Monday, 2 December 2013

Winter Bees

Just after I posted about my Snow Bees I was asked if i could actually make little white winter bees.  I boldly (foolishly) stated that I love a challenge and that I can make anything I'm paid to.  So three tries and a lot of tinkering later, here are the results, my little Winter Bees.

They are £12 each + P&P and are all hand made to order so will vary slightly in size and shape. 

Message me to order and include the colour of Bee you want. 

As with the Snow Bees, email me if you would like to purchase one, my email is

Alternately Winter Bees can also be found in the My Shop album of my Facebook page


Monday, 18 November 2013

Snow Bees

Anyone remember reading the Snow Queen when they were little?  Well my new handmade Winter/Christmas decorations pay homage to that beautiful story.  My Snow Bees are small (approx 6’’), light and designed to hang from tree branches, nails or any other wall sticky outy thing.  They are all individually designed, made and painted and, like snowflakes, no two are alike.   Some even come with little embroidered pockets on their dresses to hold messages or wishes.  All you need to do is write a note on a tiny piece of paper and pop it in the pocket for your loved ones to find.

Website is coming at some point, but in the mean time I’m still very much at the email me if you want something stage, my email is

Snow Bees can also be found in the My Shop album of my Facebook page.  In which case you can drop me a privet massage if you want one.

Little Star

Little Princess - £26 + P&P

Little Bear - £26 + P&P

Snowflake - £26 + P&P


Monday, 14 October 2013

La Diablesse

The first book I ever read by myself was called Mouth Open Story Jump Out, by Grace Hallworth (and by book I mean a something longer than six pages with more than eight words on a page) I am dyslexic so the first book I read will always be an especially big deal to me.  It’s a collection spooky stories from Trinidad and Tobago and its characters and lessons have stayed with me ever since and have repeatedly been featured in my art work.

This next doll is based on one of the character that I found the most compelling, La Diablesse, the lady-devil.  A decedent and alluring creature who loves to dance and lead men astray, often to their deaths, unless they are lucky enough to spot the cloven hoof beneath her long, full skirt....

My la Diablesse is a little different in that she has two cloven hooves beneath her skirts instead of one.  I gave her a wide brimmed hat to hide her face and further emphasized this by not giving her eyes, just red, smiling lips. 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Carnival Lady

My inspirations for this lady were carnivals and the 18 century fashion for panniers.  She is probably the only one of my lineup to not be in some way connected to Halloween, but I loved her silhouette and didn't want to do too much to hide it, so I decided to give her the skeletal frame of a costume.  I've always wanted to make a wire underskirt and this seemed a good time to try.  I now think of her as some sort of Mardi Gras and Day of the Dead amalgamation, with a little bit of Lady Gaga and Jessie J thrown in too.  

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Halloween lineup

At the moment I’m running a little giveaway on my Facebook page that will give people the opportunity to win one of these dolls. 

The rest will then be for sale on the website that I have promised myself I will make before the end of the month!   

I’ll be introducing each character properly over the next few days, posting more photos of them and giving a little detail on their character and creation.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Story Teller Doll

I’ve been lucky enough to share studio space with some very talented people over the years, and one of them was the wonderfully gifted illustrator Nicola Wallace.  Her piece The Story Teller has inspired my latest doll.

I used artistic licence on her clothing but I tried to recreate her face and hair as faithfully as possible.

You can find more of Nicola's beautiful work on her blog or Facebook page