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Framed prints of my Diva Dollies

I’ve had so much interest in my dollies recently and had so many people ask me if I have anything for sale in my Etsy shop that I decided I had to do something about it.

I have been doing paintings of my dollies and making frames to go with them as my last post explains, but I soon realised that I love making the frames as much as I love painting.

So I made a few more frames and used them to frame up some tiny prints I have of my dollies. I think they came out really well.

Don’t take my word for it, have a look:

print2 print3 print5 print6 print7 print8 print9 print10 print11 print12 print13They’re small, almost miniature ,(7×9 inches framed) but they would make a splendid conversation piece on any wall.

The frames are all unique, all made to compliment the image.

So if you are looking for something special for that friend who is into Steampunk, Mexican Day of the Dead, Zombies, Creepy Horror stuff, Vampires or Poison Ivy or the splendid Marnie Scarlet, ( who isn’t, she’s just magnificent) then here’s a gift idea for you.

The print in the handmade frame sells for £25 plus p+p and they are all ready to hang.

Head over to my Etsy shop to have a look for yourself.

DivaDollyKittyPuppy on Etsy


Little Fairy bags for Girls: The range continues

The Mermaid One


After finishing the last bag , The Anne Bonny one ( Pirate Princess)

pirate princess bag

Isn’t it adorable?

I thought I’d stick with a sea theme. I just HAD to make a mermaid bag. I’m just a little bit transfixed with mermaids. I have no idea why  I’m still so in love with the mythology of mermaids , even at the ripe age of soon to be 48. I really should be growing up by now, but no, I  hold up my hands in confession and proudly proclaim:I love mermaids.

So here it is:

Mermaid bag

Proudly presenting my mermaid bag

Crochet mermaid

Pretty mermaid holding her starfish

Fish bag

The back of the bag showing the sweet orange Angel fish.

Angel fish crochet

Close up of fish

Crochet mermaid bag

So pretty , what little girl wouldn’t want to own this?

This bag measures 6 inches square , is fully lined with fresh lime green cotton and is made from a combination of mohair and acrylic yarns.

Much attention is paid to detail in this bag, making it a piece of wearable art . The mermaid has long flowing blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes and holds a starfish while she swishes her fishy tail amongst the seaweed.

The rim of the bag is adorned with pearl beads in shades of blue and green. The Angel fish has a googly eye and silver thread fins. She blows sparkly bubbles.

To complete the marine theme,  seaweed sprouts from the handles in two shades of yellowy green.

This bag costs just £15  plus p+p , which considering that each bag is an original piece of crochet art, represents fantastic value for money. This would make a perfect original gift for that special little girl.

Available on my facebook page ( just leave a note next to the relevant photo and I’ll get back to you) with payment via Paypal.

Or you can visit my folksy shop once I upload it.


I wonder what I’ll make next? Does anyone have any suggestions?



Crochet magic for new fairies and pixies

In a crochet making frenzy

Well it’s been far too long since my last craft blog post and I really must apologise. I have been very busy making and planning and doing hands on stuff rather than documenting. It’s now time to document and show you what I’ve been doing.

Since my very successful debut crochet stall on Xmas Eve in Brixton market, I’ve had lots of very useful feedback as well as selling lots of produce that I needed to replace. The best sellers were the fairies, dogs, finger puppets and baby slippers.

So it’s a fond farewell to:


Oh I just love fairies. And crochet. And crochet fairies. Sigh.


Did I forget to mention that I love dogs too? And crochet? And crochet dogs?





I mean, just how could you not fall in love with those puppies? Those lovely woofy crochet creatures all went to very loving homes. They’re all properly house trained and won’t cost you anything in upkeep. You could take them to the park if you wish ( you can leave the pooper scooper at home!)

The crochet baby slippers really made an impact and you can see why. They’re just sooo cute.



There were a few hats that were sold too, all in all it was a very successful debut stall. The feedback I got was that I needed to make more items for baby boys and for small babies. So I’ve been busy with that in the forefront of my head.

So this is the result.

Told you I'd been busy!

That is a box of shoes and a toy or two… I’ve since made hats to go with it.

The shoes are worth showing individually. So here they are:

A warm welcome to:

Sleeping Bunnies slippers (0-3mo)

Cotton ballerina pumps ( 0-3mo)

Blue star booties (0-3mo)

Sailor bling shoes

Red sailor bling

Bunny booties

pixie feet ( with jingle bells)

Elf shoes with jingle bells

Pink preemie shoes ( smaller than newborn)

Just delicious strawberry boots

Baby ladybird slippers

Toadstool toes

Buttons and bows

Tiny preemie mouse booties

Cute pompom grey cable boots

Grey boots showing detail


and finally, Scrappy the shy puppy.

Crochet crochet crochet crochet… I love crochet. There’s more to come, oh  yes, much more.

That’s enough for now. The next post will be about hats.

Please pop over to my shop Crochetbrightandbeautiful to have a look at( and purchase at really good prices)  my latest creations.

You are guaranteed to be buying a very original gift for your baby or toddler ( or young at heart) made with heaps of care and love and totally unique. No piece I make is ever the same. ( Call it a low boredom threshold).

I don’t know about you, but I sense a change in the air. Are you feeling it too? I’m sensing people’s growing disinterest in the corporate label mass production thing and a growing appreciation for the human touch and the hand made.

I’m loving it… * whistles*