Friday, 8 July 2016

Liberty Girls Decor

Instagram is a wonderland for mums that love buying handmade. I'm a mum that makes handmade dolls, and therefore loves and appreciates the work involved in creating unique pieces. This picture is a perfect example. I absolutely love this Liberty 'Betsy' print, and when I discovered this pastel colourway (via Ava and Neve) - I went on a bit of a spending spree. My first job was to make Isla a custom gold-accent Bunny Doll, wearing that silky soft Liberty fabric. I asked Kira from Blooms Butterflies Doll Studio to make that stunning Liberty Doll Face Purse, customised in the same fabric with matching hair bows instead of flowers. And I asked Felicity at Little Boys Blue to make me a custom Liberty 'Love' Banner. I desperately want to make Isla a new quilt... buuuut I only just made her the Unicornia Quilt (sigh... gone are the days when I can make whatever I want without argument ;P).

Also shown on this gorgeous shelf (from Pretty In Pine), is two sweet Pom Pom Princesses from Love Aria Rose. The sleep eyes banner is from Bek Halliday, and the Gold Paper Flower is from Mae-Saye Designs.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

My Liberty Hoop Christmas Tree Featured In Homespun Magazine

What a thrill! When I was contacted by Homespun Magazine - gosh it was months and months ago - about my Liberty Hoop Christmas Tree, I was over the moon. It was so long ago that I had forgotten that my work would be in the July issue. Even when I was reminded a few weeks ago, I was excited... BUT when mum surprised me with a copy of the magazine today, I was scrutinising every page looking for a tiny thumbnail image. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I opened page 91 to see a FULL PAGE FEATURE!!! My mouth literally fell open, I couldn't believe it. Then the jumping began. I still can't believe it.

This Hoop Christmas Tree was my Christmas craft project for 2013. I had only just discovered Liberty Art Fabrics that year and I wanted to make something special with my new stash. And back then, I loved embroidery and hated sewing! I didn't even own a sewing machine (pfff). So I got creative! Anyone can make this.

If you're interested in seeing close-up images, here's a link HERE.

I'm going out tomorrow and buying a whole pile of this magazine!
Thank you thank you Homespun Magazine
for loving my favourite Christmas craft project as much as I do xxTabatha

Monday, 14 March 2016

Duchess Doll Trio

Collection of Duchess Dolls by Rhapsody and Thread
Duchess Doll Collection
Snow White Heirloom Doll from my Duchess Collection by Rhapsody and Thread
Duchess Doll
Bunny Rabbit Doll by Rhapsody and Thread
Duchess Bunny Doll
Elephant Doll handmade by Rhapsody and Thread
Duchess Elephant Doll
Duchess Elephant Doll
Duchess Dolls
Duchess Dolls sitting together
Duchess Dolls
This gorgeous trio of Duchess Heirloom Dolls are for one lucky little girl.
I can just imagine the tea-parties!
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Monday, 7 March 2016

New Sommer Bunny Doll || Rhapsody and Thread

Sommer Fabric Bunny Doll Sarah Jane Studios Fabric
Sommer Fabric Bunny Doll Sarah Jane Studios Fabric
face Sommer Fabric Bunny Doll Sarah Jane Studios Fabric
Sommer Fabric Bunny Doll Sarah Jane Studios Fabric
Named after the beautiful new Sommer fabric collection recently release by Sarah Jane Studios, this Sommer Bunny Doll was a custom order for a mumma wanting a unique gift for her daughter this Easter.
She chose the scene of the girl riding her bicycle for the body. This is from the Summer Panel. And I matched the Garden Bloom print in the bunny ears.
Special touches include hand-embroidered facial features in watermelon-coloured cotton. Gold glitter headband, and gold glitter Tinkerbell Tutu.
Handmade Doll - Rhapsody and Thread
Sommer fabric by Sarah Jane Studios
Doll pattern by Dolls and Daydreams

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

New Sommer Collection by Sarah Jane Studios

Sarah Jane Sommer Fabric Collection Bundle
Sarah Jane Sommer Fabric Bundle
I absolutely love the magical prints designed by Sarah Jane Wright of Sarah Jane Studios. I've got quite a few of the new Sommer Collection prints coming - with these three being the first from Muddy Ruffles Fabric Addiction. I love creating dolls using the whimsical scenes in Sarah's prints.
This one below, I think it's called Garden In Bloom, caught my eye because of those sweet bunnies frolicking amongst the flowers. They've got "make a bunny doll" written all over them!! I'm dreaming on watermelon ears and peach tutus...
Sarah Janes Garden In Bloom fabric
Sarah Janes Garden In Bloom fabric
I can't wait to share with you what I plan to make xxTabatha