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Non toxic, water based acrylic paint for wooden boxes:

Acrylic yarn for hats and scarves:

cotton fabric for bedding No 1-13 only and please choose 1 or 2 colours as duvet and pillow can have different fabric on both sides:

cotton fabric for clothes:

white No 1 is very light see through muslin type fabric

Felt fabric for coats, bags, albums, foxes:

100% Wool felt, all of my toys (or their parts) & coats are made using this natural wool felt

  • It’s the most durable type of felt, great for making heirloom quality toys.
  • It has less fuzz than other felts and it will not pill as much as synthetic mixes.
  • It is thicker, more tightly woven and has stronger fibres so it holds up better to wear.
  • It has slight elasticity so it can be manipulated and shaped.
  • 100% natural wool is both stain, water and fire resistant.
  • Wool is hypoallergenic, has anti-bacterial properties that keep it from mildewing.
  • It is both ecologically and animal friendly. It’s a natural and sustainable resource.
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Tibby and Molly

As yet another year is nearing it’s end I would like to cross that finishing line with a good deed up my sleeve. And you could join me and be part of it.

I’ve been thinking of ways to make some sort of difference, somewhere, somehow and since the biggest things start from the simplest small steps, I thought of an auction to raise some money and share the profits with our local community, with those less fortunate. We would very much hope to donate some of the money to the local Soup Kitchen and the other half to our favourite Big Issue seller who’s the loveliest man we know, he will appreciate this gift, however small!

Boxed midi bear set with more than 35 items could be used as Christmas Advent Calendar so that the recipient could get something daily from the set during those 3.5 weeks before Christmas… Bigger bear stands at around 16cm tall tall and comes in a wooden box (size 21,5 x 15,8 x 10,6 cm) along with all of the goodies that you see bellow:

quilt + pillow, 5 dresses, shirt, dungarees, reversible collar, party hat and a crown, 2 felt coats, scarfs/hats, shoulder bag, mini felted teddy and bunny, Moses basket + knitted blanket and needle felted milk bottle for mini teddy, felt pram, felted snowman, felt Christmas tree and 2 felt stockings, album, linen picnic basket and some goodies: 2 cakelets, 2 croissants, 2 apples, wooden milk bottle and a porcelain tea set for two.
This set includes linen drawstring bag that fits all of these little things in for an easy take a long!

Tibby and her belongings will go to the person who offers the highest bid  by 22nd November, 11pm UK time (time converter here). Use the comments below for your offers in British Pounds. Please, make a bid only if you’re ready to commit to pay the price you’re bidding, otherwise the item will go to the nearest highest bidder. Once the auction is over, I’ll upload the set to my shop for the payment. Payment will have to be made within 24 hours after the auction is finished.

It will come carefully wrapped and sent as insured, signed for parcel.

Starting bid is £350 (GBP). Currency converter here.

Many thanks!

 

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Needle feting workshops

These workshops will take place in North London (N10), Saturday, 20th and 27th October from 10:30am – 5pm.

Felting is such a relaxing (and not expensive as you don’t need any costly essential equipment) and fun group activity as it enables just about anyone to take part in a creative session and go home with something beautiful made with their own hands. There is no particular artistic ability required for success, conversation and laughter is part of the fun!
I’ll teach various basic techniques (you’ll learn about wool, needles, how to form and join shapes, use wire ) and help making a small (not miniature!) creature of your choice.

The cost is £80 for one day. All materials for the day + a kit with felting needles/needle protection tube/pad to take home, coffee/tea + snacks and homemade cake included. Please feel free to bring your own packed lunch as we’ll have a short break.

Book your space with a friend and you will get a £5 discount each, just let me know who you’re coming with.

You can book your place: 20th  SOLD OUT,  27th

 

 

 

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Oregon, part 3

 Cannon beach

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Oregon, part 2

Silver lake park

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Cape Kiwanda

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Netarts bay

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to be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oregon/Washington, part 1

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
― Henry David Thoreau

My husband and I spoke about celebrating our 40’st Birthdays on the road, somewhere in America. We even shook hands on it. There was never a real plan though, just a nice idea. One, that we’ve also never worked on to help it all materialize. Well, perhaps just dreaming about it counts?

Fast forward 2 years and see us standing on American land, taking day trips and getting bewitched by glorious beauty of Oregon/Washington. Magic happened, we did it. And it was great. Really, really great!!!

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