Thursday, December 29, 2011


This has been my most ambitious craft tutorial to date!

Wonderful Victorian style spun cotton baby & cradle.

I love this sweet baby face......

The detailed step by step tutorial can be bought from my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT BOOK click HERE for details......

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Everything retro seems to be the thing at the moment.  From the fifties onwards all is new again.  These images capture the charm of the 1950s Pin Up, wonderful to look at, impossible to attain, though many tried. my mother included!

The Barbie doll was invented in the late fifties and you can certainly see the iconic Barbie in these wonderful vintage female forms.

Sex appeal had a certain naive charm unlike today!

The 1950s Pin Up Girl!

Happily found on calenders all around the country in the early fifties.  Enjoy my homage to this wonderful era!

You can purchase these images HERE at my Etsy store YOUR CRAFT BOOK.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


A very Merry Christmas to everyone.  May your day be filled with love, family, friends as you celebrate the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ......

Friday, December 23, 2011


Inspirational stories of Angels in our daily lives

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to a wonderful writer called CINDY ADKINS.  Cindy has been producing ebooks for a while now and is a multiple Best Seller on Amazon.

ANGELS AT MY DOOR is so perfect for the Christmas season that I wanted to give it a mention on my blog.  This ebook is available HERE.

Cindy has certainly been an angel in my life and for that I am eternally grateful.  Take a moment from your day to sit down with a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and read some inspirational angel stories, enjoy!

To visit her excellent blog WHIMSICAL MUSINGS click HERE I know Cindy will be pleased you called, say hello from me!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Featured Artist CINDERELLA MOMENTS......

'Someday My Prince Will Come Dollhouse'

The perfect romantic tower waiting for it's Princess

Beautiful pale blue shutters! I can just imagine peeking out from this window looking for the arrival of my Prince.

The open back showcasing the beautifully crafted details
I am so happy to showcase my first featured artist CAROLINE of SHOP CINDERELLA MOMENTS.  Caroline is fast developing a reputation for creating one of a kind doll houses that we could only dream of owning when we were little girls.

Every dollhouse created by SHOP CINDERELLA MOMENTS is more beautiful than the last.  Take a moment to visit and you will not be disappointed.

You can buy CAROLINE'S dollhouses HERE.

You never know you might find your own one of a kind dream dollhouse just waiting there for you......  Though I cannot guarantee the Prince!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I just wanted to take a moment to share with you this lovely Santa spun cotton ornament that was made by a lady called Pat.

Pat purchased from me two of my spun cotton tutorials and has gone on to create some wonderful holiday ornaments. I cannot thank Pat enough for all of the encouraging comments that she has sent to me and also the wonderful photographs of her creations.
I hope that Pat continues to enjoy this fulfilling craft, thank you again for sharing!

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Handmade paper mache boxes

Vintage Santa collection

KD Vintage Santa's

Our family tree

I just thought I would take a moment to share some of my holiday decorations and Santa collectables with you.

You can see from my collection that I am a tradionalist at heart.  For me the shades of red and green evoke the feeling of childhood and family. 
Enjoy this sneek peek and have a wonderful holiday season.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Spun cotton doll displayed with a vintage 1950s Pretty Maid Kitchen

Close up detail of spun cotton doll

Wonderful mint condition 1950s Wolverine Pink Tin Hutch

Time for tea!

What better way to display your spun cotton creations than with vintage doll toys from the 1950s.  Have fun coming up with your own pretty vignettes!

For full detailed step by step instructions of these Paper Dolls please be sure to visit our Etsy store