Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Good morning all!!
I hope it's not too cold and snowy where you are.
We have had about 20cms of snow but all roads are clear so it's not really a problem to us.
I feel very sorry for all the farmers round here who are busy lambing. I guess they may lose any that they can't get into shelter.

My table is covered with dolly mayhem!

I found the idea on Flutterby Patch.
Eli made little dancing dollies inspired by Julia Donaldson's book Paper Dolls. (author of The Gruffalo)

We always make paper dollies for our little ones so these fabric ones (all link handswith velcro) are just an extension of that idea.
Annie showed the twins the proto types that I made last week and Sam's response was... "Wow!"
What a poppet and he is only 18mths old.
So here is my third batch of dollies - these are going in the post for my great nieces/nephew who have chicken pox at present. I thought they would be fun to play with/ count etc.

They are only made with tiny scraps from my scrapbox - a bit like the scrapbox dollies (- another idea from Flutterby Patch) but no beads or buttons etc so safer for tinies to play with. Their features are all hand stitched and the hair and decorations are all securely stitched on.

Well that's it for today.
I am going to make a few Easter cards now, ready to post tomorrow when I go to see Annie and the twins.

Have a great week - keep cosy.
Join in the blog hop over at Julia's Stamping Ground - there are lots more happy crafters out there!!
Thanks for calling in and leaving lovely messages.

x Jo


Annie said...

The dollies I have here were loved by them all last night Jo so are a real winner. Thanks from them all.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab idea!! Great for counting and addition and subtraction more, one less etc. Clever you :)
I'm glad you've been ok in the snow. Poor farmers though, as if they haven't had enough to cope with recently......
Keep warm. We've got some weak sunshine this morning, hooray!
Hugs, LLJ 59 xxxx

Fuchsia said...

No Snow here !
love your little cutie dolls they are awesome x

glitterandglue said...

Gorgeous. You are so very inventive. Yes, the weather has been pretty horrendous for many, here on the North Wales coast it hasn't been too bad - but we have had snow on the beach in Llandudno this week. BUT - right now, the sun is shining. Have a great week

Anne said...

Love the dollies. Wish I had more time to make some of the lovely, lovely things I see in Blogland. We too had lots of snow and it's snowing this morning. It was difficult on our road as it's unmade and a hill. Ok at moment though so got out yesterday. Happy WOYWW Anne x #84

SueH said...

What a fab idea those little dolls are and a great way to use up your scraps. You must have so much patients because I bet they are fiddly to make though.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 101

Helen said...

Oh those dollies are so cute! Luckily we've missed the latest bout of snow (so far!) Helen 12

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You always have a fun idea, and how quickly you get so much done. WOW
Love the little assortment of dolls, and I had a huge amount of paper ones as a kid, but mom got rid of things daily I think.
It's 6am here and a huge full moon, and our mess of snow should disappear this week!! Whoopie to be in the 50's all week. So car wash here I come. #112 so far. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW

mckinkle said...

Hello Jo, what beautiful dollies youve made! x

famfa said...

Gorgeous little dollies. Perfect. What a lovely idea.
Famfa 111

Regina Hamilton said...

Your dolls are too cute...I love them. #98

Ria Gall said...

they are just too cute for words and will be loved by many little people
Wishing you a very Happy Easter and a great day today

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh they are so sweet Twiglet. I just love the velcro hands isea, they would make great bunting and with initials on their clothes they could be spelling aids too! How sweet the photo, sort of left to right they're in stages from finished to near naked!

Winnie said...

Oh my, how precious!! They are so cute and individual! I don't sew a lick, just paper craft, but boy these make me wish I had learned! Been cold and snowy here in NYC, but today we got SUN and by Easter 50 degrees, I can't wait! Have a Happy Easter! Winnie#78

Caro said...

Those dollies are gorgeous! So cute. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #73

Shazsilverwolf said...

Oh my, I love those little dollies. Great way to use up bits & pieces. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz xx

Belinda Basson said...

Wow, I think these little dolls are just the best idea I have seen.

MaggieC said...

Those little dollies are fantastic. Is there a pattern anywhere, I know two little girls who would adore those. Just right to be carried round. Hope you have a good week, with not too much of that wretched white stuff. xx Maggie #17

~Sue C said...

They are all so cute! Just adorable as can be. Love that you used your scraps too. I'm always looking for ways to use up every piece of everything. lol! Love your dolls. SueC#137

Nan G said...

Gorgeous bunch of dollies! They look so fun. Happy Easter and Happy WOYWW! Nan #115

Kelly said...

Those are so cute! And each displaying their own personality. Great pieces! Creative Blessings! Kelly #158

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Jo thanks for stopping by - I'm even later.. Your little folk are so adorable and sure to be a big hit. Our snow here on the east coast almost gone although been trying to snow again today, hope you don't get anymore. Have a lovely Easter... Gill x #75

Angelfish said...

Those dolls are adorable :o) Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter.
Fiona xx

Lisa-Jane said...

We're big fans of Julia Donaldson here but this book seems to have passed us by! I will look out for it and I love your little dollies - just the sort of thing I would have loved and would love to make for my little girl.

KatzElbows said...

The dollies are adorable, and the Velcro idea is brilliant. Hope they are truly appreciated,

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