Sunday 15 December 2019

Shop Update

Just managed to squeeze a little shop update, before the last UK postage day, this Wednesday 18th December.

You can see all the available brooches and pendants here. 

Rose with a Green Beret

Rose Brown Hair - Mustard Beret

Rose with a Burgundy Wine Beret

Rose with a Lilac Beret

Fleur Red Breton

Judy Navy Blue

Fleur Brown Hair

I will leave the shop open all over the Christmas and New Year period, so if you want to treat yourself to a little seasonal gift you can.

Yesterday I made my traditional gingerbread (you can find the recipe in this post), the tree is up, and the presents are wrapped, I've even had an early Christmas dinner, so it just remains to wish you all a very merry Christmas!

I'm going to spend the next few weeks working on dolls, so expect to see more of that in the new year.

Sunday 6 October 2019

Soaking Sunday....

Another Googly girl has been in the works lately, and today I had hoped to get her listed in my Folksy shop but sadly it's  been pouring with rain all day.... That's Autumn for you! Soggy, soaking and saturated.....

Anyway, here's a sneak peek, and with any luck tomorrow will be a little brighter. 

Dottie Dollie Googly Girl

Dottie Dollie Heubach Googly 

Sunday 22 September 2019

Something New Sunday...

You know I love Googlies right? I've been working on this girl for a few weeks on and off, now she's finally ready. She's celebrating with a little cake and juice....🥰
The Little Shop collectibles from Marks and Spencer, and my 1/12th scale table and chairs, are the perfect size for this 15cm Dollie.
M&S Little Shop for Dollie

She's dressed in a blue tana lawn and lace dress, with flower Liberty print panties. I made her a straw bonnet, and decorated her stand with a William Morris print.

Googly in Liberty Print Panties

Dottie Dollie Googly Clothing
As usual, all of her clothes are hand sewn, and fully removable.
She is a perfect cabinet sized doll, and is ready to display with her complimentary doll stand.

Dottie Dollie Googly Doll
 Her eyes are painted in my favourite grey/blue, which has such a lovely vintage look, and it works well with her lightly curled auburn mohair wig.

Kestner Googly Reproduction
You can find her now in my Folksy shop

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Lucy Pendant - Dottie Dollie

Doll Face Pendant - Rose

Dottie Dollie Doll Pendant

Rose - Dottie Dollie Pendant

Tuesday 6 August 2019

I Don't Like Mondays.....

Actually I normally LOVE Mondays! Every week it's a wonderful fresh start, new adventures, new creations..... but yesterday it didn't quite work out that way.....

So the plan was to take photos, and get some new work into my Folksy shop. Sadly the sky was so grey, and natural light wasn't going to be enough. No worries, get out the pop up photo studio..... The halogen lights that I had been using were getting way too hot, so I'd bought some LED lights. The first one changed over fine, but the second got stuck.....couldn't get it in.....couldn't get it out.... 

While I scratched my head, and plotted a solution to this problem I decided to back up all the files on my old laptop, ready to transfer them to a new Windows 10 machine...... Quick break for elevenses....

Ok, so I decide to take the photos using my daylight lamp, and one photography lamp, no problems there..... Then to edit the pictures, let's try the new laptop. Oh, dear.....the Windows 7 editing programme was so, so much easier. This is going to take my ages, so best save that for another day...Switch to the old laptop, but wait, the old laptop is backing up files!!!!!! (49715 of 'em, in case you were wondering.....) Scrap that idea.....

The new laptop wanted to do updates at 3.20pm, it finally finished at 8.30pm.....

You're getting the picture........

So today ran a bit smoother, and these 3 girls, and 2 Kewpies are now listed in my shop

Cutie the Kewpie - Dottie Dollie

Dottie Dollie Rose Mint Hair

Dottie Dollie Rose Grey Hair

Kewpie Doll Pin Brooch - Dottie Dollie

Blue Haired Rose - Dottie Dollie Brooch
The struggle with the 2 laptops will continue for a few more weeks I think, I can't get my head around dealing with it all in one go!!!

Clay and paint are so much more fun!

Tomorrow I'll have another little shop update, so keep 'em peeled!

Friday 26 July 2019

It's Folksy Friday Again....

Well, it's been a scorcher of a week, so I got to thinking about quintessentially English summer time food and beverages.... So I bring you Lucy Lemonade and Lime, and Strawberry and Cream!

Lucy Lemonade and Lime - Dottie Dollie

Lucy Strawberry and Cream - Dottie Dollie
The other Dollies in this week's shop update may be familiar to my hardcore followers, Betty Peekaboo, and Cutie the Kewpie have both been seen before in Paperclay. They have now made the switch over to resin, and to Folksy

Dottie Dollie - Kewpie Clown with a Fez

Cutie Kewpie Fez - Dottie Dollie
Dottie Dollie Peekaboo Betty Peach Beret

Peekaboo Betty Bobble Hat - Dottie Dollie

Dottie Dollie Betty Lilac Hair

Peekaboo Betty Lemonade and Lime
I'll be bringing back another of my most popular Dollies next week.....

Have a great weekend!

Friday 19 July 2019

Folksy Friday!

Another batch of totally new designs are now in my Folksy shop

These two designs both came to me from an English vintage dealer, so may have in fact been treasured toys, before becoming broken and discarded. They both caught my imagination at once, so have "jumped the queue" to become jewellery, many thanks to Debbie for making the introductions....

I spotted this Dollie, in a hodge podge of broken doll parts, and just knew that I could make her more beautiful..... Meet "Lucy"..... 

Lucy on the left, the original antique head on the right

Lucy - Dottie Dollie Brooch
Next, I spotted something else which I thought had potential, a single discarded leg... probably from a late 19th Century china doll, now alone and unwanted, but I saw the potential for fun and decided to add it to my collection too. I've already been enjoying painting different stockings, garters boots & shoes, yet I'm sure there's still more to imagine and create.... Pinterest has some wonderful examples of fancy Victorian boots which I've been loving this week....

Dottie Dollie - Victorian Leg Brooches 
That's all for this shop update, have a great weekend!

Friday 21 June 2019

Shop Update

Just popped a couple more brooches in my Folksy shop

Judy Pale Aqua

Elise Pale Blonde
For the time being the older girls are still in my Etsy Shop, but during July I will be shifting all of my handmade stock over to Folksy.

It's admin. season for me at the moment, so I'm mostly looking over business records, and not creating....normal service will resume soon!!!

Thursday 13 June 2019

New Brooches, a New Material, & a New Shop

Well they say change is good, so it's all about change at Dottie HQ this Thursday!

I've been experimenting with resin, this will mean that the Dollies will be more durable, and so can begin to appear as other jewellery items, such as rings, pendants and earrings. Keep your eyes peeled, these will be coming soon.... 

In the meantime here's two all new resin brooch designs, in a few different colour variations for you to try. There's also a new hand modelling the need for a manicure these days!!!

Dottie Dollie - Bell Girl Doll Brooch

Dottie Dollie Cameo Style Brooch

Dottie Dollie Cameo Style Brooch

Dottie Dollie Cameo Style Brooch

Dottie Dollie Cameo Style Brooch

Dottie Dollie Cameo Style Brooch

Dottie Dollie - Copper Face Brooch

Also making her debut in resin is an old favourite, Elise

Dottie Dollie - Elise Brooch
If you want to check  out these brooches, they're all now listed in my new Folksy Shop 

Over the next few months I'll be moving all of my stock over to Folksy, since being traded on the stock markets, Etsy just isn't the same anymore, so after 7 years were parting ways. (Ooh, is that a seven year itch?!?) 

If you want to order multiple brooches across the two shops don't worry, I'll refund any excess postage that you may be charged.