Jan 242015
 

 

The new year prompts us all to wish for new things and to hope for a good year so whilst sitting in the car just after Christmas I decided I was completely bored of myself. I had looked the same for years and I had grown tired of me. What did I want to be? What did I want to achieve and experience? I wrote my wishlist for the year, full of fun to-do’s (not chores) and how I wanted to fill my time. Learn to run (I have never been able to master this basic human feature so step by little step I’m going to crack it!) Practice Yoga AGAIN (starting next week) Read more (enjoying this one!) and top of the list was GET PINK HAIR. I’ve always wanted fun hair but never actually done it so after a new cut (12″ cut off) new highlights to get my hair ready for the colour I was finally ready to do it! I bought Bleach London Rose colour and some matching shampoo and conditioner and armed with an old towel and disposable gloves, I went for it! I am so pleased I did! I checked off a big wish and made myself very happy. It’s definitely feeling like a ‘Go for it’ year already :)

So here’s the new and improved Pink Polly with a big smile on her face!

I’m off for a run/walk on the treadmill now….wish me luck…LOL

Jan 172015
 
Winter Jewels - Cozy knits to keep the cold out!

Share  At last! I finally finished my new collection of goodies. I bring you Winter Jewels – a collection of cozy knits to keep out the cold! I wanted to create some chunky knits, easy to make using great value yarn available in a great range of colours. I use Stylecraft Special DK to crochet […]

Jan 032015
 
Knitting in the New Year

Share  After sorting out my etsy shop so that I have to do manual emailing of patterns I felt like things had gone backwards a bit. Then I thought No! Changes come about and we need to embrace them because they generally mean we are moving forwards. I cannot control how etsy behave but I […]

Jan 012015
 
Happy New Year!

Share  Well happy new year everyone! This was going to be a post full of fun but that will have to wait for a few days. New VAT rules on sales of digital items became law today and etsy have seen fit to think it’s not their problem. While other websites work towards a solution […]

Dec 012014
 
Closed for Refurbishment

Share  Polly’s studio is undergoing a move and major refurbishment after my youngest left home at the weekend. My studio is now the spare bedroom and Tom’s old room is bare, with my stuff piled in the centre awaiting paint and carpet! It’s been an emotional couple of weeks as he moved all his stuff […]

Nov 222014
 
Button Loop Tutorial

Share  Button loop tutorial I get asked a lot about how I finish off the little knitted garments at the back. So I found a simple little tutorial on how to make a button loop to share with you. I find that this is the neatest way to create fastenings and it looks nice and […]

Nov 172014
 
How it's made - Anarchy Sweater

Share  I thought it might be nice to share a behind the scenes insight into the processes involved in the making of a new dolly garment and pattern. Step by step how I make anarchy sweaters. I buy fine pencil roving from Kauni wool on etsy. It looks like this ……. I then put some […]

Nov 142014
 
Mission Control this morning

Share  I thought I would share Polly’s mission control centre with you today as it made me smile when I walked in the room. Happy workspace = happy work Today I am helping my youngest move furniture in his new apartment. Sad that he’s flying the nest but so happy for him and his girlfriend. […]

Nov 082014
 
Anarchy in the UK!

Share    I finally completed Sindy’s Anarchy sweater! My amazing Toypincher custom has been sitting patiently while I knit and stitched and at last I got it finished! I am hoping to do this pattern in as many sizes as I can so it will fit lots of dolls. I have already completed Sindy size […]

Nov 022014
 
A couple of sparkly Firework Monster suits!

Share            Boom!            Crack!            Fizz!         Weeeeeeeeee! Fireworks are busy lighting up the skies and driving my kitties nuts so I thought I’d add a bit of sparkle to the shop today with a couple of sparkly firework inspired monster […]

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