot of Rosies journey: 













i just need to add a few buttons to Rosies coat and then she will be ready for anything..

as always i need to give a shout out to those that inspire me on my projects:
North coast dolls
mary jane tearoom dolls
lalia dolls
dear little doll
to name a few.

supplies come from a variety of sources:
little oke dolls
the knitters attic

                                                        here's a list of goodies used:
face fabric: de-witte - doll jersey - little oke dolls
knitted body: 
arms: toft - fine yarn- oatmeal
tights & body: west yorkshire spinners - 4ply
shoes: snuggly merino 4ply
dress: crazy zauball sock wool 
jacket: opal sock wool 
hair: brushable mohair
features: DMC embriodary floss and bees wax crayon.
knitting needles: 2.25mm

thanks for stopping by,
enjoy your day and craft happy, Ann