I did however have a little spend at the stall of Laura Long her work is so nice she knits these amazing little dolls dresses them and displays them in box frames they are just adorable.
So whilst visiting her stand I discovered she had created these dolls into really beautiful kits for girls to dress up.
I bought one for my Naomi but secretly I'm excited to get making with her, bring on the Easter holidays !!!
Check out her website http://www.lauralong.co.uk/index.htm
|I love this little Red Riding hood character so cute.|
|I bought this book and its lovely|
I made this rag doll for Naomi one christmas, she has a pretty cotton dress and a white cotton and lace pinafore, with pin tucks on the edge it was a pleasure to make and sits nicely on her bed.
I Found this Doll kit at My Mums house she made me one or two of these kits from clothkits when I was young but this was one that got away. I made it up for Naomi and it really is easy to do and looks delightful on her bed.
To My suprise I discovered you can still buy this kit from the company which was revived a few years back and its sold as a original but it still makes me happy to know mine is a true original.
Check out all the kits and fabric they do. http://www.clothkits.co.uk/index.php
So you get the idea you turn the doll round and she becomes poor cinderella who can't go to the ball, then she transforms into cinderella in her beautiful dress. so much fun !!!
Thank You Gran. xx
Ok So I can include a couple of bought dolls these are both from America from the most amazing girls dream shop. Davinder my husband bought me the first one they are characters from history and they come with a story book . this one is Nellie and she came to America from Ireland, I was so taken by them since they cover history as well as being a beautiful doll to play with girls in America love them, and I think they are a healthy change from all the horrible dolls that are out there.
My Dads Cousins who live in Illinois sent us the baby doll from the same place for Naomi when she was born and as you can imagine I was so thrilled to receive it. it also looked like her.
If you ever visit New York you really must visit this shop it really is a girls dream.
Check out the website if your a doll fan http://www.americangirl.com/index.php
|this was a kit from Monsoon we had loads of fun making it on Naomi's toy sewing machine|
we did add a few extra bits and Mummy did need to help quite a bit.