"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Quick sketch

After a long break I am back. During the Christmas and new year period I was travelling a bit. Had a great time. One of the places I visited was Jaipur in India. It is also called the pink city of India. The reason it is called pink city is because the buildings in the old city are all painted in pink. This was done to welcome the prince of Wales in the. 17 th century by the then King of Jaipur. This is a quick sketch of a part of the fort Amer. I really enjoyed  my visit and took so many pictures. This sketch is from one of the photos I took. Not a great sketch but I hope it resembles at least a little bit of the photo.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Snip snip rip rip

When I was in my doll making infancy I had made this doll. I thought it was time now that she disappeared as she was not anything special. So before getting rid of her I cut her hair and embellishments off to recycle. 
Now they adorn this doll. Her head is an old discarded head which went into the bone yard. The shape of her head and her face painting were not quite right. I had to redo her face painting. If you look closely you might be able to see where I have redone it. I had a bit of burlap lying around which I used for her costume. Hair and embellishments are from the old doll. So here she is my half recycled Angel :-). I will just call her Peace I think.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Appleberry pattern

Appleberry patten is now available in these 3 sites http://www.afortistic.com as a instant download, http://www.dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern as well as a pdf and in
http://www.dollstreetdreamers.com as an instant download.
Hope you enjoy making him

Monday, November 30, 2015


Overcast blustery London today but it felt good walking in that wind on Waterloo bridge. It was not that cold which is very unusual for this time of the year

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My New Appleberry

This is my new Appleberry. I made him while writing up the pattern he is all done now. Just tooting my horn here. He is available as an instant downloadable pattern at http://www.aforartistic.com . He will make a great Christmas doll. He will be available from Dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern also soon so keep tuned in ladies.

Monday, November 16, 2015

He is done on on his way!

Whew! I did it! He is all done and dusted. He will be available to download on Adele's website. www.aforartistic.com soon . Now I must get round to tiding up everything. Hubby has been complaining that I have taken over his study:-). Mind you it won't stay nice and tidy for long though. :-)

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Chaos reigns !

I have not been able to blog much lately because i have been trying to get over my jet lag and also I have been busy trying to write up a pattern for Appleberry. After seeing my doll in FB many ladies wanted me to write a pattern for it to buy. Now usually when I make a doll I rarely make notes as I don't sell my patterns.. I just do rough drawing and that's about it. Since so many people requested me to do a pattern for this doll I decided to finally do it. So I have had to make the doll all over again and take notes and write it all down. As you can see chaos reigns on the table at the moment and I am trying desperately to finish writing up. Hopefully I will get it done this weekend if nothing interrupts me. Shall visit blogs once all this mad rush is over.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Barbara has posted a completion for designing your own Wellies.  Just pop into her Blog and click on the link it is rather fun and if you are lucky you will win some goodies and your design will be used on the wellies. I chose to doodle with orange, green, red, yellow and black. Can you guess what I would have doodled? ��

Colourful beetle

Today as I was walking in the garden I heard a noise as though someone threw a packet which fell with a thud. I looked behind me and this what I saw. Great big beetle. Because of his weight he could barely fly. Our caretaker who looks after the house when we are not here picked it up for me to take a picture of him before he was released. Isn't his colours amazing. I wish he had let me take better pictures before he flew away.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Whimsical pixie

Meet Mr Appleberry the mischievous pixie. He is the keeper of apples. You will find him hiding amongst the Royal Galas, the Coxes, the Pink ladies , the Granny Smiths and amongst many others. Next time you go to the market Be quick to choose the best apples and put them in your basket or else it will be whisked away from right under your noses 

This doll was inspired from a children's story book illustration. Had great fun making him.


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