Finally, a piece of a manufacturer's sample card, with six colours of chequerboard patterned buttons, each in three sizes. They are from Jones & Co of Nottingham. The buttons can be removed from the card and used in sewing, knitting or craft projects, or simply add the card to your collection of buttons! This selection costs £2.50.
I love dolls houses and have 3 on the go at present my dream is to own a a really old dolls house that I have to renovate from scratch.
My passion is dolls house decor, wallpapers and borders particularly and i work hard to get scales just right, trying them out before they go up for sale and I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism from all the amazing people out there who make such wonderful miniature projects.
I always work on A4 size papers for 2 reasons firstly they are so easy to work with, and we can rotate so you can have landscape or portrait and most of them come in three different scales, and secondly no waste! when we started off we sold A3 papers but we couldn't justify the price of them when we saw how much cut off there was that couldn't be pattern matched! this is such an expensive hobby we had to try and make our items affordable so now we have great postage prices(always a help) and item prices.
There are three of us in Poppets Dolly Bits now doing it mostly for love of the hobby. Always glad to give help and advice to anyone concerning time periods and the right decor etc and always glad of suggestions.
please look around even if its just to see what we have going on I'm very nosy so why shouldn't you be :)
I thought I would have a go at making a caricature in fabric. I chose comedian Henning Wehn as the subject, because I enjoy his comedy and he has an interesting face.
I found some photos of him on his website and elsewhere on the Internet and amalgamated different aspects into a single drawing, before exaggerating some aspects of his face and body, for example, placing the eyes to the sides of the head, widening the bridge of the nose, shortening the legs etc etc. I redrew this until I was happy with it before translating it into fabric and thread.
The main part is done with free motion embroidery on the sewing machine, starting with the bottom layer and slowly adding more and more to the picture. Finally, the features on the face were hand embroidered and the brown colour on the trainers was added by hand.
The finished caricature was trimmed from its white background before being mounted onto black mount board with small stitches on the front and large ones on the reverse.
I made up a Pinterest Board
representing some of the resolutions I would like to keep this year.
They include spending more time walking, reading, being creative,
travelling, having fun with friends, family and my dog, Brock; painting,
drawing, eating good food etc etc
A selection from the board has been featured on the Folksy.com front page on the 4th and 5th of January. Here is a screenshot:-
Click here to see the full selection and from there, click through to go to the original listings. What are your New Year's Resolutions?