Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Latest from Lugwardine

Lovely doll Katy et al! Here's a tantalising taster of my addition.....
ps I must confess I for one am getting rather tardy with these posting dates.......

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


Laura; your beautifully decorated and delicate bracelet has lead to the creation of an equally beautifully decorated and delicate doll; as you can see from this sneaky peek picture (yes, right).

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Amy's last two...

... knitting-based contributions:

an organic cotton knitted addition to Bee's doll...

and an adornment for Lady Vi (Kirsty's doll)!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Doll Project - the order we get the dolls

I've been making my head funny reading the posting list from bottom to top to work out whose doll I will get next, so I have turned the list upside down to follow them down it; here it is in case you were wondering too.
Lucy Jane
Lucy May

Monday, 3 November 2008

Cheerful Chap!

Here is a tiny look at Ruth's doll who is now on his way to Katy for additions. I LOVE what Lucy May has made for him, it is so, so sweet and I almost didn't want to add anything else, it was so perfect!

Mandy, Kirsty, Bee and Ruth, it was lovely to see you all on Saturday for the very official Doll Meeting (Kirsty is that what you were calling it?). I'm excited about the rest of the project very much from the little bits I caught about the dolls I haven't seen yet. Love Lucy x

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

It's Brilliant Amy

I must admit I was completely flumexed (not sure that's the correct spelling) when Amy's doll arrived in the post. I tried to work it out by myself (honest I did) but after a few days of brain storming I resorted to asking her

"what is it?" !!

What it is, is BRILLIANT & this is my small contribution.....

Sunday, 5 October 2008

More Dolls Clothes

More beautiful, little, tiny clothes! The blue dress is a Barbie dress so the others aren't so tiny, but they are gorgeous - that coat and the funny bright red top. They make me want to sew right now.


I loved having Raymond to stay, he was a very sweet, quiet little thing and so delicate - I have begun his outfit. (I sent him on his way to you last week Katy - has he arrived? you will like him a lot!)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

A peek at Raymond

A sneak peek at Raymond the baby elephant now being dressed by Lucy Jane! They never forget you know...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Dolls Clothes

I found these on a site called Rose and Radish made by Laura Normandin, she has been a craft editor at Martha (Jail Bird) Stewarts Living magazine for 10 years. They're so gorgeous!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

A little look...

...at the start of my doll. I hope she made it to you safe and sound Kirsty?

Friday, 5 September 2008

Introducing a special lady.......

Please, please protect Lady Vi's modesty and give her some clothes to wear...and a face and some hair wouldn't go amiss either!

This is exciting! Hello fellow doll makers!


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


...is on her way. (here is a titchy sneak peek)

Monday, 1 September 2008


......she is on her way

Doll Project - Doll Makers

Seeing as we don't all know each other yet, here is a little introduction to the other doll makers.
(I've done a mini overview and link - let me know if you'd like it changed or added to, and I'll amend in a week or so, Love Lucy x)
In posting order...

Bee Hayes

Textiles and mixed media construction

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Mandy Sutcliffe

Laura Cave
Jewellery, print

Ruth Martin
Art books, paper products

Lucy May Schofield
Artist books

Lucy Jane Batchelor
Paper products and textiles

Katy Walker
Print design

Kirsty Reilly
Print design and knitting


and... our 10th member is
Isabel Stanley
who will try to join in for the next posting... fingers crossed.

I'm a little late but so so willing!

Greetings ladies, 
I come a little late to the proceedings however I am thrilled to be involved in the Doll Project, in fact I spent most of yesterday photographing a miniature world of ceramic animals for new book and am in the mood to get making my doll and get it on the road (or in the post bag at least). Can't wait to receive whatever delights come my way. 
Lucy May x

Friday, 29 August 2008

Doll Project - How it works

It's sort of doll consequences.

We will each make the start of a doll which then gets added to by everyone else in the group as it travels around over the next few months and at the end it is returned to the original maker.
Your doll can be as incomplete as you like when it begins it journey. If you’d like to have a record of it as it travels around you can send extra bits with it too – maybe a camera, a journal or a sketch book?

The posting day will be on the same day of each month, the first posting day is 1st September.

When a doll arrives with you, you are free to do with it as you like! Add body, head, face, limbs, outfits, accessories, environment, anything that you feel will fit.
You can spend as much or as little time as you have that month and you post it on at the start of the month. If you haven’t had a chance to work on it, or, if you’re running late or on holiday, you’ll need to make
arrangements with next dolly maker in the list.

We’ll post them with either Royal Mail Recorded Delivery, or with your courier if you’d prefer (and have one), so to keep the postage costs down, we’ll try not to make them too heavy (no stuffing with stones and bricks). We’ll also need to package them carefully to avoid breakages.

We thought it would be nice to have a place where we can share pretty ideas and photos of the dolls, so we’ll add to this blog over the weeks.

We also thought it would be nice to meet up and have craft dolly making meetings once a month on Saturday mornings. Provisional dates we’ll aim to meet: October 18th, November 15th, December 6th, January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th.

There is a mini–theme for the dolls: "You and your doll are invited to a tea party!"

We’ll have a final Dolls Tea Party in Summer 2009 where we can see all of the finished dolls.


hello everyone,
just thought i'd use this newfangled blog thingy to say, are we all systems go for posting off on monday?
i have done my first stage of doll.... i'm pleased with it now but in the process, i was a little worried for my mental health.
oh, and are we sharing what we've done at each stage, or is it a secret until you receive your package?
ok hope to hear from you all soon
going to a fancy dress night in a pub tonight dressed as hiawatha
amy x

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Small teapots and some dolls in need of love

The only trouble with putting up photos of really small things is that, unless there is something to show the scale, they may as well be normal sized things, so imagination is required here to tell that these are tiny teapots. Yep!

This little chap half worries me (the mouth and eyes more than anything I think) but there is something rather appealing about him (her?) too!

These two are the most lost, lonely little dolls I have ever seen. They need love and to be kept warm in a quiet place. Poor little things.

Monkeys, a cowboy, a sweet little girl (Katy and Mandy, I thought you would especially like her), a miniature sewing machine and a tea set, what a funny party. I'd be quite tempted if this lot came up at Greenwich Auction (but I wouldn't be able to keep the doll in the yellow coat in my house). They had a box of someones rubbish small bear ornament collection as a lot the last time I visited - there was a very nice polar bear and a tiny worn flock bear in a trailer.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Nice Outfits

I was idly searching the pages of Corbis the other day when these charming outfits caught my eye. Every doll needs a little red dress in her wardrobe doesn't she?

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Ooh- I just can't wait to get started. I saw the Tim Walker exhibition a few weeks ago- beautiful pictures- anyway, these reminded me of the pictures you've posted up Lucy

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Dolls from the olden days

Oooh these little beauties are in an old toy catalogue that I have, such sweet little things and I'm not sure he'll like me for saying it, but I think the doll in the middle looks just like my brother when he was little. I especially like it that they are 'soft' and 'cuddly'.

'Delightful Novelty' here, I think, means 'Nightmare Inducing'.