Stoneleigh Dolls

Saturday, 23 August 2014

A New Breed of Knitted Doll...

Willow is the first of the knitted dolls that I will be making from now on. All of my dolls will now be knitted in 100% pure Peruvian pima cotton and stuffed with clean Australian merino wool. Their hair options now include sewn mohair to give a full head of hair that looks real and their eyes and mouth are 100% merino wool felt sewn with cotton thread and embroidery floss.

The knitted dolls clothes are being made from 100% natural materials of the highest quality and I will be sewing some clothes too, mostly using cotton fabrics.

I have quite a few dolls to introduce to you soon. I can't wait to show you all.

In the meantime... here's Willow enjoying the garden.



Monday, 14 July 2014

Operation 'Empty Box'...

I have given myself a new mission... sew up and finish all of my doll clothes projects. I have no idea how long it will take but I am determined!

Here are all the things in the box of unfinished clothes that fit my latest dolls...



... and here are the things in the box of unfinished clothes that fit my Fiona McDonald pattern dolls...



Wish me luck!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Willow...

I have been working on the first of a new range of high quality knitted dolls.

This is Willow, knitted from 100% pure pima cotton, with a full head of mohair hair hand stitched to her head so that it can be brushed, styled and played with. Her face is embroidered using cotton floss and 100% merino wool felt. She is very firmly filled with hypo-allergenic polyester stuffing.

Willow's dress is knitted from super soft hand dyed 100% Australian wool. Her scarf is Noro Kirara. She has two butterfly charms on her waist tie. Her shoes are knitted from wool with two flower buttons.

All patterns are my own.

I hope you like her...



Saturday, 24 May 2014

Penny's Lace Dress...

Penny really REALLY wanted to model this new dress for you all...





It makes her feel pretty!

Until next time...

Saturday, 17 May 2014

'Lyric Comes to Stay'...

Lyric came to visit her sister Polly over Easter... and hasn't left!

I think she is liking the clothes I am making her too much to leave...


 
 
More to come soon!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Pattern Preview...

A warm winter coat I just finished.




I really love designing knitted doll clothes...


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Lyric Phones Home...

Lyric has sent Polly some photos of her camping out in her tent.




Now Polly is even more excited for her sister's visit!