For a while there I was in the habit of only posting once a week, something you may have all actually been grateful for! But now look at me! Twice in one day. Goodness.
I do have a good reason though. I just couldn't wait to introduce you to my 'two' new girls. First of all, here's Isabella.
She's wearing a dress sewn from a green and cream print fabric that I think is called Buttons, that I absolutely love. I was able to get a couple of metres of it recently from a shop here in the UK, but it's not available anymore, so I'm only using it for very special people - like Isabella.
At the bottom of her dress I've used my latest favourite fabric. It's a cherry print that's going to be seen around here a lot more!
I've matched her hem to her rather jaunty little kneckerchief. Which I think she wears with great aplomb. ( I think it's been obvious from the photo's of me recently that I'm rather partial to wearing a scarf myself).
As you can see, she delights in her flower garden, particularly her prize winning (not really!) hydrangeas.
And now let me introduce you to her best friend in the world, Amelia.
As you can see, Amelia is a little more country than Isabella. Her dress is a beautiful red patchwork of vintage and modern fabrics. With a border at the bottom of a blue Liberty print called Kinnear.
Amelia sports a little mandarin style collar in matching Liberty fabric and also wears a vintage red and white star button on her hip. Because even when you're a little bit country you can still be a little bit rock and roll!
As you can see, Amelia also loves her hydrangeas. It's one of the many things that binds her and Isabella to eachother.
Whilst Isabella prefers a sporty bob (ish) with fringe swept across her face, Amelia prefers a much more natural and wild style. Although she does like to keep her fringe out of her eyes!
The girls may look very different but they have a lot in common, including amongst other things, walking in the woods, listening to music (loving Paolo Nuttini at the moment) and of course travelling the world. Although they never travel alone. Being joined at the hip means you're certainly never lonely.
(scary photo warning)
I have had so much fun making this doll (dolls) . I adore putting the fabric together for the dresses and get a very strange kick out of sewing on their hair and then styling it (a vocation missed there perhaps?).
Isabella/Amelia is available to a good home here .