Saturday, 29 October 2011


hoppy halloween, beware of scarey ickle children in costumes, heres a few of my personal favourites :0)

Friday, 12 August 2011


A lovely shop in Melbourne, the marketplace, in derbyshire, called POOKA, where you can buy my wares , a joy to shop !

Thursday, 11 August 2011

rossette broaches

lovely rossette hand made fabric broaches and only 5.99 pounds, a lovely sweet gift to send.

new rabbits in town !!

heres a sneaky peak at some new bunnies, straight from the sewing machine--arent they just lovely ! there are boys and girls available, all looking for good homes...

Saturday, 23 July 2011

rabbit boy...

here he is my latest sweet heart, rabbit boy. here we see him first sculpted, then painted and distressed. i just cant wait to make his body........

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

queen of hearts cushion doll

Lovely queen of hearts cushion dolls with hand painted faces, made with beautiful boiled english wool cloth and embroidered, i supply trade and the retail public--enjoy !!

hand made piglets

lovely jointed piglets with large buttons for snouts made in a gorgeous english boiled wool, please email me for prices etc.

help save handmade toys

new rabbits !!

more bunnies bouncing around !!! dressed in libertys fabric, please

email me for prices etc.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Dolly Hospital....

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

velvet elephunks......

Heres some lovely new toys i have created in velvet ---- elephunks !!!! and only 20 pounds each and i also have a little boy who is half elephunk too !!! but i am keeping him !!


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 !!

Monday, 28 March 2011


Wow Easter is coming, and the easter bunny is galloping about my studio, getting me to make lots of easter goodies !!! Contact me for more info !!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

my izannah walker dolls......

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!!!

my lovely boys......

the sunshine is here, and here are my lovely boys......

Friday, 18 March 2011

childrens and adults workshops dates for this year...

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 !!

stuffing things firmly and occassional child labour.....

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

counting the pennies.......

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

residency and three week exhibition in Derby Arboretum

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 derbyshire.....on the move...

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 never know whats going on at the tinchapel..............

A Dress fit for a princess..........

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

My New Years Resolution.......

Well my new years resolution,....well its to sew ofcourse !!!!

Antique Machine of the 50's.......

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 !!