Calico doll with liberty print fabric dress and bag, crocheted scarf, handprinted arm tattoos, vintage handmade lace knickers, embroidered face, gold thread hairline. Her bag holds a map of Cambridge and a Jane Austen for the journey
Big 50s florals zip make-up bags
Cottage garden dome: all hand stitched, handmade, hand embroidered. Flowers in different designs; glass seed beads, bronze wire for trees and tall flowers; yellow thatch cottage has green doors and windows and vintage lace curtains
These dolls are The Blue Stockings - they are stylish, vintage and a little rebellious, as can be imagined from their tattoos. They have clever items in their bags for their day trip to Paris - knitting, a sublime novel, a small gateau perhaps.
Rolled felt flowers made into a festival garland or a wedding/bridesmaid's garland
colourways for Spring to Winter brooches - from jewel brights through pastel to muted earth shades
Cottage garden dome: rough country linen hand stitched hemisphere, liberty print fabric back garden, handmade felt flowers, lilac-yellow-pastel colourway
now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs ... and happy as the grass was green
(fabric, paper, wire, pearl)
commission for a 50th birthday
Brooch: rolled felt 3-bloom. All the felt is hand dyed and hand made, wool and viscose; soft and glowing, true colours
I imagined these buttons as an explosion of love or happiness - a shining flower, a glowing leaf, a bird
my link to my past: my sewing machine is covered by the doll's blanket my mother hand stitched
desk gardens: handmade flowers, flags, embroidered with glass beads. A message could easily be added as another flag.
Cottage garden dome: rough country linen hand stitched hemisphere, handmade vintage lace garden path, knitted poplar tree on bronze wire, soft grey-blue colourway, white-grey-blue hollyhocks round the door
key fobs: padded tweed, cotton lawn or silk fabric fobs with star/flower key rings
detail: embroidered elephant
felix & bloom pocket bear: this bear has a secret - detachable linen wings on a vintage button
handmade and hand embroidered buttons on a linen background. The title typed on paper has been stitched on.
bookrest with butterflies - many hand stitched by students - commission for a library