What a great couple of days at the Sister's Market in Brunswick! So many people coming through made it our best market day ever, with lots of friendly faces and last minute Christmas shopping. Here are some of the things that sugarmouse had on offer. All our dolls were purchased, so we hope there are some very happy little girls on Christmas morning.
Thank you to all who visited us and supported Melbourne's creative, crafty folk.
We will be back next year at Northcote Town Hall, hooray!!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
For some reason, I love Little Red Riding Hood ( I don't think a Little Pink Riding Hood would have had the same impact). I have had great fun putting these dolls together and each is a one-off, using a combo of different fabrics. These sold really well at the market - they are a cuddle doll with a detatchable cape, made using felt and cotton. The face is hand embroidered and although I use the same techniques for the eyes, cheeks and mouth, somehow each Little Red comes out with her own unique facial expression! I will have some gorgeous hair ties with Little Red on them for sale as well.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I have just finished a series of these pieces - hand-embroidered and appliqued on linen. The idea came to me after watching some beautiful hot air balloons float over our house one sunny Melbourne morning. I have girls in balloons as well as the boy above. These will be on sale at the Sister's Market on April 2 and other dates later in the year.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
A busy day at the Sisters' Market yesterday! There were plenty of people out finishing off their Christmas shopping in spite of the rainy unpredictable Melbourne weather. We had a great day meeting other lovely stallholders and lots of lovely customers. Fortunately for us, we had lots of sales and the sugarmouse stall was looking a little bare by the end! Most dollies found new homes yesterday so I will be creating new ones over the next couple of months.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I found this fabric and bought some without thinking about a project to use it for...I often do that - buy fabric because I love it and then wait for the idea to come to me! I decided to make some simple wall hangings from this - the square shape lends itself so well and they are so simple to make. No little boys walls in my house so these will be on sale at the Sisters' Market in December.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I love paper dolls, especially vintage looking little girls. I remember being fascinated by them as a child and still adore them now I am all grown up. I have printed some off for my little ones to play with and I am now dreaming up ways to incorporate them into my craft. Whenever I see vintage sets come up for sale on ebay or etsy, I am sorely tempted to add them to my collection!