Saturday, 29 June 2013

More Dottie Dolly Doodles

Fresh in the shop today is Julie, a 1924 Dolly Dingle paper doll pin.
Julie is a gorgeous strawberry blonde girl, with cute black mary jane shoes, and blue stripey socks.
She's available with a cute blue gingham dress, with organza sleeves, and a white belt.
Or, a pink and white frilly party dress, and a posy of red flowers
I think that the blue is my favourite, but maybe you adore pink. If you love them both perhaps you can spin a coin....

Friday, 21 June 2013

Atlantic Puffin Pin Brooch

My favourite sea bird has always been the Atlantic Puffin. they remind me so much of clowns, their beaks are amazingly brightly coloured, they waddle, they nest in burrows underground. They are just so quirky and funny.
You can see a great video of a baby "puffling" on a blog post of mine from 2011.
This week a former work colleague of mine went on a trip to Skomer Island, to visit and photograph the seabirds, including Puffins. His great photographs made me so jealous! So I trawled through Pinterest, ogling pictures of the crazy birds. Then it hit me, I needed to make a Puffin brooch. So I did!

Puffin Brooch Pin
Puffin Crazy
If you would like one, they are now in my shop.

Monday, 17 June 2013

We had a great day out yesterday at Cressing Temple Barns Vintage Fayre in aid of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
There were some beautiful classic cars, donkey rides, rock and roll music, make overs, vintage and handmade goodies.
I was so upset when I found out that my camera batteries were dead..... our friend Paul took a fantastic picture of one of the  Maldon Dark Horse Morris Men, so I have at least one pictorial reminder of the day!!

There was a real "village fete" atmosphere to the day, and the sun was (mostly) shining!
I found some old lace, and a cute hand made bunny brooch too
Mr Dottie was delighted to have a hog roast :0) and we brought some really creamy handmade fudge home.
Then it was back to work, and these few charms went off to my Etsy shop
 Opening London Bus

Cat, with an amazing tail!

Moving Scarecrow

Opening Violin

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Shop Update

Just listed some illustrated pins in my Etsy shop.
Tommy & Nelly

Peggy in Pink

This final pin is being sold to help raise fun for my cousin Lauren Dixon. Lauren needs to raise £25,000.00 to pay for treatment with Avastin.

You can buy the special brooch pin here, or at any of the events that I'm attending.
You can read Lauren's story here.
For more information follow Lauren's Marvellous Medicine on Facebook, or Twitter

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday!!!

I spent the day yesterday catching up with my dear friend Mama Bea, and didn't get back until very late........
So I missed this week's Wordless Wednesday! But a good picture for yesterday would have been this one......
I made her one of these cute tote bags as a present, and we spent the whole day nattering like these two little cuties.
Friend time is the best time!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Etsy Shop Update

There are always more charms waiting to go to my Etsy Shop
Nuvo Sedan Chair


Cat with a Ball

Paint Pot & Brush
If you are looking for something special, and you don't see it listed do ask! I may well have something for you.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Silver Saturday ;)

Just added a few new charms to the Etsy shop
Jointed Golly Charm
 Jointed Teddy Bear Charm
Nuvo Carriage Clock
Nuvo Kelly Handbag

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Giveaway Time!

To celebrate reaching 150 sales in my Etsy Shop I'm having a giveaway.
Follow this  link, to be in with a chance to win not 1, not 2, but THREE great Kewpie prizes!
Kewpie Tote Bag, Face Brooch & Illustrated Pin