Onions and Nettles

Onions and Nettles

I have dyed with tea and coffee for a while now and always loved the effect they have on fabric, giving things a more rich, aged quality. But for a long time, I have wanted to take this further and try other natural dyes, to go foraging in the woods nearby and take...
Boudoir Dolls, a little history

Boudoir Dolls, a little history

So who has heard of Boudoir Dolls? Well if you are like me you may just have had a notion that they are fairly old and made for displaying on your bed. And yes, you would be right. But there is so much more to these dolls than I realised. Images of my Latest Doll,...
Going back to my roots

Going back to my roots

For a while now I haven’t felt that fire in my belly. Do you know the one I mean? Not heart burn that wouldn’t make a very interesting blog post, no, the one where you get a feeling; an edge of an idea and the compulsive desire to run with it; to tug at it; to make it...
What is a Doll?

What is a Doll?

  As described in the Oxford English Dictionary, a doll is:     A small model of a human figure, typically one of a baby or girl, used as a child’s toy. But, dolls can be so much more than a child’s plaything. For a start there are so many different types of...
Where is this year going already?

Where is this year going already?

Do you think that the first part of planning must be to look back? To analyse the previous year? To see what worked and what didn’t? The highs and lows, what you enjoyed and didn’t? And then use all this knowledge to put in to your new year planning, maybe outsourcing...
Looking for a last minute gift idea

Looking for a last minute gift idea

Holiday Greetings one and all,   I have some marvelous news for you today, perfect for the last-minute present for any doll lover or time to drop some hints for yourself.   We now have, drum roll, ……………………………………………   Honey Pot Dolls Gift Vouchers. Want to treat your...