Friday, 29 April 2011

Two new friends at the Mouse House.

I've been looking for a pattern for some prim mice for the Mouse House and found just the thing at Pamela sent me the e-pattern and here are my new friends.
I made a few minor changes and added a little book.
I really enjoyed making her.

For my next mouse I reduced the pattern down to make a smaller mouse to stand on a cotton reel.
                                                          She's pretty don't you think.
                                    Wrapped around the painted cotton reel is a message,

We are fulfilling that wish here in Great Britain today as our handsome Prince William marries his beautiful bride.

Have a great weekend,
xox Angela.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

More prims from the Mouse House.

Here's the two dolls I finished today.

                                                             This is 'Jentle Jane'.
 She lives in a small cottage in the hamlet and loves all the wild creatures and in return they love her.
 You'll find her talking to them every day.

                                            And this is Matilda known to her friends as 'Tilly'.

                                             She works hard as a housemaid all week.
                     Tilly loves to wear her Sunday best it makes her feel so special, like a real lady.

                        Creating dolls. A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

                                                                 xox Angela,

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mouse House Prims.

I've been blog hopping and discovered so many amazing Prim Dolls. They are such characterful little ladies so I really wanted to make my own.

Thank you to Pamela at Our Pioneer Homestead for her free doll  pattern which has given me a good start. Thank you Pamela, I hope you like her.

 I've stuffed her with rags and aged her body and her clothes.
 I made the little cushion several years ago.

I am a huge fan of  Flora Thompsons memiors of her childhood in Oxfordshire in the late 19th century. It has been a really successful series on the BBC and such a lovely story of life in the English countryside.

My Prim dolls are based on this evocative story and so are 'English Prims'.

 This is 'Emma'. She lives in the hamlet with her family, she works hard but it's often hard to make ends meet.     

These are the things she makes to sell in the town, Peg dolls, pin cushions and sewing boxes.

I'm busy now creating her friends and I'll show you soon.

xox Angela.