Friday, 28 August 2009


Just a quick post today to let everyone know that teaupfaery, dan, and probably a few dollies, are off to stay at dan's parents for a few days. I'll be bringing my needles and a few lush new yarns (and plenty of old favourite yarns) so there'll be more 'cake clothing and other goodies when I get back.

Going to Alton Towers too I think. I've never been, and am thus quite excited. Probably won't be online till Wednesday but I'll bring home lots of pictures.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Bloomer Sale!

Sale now on on all my summery bloomers. Check out my 'sale' section.

Pink monster bloomers

Flamingo and Florals

Friday, 21 August 2009

A day for frogs and snails

Its another rainy day here in Liverpool, lots of sunshine and showers. I took Katie Jane and Lavender Sky out with me today. They wore their bear hats and played in the Bluecoat garden between the showers. We weren't alone though. Katie spotted a pair of amourous snails on a wall. I think they look quite sweet.

I found a couple of lovely wools in John Lewis (while rain dodging). A pale blue 4ply and a soft cream 3ply. I want to make my girls some new cardigans to go with those dresses I'm working on. I'm currently trying to work out a sweater dress design for the 'cakes.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Productive day!

I've been working on some dresses for the Blythe clan today. I love the octopus and seahorse fabric more than is reasonable. I need to hunt it down in hot pink. The kitchen bear fabric is great too, not entirely sure what the dress will turn out like yet.

I posted my This Is Blythe quilt panel off to Gina today. Its evolved a lot ince I started work on it. My sewings tend to do that. The very last of the Alice in Wonderland fabric is in this panel too. I like knowing I've used every scrap to the best of its ability.

I have lots of exciting dolly post on its way. Most excitingly, my Veronica Lace Blythe, a birthday gift from my Dad (he might not know about her yet, but he did buy her for me, he doesn't understand internets or dolls). I can't wait to meet her. I'm also awaiting some lovely clothes and a parcel of exciting fabrics. Squeee! And, ahem, four more Strawberry Shortcakes. And a Pie Man for Dan. The post box won't know whats hit it :)

Monday, 17 August 2009

Mallory, Fluggs, and 'cake dresses

A few new Strawberry Shortcake sets in my shop this week. This will be the last 'cake lot for a while as I want to work on sewing for Blythe, including a few projects for my own girls. There are some exciting party dresses in my sewing pile tonight.

Elder Flower Dress and Helmet set.

While on the Blythe front ...

Bea wants to thank Fliss for her new Fluggs. These boots are beautiful and, very importantly, easy to pull up on Bea's broken knee.

Mallory, my only mohair Blythe, has returned from my dolly lab. Her hairs been washed, conditioned, brushed (!), and thatched. It looks great now :) Her eyelids have been fixed (thanks Dan!), a few chips rearranged, and new lashes.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

My latest Strawberry Shortcake outfit commission

Butterfly print cotton skirt with knit bodice in red and pink blend with silver glitter and pompom trim to skirt. Decorated with seed beads. Matching helmet decorated with vintage flower bead, seed beads and sequin.

I am working on a couple more commission projects this week. When they are done I really need to finish Nora's reroot. And I have a secret project planned for my mum. Ssssh!

We went to see our friend Andy's band, Mechanical Spaniard, performing at a 'battle of the bands' in the Supper Club on Tuesday night. A delightful time was had by all. I forgot to charge my camera though, so very few photos to be had. Edele, my chocolate sweet scents doll, came along. She likes supporting local bands. And Guinness, we all like Guinness.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Busy busy busy...

I'm having a closet cleanout at the moment here...

I've only been home from Ireland a day so I'm busy tidying and clearing out old dolly clothings to make room for all the girls. Because they are all here now. Yay!

I will be selling my Pullip Panda very soon, she is in good condition, with all her stock except glasses ands one mitten liner. She'll come with her collection of vintage and new Sindy dresses too. And her converse trainers. Just need to take some photos. Feel free to contact me if interested though.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

New Strawberry Shortcake Dress Sets!

Neopolitan Dress and Helmet Set

Seafoam Dress and Helmet Set

These will be avalible from my etsy shop sometime tomorrow. Depending on internet avalibility. I also have a few Blythe versions avalible, so it will be possible to have matching sets for your Blythe and 'cake girls.

I'm still in Ireland until Sunday August 9th. I will be online a lot more when I get home, with lots more sewing and knitting plans.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Reductions in the Strawberry Shortcake Department!

I have lowered the prices of all the Strawberry Shortcake outfit sets in my etsy shop. Its hard to get the right balance when pricing things, but I think these should be a bit better. Reduced sets are:

Sunny Birds Romper and Hat Set
Honey Birds Dress and Hat Set
Cupcake Romper and Hat Set
Buttercream Dress and Fancy Hat Set

All of my current helmets are up now. New dress sets for Blythe and SSC coming in a week or so.