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E-Patterns Available!

We are now beginning to load e-patterns onto our site for those who are happy to print their own patterns. Once purchased you will receive confirmation with a link to download your order which will be available for 7 days after which the link will expire and no refund will be possible. Of course there is a saving with no shipping or handling costs to pay for! To access our e-patterns just click on the ‘shop’ link near the top of the website page and select ‘e-patterns’. Over the next few weeks we hope to have all or most of our patterns available this way.
All our e-patterns are designed to be printed full size onto A4 paper.

For those who prefer, printed copies can be ordered as usual.

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Wishing you all the very best for 2016

Hi everyone, hope your new year has some exciting plans in it, we’ve just come back from a lovely holiday with Family in the UK, wonderful treasured memories.
Already I’m excited to get back into my studio and play, I’ve made a ‘one off ‘fun doll to start the year, (if you are interested have a look on my Facebook page.)
I’m busy planning for Open Studios here in Whanganui,  New Zealand, in March, it’s held over 2 weekends and what is normally my private creative space will be open to anyone interested.
Bit of a challenge since I’m not a tidy worker and a scrap of fabric, rubbish to someone else, is a treasure to me, so I need to sort a few things out!
Still, looking forward to seeing everyone, and there will be heaps of other studios around the city to visit too.

Very sad news that The Cloth Shop in Palmerston Nth is closing at the end of this month, I’ve taught there for Katherine over many years and have absolutely LOVED the classes, the fun people they attract and I’ve been very well looked after by Katherine and Colin, it’s been a wonderful place and ‘community ‘ to be part off, I feel very  privileged, thank you so much Katherine, you will be very very much missed.

For those people around the area who are interested in coming to one of my classes, Dianne from Village Books and Crafts has spoken to me and we have a date for a class in May, check out the details on the ‘workshops‘ page.
Meanwhile enjoy your summer or your winter wherever you may be, cheers Jill

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A few changes!

As you will have noticed our website is under going a few changes. The underlying reason is to sort out all the glitches with the shopping cart and checkout pages. Both should now be working fine! Please leave a note on our ‘contact’ page if you have any questions or add to our blog to share anything about our patterns or doll making in general.

Also we now have links to Pinterest and our new Slightly Weathered Ladies Facebook page. Do check them out!
Cheers, Jill

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A few issues with our website

Hi everyone, just letting you know we have been having a few hiccups with our website, thank you to all the wonderful people that have let us know and thank you for your patience.
Hopefully it will be fixed very soon, in the meantime if you were wanting a pattern from us, just email us direct at and Gordon can sort it out for you.
Very sorry for the inconvenience, enjoy your day, cheers Jill

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Time to go!

Hi everyone, the month with our lovely daughter and granddaughter is nearly over, they fly out this week back the UK and gorgeous daddy who has missed them every minute. What a wonderful time we had together, beaches, catching up with family and friends, ice-creams sightseeing and we’ve been playing in my studio, Rochelle making cushions and bags and Ferne and I designed and made a couple of monsters, one for her and the other for favorite Uncle Rod……..because he hasn’t got a pet! She insisted Uncle Rods should only have one eye!

Anyway it’s time I got back to doing a little work here, so with a head full of wonderful memories with photos and videos to back it up, we should be back into the swing of things next week, well that’s the plan!
Enjoy yourselves and why not make yourself a monster!

The Monsters!