Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This was a project I loved making. It was inspired by two of my great-Aunts (Biddy - really Carol and Isa). These two ladies are wonderfully full of fun. I spent a lot of time with them when I was younger. They are cheeky and always got the best out of life. The clothes for the doll were based on those cute little dresses and bloomers I know both wore as kids many years ago.
I love their names. They are so out of fashion now but are really inviting.
I made this doll to bring a smile to the face.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This month's Handmade Magazine features my pattern Three Bears Hanger Hugs on the front cover. This is a project I designed especially for children's cupboards. I used to love having special children only hangers for my clothes when I was a child. They made me feel special, like my clothes were really wonderful, and given my age, the hangers made me look after my clothes better.
Now I'm all grown up and a mum, I thought it would be nice to make some special hangers for my daughter as well. This was the inspiration for Bear Hanger Hugs.
The design of these hangers is simple - a bears face and paws that seem to reach out to you. Because I made bears, there had to be three (naturally - I remember my childrens' stories).
The pattern is fun to make up. It's nice to work with felt and blanket stitch. I hope you enjoy this pattern too.