hoppy halloween, beware of scarey ickle children in costumes, heres a few of my personal favourites :0)
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Last month my beautiful Grandmother passed away and i cant begin to describe how much she will be missed. I was lucky to spend some wonderful days with her before her parting.
She has left a big void, which i plan to fill with creation--all the skills she has taught me and passed on to me, i plan to pass on too, its a kind of immortality....
Gone but never forgotten, Dottie-May Spencer ........
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Just to let you know that i can do surgery, dolly and teddy surgery that is. so if you need an old friend restoring, or reclothing, restringing etc etc, please feel free to email me with requests, they can come and get better at the tinchapel dolly hospital :0)
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Heres henry the galloping velvet hare, isnt he just gorgeous !! i am hoping that he will stay on my cosy chair for always :0)
if you would like a henry all of your very own, then please feel free to contact me and i will make one just for you !!
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
heres a few of my lovely izannah walker dolls--- if you want to see more great Izannah dolls, then check out Dixie Redmonds---Izannah Walker doll Chronicles--they are great.
She also runs an online classe on making Izannahs in the traditional way--you can see her link at the side of my blogg. go press it and check her out---shes amazing!!!
Friday, 18 March 2011
Yes workshop dates in derbyshire will be available soon, for children and adults, beginners or advanced, watch this space or email me for details. this can be on a one to one level or on a small group basis, lots of fun, with tea and cake thrown in too !!
Dottie is seen here making her own little monkies, they are adorable. she has a lovely sewing case that was made for her by my friend Tracy Herrity, she does make these to sell, so please contact her through facebook for details.
how do i get into all those tiny arms and legs , you often ask me--well i am blessed with four lovely children, two teenagers and two younger ones and the later occassionally love to help, heres little finn in action and dottie may :0)
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Being an artist is not for the faint hearted. We must be true to ourselves and have faith in what we do. Its a disease......
To all of you who are finding it hard right now, please keep your chin up, keep plodding on and most of all beleive in what you do, all will work out in the end.
here is a little chap who sits on my desk and reminds me how lucky I really am.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Exciting news, I shall be the artist in residence in the orangery, for three weeks in june at the arboretum in Derby. Its a beautiful space and I cant wait to work there. I will be working on site for everyday during this, so please come and see me :0)
I will be showing, dolls, paintings and curios.....
Heres a sneeky preview of a painting on the go.........
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Moving to my new studio shortly, which is a real little dolls house with an upstairs and a downstairs !!!
There I will be running workshops as well as making my little friends ......
a three week exhibition and residential coming up in the city of Derby soon, in June---more news about that later-----so keep yer eyes peeled.....you never know whats going on at the tinchapel..............
A lovely dress I made recently for a princess....the Princess Mrs Jessica von Wilson---the story teller----check out her link in my side bar.
I really loved making this dress and creating the texture, its just beautiful !!
Working in lovely dupion silk...........
Monday, 14 February 2011
Well firstly apologies for the lack of postings, but I really must introduce you to my latest love interest........... and here she is, this very stylish and to die for Husqvarna sewing machine. Not only is she a real beauty but she really sews her heart out !!!
I urge anyone who wants a good machine to get onto ebay and use the search engine !
she does nearly 50 stitches too, and anyone who needs a hand with codes and settings for these, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to help :0)
Isnt she a beauty !!