Little Red Riding Hood and Evangeline the Dancer are both off on adventures….

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Both Little Red and Evangeline have packed their bags and are off on exciting adventures to new places … Little Red Riding Hood is joining Fran on her move into a new home, and Evangeline is travelling all the way to Chile!!!!! How exciting !

Only Alicia remains in my etsy shop … waiting to be rescued ….

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Finished Frida, Goggins the ticket collector and little Birdie!

Finially finished them…

Goggins…

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and frida…

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Frida’s box measures 43cm/17 inch tall x 27 cm/ 10.5 inch wide and  24cm/ 9.5 inch deep. It is either free standing or can be hung on the wall.

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and is signed on the back!

and Little Birdie…in her wire bird cage…

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Birdie’s cage can either remain free standing or be hung from the hoop at the top… the cage is approx. 38 cm / 15 inches tall.  Birdie can come out of the cage if you wish to free her! as she is only tied to her swing…

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253She is made from clay over a wire frame, as is the bird in her hand. Her cage and swing are made from wire, beads and ribbon.  Her outfit is handsewn with handsewn beadwork and her feathery tail is made from fabric and beads. She is a one of a kind art doll and is not made for children due to small parts and wire!

Poor little Birdie, so forlorn, she forever gazes upwards longing to grow wings and fly…

The bug catcher and another stitch picture – both in progress!

Just so you don’t worry that my fingers have been idle recently …a few pictures of what I am working on at the moment…
a new sculpture … the bug catcher, from one of my pen and ink illustrations … His leather funnels!
He’s lots of fun to do – but still disturbingly headless – lots to do!

And the new large stitch picture i am working on simultaneously…. the girls’s outfit, hat and long feather will be the only colour / fabric – the trees i have machine embroidered and am busy working into it by hand to give the effect almost of biro scribbling / sketching…once i have finished the trees i will add beadwork to the hat and long feather…

more work on the music man…

here are some more pictures of the work i have been doing on the music man mixed media sculpture…

the legs are on the big drum…

the hat is now attached so it raises when the string is pulled…

making the wheels …
attaching wheels to the legs…
making the drum sticks for the back drum…
attaching the sticks so the alternate hitting the drum…
side views
leather funnel
adding the bells and chimes that ring when the wheels turn…

nearly finished…just have to paint some of the bits i have added …paint the base etc etc etc…!!!!!!
working on the trumpet
just have to make the mouth piece!
and finally actually working on the little girl’s push along horse
I better hurry and finish it for her before she looses her patience!
will update with more pics soon!

Still busy working away on the art doll duo’s accessories…

I am still making the accessories but here is a quick look at what I have been doing…it may explain why the man is standing in a strange position… it is all made from recycling bits of junk and unwanted things …

a tiny tambourine, pipework, funnel and the beginnings of a drum…

a close up of the tambourine

and pipework.

working on two drums…

small drum

big drum

adding cymbals to the pipework… and making sure they clash when string pulled

trying the drum on for size …

he seems pleased! He is wearing a harmonica in a holder around his neck.


working on the stand…

the little girl trying out the stand…still lots to do on it …

adding the cymbals and tambourine…


making the drum sticks which will bash the big drum, single cymbal and tambourine.

and a strange trumpet-like instrument which he will be holding in his hands…

still got lots to do … but I will keep adding the pictures as I go…

… meanwhile she’s patiently waiting for her accessory!