Category Archives: Autumn

BlytheCon UK Doll Project

I’m reallllly excited about BlytheCon UK this year as it is being held in London for the second time, and it will be the first time I have attended since BCUK Manchester in 2012, when I was heavily pregnant! I won’t be trading this year but I will have some BCUK exclusive MforMonkey collaboration purses on Mary MforMonkey‘s table, and I have been part of one of the five design teams for the BlytheCon UK Doll Project!

This year’s BCUK raffle will raise money for two fantastic charities; Eaves and Young Minds. Five teams of Blythe customisers and designers have created five very special dolls for the raffle. I had great fun with my team and our chosen theme, Circus Alice. Sandra Mónica Vale Efigénio created our beautiful custom doll, Hilary/MoshiMoshi who made the incredible Mad Hatter’s outfit, and Karin/Fishknees who created the stunning White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts Tightrope Walker outfit. I made the Alice runs away with the circus dress set. ❤ I am amazed how wonderful all the different outfits look on our lovely doll. ❤

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I hope you like her too! I have seen some sneak peeks of the other teams creations too and I will certainly be buying a lot of raffle tickets! ^_^

I am now offering made-to-order Dolly Mixture dresses in my Dolly Mixture Etsy shop too! ❤


Autumn projects

It’s November already… this year is flying past. Poppy is 10 months old now and she’s just so sweet & funny. We went to look at the Autumn colour garden at the Botanic Garden this week.



We celebrated Poppy’s first Halloween this week too. ^_^


I’ve been stitching away and updating my Etsy shop as often as possible. Here are a few of the things I’ve been making this Autumn…


In September I made two applique cushions featuring Totoro. ♥ One for Poppy’s room and one for my shop… safe to say it’s new owner baby Dex was pleased with it! ^_^


I made some more of my wristband pincushions, this time in Liberty of London fabric with vintage buttons. There’s one left in my shop, and I will be making more (Japanese silk ones too) for the winter craft fairs I’m trading at and hopefully for my Etsy shop too.


I’ve also been making some embellished zip purses which are in my shop now. ^_^




Now I’m busy preparing for the Christmas craft fairs I’m trading at this year, but I’ll make sure I update my shop in good time for the Christmas post deadlines too! I’m making all sorts of things (with some *gorgeous* fabrics!) so I’ll be sure to share some photos here and on my facebook page of my work in progress. Baby Poppy keeps me busy so I’ll be sewing every chance I get! Gambate to all those preparing for craft shows this season!