Friday, 23 November 2012

Muslim Doll

Good evening all,
As many of you will know, I converted to Islam almost a year ago now and it's been quite a journey. It was probably the hardest thing I ever did in some ways but in other ways the very easiest and the very best. As I've been learning to pray in Arabic I've had my six year old step daughter alongside me learning too and she is becoming better than me now! Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because I wanted to buy her a doll wearing Hijab for Eid and to be honest the choice was pitiful! So, I thought, why not make one myself! Well.... she loved it! So much so, I decided to make more for my Etsy shop. Here she is, I hope you like her...
and of course, the Hijab can be removed.......
Please let me know what you think xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Oh Sew loving to Sew!

I go through phases in my life, flittering from one to the other like a big crafty butterfly. Well this butterfly is currently having a good old flutter around the beautifully stitched flower of sewing. I've been making things on sewing machines since I was nine years old, can you believe my parents allowed that!
I made my first rag doll when I was 11, there and then a new passion began.
Recently I discovered a pattern from Ohsewdollin and now I just cant stop. I've used the basic doll pattern, altered it slightly and designed new clothes.What do you think of my ballet dancer?
Fabric is me new addiction, I just can't get enough!
I've opened an etsy shop to start selling my hand made things, feel free to browse!