Stoneleigh Dolls

Monday, 30 December 2013

'A Very Dolly Christmas'...

Three knitted dolls are permanent residents of Stoneleigh House (so far!)... They are Polly, the first prototype of this knitted doll pattern, Penny, with the fluffy blonde hair and Matilda, with big brown eyes and red hair. I will introduce them properly in the new year... now that they have settled in.

For now, I want to share with you their very dolly Christmas. They get along well as new room mates, even though they are so different. Polly is quiet and studious, Penny is very girly but very handy around the house...and Matilda is very vivacious and loves life.

Polly found Jack Sparrow's Santa suit at the bottom of the dolly wardrobe and decided to get into the Christmas spirit. She figured Jack wouldn't mind as he looked after her when she first arrived at the house and he treats her like a kid sister. Of course... the suit was far too big but Polly made it work!

The girls all sat around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning.
The first to open her present was Matilda...

She was very excited!
Polly and Penny had given her a beautiful dress, two red polka dot ribbons and some red striped shoes! Matilda loved them!
Next to open her present was Penny.
Penny was hoping for something pink...

Matilda and Polly had given Penny a gorgeous dress with a pink heart pocket to keep all her gadgets plus a set of screw drivers and 4 hair clips! Penny was happy that her new friends knew her so well already.
Then it was Polly's turn...
Polly was a bit shy about opening her present in front of the others... but after some prodding... she finally opened it.

 Penny and Matilda had given Polly a pink striped Beanie (she had admired the one given to Pam's dolly that went to live in the UK), some red shoes, a white frilled skirt and 2 red hair clips. She was tickled pink at such thoughtful presents from her new friends.
The girls spent the rest of the morning admiring each other's presents and talking about their hopes and plans for the new year. They were all happy to have made new friends.
I hope you enjoyed my dolly Christmas... until next time!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Simone's Doll...

Another custom dolly order for Christmas. This one went to Melbourne to be a new friend for a little girl. All patterns for doll and clothes designed by me.

My dollies really liked her and didn't want her to leave!

That's the last of the blonde dolls for a little while... something different next!

Until next time...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Pam's Dolly...

As you may or may not know, I have started selling knitted dolls as well as just making them for me. This gives me a valid excuse for spending more time knitting dolls... and saves my house from becoming over run with little dolly friends!

This is Pam's dolly, I don't know her name yet. She is currently winging her way across the ocean to the United Kingdom. I think I packed her enough clothes to be prepared for the weather and she has a teddy friend for company on the trip. I hope her new family love her to pieces.

All patterns are designed by me and will be available very soon. You can follow my progress on my facebook page


More dolls to come!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Penny's Christmas Wish...

Penny fell in love with one of the outfits I made for a custom doll. She has put in her order for Christmas...

I have been madly making up my custom orders for Christmas. Little people are coming to life... I love the process.

 I will be posting my basic doll pattern on Etsy and Ravelry this week for anyone who would like to make one of these dolls for Christmas.

Talk soonish!

Thursday, 10 October 2013


My new knitted doll Matilda. I haven't finished her clothes yet (she's in a borrowed dress) but she looks too cute just sitting there staring at me so I had to share...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Knitted Doll Teaser

I'm having so much fun with my new knitted doll pattern. I'm still designing clothes for them and making new characters.

Here's a photo of Polly Prototype with her new friend... in borrowed clothes while waiting for hers to be finished.

I will share her with you as soon as she is finished... I promise.
Until then!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sneak Peak at my New Knitted Doll

This knitted doll is almost ready. I've branched out into designing doll patterns as well as doll clothes patterns. I can't wait to show you what I have been doing with this new pattern... stay tuned!

And yes this pattern will be made available in the near future :-)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

'Some Enchanted Evening'... part 1

I have been putting together an evening wear collection for over a year now and have lots of outfits for it... all of them requiring something small to be finished (hehe). However, this collection is becoming so large that I have decided to post outfits as I finish them instead of trying to fit the whole collection in one gigantic entry!

I'm very happy with how this sparkly blue dress turned out. Stella was very happy to model it for me...

The dress is made from a blue yarn interwoven with metallic silver to make it glittery. It has a blue/purple ruffle that matches the stole. The belt is metallic thread moss stitch with a diamante, heart shaped belt buckle. The flower in her hair is a knitted flower in metallic thread with a diamante button in the centre. The shoes are made from the same yarn as the dress. All pieces designed by me.



I also have another very large collection, the bohemian collection, that I will have to post as I finish each outfit. This collection is also too large for a single entry and I keep coming up with new ideas to add to it...
Until next time!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Mindy Monday... Red Dress in the Garden

I have quite a few things on the go for Mindy. She will have quite a collection soon. Today though, I just want to share this photo of her relaxing in the garden with her red dress. I think she looks pretty.

Lots more to post in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

'Tiptoe Through the Tulips'...

I have had this outfit made up for over a year... all I had left to do was sew up the boots. Terrible isn't it? I have over 20 doll outfits that are mostly finished and only require something very small to complete them. The problem is I keep starting new projects before I finish them off! Once I get an idea I HAVE to start it. I can't help myself...

I know... I'm baaaaaaaad.

Anyway, here is a classic shift dress, with flower embroidery, and a matching jacket and boots.

Modelled by the lovely Ren.


Dress and boots designed by me, jacket modified from an AK Traditions pattern
 Until next time!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Mindy Monday... New Party Dress

Today Mindy was given a new party dress and a pair of shiny silver ballet shoes to go with it. She is very happy with her new outfit!

Both the dress and the shoes were designed by me.

Have a great week!