Maurice bunny... enjoying his leaves....!!!
Made from the patterns and tutorials available in the Etsy Shop!
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I love the simplicity and purity of bendy dolls, especially when they celebrate the earth and seasons.
Do you know Salley Mavor from Wee Folk Studio? Her work is exquisite and she is truly inspirational.
Bendy dolls are so rewarding to make, so in honour of their purity I developed the PIXIKINS....
Little free spirited elves that live where their hearts are most needed...
There are so many possibilities to the Pixikins and their tutorials and instructions are a great starting to a young creative, developing mind...
Please click on the side links and be swept away to more Pixikin paradise!!
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Sebastian likes noting better than a lazy Summer's day where he can sit and ponder poetry.
I'm going to take a little step back in time now...Do you remember these?
The 'Flower Pickin' Pinny'...
and the Kitty Pinafore?...
Well, almost on a DAILY BASIS, I'm kindly asked if I would start making them again or at least sell the pattern. Making them at this moment would be a little tricky since my beloved sewing machine is out of reach HOWEVER.... could I make them into instant PDF pattern downloads? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
It has been playing on my mind for a long time now and since I've got the new
Verity hope dolls pattern out...
then I'm thinking to give the dress patterns ago too.
So, it's a very rainy, wet afternoon and perhaps the perfect day to start work on them.
I've not done a full size clothing pattern as a PDF before so it will take some working out.
Has anyone had a go at making clothing PDFs before?
I would love to hear your experiences?
In the meantime, here is another portrait of my favourite Verity Hope girls... and their BLOG:
VERITY HOPE DOLLS are fun and EASY TO MAKE and measure about 7 inches tall (18 cm).
You get to make the doll, ALL the outfits shown in the photos, a little rustic basket and pretty posy of flowers.
MIX and MATCH the clothing patterns to make different characters (three variations shown).
PDF PATTERN NOW AVAILABLE ON ETSY
Florence bunny simply loves to bake, just look at her delicious buns she's just pulled out of the oven!!
I expect they taste scrummy!
I made Avril using 'Cressida Cat' Pixikin pattern mixed with the bunny needle felting head tutorial. If you fancy learning to make your own version of florence, have a look at the patterns and you'll see how I've mixed and matched them.
Limited edition felt doll kits are available from my Etsy shop. Full instructions will enable you to learn how to make each character as well as make your own designs to add to the cast.
Beatrice Bear, Amadeus Mouse and Cressida Cat.
Last remaining kits from ETSY SHOP
Fully posable and playful.
Here's is Pipin Lapin.
I needle felted the head and made a wire armature for the body which I wrapped with embroidery wool. Finished off by cutting some clothing from wool felt and decorated with some simple embroidery stitches.
For more detail pics, please visit my Flickr pages in the sidebars for more images or I do sell a few kits in the Etsy shop which are similar:
It really was quite easy to make PIPIN LAPIN and for anyone who hasn't needle felted and would like to try, my advice is... just go ahead, buy yourself some needles and a cheap piece of sponge for a pad...
and simply just TRY!
You may surprise yourself : )
Pixikin Floria would like to show how she was assembled:
She is made from a wire armature and bead head...
I joined the hair and hat together first before placing on the head...
I used wool roving for her hair, plaited it and then stuck it inside her hat:
An image showing the embroidery detail on her jumpsuit. I used tiny french knots and detached chain stitch....
Now shes ALMOST finished...
Lija, Tulipa and Floria are available as a pttern or as individual kits from my ETSY SHOP