Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Salamanca Market August 18 2018

The rain in Spain...... falls not this time of year, but here in Tassie it is pretty soggy! No drought here- wouldn't it be great if you could send water by email, so the dry bits of Australia could have some of this rain? 
Hopefully it will have stopped by Saturday when Salamanca Market in Hobart will be in full swing. Find 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls there in site 282 this week- a centre aisle site near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre.
I will have lots of my lovely little dolls this week, so pop in and say hi! I have also sent some to a new shop in Richmond Tasmania, so you can find them there if you can't make it to the market. The shop is called A.R.T. which stands (rather niftily) for Artists of Richmond Tasmania. Find this shop in Edward Street, Richmond. It's worth a look as it stocks lots of handmade things from local creative types (like me!)
See you Saturday!
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Lovely mermaids!  $16, or $13 each

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Salamanca Market August 11 2018

"Pansy, Fern & April" dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find us in site 282 - a centre aisle site near the entrance to the Salamanca Art's Centre. I will have lots of lovely unique handmade dolls. The thing is of course, that each one is unique! - Mainly because when you make something by hand it's nearly impossible to make them the same twice! So, rest assured, if you buy one of my dolls it's most definitely unique.
 I have been making lots of etsy orders this week, and one of my favourite things is to make a family set of dolls for a customer. You can order a set to resemble your own family! Imagine having a little set of mini-me's living in your doll house!
Contact me through my etsy site (pansyfernapril.etsy.com) and let me know the details of your family. You can specify hair, skin and clothing colour for each member (don't forget the pets!) and even eye colour and hair style! 
I'll send you a quote and then make and list them on etsy for you to order! I generally charge $12 per adult, $10 per child and $4 per pet! (Australian dollars)
Or drop in and see me at Salamanca Market on Saturday and place your order. You can even bring the family, so I can see them before I work my special magic and shrink them to fit into your doll house!
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
"Order a custom family like us!"

"Or like us!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Salamanca Market August 4 2018

Good news! 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday! Find us in site 278 again - in the centre aisle near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. 
I make lots of different tiny animals and I like to package some in little boxes. I incorporate little illustrations and poems too! I do all this myself and spend time each week preparing it all. This week I've been making little tiny dogs and little box beds for them! Very cute! The box has a drawing of my own dog on the front. Vincent is a Jack Russell terrier who loves sunning himself and working out when his next snack will be available! He really enjoyed modelling for the drawing- especially since he only had to fall asleep on a pillow and then eat the treat he received in payment!
The box also has a little poem:
'Little doggy, cosy in bed,
He's a real sleepy head.
But give him a whistle, or call his name,
He'll jump up fast and be ready for a game!'
See you Saturday at the Salamanca Market!
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Little dog in a box! - $10.00

Vincent! - also loves gardening!

Monday, 23 July 2018

Salamanca Market July 28 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be in attendance at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find us in site 278 again, in the centre aisle near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. This week I have listed another of my lovely hand made creations on my etsy page. One of my most popular items at the market is my little fairy trees, which are made from pipe cleaners wrapped with wool. They are decorated with lots of little hand cut felt leaves, tiny pom pom blossoms, and a little bit of glitter too! I include a tiny fairy and a little felt mat so the tree makes a lovely display in a fairy themed room. They are fun to play with too (children over 3 years) as they bend and the fairy can be perched in the branches or let loose to roam! - They do love to roam!!
Order more than one and create a fairy forest!
I thought you might like to see one in the process of being made so look below for a tree partially made! 
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Small Fairy trees- $18.00 each

Fairy tree in production!

Monday, 16 July 2018

Salamanca Market July 21 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' lovely little dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find us in site 278 this week- in the centre aisle near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts centre. I have listed some new items on my etsy page this week. I think children love little playthings with an element of surprise, so I make lots of little dolls tucked inside tiny boxes. They love to peek inside and see what's there. My latest such creation are little felt fairy houses with a little fairy inside. Very cute! I have small (9cm tall) ones and also large (12cm tall) ones.
Order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
or see me at Salamanca Market on Saturday!
Large fairy house!- $25.00

Small fairy house!- $18.00

Monday, 9 July 2018

Salamanca Market July 14 2018

"Pansy, Fern & April" dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday! Find me in site 282 again- near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. Looks like sunny weather too this week, so come along and have a lovely day at the market. The big event on in Hobart at the moment is the 'Festival of Voices' where all things singing and music are celebrated. So, in keeping with this theme I will be making a set of dolls that feature in my favourite musical. This is a bit of a challenge but I can't resist making little doll replicas of Gretl, Marta, Brigitta, Kurt, Frederich, Louisa, Liesl, Maria and of course Captain von Trapp. Yes, I love 'The Sound of Music' and my favourite part is where the children sing "So Long, Farewell" as they flit off to bed, so I think I will dress them in those very cute sailor suits! Last time I made them (see below) I dressed them in their going away clothes. 
See you Saturday at the market, or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
I won't list the von Trapps on etsy at present but if I still have them after the next couple of markets I probably will! You can contact me through etsy if you would like to order a set.
'The Sound of Music' set of dolls- $95.00

Monday, 2 July 2018

Salamanca Market July 7 2018

Good news! 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find us in site 282- near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre- hopefully the sun will be shining on us again this week! My little ballerinas and fairies look lovely spinning around in the sun showing off their lovely sparkly decorations.
Right, now to my series of favourite bits from fairy tales! This week I have chosen a fairly spooky one- 'Hansel and Gretel' . Some of the fairy tales are scary and this one takes the cake. Poor Hansel and Gretel end up not only lost in the forest but in danger of being eaten by a witch!! Fortunately they outwit her and manage to escape. My favourite part is when they finish eating the lovely treats she entices them with and go- 'doesn't she look a bit strange though?' 
See you Saturday!  Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Look out H & G! She's behind you!!! ( Hansel & Gretel in a box $15.00, Witch doll $13.00)