small cats & elephants.

Small cats & elephants in dresses from doyleys & sweet cottons.

Rose Bourjois blush for the cheeks.
I have tried many techniques for blushed cheeks on my dolls & this is what works best for me. Permanent applications are just too harsh.
Maybe you own one of these dolls & the cheeks have become pale?
Ti’s very easy to re apply a little pink powdered blush in a circular motion with a firm paintbrush to their cheeks.
In fact always feel free to email me if you ever have any questions on the care of the dolls :)
wishing you a great coming weekend, Ciao x

doyley dolls

Hello friends, haven’t been here lately. i have been enjoying the interaction over at Facebook for a change of scenery. I’ve also been re making some earlier designs I have. it’s my doyley doll, hope you like :)


these little glass & plastic things are offering me some entertaining moments.

I haven’t beaded for over twenty years & liking how it feels.

I’m using limited beads & skills but that’s the fun of it!

Wishing you a very lovely Easter break.

craft hatch

I have just about ticked off all the jobs on my list & looking forward to the Market day.

Please say hello if you’ll be coming & keep an eye out for some “market day specials”

 it will also be the very last of my doll face cushions,

(although you only to have to ask if you really want one )

Craft Hatch Market

Saturday 17th March 11-4pm

at 1000 pound Bend

361 Little Lonsdale Street


kitty gets bangs



I have been making quite solidly this last week for my market stall

& hope I have a nice enough selection of what I am working on.

7 and a bit days to go & really looking forward to the day, meeting other makers & visitors.

Wishing you a happy weekend.

maude mouse

maude mouse is getting ready for the market,

her dress is made from some of my favourite fabric.

the orange pattern is printed over the woven striped fabric, too sweet.

Have a lovely weekend & hope you’re handling the heat if in Melbourne.

cuddle craft collective auction

Elodie elephant comes dressed in her best outfit but when a picnic is the order of the day, her comfortable cottons fit the bill nicely

Elodie elephant will be up for auction from March 18th – 25th March.

In cuddle craft collectives own words:

Our first auction will run from 18 March – 25 March 2012 and will be held via our Facebook page. We invite you to head over to Facebook and join the Cuddle Family in preparation for the auction, and to get a first peek at all the goodies that will be available for bidding!

>> Join us on Facebook


oops! I have mistakenly deleted quite a few images from my blog, whilst doing a little (maybe too vigorous) housekeeping. I hope to restore soonish.

wishing you a fine weekend!


That’s a little better.

petal quilts

I am hoping to clock up lot’s of k’s on my walking foot this year…it’s love!

Thank you so very much to those who supported & purchased from cloth and thread in 2011,

not sure what this year will bring but looking forward to stumbling my way through & writing it down here.

edit: oh where has my header gone??

edit again: i fear lost, will try & recover soon.

Kewpies & Christmas

found in my local florist & had to share

wishing you a safe & Happy Festive Season,

thank you for visiting me here &  leaving your kind words.

I’m signing off for now & gearing up for the Holidays.

See you all soon, have a great one! x

new dress

New Kitty is wearing a white muslin dress, trimmed with cotton fur.

Gold pom poms adorn her feet/paws.

“if the good Lord’s willing & the creek don’t rise”…

                                                                                                     Hank Williams

This limited edition kitty along with a small number of dolls will be updated onto a bigcartel store Thursday 8th December 7.00pm EST (Melbourne).

Dolls within Australia should make it in time for Christmas, sadly overseas orders won’t!

Edit: time change due to life.


Hi there, just letting you know a few more lovely stockists have been added to the list.

Just click stockists under cloth and thread banner if you wish to view.

My photo’s are a little repetitive of late but after christmas I hope to be working on a few new things & back to setting up a proper web page & shop for my lovely overseas enquiries.

In the mean time…I think the above might be my favourite outfit so far, with it’s vintage fairytale hanky for the ruff.

Coming fabrics: fur (faux, of course) white muslin, cross stitch & lots more doyleys.

Wishing you a great weekend.

little trunks

a note to the encouraging enquiries…a stockist list will appear soon once all dolls have reached their destinations!

Thank you for your kind words, always a delight!