Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Helen Pringle Doll for sale.

After much consideration I have decided to sell my beloved Helen Pringle doll, Obedience Fairchild, she has lived with us for 6 years now and we love her dearly, so why am I selling her, I hear you cry ! ?

Well I love Helens work and have really enjoyed looking at this doll, but she is very large and quite a museum piece and I feel she is a little wasted now we have moved to a much smaller home. She deserves to be seen by more people in her life.

At one point I was hoping to create a museum, but that is not the case now.

Also my dream to have the puppet troop completed is an expensive task, as I still have to work and make things to sell along side that reality, as I self fund myself in all that I do. So the money from the sale of this doll will go into paying for materials to build the mobile puppet theatre.

Before I list her on ebay, I thought I would give my friends here on blog land first refusal, and I also think its nice when you know where your precious ones are going , to good homes :) So if you think you are interested and would like more details on buying her, please contact me on,


have a great day !

x x x

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Her name was Lola.........

Here name was Lola, she was a show dog :)

Here is Lola, shes a special order for some one special, for her birthday from her husband, shes a copy of their rather lovely lil dog......

Shes a sweet girl, but shes going to a wonderful home .........

Things are busy at Darling HQ, lots of new makes for the etsy shop, just in time for Christmas, whilst in the background I am working on a sculpture for a sensory garden for dementia patients, a wonderful project, and as ever the puppet troop is growing......

Have a joyous day folks !


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Thoughts of wool and the masks we wear.....

It really is knitting time isnt it, finally the nights are drawing in, its cooler and the fires are crackling.

So I thought I would tickle you all with a few fabulous images of wool, vintage and current, lets kick start with this vintage beauty and with Halloween just around the corner...if the face fits , wear it ! :)

Also this giant knitted sock monkey by a lady in america , really puts a twist on the whole thing, rather funny, although I dont think I will be knitting one of these soon.

This is rather brilliant , by a designer  in london , I do like this knitted cyclops head warmer, and am tempted to make one.....

I think these loose crochet panties are beautiful, even if only for a photo shoot, this one inspires us all to do more free form work..... and to lay off the chocolates ! :)

I totally love this vintage pattern for a kids balaclava, with a clown on the back !! Just the thing for Halloween.

I like the way that you can knit yourself a smile, like the artist here has done :)

Heres another one of the clown balaclavas !! I would love this pattern if anyone out there has it !

and let us not forget that we can always knit for our trees if the kids and family really have had enough of our knitting :)

and all the rage a onesie.....a knitted onesie !!

another talented artists approach to the balaclava.

I hope these images have tickled your knitting taste budds or just make you smile :)

I am still busy making my troop of marrionettes, but am finding time now to make smaller things to update etsy with, including lil knits. But lots more posts coming again soon,

Happy Knitting !


Go on, go and have a woolly day this sunday !!