Felicity Taylor Eclectic Handmade

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Monday, 30 January 2012

Big Sister doll.

A while ago I posted a picture of the Mimi Kirchner doll I made from the purl bee website, which I was really pleased with!
I have now made a big sister doll using my body pattern and Mimi Kirchner's embroidered face.

She needs a skirt of some kind , but I liked the way the boots came out.

I then started playing around with the other felt pieces I made which have given me some ideas for further work!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Jewellery on Etsy.

I have had a to do list for ....for ever and on it was - open Etsy shop for my jewellery. Well today I did! One to tick off the list, and now to get something in it!! This is next on the list.

I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sewn treasures.

I know I have mentioned in the past that I tend to collect things, rather a lot of things against my good -de-cluttering intentions! I can't however give up buying stitched textiles. Here are a few of my latest finds.
A beautiful vase of flowers -sweet peas I think -embroidered onto linen. I will probably make a cushion with some lace from this.
And two embroidered people, both looking a bit cross. Not sure what to make with these yet.
I tend to stash fabrics away until I know what to do with them, a mega storage issue!
Finally I've been experimenting with photographing my dolls in different places.
When they are destined for a shop I try to make them clear but AREN'T THEY BORING!!
So I tried photographing them on a background which -to me - has much more potential.
When I am happy with the result the dolls will be in my folksy shop.
So stay tuned!

Friday, 20 January 2012

The Angel got her wings.

Just a very quick update on the poor angel with no wings and arms! She behaved very well and ............
Was rewarded with her dotty wings.All good things.... 

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Dolls, hearts and baskets.

I have been quite busy recently, going with the flow which has led me to vintage textiles, dolls and patchwork baskets. I have got my folksy shop up and running again, although it was very slow, does anyone else find this? It needs filling! I have had a creative burst of energy and have made some new dolls and heart decorations, ready for valentines day.
The angel on the left is minus her arms and wings. Some of the fabrics are vintage and the others are from fabric rehab .
The other make was a little heart with embroidered birds, just right for valentines day!

I love the little birds (maybe singing loudly to eachother!)
The other thing that I have been meaning to do for ages, was to make the pink penguin fabric basket.
I made my own size, and I liked the way they go with my applique pictures, as I used the same fabric bundle.The handles are from my sons (never worn) belt, I knew it would be useful one day! That's a sure sign of a hoarder.

The baskets are lined, and I found the instuctions easy to follow- great for using up fabric scraps.
I have to go now to give the poor angel some arms and wings!

Thursday, 12 January 2012


I have worked a little more on my paintings.As I said before, I find it really hard to know when to stop!
That's one of the great things about computers and digital cameras i.e. you can record it and look at your work afresh.

I love playing with the ideas that have been whirring round my head for years I'm not there yet but I'm enjoying the journey!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Jan Brett.

I know this is a bit late but I received a book for christmas illustrated by Jan Brett. Some of you may know her work. I love all the detail and the folky style of the decorations. If you have children, you may find a book between now and next christmas to read to them!

They inspire ideas for animals/birds with little scarves and coats.
Maybe if I start making now I might be ready for next christmas!

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