Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Salamanca market June 23 2018

Pansy, Fern and April dolls will be available at Salamanca market in Hobart this Saturday. Find us in site 282 again this week -near the Salamanca Arts Centre entrance. I have lots of kits this week so if you are feeling crafty they are great little projects. I have kits for making little ballerina, mermaid and three felt animals -Tassie devil, Tassie tiger and ring tailed possum. I will also have a range of decorative buttons that I make. These are lovely for embellishing your craft or embroidery projects -each one comes with an embroidery design it can be used in.
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Salamanca Market June 16 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' lovely little dolls will be available at Salamanca market in Hobart this Saturday! Find me and all of my little shivering mates in site 282 again this week- a centre aisle site near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. Just quietly I think it may be a tiny bit chilly at the market this weekend, so wear lots of warm layers! You can also fill up on lots of yummy warm food at the Winterfeast across the road too this week. Yes we laugh at the cold here in Hobart! Ha! 🌝
See you Saturday! or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Little fairy and her leaf home! Better hop back inside where it's warm!($13.00) Order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Salamanca Market June 9 2018

Good news, 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday! Find us in site 282 again- a centre aisle site near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. I'll have a few new sets this week- 'The Princess and the Frog' and 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' - I have had fun making little goats! Still working on the troll- I don't want to make him too scary!
See you Saturday! or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Lovely multicultural family! order any type of family from me through pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Salamanca Market May 26 2018

Good news, 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find me in site 282 again this week- a centre aisle site near the Salamanca Arts Centre. The weather this weekend looks to be nice and sunny (yet slightly nippy in the morning!) so come and enjoy a day at the market. 
Remember you can also order my dolls at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
I have put up some new listings just lately too! Including the magnificent Fairy Horse you see below!
See you Saturday!
"Trot on!"- a lovely fairy horse and rider!- $30 for the set

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Salamanca Market 19 May 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Thank Goodness! Apologies for the last 2 weeks of absence from the market as I have been unwell, but am now market fit and have a lovely lot of little dolls ready for sale! Find me and all of my little creations this week in site 282 which is a centre aisle site near the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre. I have a few different items too as I have had time to experiment with a few new ideas. For example a new felt animal kit- a Ring- tailed possum with a pipe cleaner in his tail so he can curl it around things and hang up in trees like a real possum! Very fun. These kits (I also have a felt Tasmanian Tiger kit and a felt Tasmanian Devil kit) are great for children over 8 years who love creating. They are also suitable for children over 5 years if they have adult assistance- this makes a lovely 'crafternoon' activity. I will be listing these on etsy very soon. 
See you Saturday!
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
A new item listed on pansyfernapril.etsy.com , Strawberry Fairy with her little strawberry home!- $13.00

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Salamanca Market April 28 2017

"Pansy, Fern & April" dolls will be available at Salamanca Market this Saturday in Hobart. Find us in site 269- a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. You will also find a selection of my dolls at a 'Three Little Feathers'- a shop at 82 Collins street in Hobart. This shop sells lots of lovely gifts made by local designers so is well worth a look.
delight the little ballerina in your life with a ballerina doll-  $13.00 each!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Salamanca Market April 14 and 21 2018

You will find 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls at Salamanca Market in Hobart for the next 2 Saturdays in site 270 - a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. Autumn is here with its cooler temperatures and lots of lovely floaty leaves. In keeping with my seasonal efforts to be current I will have autumn fairies this week. They are dressed in autumn colours and sport an acorn top for a hat! Very cute!

  "Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?"
                                                                               - Walt Whitman

See you Saturday at Salamanca and watch the thoughts descending from the trees! 
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
A Very Autumnal Family! - Custom family set of dolls- adult size dolls are $12 each- to order contact me through pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Salamanca Market April 7 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be at Salamanca Market in Hobart again this Saturday. Find us in site 269 this week- a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. I will have quite a few storybook sets this week -' Noah's Ark', 'Rapunzel', '3 Little Pigs' , 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', 'A Day at the Beach' , 'Wizard of Oz' and 'Alice in Wonderland'. Please send me a text (0427154517) if you would like me to save you any of these. 
My little dolls made the local paper a few weeks ago! I was reading the home decorating section of the Hobart Mercury and something in one of the photos looked familiar! One of my dolls perched decoratively on a shelf! (uncredited, but you can't have everything!) And doesn't she look brilliant! 
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Hobart 'Mercury' - Jan 20 2018
  

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Salamanca Market March 31 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be in attendance at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find me in site 270 again this week- a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. I still have bunnies! Hop in and get some for Easter gifts! Much better for you than chocolate and will last and last- use them again next year! 
Other good news! One of my entries in the Huon Art Prize this year has found a new home! Yay! A sale! I made a large painted doll (not everything I make is under 10cm!) and embroidered her outfit as well. Her name is Waratah as her features are based on those of the waratah flower that is native to this area. I love making these as I get to paint as well as embroider.
I can make these to order too!
Waratah- $220.00

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Salamanca Market March 24 2018

Good news,'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Find me in site 286 this week. This is a centre aisle site near to the entrance to Wooby's Lane. More news - with all of my studio renovations I have created a little photography booth so that photographing my little dolls will be much easier- you can expect more up to date listings on etsy -and more of my new things that I make and never get to list as I sell them shortly after! I am working on book marks to complement my storybook doll sets, so expect to see them soon and a new set will be a story tree!- Great for encouraging your little ones to make up their own stories!
 And this week I have photographed my new Easter Bunnies- you will find them listed on etsy too!
See you Saturday! or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Easter Bunnies! - $13.00

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Salamanca Market March 17 2018

Good news, 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. See you there- lovely weather is forecast, so let's enjoy it while we can :). See you there- if you wish to locate me, or ask for me to save you a particular item (I hate to disappoint little doll lovers!) please just send me a text- 0427154517.
Easter is on its way, so I will have some lovely bunnies of course!
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Happy Easter! - dolls house dolls - $10.00 each

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Salamanca Market March10 2018

Hi, you will find 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls in site 270 at the Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Thanks.
or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

March 3 2018 market

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will not be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this week. Sorry doll collecters! - My house renovations have gathered momentum this week and new flooring is on its way! Doll making has had to be suspended for a short time. See you next week! If you are visiting Tasmania you will find a selection of my dolls at 'Peppercorn' Gallery in Richmond and "Lovett Gallery" in Cygnet.
Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
'See you soon!'

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Salamanca Market February 17 & 24 2018

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart for the next 2 Saturdays! Find us in site 270 both weeks.-  a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. Unicorns seem to be really popular at the moment. I guess the fact that real ones are hard to find(!) means that everyone needs one of my little woolly ones ! Pop in and pick up a unicorn!
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
lovely woolly unicorn!- $16.00

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Salamanca Market February 10 2017

"When daisies pied and violets blue,
And lady-smocks all silver -white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue,
Do paint the meadows with delight."- Shakespeare

It seems Shakespeare loved the spectacle of a well flowered landscape. Well so do I and I am currently fighting with the hot weather here to keep my garden lovely. My love of everything flowery extends of course to the fairies I make! Even if you have no garden you can add flowerness to your life- and feel the benefits of course! Looking at lovely things will lift your spirits!
'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available at Salamanca Market this Saturday- find us in site 248 - a lawn side site opposite the entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre courtyard. Come and see us and delight in the lovely sight of beautiful little things. - Purchase optional! :)
or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
'Paint the meadows with delight!' little fairy $11.00

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Salamanca Market February 3 2018

"What was Paradise? But a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure, and nothing there but delights."- William Lawson

Gardens are great places and every garden needs fairies. 'Pansy, Fern & April' fairies would love to live in your garden. We will again be in attendance at Salamanca Market in Hobart this weekend, so anyone in need of a few fairies will be able to stock up. See you Saturday! If you can't find us- (we are all rather tiny ) please enquire at the info point on Salamanca lawns.
or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
tiny flower fairy- $11.00

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Salamanca Market January 27 2018

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great." -(Bussy- Rabutin)

'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls won't be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday. Sorry doll lovers but the extreme weather we are experiencing makes outdoor markets a bit of a challenge. Heat waves and little dolls (and the small woman who makes them) aren't a good combination!
Hopefully I will be in attendance next week. 
I will  however be working on my entries for the Huon Art Awards which are coming up soon. I am making a hand painted and embroidered doll this year as well as a painting. I used to make lots of these dolls years ago and thought it would be great to revisit. The picture is of one I did called 'Birdwatcher'- I did her a few times in different colour combinations. The blue one was based on the blue wren and the red was based on the crimson rosella.I make the body from calico and paint the details in acrylic paint. The clothes are hand embroidered and stitched on. I developed a technique where I paint and then varnish with waterbased varnish. Before the varnish is completely dry the surface becomes sort of pliable like leather so you can stitch the clothes on. If you leave it too long it hardens and becomes almost impossible to stitch through. This year I will be creating one based on the colours and features of one of the flowers native to these parts- the Tasmanian Waratah. 
"Birdwatcher"- (Acrylic & Textile- 55cm tall)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Salamanca Market January 20 2018

Good news, 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will be available next Saturday at Salamanca market in Hobart. Find us in site 270- a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. I will have lots of lovely dolls this week- I am making some mobiles this week- yes my little dolls are taking to the skies! See you Saturday, or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Woof! Pup with little bed and a box to live in - $10.00

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Salamanca Market January 13 2017

You will find 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls at Salamanca Market in Hobart again this Saturday. Find us in site 270 again this week. (a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market). And if you are planning on visiting please remember to bring along some nice weather with you. This would be most appreciated! 
I will have lots of lovely ballerinas this week, so if your little loved one is keen on dancing, a little ballerina will be perfect for them. I also have kits available for you to make your own little ballerina doll. I have done brilliant instructions for these kits with illustrations too, making it simple and great fun for you to 'make your own'.
See you Saturday or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Little Fairy Houses! With fairy! $25.00 !

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Salamanca Market January 6 2017

Good news! (and happy new year!) 'Pansy, Fern & April' dolls will again be available at Salamanca Market in Hobart this Saturday! Find us in site 270 again - a centre aisle site near the Battery Point end of the market. I have been working on some new additions to my range of little chums- lots of black swans (look lovely flying in your window!) , Jack and the Beanstalk (with a removeable little Jack so he can go up and down the stalk at play time!) , Fairy Houses (made from felt and can hang up so tiny fairies have somewhere safe to live!), and I have also made a set of Christopher Robin and a few of his little mates with a lovely big tree for them to sit under (sheltering from rain or more probably sun with the weather we are having here at the moment!) I will list some of these new items on etsy soon - with pictures if course! 
My lovely little dolls will be available at a new spot soon too. The 'Lovett Gallery' in Cygnet (southern Tasmania) will soon be populated with tiny dolls! For more info on this lovely community run gallery see www.haeg.org.au
See you Saturday! Or order at pansyfernapril.etsy.com
Another custom doll family! Happy New Year!