Monday, 20 April 2009


Yesterday we were in Edinburgh at a Brentwood fairs show. We had one of our best fairs ever and took more than we did at miniatura which is just amazing!! Now we have a very full order book and we were just getting to the end of the last lot of orders LOL. Think it must have been the shock of the warm weather - brought everyone out for the day! Hopefully it is a good sign for all us makers that things are picking up and the doom and gloom of the credit crunch will soon be in the past.
The picture is of the Obamas - unfortunately Michelle is now alone as we sold Barack but we will make her another husband so she is not lonely! We did have complaints that we split them up LOL

This weekend we are at Pudsey so now we have to have a busy few days making as much as we can, in our now, very cluttered and messy workroom - I knew tidying it was pointless!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Back to being creative

As you can see the workroom is now in a state to be used for making dolls again! So today is a making day!! We have a show on the 19th of April and no stock as we sold out of almost all our dolls at miniatura and what we had left sold the week later ;o) At least we can make some new characters!

It is difficult finding the time to create as we have so much going on, also being involved with the wonderful group D-A-M-E takes up a lot of time but it is worth it to see how happy all the members are.

We also have been asked to take part in the Kensington Festival showcase, and CDHM (another wonderful group) have asked us to be featured in a magazine article so it is all happening at usual! We also would like to start contributing to AIM's online magazine as we have had to prioritise other things above it and feel it is only fair we now do our bit.

It is a good job we spent the time to tidy the workroom as it may be some time before we can do it again! Hopefully we will have some new characters to show to you soon...if we find the time to make them all ;o)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Spring Cleaning?

We woke up today, sun pouring through the windows and had that sense of everything being good with the world. So what did we decided to do with this great day...spring clean the workroom!

Now I am all for being tidy in theory but it is just not practical is it? I mean I need that box of offcuts of fabric on my desk and no I can't do without the box of hair... the glue needs to stay, so does the selection of silk ribbon...Why did we start this again?

On the plus side I have found things I forgot we had but now I need to keep them out for fear of losing them again! I admit it I am a messy worker but I know where to find things and frankly I am suspicious of anyone who can work in a tidy space...what are they doing? Where is the signs of activity??

Anyway back to it...this is just the tea break ;o)