Saturday, 15 February 2020

new knitted doll for 2020

hi and welcome to my share for today

a new knitted doll to my stash
All my knitted dolls are made using natural wools and are filled using hi-loft polyester stuffing.
my project for today is a pretty in pink doll whom i've named
Polly

meet Polly:





i have used a variety of wools from:
jamiesons of shetland (spindridrift for her skin), west yorkshire spinners (4ply signature for her shoes, tights/leg, knickers, under top and part of her dress), debbie bliss (dk for her hair) and kid haze silk (top of her dress).
Polly is approimately 12" tall.
her features are created using:
black and pink embriodary floss with bees wax crayon for her blushed cheeks and i have added a fine white ribbon on her dress.

thanks for stopping by.
enjoy what ever you are creating and craft happy. Ann



Monday, 20 January 2020

2019's last knitted doll


good morning and welcome to my knitted share for today
the last doll i made in 2019.
a 9" ponytailed doll with a cute little blue pinafore, matching coloured shoes, white socks and white top and a pale blue satin ribbon for her hair. 
my doll:

 

for this little cutie i have used various wools from:
Jamiesons of shetland, West Yorkshire Spinners and Debbie Bliss


her features are created using:
black and pink embroidary floss and a bee's wax crayon for her cheeks.
for her hair i have split my wool to create finer hair and it has been attached using a chrocet hook and secured with a few stitches here and there.

over the next few weeks i have planned to clear, de-clutter and reorganise my craft room and continue with a couple of projects i have on the go that will be shared later in the year.
i love weddings.

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




Thursday, 2 January 2020

knitted dolls from 2019

hi and Happy New Year to everyone

popping in with two of my last makes of 2019
1st a little knitted doll i have made for my Grandaughter Ruby for this Christmas.
her name is Mercedeses (may be mis-spelt lol)
i have used one of my patterns from MJT (body/head) and my own pattern for her arms and legs.
my doll is approx 9" tall and her hair has been added using a crochet hook and then sewn into place to keep secure and styled into a ponytail with a lovely burgandy ribbon.

my doll:





 i have used a variety of natural wools from:
jamiesons of shetland (spindrift), yorkshire spinners 4ply and schopple - Zauberball 

i have used 2 1/4mm knitting needles
various embriodary threads for her features
bees wax crayon for her cheeks.

and 2nd using the same size kneedles have knitted a boy that i have managed to complete before the end of 2019.



i still have a little perfecting on my male versions but i think my friend will be happy with him.
meet Karl.
products used:
spindrift peach & black - body, boots & hair
jumper - bergere
shorts - yorkshire spinners 4ply
both dolls have been stuffed with hi-loft polyester doll filling. 

i am hopful that 2020 my mojo will return in full and i can start enjoying my crafting again.
but for now:
thanks for stopping by, enjoy what ever you are creating and craft happy.

Wishing you all a prosperous, peaceful and happy 2020
Ann. x





Tuesday, 3 December 2019

merry christmas lili of the valley edwardian christmas

popping in with another chrismtas card today
and i hope all is well with you all
todays card i have done a little bit of fussy cutting around the image to create a topper and my card has been completed using lots of new dies to my crafting stash.
my image has been coloured with distress ink and i have used a 000 brush.
(i forget to mention my brushes).

my card:


i have used some beautiful papers from maja design and a little glitter card to add some sparkle.

list of goodies used:

stamps:
lili of the valley, edwardian christmas - image
medium:
memento ink: espresso truffle - image 
colouring medium - distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, walnut stain, bundled sage, chipped saphire, shaded lilac and weathered wood
papers:
6x6" white card base
papers - maja designs
white glitter card
fabriano 5 water colour paper
dies: merry christmas - pink & main, corner baubles - m & c (the works), precious bauble - memorybox
embellishments:
sakura & atyou glitter pens.

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x

Monday, 2 December 2019

Merry Christmas - lotv image

good morning crafters and welcome to my card share
a simple christmas card using a newly aquired die from memory box (precious snowflake)
linked together with other dies from my stash which are listed below.
my image has been coloured with distress ink and highlighted with sakura and atyou glitter pens.

my card:


i have used a varitey of papers, card and glitter card to create.

list of goodies used

stamps:
lili of the valley, 1920's christmas - image
sentiment stamp from my stash
medium:
memento ink: espresso truffle - image & sentiments
colouring medium - distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, walnut stain, bundled sage, antique linen, mowed lawn, shabby shutters.
papers:
6x6" white card base
merry little christmas - first edition
white glitter card
fabriano 5 water colour paper
dies: unbranded label, snowflake boarder - joycraft, precious snowflakes - memorybox
embellishments:
sakura & atyou glitter pens.

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x

Saturday, 30 November 2019

glittery Merry Christmas

hi and good morning everyone and welcome to my share 

popping in with another cas christmas card using my newest edition to my bella collection
"bundle girl with penguin"
again my image has been coloured with distress ink and i love the finished result.

my card:


i have also used some new dies from my huge collection.

list of goodies used

stamps:
stampingbella - image
snowflake stamps from my stash
medium:
memento ink: espresso truffle & desert sand - image & background 
colouring medium - distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, walnut stain, evergreen bough, hickory smoke, mowed lawn, shabby shutters and shaded lilac.
papers:
6x6" white card base
white glitter card
fabriano 5 water colour paper
dies: merry christmas - pink & main, presious snowflakes - memorybox
embellishments:
sakura glitter pen.

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x


Friday, 29 November 2019

Merry Christmas

welcome to my share for today.
i hope you are all well.
popping in with a little cas Christmas card i have made using one of my newish stamps from Stampingbella
"Chrystal's Christmas label"
i had been looking for this stamp for quite a while and found it at a craft show earlier this year on Dies to Die for stall.

my card:


i was surprised how big the stamp is and i'm just so glad i have added it to my bella stamp stash.

chrystal has been coloured with distress ink and i have added highlights using my glitter pens.

list of goodies used:
stamps:
stampingbella - image
snow flake from my stash
medium:
memento ink: espresso truffle - image & sentiments
colouring medium - distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, antique linen, walnut stain, festive berries, fire brick, mowed lawnwild honey, balck soot, wearherd wood and frayed burlap.
papers:
6x6" white card base
first edition - all that glistens
fabriano 5 water colour paper
embellishments:
sakura glitter pens and stampenous frantage.

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x



Monday, 11 November 2019

happy birthday. brittany has a birthday

good morning everyone.
i hope you are all well.
it has been quiet a while since my last post due to having jobs done on our house and a two week holiday to the canaries and sadly a bearevement which has left me with not much time to do anything but i did manage to squeeze this little bit of colouring in before i went away, and also complete the card that's now in my stash so i thought i should share it.
this is a first time outing for this stampingbella stamp which i have had for a little while and i have chosen to use just two coordinating main colours in the design.

my card:


goodies that have been used to create my card:

stamps:
stampingbella - image
lili of the valley - sentiments
medium:
memento ink: espresso truffle - image & sentiments
colouring medium - distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, antique linen, walnut stain, twisted citron, ripe persimon, frayed burlap and pumice stone.
papers:
5x7" white card base
lemon craft paper
white card
fabriano 5 water colour paper
dies: guilded oval - ldrs
embellishments:
orange satin ribbon, resin banner & sakura glitter pen.

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x



Sunday, 1 September 2019

blonde knitted doll

good morning everyone!
i hope you are all well
i'm back again with another knitted doll, and again my doll is inspired by MJT little yarn doll, again i have tweeked parts of the pattern, and i've added a full head of hair, alternative arms and legs.  

my doll:


for my doll i have used yarns from:
Jamieson of Shetland, little oke dolls & West Yorkshire Spinners 




 her hair has been created using brushable mohair from little oke dolls.


the dolls stand approx: 9" from head to toe.

list of products used:

pattern: mary jane's tearoom - little yarn dolly (body & head) & tearoom dress
knitting needles: 2.25mm
wool: doll body, arms and tops of legs - jamiesons spindrift- peach
brushable mohair - little oke dolls
dress, shoes, knickers and socks: west yorkshire spinners signature 4ply
features: dmc embroidary floss - eyes & lips, bees wax crayon - cheeks
small buttons.
stuffing: highloft 100% polyester 

thank you so much for visiting my blog

enjoy your day and craft happy.

Ann x