Friday, 14 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Pansy, Fern & April dolls would like to wish all customers (and recipients of lovely dolls as gifts!) a very Merry Christmas! We hope all those lucky children who received my little dolls as gifts really love them as much as I have loved creating them! And.... I must say I think there are more doll recipients in the world this year than there have ever been before! Judging by the number of dolls that I have made this year- I have not stopped creating for weeks! Batch after batch of dolls have emerged from my studio! Wow, now I know how Santa feels!
I won't be at another market (ie Salamanca Market in Hobart) until after Christmas. But if you are in Hobart and would like to buy some Pansy, Fern & April Dolls you can now find them at The Wilderness Society Shop at The Galleria Arcade, 33 Salamanca Place. I am taking some more in this week (on Tuesday 18th) so race in there to buy!!
If you are in Adelaide, South Australia, you can find Pansy, Fern & April dolls at Dulwitches gift shop at 97 Devereux Rd Linden Park.
And if you are in the north of Tasmania you can find Pansy, Fern & April Dolls at a lovely shop in Latrobe called Reliquaire!
Of course you can still order from my website too at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Have a lovely Christmas and hope to see you soon at Salamanca Market in Hobart or at The Kingston Beach Handmade Market. ( see www.kbhm.com.au for more info)
Pansy, Fern & April dolls' Nativity Set
from Jenny of Pansy, Fern & April Dolls also known as "one of Santa's newest elves!"

Monday, 26 November 2012

Stallholder of the Month!

Pansy, Fern & April dolls have been chosen as Stallholder of the month at the Kingston Beach Handmade Market! This is a fantastic new market with lovely quality handmade things for everyone to shop! It's really great to be chosen as Stallholder of the month! Thanks to everyone who voted! The next KBHM will be Sunday December 9 and there will be lots of Christmas presents and goodies to buy. See you there! For more info see www.kbhm.com.au
Unfortunately I won't be at Salamanca Market this week (Sat Dec 1). I have been working on lots of shop and internet orders and won't have time to make enough lovely dolls for the market too.
The good news is that there will be Pansy, Fern & April dolls in stock at Dulwitches gift shop in Adelaide (97 Devereux Rd. Linden Park) and at The Wilderness Society Shop in Hobart (in the Galleria Arcade at 33 Salamanca Place).
Also, don't forget you can shop for my dolls at my website http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com
See you on December 9 at Kingston Beach Handmade Market!
Christmas is coming!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Salamanca Market Nov 24 & Wilderness Society Shop Hobart

Pansy, Fern and April dolls will hopefully be at Salamanca market next Saturday! I am on the waiting list but will probably be allocated a site. Unfortunately I won't know until Saturday morning- so if you'd like to find out if I'm there and where, you can phone me on 0427154517 after 8.30 am!
I have a new stockist in Hobart!
The Zoo Box- now in stock at The Wilderness Society Shop, Hobart

Lion, Zoo Keeper & Giraffe from the Zoo Box! (Keeper looks a bit scared of that lion!)
The Wilderness Society Shop now stocks Pansy, Fern & April dolls! Find the shop at the Galleria Arcade at 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart. They have lots of individual dolls house dolls, Storybook sets, smaller sets like Tooth Fairy and Tooth Pixie and larger boxed sets like Zoo Box and Old Macdonald! So if you wish to buy some lovely handmade gifts drop into The Wilderness Society Shop!
Of course, remember you can see the dolls at my etsy shop http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Monday, 5 November 2012

Kingston Beach Handmade Market Nov 11 2012

Pansy, Fern & April's mini Nativity set!
The very first Kingston Beach Handmade market is on this Sunday! Pansy, Fern & April dolls will be there as will lots of other fantastic stallholders with interesting things to sell that they have made, grown or cooked! It sounds like it will be a great day with the organisers putting in lots of effort to provide quality stallholders and entertainment too! Come along and get an early start on those Christmas pressies! I will have lots of dolls available including my mini Nativity set. It comes in a little box which can be used as a display! ($25.00)
For more info on the market visit www.kbhm.com.au
Pansy, Fern & April will not be at Salamanca Market this Saturday as 2 markets in one weekend requires more lovely dolls than I can create!
See you at Kingston Beach!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Salamanca Market Nov 3 2012 & Nativity

Pansy, Fern & April dolls will again be at Salamanca Market this Saturday. My site is this time at the silo end of the market- in the centre aisle at #269 about 6 sites in from the end. I will have lots of my usual story book sets plus Christmas angels! Yes Christmas approaches!
The Nativity

Jesus & His 12 Disciples
I have been working on some dolls for an order- part of which was a full Nativity set including Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger, the angel, 3 kings, 2 shepherds, a donkey, cow and sheep. You can order this if you wish at a cost of $100.00. It looks really great and unlike many Nativity sets, children can play with all the characters with no worries that they may break!
I have also done a set of Jesus and His 12 disciples. All the costumes were based on the Da Vinci painting of the Last Supper! You can also order this for $110.00. Oh my gosh I got good at making lots of tiny little sandals!
See you at Salamanca or visit my etsy page to see & buy lots of little dolls! http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Monday, 22 October 2012

Salamanca Market Oct 27 2012

Pansy, Fern & April dolls will again be at Salamanca market in Hobart this week! I have a stall near the Davey St. end of the market. I am #11 so count 11 stalls down from the top and there I'll be! There are maps of the market available now by the way- get them at the entrances to the market or the info point opposite the Salamanca Fruit Market.
Twenties Lady- handpainted doll

French Lady & Brunhilda handpainted dolls
I may not have a huge amount of stock this week as I am working on a large order of dolls for a school. I will be bringing though some of my embroidered items that I don't usually have room for and also some of my painted dolls. The ones you can see above I sell for $40.00 (twenties lady) and $35.00 (French Lady & Brunhilda).
So, come along and see some different things this week or of course see my little dolls at my etsy page- http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Salamanca Market Oct 20 & Christmas dolls!

Yes Pansy, Fern & April dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. I have a centre site (#145) out the front of Irish Murphy's Pub. I will have lots of the old favourite ballerinas and storybook sets and am also gearing up for Christmas with lots of Santas ($10.00), Mrs Santas ($10.00), Christmas fairies and elves ($7.00)! Also I am making Nativity sets in 2 sizes- little sets in display boxes ($25.00) and full size sets (12cm dolls) for $35.00. These Nativities both have Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, manger and Donkey. I can do a larger set to order. This includes the kings, shepherds, more animals and the angel and costs $100.00. 
Remember if you are coming to the market for something specific please contact me and I will save it for you. Otherwise you can order and buy from my etsy page at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Hope to see you on Saturday!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Salamanca Market Oct 13 2012 & Tassie tiger & devil

Next Saturday October 13 I may be at the market! Don't you know?  - I hear you say! Well actually I am on the waiting list once again. Being a priority casual at the market means you will probably get a site but there are no guarantees! The market becomes busier in the good weather and there are more traders attempting to attend. Well it's all good fun and I will be there if I can. You are most welcome to phone or text me on the morning of the market after 8.30am and I can tell you if I have a site and where it is. Phone 0427154517.
The good news is that there are 2 new members in the Pansy, Fern & April stable of dolls!
Tassie Devil & Tassie Tiger
In response to customer request I have created a Tasmanian Devil and a Tasmanian Tiger. They are made from wool and pipe cleaners so they are bendable and safe to be played with by children over the age of 3 years. They are also nicely packaged with a scene of the Tassie bush landscape so they make a fantastic souvenir or gift for interstate friends or relatives. Send someone a little critter to remind them of Tassie!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Kingston Beach Handmade Market

Pansy, Fern & April dolls will be on show and for sale at a brand new and exciting market that is to be held at Kingston Beach near Hobart. The market is featuring handmade, handbaked and grown products from the local Hobart area. It will be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month with the first market being held on the 11th of November at the Kingston Beach Hall at 20 Beach Road. It is open from 10.00am to 3.00pm. For more information visit the website at www.kbhm.com.au  

New product! & Salamanca Market Oct 6 2012

Mouse points to his lovely home!

Mouse proudly shows off his living room!
Yes there is a new member in the Pansy, Fern & April Family of dolls. The new doll is a very small mouse. He is about 4 cm tall and lives in a house made from a matchbox! He sells for $7.00 and has been very popular so far. To purchase him visit my stall at Salamanca Market in Hobart, Australia every Saturday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Or you could visit my website at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com
I may be at the market next weekend and maybe not. I have been put on the waiting list this week, so will only be there if there is room. If you would like to find out if I am there please feel free to phone me on 0427154517 after 8.30am on Saturday morning. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Update Sept 28 2012!

Due to the rotten windy weather forecast I won't be at Salamanca Market this week. It takes  more energy than I have this week to fight with a marquee in the wind! See you next week.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Salamanca Market September 29 2012

My site at the market this week will be #212 which is in the centre aisle outside the Salamanca Fresh Friut Market near the entrance to Salamanca Square. I will be definitely bringing lots of dolls and most definitely the receipt for the payment of my stall fees! If you couldn't find me last week it was because I was moved to a different site because the market organisers double booked my site. Not a good start to the day! Hope for a smoother run this Saturday. See you there- dress warmly as it could be a chilly one!
News!   I'm working on a big order of dolls for a school at the moment and will show the results soon. I am making Jesus and His 12 disciples! Wow, I like a challenge!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Salamanca Market September 22 2012

Pansy, Fern & April dolls will again be at Salamanca Markets next Saturday! I will be in the lovely tree lined section near the law courts just up from Gladstone Street in stall number 38. I will have my usual array of lovely dolls and doll sets as well as my newest creation........ A Mouse in a House! These cute little characters live in beautifully modified matchboxes and are a real hit! So much so that I don't have a photo to show you as I sold all of the first batch before I had a chance to take their picture! Woops!
I will endeavour to do so this week with the current batch!
I thought you might be interested to see these dolls I made for someone whose grand daughter loves "The Wind in the Willows". I don't ordinarily make them but you can order them. Featured are Badger, Weasels (2), Rat, Toad and Mole.
See you at the market or visit my page on etsy at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com where you can see lots of the dolls and buy them too!
The Wind in the Willows

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Salamanca Market September 15

Pansy Fern and April dolls will again be at Salamanca Market next Saturday September 15 2012. My stall will be at #145 in the centre of the market near Irish Murphy's pub. I hope everyone has recovered from last week when the winds in Hobart were so strong that the market had to be closed. It became very dangerous with tents and stock being picked up and blown away! Thanks to the HCC market organisers who assisted everyone and made the very wise decision to close early- just in time too as a large tree fell where some stalls and shoppers would have been! Close escape!! Many thanks too to the valiant shoppers who still shopped in the morning in the wind and made my short but breezy day worthwhile!
See you next week- with calmer weather hopefully!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Salamanca Market Sept 8 2012 & New Dolls!

Good news!  Pansy, Fern & April dolls will again be at Salamanca Market in Hobart next Saturday September 8. I have a stall at the Davey Street end of the market- in fact near  the very top on the St David's Park side ! If you are driving past on Davey Street give me a wave!- Or better still pop in and see what lovely dolls I have made this week! -  Which brings me to my latest new tiny little dolls- They are called
Cupcake baby in and out of her packaging!
Cupcake Babies and they are tiny baby dolls packaged in a little silicone cupcake mould!  They are the perfect gift for the keen little baker in your family. The tag that comes with the baby reads- "Use the silicone mould to cook a tiny cake, but please don't bake the baby!"
Remember everyone, Christmas is coming- yes I know this reminder could be a bit early but there are only so many dolls I can make each week, so maybe think about ordering now!
All the best and see you Saturday or visit my website at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Salamanca Market September 1 2012

Pansy, Fern & April Dolls will again be at Salamanca market next Saturday! I will be in a site near the Parliament house lawns just opposite the Law Courts. I am sharing with a tree! I think it got there before I did so I had better be polite!
Remember if you are coming along to buy something particular from me please let me know as I often only have one of each thing- particularly the storybook sets as they take me a long time to make!- Loving every minute of course!
The best way to contact me is through the etsy site- you can see lots of the dolls and send me a  message about what you'd like and when you'll be coming. Go to http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com
See you soon! 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Salamanca Market August 25 2012

Hi doll lovers, Pansy, Fern & April dolls will be at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday at stall number 280 which is in the middle of the market just outside the Salamnca Arts Centre! It's a big site so come and see me all spread out!
Hey, my favourite joke!..... A dog limps into a bar and says-"I'm looking for the man who shot my paw."
Ha Ha

Dulwitches Gift Shop, Adelaide

Baa Baa Black Sheep Storybook Doll set now in stock at Dulwitches
I thought everyone might like to know that my Pansy, Fern & April dolls are still available in Adelaide at Dulwitches. This is a lovely gift shop at 97 Devereux Road, Linden Park in Adelaide, South Australia. They are a co-operative shop run and stocked by members and they have lovely gifts like jewellery, cards, children's clothes, handbags as well as lovely cakes, biscuits and preserves. They are well worth a look if you or your rellies are anywhere in the vicinity! Of course one of the loveliest things they stock is my lovely dolls! I have just sent over a big box full of Storybook sets, some dolls' house dolls and some Flower Fairies! So, when you are in Adelaide, pop in and see the friendly ladies at Dulwitches and tell them Jenny says hello!

Monday, 13 August 2012

New Dolls & August 18 & 19 2012

I am double marketing next weekend! Was this a good idea? We will have to wait and see! Fantastically successful I hope!
I will be at Salamanca market on Saturday (at stall#122 just near the Abel Tasman fountain) with all of my lovely Pansy, Fern and April dolls and then on Sunday at The Old Woolstore for Mathilda's Market on Sunday. For details on Mathilda's see the earlier post I wrote about it! Or go to www.mathildasmarket.com.au

I have created some new dolls especially for Mathilda's! So come along Sunday and be amazed!!

Little Miss Muffett on her tuffet!

Jack on his Beanstalk!
I have kept to my Storybook and Nursery rhyme theme and created "Little Miss Muffett" and "Jack & the Beanstalk". They are cute little free standing sculptures that would look great as a decoration in any corner of your house that needs a bit of good humour! But the even better news is that the dolls are removeable so kids can can have fun with them and then place them back on the sculpture. I have made them using my usual technique of wrapping pipecleaners with wool. It's great the different things you can do with this! - I would be happy to accept any challenges you may come up with!
So hope to see you this weekend!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Craft Project- Treasure Box!


Treasure Boxes


My treasure box!

Do you have lots of little treasures and nowhere to keep them? Well, here is how to make your very own beautifully decorated treasure box.
You will need:
-a little cardboard box (from craft or bargain stores) mine is about 6cm wide at the top but you can use any size.
-some acrylic paint in any colour you like.
-some double sided sticky tape
-a pretty picture or two
-some glitter
-some felt
-glue stick

Treasure box materials!
What to do:
Take the lid off the box and paint the top with the paint. Do 2 coats and it will look great. Let it dry between coats. Stick your pretty pictures to the top where you would like them. Stick double sided tape around the edge of the lid. For a tiny box like mine you only need one row of tape. For a box with a wider edge put more rows of tape. Put a heap of glitter on a piece of paper. Take the paper off the double sided tape that you have put on the box edge and dip it into the glitter to coat it. Cut a piece of felt to fit in the bottom of the box. 
Now all you need to do is add your treasures!
The ones I sell include a tiny doll and a list to write your treasures names on!! 
Happy crafting!

Mathilda's Market August 19 2012

I am really busy at the moment preparing lots of special dolls  to take to this fantastic market being held in Hobart on Sunday August 19 (9.00am- 1.00pm). This market is really special because you can find unique goods for kids and babies. Stallholders are carefully handpicked so you are guaranteed to find something special! I will certainly be bringing some new and special things that I have been working on! More news on this later!
So, see you at Mathilda's market Sunday August 19 at The Old Woolstore, 1 Macquarie St. Hobart. Entry is free!! More info and sneek peeks of other stallholders at http://www.mathildasmarket.com.au/

Monday, 23 July 2012

Salamanca Market July 28, Aug 4, 11

Hi, good news doll fanatics! I will be at Salamanca Market for the next  3 weeks in the same site. So if you would like to see or buy some of Pansy Fern and April's lovely dolls come and see me at site #259 at the silo end of the market. This site is backing onto the lawns and about 3 sites from the very end of the market. Salamanca Market is held every Saturday in Hobart from 8.30am- 3.00pm. 
Another exciting event on at Salamanca this weekend (July 28 and 29 2012) is the Dollhouse and miniature Fair which will be held in the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre (10am-4pm). Just a hop skip and a jump from my stall! So come and check out both of us next Saturday!
Oh, and my Treasure Box project will appear here next week! I have lots of dolls to make this week as I got a super big order on etsy!- not much time for project writing Sorry! Don't forget you can buy my dolls at http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com/ too if you can't get to the market!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Salamanca Market July 21 2012

Pansy, Fern & April dolls will be at the market this weekend again! I have a site in the middle aisle of the flat part of the market. It is site #281 and is just near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. I will be bringing all of the ballerinas, fairies and pirates I can make and my new item this week will be Treasure Boxes. The lovely little boxes will be decorated and will include a little doll for the start of your treasure stash! And.... next week I will be including the directions on how to make your own treasure box at home!
See you at the market! Dress warmly!
Salamanca market is open every Saturday from 8.30am - 3.00pm in Hobart Tasmania. For more information http://www.hobartcity.com.au/

Beechworth Fabric & Fibre Award 2012

There is an exhibition of the fantastic entries into this competition currently. It is being held at the Old School House Gallery in Beechworth, Victoria. (17 Loch Street, Beechworth) The exhibition features entries into the categories - Garments, Accessories, Textile Wall Art and Sculpture. It has been organised by Sandra Godfrey from  the Old Schoolhouse Gallery and is sponsored by the Indigo Shire Council.
The opening was July 9 2012 and the exhibition runs until 29 July 2012. The competition was judged by Claudia Chan Shaw who is a well known fashion designer and was one of the presenters on the much missed 'Collecters' program on ABC TV.

My entry was into the Sculpture section and most wonderfully I won the prize for this section!! I made a little sculpture called 'Flora Adorned'. She is approximately 20cm tall and is made from cotton fabric and fully covered with hand embroidery using cotton and rayon threads. I also applied some velvet and satin ribbons. Her head piece was made by stiffening cotton threads. Above you can see a full view of her front and a detail of her back. I had a great time making her (except for slightly sore fingers from embroidering into corners!) and was really pleased with the result! Especially the winning part!!
The Artist's Statement that went with her was:
"Physical beauty is important for more than just human beings. Flora loves to look beautiful but the flowers she adorns herself with also benefit from their natural beauty."
So, if you live near Beechworth or are heading that way, have a look at the exhibition and say hello to Flora for me!
You can get more details from Sandra Godfrey at the gallery on (03)57251342 or wandanagallery@bigpond.com. The gallery also has a website:  http://www.oldschoolhousegallery.biz/

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Craft Project- Make Party Food for your Dolls!

Firstly I would like to let you know Pansy, Fern & April dolls will be at Salamanca Market in Hobart again next Saturday 14th July 2012. I have a site opposite the Salamanca Fresh Fruit Market backing onto the lawns.(site #170) Hope to see you there- rug up warmly!
Now to make your hungry little dolls a fantastic high tea fit for a royal occasion!
The materials I have used are felt (dark brown, light brown, cream, pink, bright pink, red and pale green), sequins (red, gold, green star, green flower), seed beads (gold, red, green, pink), tiny pom poms (8mm pink, blue, and white), a ribbon rose, some toy filling and threads (cream, dark brown).
In the picture you can see all of the pieces cut for, from back left and going clockwise, layer cake, swiss roll, cup cakes, cherry tart, Christmas pudding, ice creams, and in the middle, cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches!
For the layer cake cut: 11 squares of  felt (3.5cm square), 1 bright pink, 1 red,1 light brown & 8 dark brown.
For the swiss roll cut: 2 rectangles of felt (9cm X 4cm) 1 light brown & 1 red
For the cupcakes cut: 3 circles of pale pink felt (1.5cm diameter)
                                 3 circles of cream felt (1.5cm diameter) and then 3 more a little smaller and 3 more a  little smaller than that.
For the cherry tart cut: 3 circles of cream felt (3.5cm diameter) and cut a hole in one piece (2.5 cm diameter hole)
For the Christmas pudding cut: 1 circle of dark brown felt (9cm diameter)
For the ice cream cones cut:3 pieces of cream felt (quarter circle shape with both straight sides 2.5cm long)
For the sandwiches cut: 12 squares of felt (1.5cm square) 6 cream, 3 green & 3 bright pink
To make:
The layer cake: stack the pieces as shown in the picture and stiitch through all pieces with brown thread. Stitch right through the middle first and then up & down around the edge stitching a ring of gold sequins to the top as you go. Finally stitch on a ribbon rose if you wish.
The swiss roll:Lay the red piece on top of the brown piece and roll them up together. When you get to the end cut off any red that pokes out and stitch the long edge of the brown felt to the rest of the cake by oversewing.
For the cupcakes: for each cake, stack the 3 cream pieces and 1 pink piece and stitch right through from bottom to top with cream thread. Stitch a pink bead to the top.
For the cherry tart: Stack the 3 pieces of felt as shown in the picture & oversew right around through all 3 edges with cream thread. Stitch red sequins to the centre of the tart. Each sequin is held on with a red seed bead.
For the Christmas pudding: Using brown thread stitch a gathering thread around the edge of the circle. Pull up the thread to make a sphere and put some toy filling inside to make it nice and fat. Add 3 green star sequins to the top and some red, green & gold beads all over as fruit.
For the ice cream cones: For each cone, fold the felt in half and use cream thread to stitch the straight sides together to form a cone. Fill with a little toy filling and top with a pom pom which you can stitch to the edges of the cone, stitching through the middle of the pom pom and through the edge of the cone. Stitch a seed bead to the top.
For the sandwiches: Stack the pieces as shown in the picture and stitch through the middle from top to bottom. Stitch a green flower to the top of each sandwich.

Now the dolls' party is ready! Arrange it nicely for them on any little plates or doilys you may  have and have a lovely afternoon!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Dolls House Dolls at Salamanca Market

Pansy Fern & April will have their beautiful dolls house dolls and other lovely things at Salamanca market in Hobart, Tasmania again on July 7 2012. The stall will be at the Silo end of the market at stall #257 about 4 stalls in from the end backing onto the lawns. Hope to see you there! Mention this blog and you will receive a special discount on any purchase! I will have all of my boxed sets this week- Zoo box crammed with lots of very cute animals, Old Macdonald set with all the farm animals and Dolls' Day out with the cute family and all their picnic items! Above you can see the Zoo Box!
Of course if you can't make it to the market you can buy the dolls at my website, http://pansyfernapril.etsy.com/
Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Birds & Beasts Competition

There is a lovely exhibition on at the moment - 27 June 2012 -2 July 2012 at the Sidespace Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart. This is at 77 Salamanca Place. The exhibition is run by The Spindle Tree cooperative which has a shop in the same building. The exhibition includes entries by lots of craftspeople and artists who have made many different types of Birds and Beasts! There are gorgeous needle felted owls (that won the overall prize), beautiful big wallhangings featuring birds, and lots of little and large creatures.
I entered one of my pipe cleaner and wool creations and won a highly commended in the "Fable" section! Clever me!!   He is called "Once a Jolly Jumbuk" and he is a bit of a twist on the 'Waltzing Matilda' Australian fable. I rewrote the poem and it goes like this.....
Once a jolly jumbuk camped by a billabong,
Behind the trunk of a Coolibah tree.
He knew that stinky swagman would be there soon,
So he lurked in wait by the light of the moon.
Down crept the swagman heading for the billabong.
Up jumped the jumbuk and grabbed him with glee.
How do you like that- now you're in my tuckerbag?
Said the sheep as he dragged him furiously.
And his ghost can be heard as he struggles in that tuckerbag,
'You dreaded jumbuk, you've done for me!'

With many apologies to A. B. Paterson

Hope you like the exhibition! Many congratulations to the organisers and the very talented winners.
Lots of the little creatures are for sale and many are reasonably priced! Rush in now!!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Salamanca Market Stall!

The lovely and cute Pansy Fern and April dolls will now be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart Tasmania on Saturdays between 8.30 am and 3.00pm!
I am now a member of the fantastic "PriorityPool" of casual stallholders at Salmanca Market!
 This means that I will be at the market most Saturdays but will be in a different location each time depending on stall availability etc. To see if I will be at the market and in what location please log in here as I will be updating the blog regularly!
My first stall will be next Saturday the 30th of June 2012 and I will be at stall #21 at the Davey St end of the market. This is just outside the Law Courts. Hope to see you there!
If you think you may have seen me at markets before.....you have! I was a regular at Salamanca between  2002 and 2006 before I moved to Adelaide where I was a regular stallholder at Rundle Street Markets.
So hi again to old customers and welcome to new ones. Come and see all the lovely little dolls I have been making. I know that you and a child you know will love them!
Look them in the eye  -  they are sure to make you smile!