Saturday, 26 January 2013

Pins and Silver

Four new items in the Shop today, 2 illustrated pins, and 2 hallmarked English silver pieces,

Dolly Dingles Cousin Peter
Vintage Girl
1975 London Womble Charm Bracelet
Uncle Bulgaria & Madam Cholet
Tobermory & Tomsk
Orinoco & Bungo
1975 London Womble Charm Bracelet
1948 Birmingham Garden Roller
I've got a lot of paperwork to catch up on, so that might be it for a week or so!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Vintage Silver in the Shop

It's still rather snowy and cold here in Colchester...


 so I've been listing some Vintage Jewellery in my Etsy shop 
1978 5 Bar Gate Bracelet
Puss in Boots Charm
London Routemaster Bus Charm
Nuvo Weather House Charm
Opening Royal Carriage Charm
Whatever you're up to today, keep warm, and don't slip on the ice!!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Paperclay Pins

I've been away from home helping my Mum move out, and now she's staying with me for a week before she moves in to her new place here in Colchester.
I thought I should update the shop today, so I've listed some more paperclay pins, including these

Cutie the Clown
With heavy snow on the way, I'm staying indoors for the next few days, so keep an eye out for more new listings.
Keep warm!!!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Shop Update

I'm trying to get as much stock uploaded to my Etsy shop as I can today, as I'm off to help my Mum pack ready for her move next week.... She's been in the same house for about 45 I think there will be lots to do!!!!
Dolly Dingle Pins
Paperclay Doggie Brooch
Matilda Dollie Brooch
There should be some more later in the day.......and I will keep the shop open whilst I'm away, and will be able to post anything out whilst I'm away from home.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sailor Girl

My Sailor Girl brooch has been inspired by the illustrations of Grace G Drayton, Mable Lucie Attwell and Bleuette, the french fashion doll of the early 20th century.

She's now available in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Vespa Scooter Brooches

The first of my Dottie's Doodles pins are now in my Etsy shop

The small scooters are inspired from an image in my sketch book, and are just like the Vespa I had as a teenager.
I have added a few different colours, but if you want a custom colour, please get in touch!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Dolly Dingle paper dolls

As a child I loved paper dolls. I remember my Mum spending hours cutting out the outfits, trying hard not to snip off the tabs that held the clothes on, not always with complete success.....
My new Dottie Doodles brooches have been influenced by the paper dolls created by Grace G Drayton.

I love the style of her illustrations, which capture beautifully the 1920's and 1930's children's fashions. The Chubby faces, and wide eyes are in the same style as some of my paperclay brooches.
Cutie, Ruby and George
I've been lucky enough to source a few of the original Grace G Drayton paper dolls, which were published between 1913 and 1933 in Pictorial Review.
Bud July 1930 
Nanny October 1929
 Each character has several outfits, and quite often a little dolly or animal friend with them. The costumes are gorgeous, right to down to the shoes and undies.
There are outfits for every occasion, and from countries all around the World. Dolly Dingle even gets an aviator costume, inspired by Amelia Earhart.
Bud has a riding outfit, a dapper blazer and a sailor suit. Whilst Nanny has a bridesmaid dress, part dress and a great romper for play.
Keep an eye out for more Dolly Dingle characters soon.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013