Monday, 28 November 2011

What I've Been Up To........

Been quiet lately, only because I've been so busy with orders etc and all the end of year stuff, this time of year is always hectic for most.
I had a nice surprise this week, I received 'Just Steampunk' magazine, (never heard of it) and my Time Keeper was in there, lots of eye candy in there too.


I also made 2 new Isabo dolls, one of my most popular patterns-

 These are for sale and would make lovely gifts.
I have listed many items on Ebay  (after a very long time)-

and I have added many items to my Etsy store-  

Please have a peek, there are great gift ideas and many back & current issue of Dolls, Bears & Collectables and Soft Dolls & Animals, Dolls, Ornaments, E-Patterns, Kits and more

Well wishing you all the best with all your holiday planning...............

Sunday, 16 October 2011

JOYFUL JOLLIES- new pattern

My latest Christians pattern is ready, 3 cute, quick and easy characters, Nutcracker, Belle & Snowman, the are The JOYFUL JOLLIES......thank you Edith for great name. They will make great gifts family, friends or hang in your home.
If you would like to order the E-Pattern, Pattern, Dolls or Kit, please email me at-

You may remember  last year we re-did our front garden- (see 'older posts', we planted a rose 'hedge', well this Spring it has to my delight, bloomed beautifully, only thing I'm disappointed with it is, the 2nd rose in the line up didn't bloom last year so I didn't get to see the colour, it was labeled 'Dublin Bay' which is the same as the 5th rose in the line- red, when it finally did bloom about a week ago,  it turned out to be another Pierre de ronsard rose which is I have a dilemma on how to get red roses to that side of the hedge?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Spring has sprung, well it did over a week ago but this past week it's been freezing.
Main thing is some of my roses have bloomed and the rest are about to burst into colour, will share pics soon.
I have just finished making 3 cute Christmas dolls--- 

Still don't have a name for them, do you have any suggestions?                             This will be available as a pattern in the next week or so.

Oh, remember the Little Witches (pictured in the last post) are now available as a pattern and a E-Pattern.
All my E-patterns (and some of my workshops) can be purchased instantly from  or email me at-

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Little Witches for Halloween

Wow, it's been quite a while since I posted, like all of us, everyday life is so busy it's hard to find time to be creative.
I did find time to make 3 little witches, just in time for Halloween.


I'm also working on some Christmas  goodies.
Spring has finally arrived here in the southern hemisphere, most of my roses have buds (a few have already bloomed) and hope in the next weeks they should be blooming, can't wait..... I will post come pics soon.

Friday, 15 July 2011


I've had a busy week, finally updated my web site, added my latest work,  changed a few things on it and I removed the pay pal option as I was having too many problems with the buttons not working for some customers, anyway have a look, let me know what you think.
I also want to share with you, I am featured this week on page 5 of our local newspaper, (I will be featured next week to in our other newspaper, had a lovely photo shoot last week, you can see the photos on the net at-

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Winter & Photo Enhancement

What do you think of my latest blog background, I really like this one, it looks very Spring time, which is what I can't wait for............we're in the middle of a cold, windy Winter and never had this before but it's really playing havoc with my osteo arthritis I must be getting really old, haven't even felt like designing anything lately.
I have been playing with my photos and Adobe Photoshop- using different filters I changed the look of these photos, it's addictive, I could sit here for hours....
Variations of Emelio-                                  Filter- Art Edges             

                                                        Filter- Glowing Edges   

Here's one more for now.....

                                                         Rianna- Filter- Solarised

Almost forgot to mention, a local newspaper is running a story on me in the next weeks, this morning my dolls & I had a lovely photo shoot....

Thursday, 23 June 2011

WALL DOLLS- The Elf & The Jester

It's been a while since I last posted. 
What have I been up to, I feel like I haven't done much but my days are busy just the same. 
Can't wait until Spring is here, we are having a chilly Winter which has been playing havoc on my osteo arthritis.
I would like to share with you my Wall Dolls I designed for AFIC,  
                             The Jester                   The Elf                                                                          

This pattern is available for $5.50 or for FREE when  you purchase any item from my web site- and from

The dolls are approx. 23 cm (9") tall, but the pattern can be enlarged or reduced on a photocopier.
They are quick and easy to make and would make a wonderful gift.
Enquiries please email me  at-


My 'steampunk' style, clock sculpture- TIMEKEEPER (see previous post for details) is now a exciting workshop starting on July 1st, why not take the challenge and join the workshop, details click on-

Saturday, 16 April 2011


I just completed  my latest creation, he is my Time Keeper, I think he's complete, my son tells me the clock needs more, Steampunk style- Art Doll, with a working clock.
I like it just as it is, what do you think?
I found a lot of steampunk bits & pieces- clock gears etc, on etsy and at 
dollar saver stores.......I really love the little steampunk look owl on the front of his vest.

Here is a pic of the inside, a collage of some time themed items.


Friday, 8 April 2011

Art in Queensland

Last week my hubby and I had a little getaway to celebrate our 30th anniversary, it was a quick break, we visited Queensland (a state of Australia). Had a relaxing time, below are a few pics of some of the beautiful art we are a few pics are of a gorgeous fantasy chair at Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast- 

 John & Me on Fantasy Chair
(left) A tree sculpture at                  Mount Tambourine

( right) a sculpture at Tugun, 'Minneta' by Carlos Sanchez

I have been working on a new piece.......stay tuned he will be finished soon-

Sunday, 20 February 2011


My latest workshop is Gwynee Fennyman, she is a sweet Elf Lady, Soft Sculptured Doll, she is 51 cm (20”) tall. In this workshop you will learn how to make Gwynee from scratch, head, body, stand, beautiful  dress, jacket and hat embellished with beads, applique and more. 

SPECIAL OFFER-   Gwynee's hubby,  Mr. Fennyman, is another wonderful workshop which  is running again to coincide with Gwynee, if you have taken this workshop in the past and you would like to make Gwynee, you can for half  price OR if you want to make Gwynne and Mr. Fennyman you will get one of the workshop's for half price.                                                                                                                 In other words, if you take both workshops the 2nd one will be half price.
For more information- 

My other WORKSHOPS currently running-


Why not take a class and have some fun.................

Thursday, 3 February 2011


My NEW WEBSITE is up and running and ready for you to shop at-
I am very pleased with it, especially with the background that I put together with the help of Adobe Photoshop.This website-
is much more user friendly than the last one, this time you can-
* Click on the thumbnail pics of each doll to see a larger version
* Some items- E-Patterns, E- Workshops, and all Patterns posted within Australia (as postage is included in the pattern price) have Pay Pal buttons, so you can now purchase straight off the site.
Customers outside Australia and kit or doll orders can email me for postage cost before placing order.

Please have a look and let me know what you think, I would love your feedback, thank you.

Also don't forget, my latest workshop is starting today, (see previous post below) still time to join me for that, take a look-

Sunday, 23 January 2011

PANTALONE latest Workshop

Pantalone is finished and will be a workshop beginning on Feb. 4th at-  

Here he is with his mask and other accessories....
Pantalone is 43 cm (17“) tall, with a needle sculptured features, partial wire armature the workshop is divided into 5 Lessons- you will learn how to make this magical character from inserting his eyes, making his costume, embellishing and learn how he stands alone and make his accessories, the mask and sword.
LEVEL: Intermediate or for anyone who can sew.

Hope you can join me in creating Pantalone, he promises to be a fun and interesting workshop, make new friends and remember you can work at your own pace.                                                                                If you have never participated in an on line workshop, let me know and I will tell you all about it and how easy it is.

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