Sunday, 27 November 2011


I've been busy these past few weeks making these new things for my doll shop. I hope you like them :)

My other dolly-news is that I have persuaded my husband to help me to make a diorama for my Pullips! I am hoping to take lots of pictures of the process and blog about how we did it! I spent ages looking for the wallpaper, furniture, etc and am so excited to see how it will turn out!!

I have also been fortunate enough to work with photography company 'Posh Underground,' who took these amazing pictures for me! I have just released the two headbands in the following two pictures, and the third is a re-shoot of one of my headbands. I hope you like them! You can buy them here

And finally a sneak peak at two new headbands I will be releasing soon (along with others that I am particuarly excited about - especially those I am designing with real pearls). I am sending these all off to be photographed soon, so keep your eyes open for my new line ;)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway :)
and the winner is....
Please email me so we can discuss your prize :)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Disney Princesses!

I recently found this amazing Japanese import fabric and thought it would make such cute accessories! I have always loved the Disney princesses, and I was so excited when I saw these kawaii versions! I think that Belle is my favourite Disney princess by far! I love how intelligent she is (when I was younger I tried to learn to read whilst walking to be like her!!!). She is also my favourite because I believe that, out of all of the 'perfect', Disney matches, hers is the most 'genuine'. She loves her prince truly for who he is, and not because he is super handsome, wealthy, or because he saves her from some terrible, undeserved fate (although one could interpret major character-flaws in anyone who falls in love with an actual beast!). *sigh* I love how they grow to love one another *sigh*. I'm reading Jane Eyre at the moment, and it has turned me into a romantic-fantasist! I feel like watching Disney movies now *hehe*
 I hope you like my new collection :)

They are available to buy here

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

New Shoes

Last week, Pandora and I both got new shoes!
I had a wedding to go to, so my lovely hubby bought me these shoes from Dorothy Perkins:

They are a gorgeous metallic gold and went really well with the metallic gold dress that I wore them with :)
I also wore this headband from my shop, which I think added a lovely finishing touch :)

I do regret that I didn't get a picture of my outfit *sigh* I was just in such a rush, and don't really like pictures of myself anyway >_<

Pandora got new shoes too!! They were sent to us as a trade from one of my lovely friends :)
They are from Nine9Style, and I cannot believe how detailed and stylish they are! They photograph perfectly! This picture actually made it onto Explore (on Flickr), which was a lovely surprise!

And here is one more shot of them because they are just so fabulous!

Friday, 11 November 2011

New Skirt

I have just loved making these pretty skirts, and am so happy that you seem to like them too >_< I have received a few custom orders in other colours, so expect to see more of these soon! I am also able to make them in custom sizes (ie for LittleFee, Ellowyne, etc)

I am planning to make them in red, aqua, and aubergine in the near future!
To thank you for your wonderful support I'd like to offer you 10% off one of these skirts in my etsy shop with the coupon code: BlogSkirts1
If you're unsure of how to use coupon codes on Etsy, you can find out here :)

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you like my new skirts :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Do You Read?

As English was my chosen course of study, and I now tutor English myself, reading has always been a big part of my life. Whilst I couldn't be described as someone who 'eats books,' I do enjoy reading as much as time will allow. My reading schedule of late has been, for want of a better word, 'blended.' By this I mean that I have been dipping in and out of classics, modern literature, and study books. A real chamelion you might say (although I'd reluctantly describe myself more as scatty).

One of my students is studying Great Expectations, so I have found myself gasping for breath before dipping back into the dreadedly epic Dickens. And, after finally coming up for air after what I can best describe as an emotionally plummeting dive into his world of loveable (if not occasionally two-dimensional) characters, colourful and imaginative plot (that takes more twists and turns than a trained Dolphin at sea world), it was a far more enjoyable experience than I had anticipated. I can finally talk about Dickens with excitement, and shed the shame I have held as an English student avoiding such a classic. Of course, I strongly recommend that you read this book! I personally became intrigued by Dickens's central character, Pip, and his emotional and revelatory journey of realising his 'Great Expectations,' and then realising that he has lost these in their very pursuit. It is a story of childhood, hope, love, and above all, of loss, against the backdrop of the sinister old-London that Dickens paints with unequalled skill. The well-known abandoned bride, Miss Havisham, whose house has been left to decay around her, is a character from the novel who has inspired many. Her tragic tale of lost love has been explored by Carol Ann Duffy in her poem 'Havisham'

MEAN TIME (1998)

Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then
I haven’t wished him dead. Prayed for it
so hard I’ve dark green pebbles for eyes,
ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with.

Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days
in bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dress
yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe;
the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this

to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words.
Some nights better, the lost body over me,
my fluent tongue in its mouth in its ear
then down till I suddenly bite awake. Love’s

hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting
in my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding-cake.
Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon.
Don’t think it’s only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.

Controversial? Yes, of course! But I am always fascinated by others' interpretations of literature.

Next time I must tell you about my more 'modern' reads ;)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Let's Make Every Day a Bow-Tie Event!! ^_^

Bows, Bows, Bows!
Yes, I've become a little obsessed lately...
I wanted the title to say 'Make Every Day a Black-Tie Event,' but since not all of my bow-ties are black, this didn't make as much sense as I would've liked :)
I started sewing bows for my dolls. and I just couldn't resist making them for my other (for humans) Etsy shop. I love making headbands, but the material I get most excited about spending every last penny on is fabric. Bows give me an excise to buy lots of cute and pretty fabrics!!

Here are my latest Bow-Tie Necklaces

1) Leopard Print Bow-Tie
2) Sugar Sweet Floral Bow-Tie
3) Vintage Black and Pink Floral Bow-Tie
4) Classic Black Bow-Tie

They are all £5.99 and available here
I am also offering my lovely blog readers a coupon code to get 10% off: blacktie1

I really hope you like my bow-tie necklaces >_<