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A Bounteous Year!

I thought you might like to see some photos of dolls made in my last few Workshops, I’ve had the privilege of travelling to some fantastic places, staying with lovely people and teaching eager, clever, fun students!
It’s been a wonderful year of doll making, I’ve enjoyed it immensely, meeting people who are so interesting and creative, like minded people always have a bond between them and I’m very lucky to share in that.
Thank you to all who have come to one of my Workshops this year, your warm friendships mean heaps to me from the brave people that attended their first class in trepidation, to the regulars that bowl up for a fun 2 days of doll making tied into a reunion with old friends.
Enjoy your holidays, hope you manage to get some time to create. I’m loving being home, doing a bit of gardening, painting, sewing, cooking and of course catching up with family and friends.
Email me if I can help with any doll making problems and feel free to add your own comments or handy hints to my Blog.

Thank you all, cheers Jill

image (3)   The Cloth Shop

 

image   Cottage Flair

 

image (1)   Cottage Flair

 

image (2)   Needle ‘n Thread (Dunedin)

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I’m Enjoying The Sunshine!

Hi there, I’m enjoying the sunshine here in New Zealand, my studio door is wide open into the garden so I can see and hear the birds and the bees and smell the flowers while I’m sewing. I know many of you will be wrapping up warmly against the cold, a great time for sewing!

Actually anytime is great for creating stuff!
I’ve had fun making these Christmas angels, my Maggie pattern was used for their bodies and I’ve used some old pieces of lace, silks, furnishing fabric or whatever I had in my bins to dress them, then they are decorated with a few beads, mainly pearls.
The biggest challenge has been to match up the lace with the fabrics, some pieces are too white, some too cream, some too heavy and some look too cheap!
Anyway I thought you might like some ideas for your angels (or fairies!)
Cheers, Jill x

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website, I hope you enjoy finding your way around and checking out each area, and you will also note that we are now able to offer some useful tools for your doll making as well as patterns and cards.

Lizzie, our latest pattern, is available now. 

And there is another free e-pattern for you to download direct – Robbie Rabbit. He’s cheeky, fun and quick to make.

The details are all here on our website and while you are here take a good look at our new format, options and items for sale.

We are pleased to be able to offer our range of unique Cards for sale as well as Turning Tools and Stuffing Forks for the first time.

Also we now have a flat rate for shipping which means regardless of how much you order the shipping cost will stay the same.

And lastly, we have introduced payment options of Visa and Mastercard.

(Paypal is still there for you to use of course.)

Thanks everyone, enjoy your day, cheers Jill

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My Australian Trip – Adelaide

There is nothing like enjoying the company of like minded people and sharing their home, Christine made me so welcome and it was an added bonus that Jaslyn from Perth was staying there too. We had so many fun filled hours together sitting around Christine’s huge table in the evenings talking, creating and laughing, very treasured memories made – good friends, positive people.

The workshop was held in a local community center, it was huge with light streaming in through a wall of windows. The best class room I have ever taught in, plenty of room for everyone’s stuff, great facilities and of course lovely people. I love Adelaide!

Christine's Table!
Christine’s Table!

        Our Classroom!
Our Classroom!