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Oh Birdy!

"Why do birds fly?" "Because that's the way God made them." sighed the dollmaker. She had been answering Birdy's questions from the moment she sat down at the sewing machine. She was supposed to be making Birdy her clothes, but instead she was answering this inquisitive little doll's questions.   "Why did you choose a rusty colour for my dress?" "Because it matches your hair." Replied the dollmaker. "And why did you pick that fabric, the one with birds on?" "Because you are named after the birds, you sing just as sweetly. When you're not asking me questions that is!" The dollmaker paused as she held up the rusty red dress. "Are you ready to try it on?" "Oh yes" Birdy...

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Full of Adventure

As a doll maker, I sit and watch as dolls come and go. I also watch as one little boy... "Hey I'm a Dude" comes a little voice from in my wool rack. I stand corrected. You see there are lots of people (mostly dad's if i'm honest) who say that boys (the human kind) shouldn't have dolls... "I'm not a doll" comes the little voice again. I know that - i'm explaining to the nice friends reading this why you are a dude! "Oh! Carry on!" Where was I? Oh yes lots of dad's have a "thing" about boys having dolls. So we (doll maker and little helpers like the one hiding in my wool rack) decided to make...

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Lily Lilac-Blossom

Finally, Lily says - She's been waiting for this moment all week.  Lily Lilac-Blossom has been excitedly questioning me at every moment she can about her new home.  She's been sat in the workshop for so long, it was time to get her dressed and find her a home. {sigh} Inspired buy her gorgeous pastel hair Lily fell in love with Lilac - of course her favourite colour. (I wonder why!) We found some pretty fabric for the pockets and the back of her t-shirt. I picked out some lovely yellow buttons for her dungarees, but Lily was having none of it and chose green! She certainly knows what she likes! And those shoes - they had to be purple....

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When Imagination Runs Wild...

I started to write this post back in ... last year sometime. I'm inspired to send it out into the great space of the world wide interweb (as my mum used to call it!) because I am re-discovering myself and my business and what I wrote last year fits into sharing who I am and what I am about. My story has only just started.... When I was 9 yrs old I was told off by my teacher for daydreaming too much. When I was 13 yrs old I was told to stop writing too much. When I was 16 years old I was told I should be a romance novelist - but please could I stop writing such long...

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