Monday, 30 May 2011

CuRSe yOu, BLoGgEr GrEmLiNS !!

2 postings in one day !
I have been happily reading all the blogs I follow, and I decide to leave some comments and also thank people that have left comments on my blog ....if I tried once, I tried 20 times and got fed up with the keyboard aerobics of typing a comment, getting asked to log in, hitting enter to leave comment, getting asked to log in (repeat as neccessary)..... are you with me so far? As I didn't want my laptop to become a bizarre lawn ornament, I have given up trying to individually communicate with my Blogger friends. I am thanking you on here for the lovely comments you leave and as soon as the Blogger gremlins have been fixed, will be leaving comments on blogs like I used to !!
Jill x

Sunday, 29 May 2011

NeW AnNiEs oN EtSy

Hello to everyone and I hope you're all enjoying the long weekend. I've managed to do quite a lot today and still have another day before I have to go back to work, yay !
I spent this morning getting my new girls ready for their photo session with my other half. He takes a much better photo than I do as he sets the shots up and moves all excess paraphenalia out of the shot.....unlike myself who manages to incorporate half the living room in my doll pictures and quite often the seem to have a phone growing out of their shoulders, lol.
I'm working on a new round head doll, my first and I'm quite pleased with her. She is almost finished, apart from the eye painting. I hate that bit as am always afraid I'll mess it up, although she wouldn't be the first of my dolls to have required a head transplant :-( . Her dress is made from a beautiful Cath Kidston print that I've hoarded for ages and looks so sweet made into a dress. I'll post photos tomorrow if I brave the eye painting, lol.
Anyhow, Mr Photographic Genius has taken all the pictures and I managed to list 1 doll on eBay and the rest onto Etsy. I made some bowl fillers/pinkeeps too and they went on too. Now am gonna have to pull my finger out and make some more Annies as I will be out of stock if a miracle happens and someone buys all my stuff, lmao.
Below are the photos that Mr PG took - see, no phones, record players, household bills or books anywhere to be seen !!

Have a great Memorial Day/Bank Holiday
Jill x

Sunday, 15 May 2011


It's been a while since I managed to write this blog. I've had a week in Cornwall visiting my Mum and brother who have lived there for around 10 years. The journey is a 6 hour drive (eek) but worth it to see my Mum and for the beautiful scenery in that part of the world. She lives 10 minutes walk from the sea and I wish I could spend more time down there as I love it. We went out and visited some beautiful National Trust gardens and also spent half a day in St. Ives, which was lovely. It was also my brother's 50th birthday so we all went out to dinner and my sister and her husband came down to join us for the weekend. We rented a stone converted barn for the stay and it was amazing. Just a small place but lovely and cosy inside. I didn't want to come back ! Below are some photos of the gardens we visited. The pond was cute and the Rhodedendrons were in bloom and fantastic.

I've been preparing some Annies to put on either eBay or Etsy, can't decide. 3 of them I needle rooted the hair in and hand drew and coloured the faces with pencils....little bit of a change from my usual style. The little ones are around 10" tall. I forgot to photograph their feet as they all have little white socks on and handmade black felt shoes. The largest Annie is more traditional and this might be the one that goes on eBay. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. They were all made from a Sweet Meadows Farm pattern.
I've got a few idea for dolls and will hopefully create some more over the next few weeks. I'm also going to make a little elephant to keep my bear company in the Etsy shop, lol. I'm happy to sell the dolls if anyone is interested, please e-mail and I will send more photos.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and will be back soon.Thank you for reading my blog x