Monday, 30 April 2012

Pram for 3.5inch OOAK Doll

I’ve been working hard on a new pram and pushchair for a customer who has two 3.5inch OOAK dolls.  They both have various features such as detachable toys, reclining seat etc.
Here are the pix...

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mini Shopping Trolley

Well no minis this morning because I’m helping my son-in-law with CV’s and job hunting, I’m also having workmen round and then I’m off to see mum and take her out if she’s up to it, so busy day but don’t worry I’ll be right back to making mini creations tomorrow.  I’m planning on making some old style prams but I needed to research the correct materials and of course the materials differ depending on what year and make the pram is.  Think I may need to make my own wheels and also make some more specific tools.  I was asked to create a larger old style pram, bit bigger than play scale for an OOAK doll and this is more difficult than making a small pram because I have to spend so long re-sizing everything and creating new patterns etc, I'll let you see the pix when it is completed.  I’ve still a long list of projects in the make but a lovely friend who has just purchased a pram from me dropped me an email and asked if I'd create something in mini size so here it is... 

...of course it's just in it's prototype stage but I think  it’s cute so I’ll be making lots more.  

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

New Pram

Well that's another order finally finished... it was a difficult one that one and my fingers are tired... now onto the next but before that, have a look at these pix of a pram I made last week.  I really like this one its got such lovely delicate colours. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Sewing Patterns and Early Mornings

Well it’s another of those mornings where I get up at silly-o-clock because I’m too busy in my head.  I sold another pram last night which I am extremely pleased about and I have only a few bits and bobs left to do on the little reclining dolls house pram I’m making to order.  Must remember to pop some play-beads on it and make a blanket, must set them out before I forget. 
The other two prams I am making are a bit bigger than play scale; it is quite difficult working in the dark so I always ask for a picture of the doll before I begin as I can gain a lot of info from this.

Sewing Patterns
It occurred to me that I’m very fortunate as I never need to buy sewing patterns, I come from a long line of sewing women, my great nana was a tailoress – it would be just a tailor today I guess.  Anyhow both my great nana and my grandma were very good sewers, my mum sewed too but not as much and I made my very first dress (with the use of a purchased Pattern) when I was just 11 years old.  I was so proud of the dress I wore it to death, and it was lovely, funny it was also in my favourite colour too – red.  I can still remember it and I remember having to teach myself what all the things in the pattern were for or meant and then I also remember never using a bought pattern again because I found them too fussy and time consuming so from then on whenever I needed to make some clothes I just grabbed a similar garment from the draw and had a look at it, maybe took a couple of measurements, even pinned it to my fabric and cut round it on some occasions.  I must have been a nightmare to shop with, I’d be going round the shops saying “that’s ok if the sleeve was different” or “I’d buy that if it was in a different material” and so on, haha my other half calls me particular but I guess you get that way when you can then go home and create the item you really want all by yourself.  It didn’t stop at clothes, when I had children I made their clothes and I made all the soft furnishings, I couldn’t afford £70 just for a pair of posh tiebacks to match my cushions so I made them all.  I realised that as long as you have the basic pattern for something in your head you can manipulate that shape and turn it around until you have what you want.  Apparently this is a very male trait, men can read maps better than women because they are better able to turn shapes round in their head but I can read maps great too!  I could say here that being able to twist a shape round in your head as a man is just that but us girls actually put that talent to good use lol.  Only kidding!  Anyway it just means that with a good look at anything I’m rather like a photo copier for 3D objects and I can copy it, and my fave way to do this is in miniature form. 


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More prams in the make.

This morning I have three prams on order, another order to price up, four projects of my own in the make.  I am making two prams for 3.5inch OOAK dolls and these take a little longer because they are made to specific measurements, not all OOAk dolls are poseable and this must be taken into account and can sometimes change the scale, even off-set the scale slightly. 
I have a reclining pram to finish in 1/12th scale and a large old fashioned pram to make for a larger doll.  I also want to make some old fashioned prams from scratch but this is on hold until next week when I will hopefully have my orders finished and can have more time.
I’ll post pictures as soon as I have finished.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Something different...

So, just to prove I can make things other than prams lol...

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

More Dolls House Prams

More prams... on sale here...

These prams are 2in1 prams with interchangable pushchair seats, foot muffs and rain covers.

If you would like to order a pram you can message me here or via my facebook page
Hope you like the pictures...