Saturday, 31 August 2019

Bronwyn, the tall welshdoll.

Heres Bronwyn, my large/tall welsh doll that Ive just listed on my etsy shop.

Here are a few photos so you can all see how I made her.

Shes a primitive style doll, and shes made with natural fibres.

I pay attention to detail,you can really see that better if you ever meet any of my dolls in person.

In the welsh doll series all the materials come from Wales, most are antique, but we are so lucky to have a fully working old woollen mill nearby, which I support by also buying fabric from them.

I like the fingers on this doll, they may look messy to some, but I wanted them to look old fashioned and primitive, like that, all hand stitched, like early pioneers may of made.

Have a great weekend and Happy Sewing !!


Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Makers, getting ready for Christmas..........

Its that time of year again, that time when all us makers commence our Christmas makes and ask our customers to order in time for Xmas, lol. Which seldom happens.

I hereby promise that I will not be working Christmas eve this year making other peoples orders, I want a nice Christmas myself, instead of getting myself into a big stress.

So I am aiming to have every thing made the week before xmas and down tools and concentrate on a bit of a rest.

I wonder if I will manage that this year , I certainly hope so. Wishing much rest and joy to everyone out there this year around such a busy time. I do hope we all get to pace ourselves properly and be greatful and joyful, without stress.

                                                        x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Sunday, 25 August 2019


Making Puppets is my favourite thing to do.

Whenever I get a free moment , I like to work on my own troup of marrionettes.

Sundays are my best days, because its usually when I get chance,

Happy Sunday Everyone !!


Monday, 19 August 2019

Folk art forever...

Its been really good to get back to my roots and practice my folkart decorative painting again. 

Im in the process of decorating a few pieces, some of them quite large, so I thought it would be useful to try something simple first as its been a while.

So I opted for the chair seat, its a wooden seat so it was perfect to paint on.

I hope you enjoy looking at it.


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Large dolls in the Welsh doll folkart series ....

Im really enjoying creating some one of a kind, folkart, welsh dolls.

Especially working on the very large dolls.

To give you an idea of scale, the smallest doll there is 15 inches high, the tallest is about a metre long .

Everything used to make these dolls comes from, and has been purchased in Wales.

Happy Monday folks !


Thursday, 8 August 2019

Foxes and some more foxes......

I think foxes are one of the most popular things that I make, indeed they seem to be breeding all the time !

As well as the scrappy ,heart warming foxes ,for collectors above. I now do these soft ,child safe foxes for the little ones.

Difficult Dolls........

No Bronwyn, your bum doesn't look big in that wool peplum jacket, that I just made you !!!

I am now busy making some larger folkart dolls, just to keep it interesting for me, this one has quite primitive hand stitched fingers, which I really like.

Shes trying to hide her bottom with them...

She should be finished tomorrow, so I will update you with a photo then.

That naughty black rabbit gets everywhere !!


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Creative Welsh Holidays... in a 200yr old cottage, making things every day !

Well this year Im so happy to offer a holiday in wales for a week, making your very own , handmade Christmas. You will also be fed locally produced organic food. Youll get to do workshops every day of the week and walk to the sea too !

 For  a very long time now its been my dream to be able to offer creative holidays, and especially a holiday where you can make youre very own,handmade Christmas.

The cottage is set along the Ceredigion coastline of Wales . It is over 200 yrs old and has been in the same family for a very long time. Its absolutely beautiful.  There are 4 places available on each week. You will be waited on by yours truly, I will be doing all the cooking . A local organic farm, just down the road, will deliver fresh produce to me daily. But all dietery requirements can be met, just let me know before you book.

As well as daily walks to the sea and woodland, you will make your very own handmade Christmas.

 You will make a snowman, a santa, a tree angel too !

You will print your very own xmas cards, make your own crackers, and some wrapping paper !

 We will forage by the beach and woodland and make a garland,a wreath and tree decorations.
You will also make stockings, all materials will be provided .

All in all, it will be a very fun and happy week and that I can guarantee. Plus you will go home with your handmade Christmas and lots of happy memories.

The cost per person per week is 495 pounds, the dates available are weeks beginning October the 12th, October 26th, November 23rd and lastly a very Christmassy December 7th.

Please feel free to email me on with your enquiries.

I really look forwards to seeing you


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Mobile Puppet Theatre update

Although it may seem I have gone quiet with everything, fear not as behind the scenes I am always frantically busy.

Despite a set back of our puppet theatre being stolen, lol. I am back on track with it , with a replacement being built, and hopefully it will all be ready for Xmas this year and be able to support some charities, by raising money.

As you can see above, the love of my life, Misty, is poised and ready for action !!

She will pull it around and no doubt get more attention than any of my puppets.

I look forwards to showing you more about the theatre very soon.

Have a wonderful day.


Monday, 5 August 2019

The Welsh doll series

Here we have a selection of photos of the latest welsh dolls in a series I am making,

These ones all have hats, boots and shawls, and are 15 inches high.

Although extremely time consuming, I really enjoy making them .

I source all the fabrics in Wales, most of it comes from a local woollen mill, where they still make the fabric today. The other pieces are vintage and antique bits, that I buy as and when I find them .

I am currently working on some very large dolls, which do seem to be much easier to make, purely because the scale is much larger.

All are now listed in the Etsy shop.

Happy Dollmaking !!


Sunday, 4 August 2019

Hi Everyone, 

I just wanted to let you all know that Im back on blogger and Etsy.

I have missed it.

Ive basically been doing a lot of workshops and physical selling at shops etc, but now feel its time to do more online sales again, which allow me quality time in the studio creating. And also time to do my blogg.

This blogg has been running for years now, so I don't want to let it slip, so I hereby promise to give regular posts and updates from now on ,

Heres a new line I created, the welsh dolls.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos, as much as I have enjoyed creating this range of dolls.

lots of love to all and I look forwards to reading all your bloggs too


Heres the new Etsy shop link below, which has a few things listed, if you want a look xxx