No knitting, just gorgeous dolls and other good stuff

Oh dear! Just a few weeks in and a combination of a poorly velcro-girl, the Boy's birthday and D working away has severely impacted my crafting over the last week so that I have NO new 'One a Day' hexipuffs *gasp* If you've read my last few posts you'll know I have managed a little knitting, just not on my Beekeeper's Quilt. I hereby vow to make amends.... once I have conquered the laundry mountain and dust that have accrued during the same period. Of course, these are the things I procrastinate about the most, so it may take some time! I'll share all of my WIPs tomorrow but in the meantime, here are some things you may be interested in (apologies to those who follow the facebook page and may have seen some of these).

Juliane Strittmatter (aka Fröken Skicklig) is coming to the UK for a weekend doll-making workshop in September! I've been following Juliane's blog for some time and absolutely love her work (we have a Little Mi hotwater bottle set which she made and it's totally adorable). One of the things on my Bucket List is to have her teach me how to make a doll so I am gutted that I can't make the dates this time (8/9 September), but really hoping there will be sufficient interest to run another class here next year. As an example of what you can expect at the end of the weekend workshop, here are a couple of the dolls made by students last week in Berlin (all images used with permission, and can be found here):

If you'd like to find out more or to sign up, click here for UK booking details. 
You can also find details of international classes and e-courses on the blog.

One of the things I love most about the 'net, is how you can find yourself somewhere wonderful, completely by chance. That happened this morning when I clicked on some links to find this pattern: 
Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I've been fancying these little collars for some time having seen them in numerous places, and found some on a Danish blog which linked to this English pattern on Lulu Loves. I'm so glad to to have discovered this blog! If you love crochet and great photos of family life I recommend you head over for a browse - there are lots of lovely things there including some super cute free patterns.  

And finally, have you seen the work of artist Jo Hamilton? She makes the most amazing crochet portraits. There is a stop-motion video of this one being made - it's fascinating to watch....although the sight of all those ends has me breaking out in a cold sweat! 
Source: via Sarah on Pinterest
Hope to see you tomorrow for two new projects, an update on Nuvem and some book-y stuff! 


  1. ohhhh i need that collar in my size!!! :D

  2. The lack of hexipuffs is almost certainly made up for with other lovely things, those dolls are gorgeous, I haven't looked but I'm guessing she's not in the back end of nowhere (eg here!)

    Hope your little miss is feeling a lot better's so rubbish when they're unwell during the sunny weather, especially when it's been in short supply!

    Have a great day!

  3. Lots of lovely things to follow up on your blog today!

  4. I absolutely love those dolls. They are so cute. That collar is perfect for so many things. Especially for someone like me who battles to find girlie clothes I like and sometimes needs something girlie

  5. Those dolls are very cute! I can see why you would be interested in making one.

    The portrait was a little freaky at first glance, but I know it took a lot of work, and I am sure the finished project is incredible. I'm going to go look at the video. I agree that all those ends make me go limp. :)

  6. Those dolls are just so cute, I love the pretty collar, my daughter would love one, thanks for sharing. Deb xxx

  7. Those dolls are so sweet. What a cute find that crochet collar!

  8. Wow, you've done a lot! I like the collar must. How beautyful.
    Have a nice week. Greetings from Germany. Terra.

  9. Yep - that's the collar I've got my eye one. There's an adult size on her pattern. It's so beautiful. Decision made. Crochet cotton purchasing tomorrow! gorgeous dolls, too. x G


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