So many messages asking if this fairy will be available when we reopen! Yes she will but there are limited slots (only 5) so if you want to get on my pre order list please message and I’ll pop you on! 💜 #islakatedolls #handmadedolls #clothdolls #fabricdolls #handmadeclothdolls
☆☆ Etsy Shop Restocked ☆☆ My etsy shop has been restocked with Dollys and some doll clothes and is Now OPEN! More doll dresses to be added tomorrow xxx Click on link in my profile details to my etsy shop xxx #lillylovesdollys #etsyshopreopen #etsyseller #etsy #handmadeclothdolls
Doll 6 of a set of 8 for a local nursery school ❣
Lilly Dolly Dress up Dollys will be available tomorrow at The Northen Tas Doll Bear Miniature Fair @ Country club Casino Launceston xxx Doors open @ 9am come and see what i have ready to purchase or talk to me about a custom order ❤ xxx #lillylovesdollys #handmadeclothdolls #handmadeintasmania
Day 5 of a set of 8 for a local Guarderia ❣
Doll 3 from a set of 8 for a local nursery school ❣
Etsy store will be closing tomorrow at 6pm for upcoming market. I will re open Next Sunday xxx #lillylovesdollys #handmadedollclothes #handmadeclothdolls #dressupdolly #etsyshop #etsyshopupdate #closingformarket #thankyouforyoursupport #etsyseller #handmadeintasmania
Guess whAAaat!! WE’RE GOING TO BE AT THIS YEAR’S @indymommymarket !!!! The market is June 16!! I’ll be VERY pregnant...but I’ll be there! . . . #handmadeclothdolls #handmadedolls #clothdolls #ragdolls #fabricdolls #shophandmade #handmadeshop #handmadetoys #mommade #indymoms #madebymom #shopsmall #smallshop #indymarket #goingtomarket #marketday #market #mommymarket #indymommymarket
Doll 3 of a set of 8 for a nursery school ❣
Repost - Doll 2 of a set of 8 made for my children’s nursery school ❣
Part of a set of 8 little dolls done for the first nursery school of my eldest 2 😍
I get a lot of messages asking what fabric you can have your dolls in- these are the spring/ summer ones.. (swipe to see!) but as always if there’s something specific you’re wanting please don’t hesitate to message! 🌈 which one is your fave? #handmadedolls #handmadefabricdoll #handmadeclothdolls #shopsmall #madebyme
Sorry I’m a bit late at wishing everyone a happy easter! I’m feeling very under the weather! Thank you to everyone who has tagged me in their easter doll pics 😍 I’m so pleased your little ones love them (swipe to see) #handmadeclothdolls #handmadedolls #handmadefabricdoll
I am suffering sleep deprivation and have obviously gone a bit crazy- I’ve taken 15% off these fabrics to make lovely dolls out of (swipe to see) there is only enough for either 1 or 2 dolls in each so be quick! Hair colour and skin tone can be changed as always and I’ve popped the link straight to them in the bio! 💜♥️ happy shopping! #handmadeclothdolls #fabricdolls #shopsmall
#marchmeetthemaker - Being a Maker means - wow. Being a Maker means so many things to me! It means being able to make this set for my fiery little niece for Christmas, it means making my friend little pig softies for her 3 children as keepsake dolls, it means turning a friends daughters drawing into reality, it means making people happy..... it means being able to create, being able to let loose a creative side that for too many years I didn’t know I had and that was suffocated under the weight of so much else, it means the flexibility to be with my kids, it’s means bringing more beauty into an increasingly ugly world, even if it is ‘just a doll’. Being a Maker means everything to me.
The social media side of this business is almost a business in its own. You have to stay on top of it, post often and interact a lot. Sometimes I just don’t have the time with 3 kids or I just don’t have anything to post as I haven’t had a chance to make anything. So when these sites then start to do this ...... I wonder if I’ll ever stay on top of it. So please please, pretty please, if you have a quick moment please leave a little comment so I get seen again! Thank you 😊
#marchmeetthemaker Day 23 - Hands and Work .... this for means that it’s 10pm and I’m upstairs in my office starting to turn an idea into a reality. It’s not that I need to be doing this right now, but I do need to be doing this right now. I sew for my sanity so right now, up here, seeing this little lady turning into a reality and having my hands at work is totally therapeutic and relaxing and for me, just what I need 🖤
#marchmeetthemaker Day 22 - Sketchbook and Lists. I love books. And pens. I have stacks of them! I have my agenda and now my work book which has orders and all other notes and info I need. A sketchbook isn’t something I use too@often to be honest. Most of my ideas I have in my head and I can visualise it really well so I’ve never felt too much need to put it in a sketchbook apart from so as not to forget!
Good morning from rainy Yorkshire! Up super early this morning with a poorly Isla again 😴 how amazing is this dolls hair 😍 she went out yesterday to her new forever home- all remaining easter dolls will be finished this morning and posted this afternoon ♥️ #handmadedolls #clothdolls #handmadeclothdolls #fabricdolls
"There is a Superhero inside All of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape" Superman 💕 xxx #lillylovesdollys #superherodoll #beyourownsuperhero #handmadeclothdolls #handmadeisbetter #lovehandmade #aushandmade #dollsofinstagram #handmadeintasmamia
Getting those Easter orders out! 🐰🐣 I'm totally filled up for custom orders until after the holiday, however I still have plenty of dolls and outfits in stock, pm me if interested! 😊 #coldcoffeecreations #handmadedolls #madewithlove #handmadeclothdolls #clothdolls #smallbuisness #shoplocal #customorder #eastergift #giftideas #hobbyturnedbusiness #sidehustle
#marchmeetthemaker Day 20 - Tools and Materials. This little set of 4 boxes has just about everything I need on a daily basis apart from my scissors. It’s my go to box. And I love the cute colours. As for materials..... I have a bit of an addiction to fabric. I have about 3 different online shops that I buy from and then a shop in the city that I occasionally go to for a few basics. I often go imaginary online shopping and full my basket to the brim with all the beautiful things I’d have in an ideal world, then I go to bed and dream of fabric. By the time I’ve woken up it’s a distant happy memory and I don’t have to face the reality that there is no way I could ever afford all the fabric I love 💕
Little Mini Doll
Tulip the rainbow mermaid is swimming off to her new home today ♥️🌈💜 mermaids can be made in any of our fabrics and as always you can change hair colour and skin tone! Happy Monday (said no body ever!) everyone! #mermaid #handmadeclothdolls #clothdoll #rainbow
#marchmeetthemaker Day 16 - Helper ..... I’m a little behind as this little helper and I are sick! But let’s see if I can play catch up!! My youngest likes to sit on my lap and try touch all the buttons that she can as fast as she can, my middle child helps with encouragement of going “WOW” almost every time I make something and my eldest helps with her ideas on fabric mixes, what she would do, her opinions etc. They are my target audience so I often ask the what they think of a pattern before I start it or buy a new one. If they don’t like it I normally won’t move forward with it unless I know better than them obviously! My mom helps me with my doubts. She gets to proof the designs through the process when I’m unsure if it’s turning out ok or not. And my husband helps me with my insecurities as to whether what I do is worth anything or not! They are a great team of helpers!
Meet Phoebe 🌈 she’s cheering up everyone’s snowy morning today! Don’t forget as with all our dolls her hair colour and skin tone can be changed! What is with this weather by the way- we are so ready for spring now! Have a happy Sunday everyone! 🌈🌷 #handmadedoll #handmadefabricdoll #handmadeclothdolls #whenitrainslookforrainbows
Custom Orders will Now be CLOSED until mid April, to concentrate on upcoming Doll Bear & Minature Fair 14th April @ Country Club Casino Launceston. I will update my etsy store with new stock shortly and Re open orders from 16th April xxxx #lillylovesdollys #customordersclosed #marketprep #marketlife #handmadeclothdolls #handmadedollaccessories #loveaushandmade #handmadeislife #handmadeintasmania
#marchmeetthemaker Day 12 - Postage and packaging. This depends on where my little friend is going. If I’m sending a Sweet Whimsy by post then I always try to use box, some shiny paper, a few little extras and where possible a hand written note. There is nothing nicer than to receive a gift in the post. Old style! The excitement of what it will look like and if you’ll like it .... so I like to try and add to that and give a few unexpected treats as who doesn’t love an unexpected surprise!! X
I have been very busy working on some special Dolly friends and their wonderful wardrobe!! The biggest Dolly dress up wardrobe ive made yet!! More soon ..... #lillylovesdollys #customorders #dollydressups #dollywardrobe #handmadeclothdolls #handmadedollaccessories #handmadeintas #dollsofinstagram #girlsofinstgram #specialgifts #dollyfriends #loveaushandmade
This was a first but definitely not a last, I just adore her. Inspired by the amazing dolls created by @dollsbymawar Xx
#marchmeetthemaker Day 11 - Branding. This is something that I’ve been working on and that I’ve changed a few times already because they just haven’t felt right ...... BUT I think I’ve finally found the image that has been in my head since the beginning of all the creating! So I need to tweak it and make it my own and then show it off. I’m super excited!!!
#marchmeetthemaker Day 10 - Time to Relax. I’m a homebody. I love being at home, I am so much more comfortable in my home clothing and I always have about 100 things to do so I’m never bored. The ideal would be chilling out with a book, a glass of wine, perhaps with a thunderstorm outside. Bliss!! Though with 3 small kids at home this is more of a dream than a reality....... 😁
New jumpsuits for my maisie doll! . . . . . #handmadeisbetter #handmade #handmadewithlove #lovehandmade #handmadedolls #handmadedoll #handmadeclothdoll #handmadeclothdolls #sew #sewing #imadethis #etsy #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyshop #creative #maker #makers #makersgonnamake #dolls #doll #dollmaker #dollclothes #dolljumpsuit #jumpsuits
#marchmeetthemaker Day 7 - Routine. The routine .... if only I had one ..... I’m waiting for things with the kids to settle down..... I’ve been waiting for about 7 years now ...... its starts with a mad dash to get the kids to school on time (so much harder than it sounds). This is followed by supermarket / errands / gym (when I’ve run out of my bucket of excuses), then home, coffee number 2 and some sewing! If Sienna is only half day at nursery the day is broken up by caring for her and the afternoon while she naps is taken up by quiet sewing tasks. I’m normally too scared to put the machine on in case she wakes! Then time to collect the other two and then it’s family life for the next few hours. Once the little ones are in bed then I try fit in a little more sewing if I can. The days when s@Sienna is in all day are non stop work all the way through except to stop and eat the quickest thing I can find! Putting sienna to sleep (and my final bed time) is when I can catch up on social media and while I’m sleeping, or at least trying to, that’s when my sewing problems get worked out! The number of nights I haven’t managed to sleep properly trying to work out a new pattern or doll outfit.... that’s how it goes right now but I’m absolutely sure that once it’s calmed down there will be a definite routine !
#marchmeetthemaker Day 6 - Workspace. We moved to a new house last summer and OMG my office. It’s huge, with a great view and it’s my refuge. I went a teeny bit crazy buying fabric when I first got into sewing so now I have a fair few meters that I’m not tooo sure what to do with ..... that god for Pinterest and their Fat Quarter Projects ..... 🤣🤣🤣
Sorry for having to remind people- I’m a one woman band- I source, test, cut, sew, stuff and make all your pretties all on my own, I can only sew when my little one has gone to bed so that’s why turnaround has to be so long unfortunately! And I get married on the 2nd August so last orders will be taken up until the 1st June to be posted out the first week of July! THANK YOU all for keeping me super duper busy I absolutely love making every single one of my dolls and I hope you all love them too 🧡💚💙 #clothdoll #love #handmadetoys #handmadeclothdolls
#marchmeetthemaker Day 5 - Photography. This is something I’m still trying to get right! Those shadows!!!! I live in a sunny country but that’s not seemed to help me too much 🤣. So I bought a pop up studio and I’m giving that a try. So far it’s working fairly nicely though I’m still trying to improve. Plus I have no idea why those fabrics wavy lines appear in some shots and not in others ..... 🤷♀️..... I still have a bit to learn!!
#marchmeetthemaker Day 4 - Favourite to Make ..... well to be honest I don’t really have a favourite to make. I feel like I’m still trying to find my niche and my style. Even though I’ve been doing this for years it’s like it’s mostly been done in between nappy changes, bottles and kids sick days. No real time to actually concentrate and dedicate as much as I’d like. I do like the versatility of the little doll due to hair style, eye color and outfit variations. The combinations are endless! And she’s pretty damned cute as well!! X
Morning! 💖 . . . . . . #handmadeclothdoll #handmade #handmadebyme #handmadeisbetter #handmadeisbest #handmadedoll #handmadeclothdoll #handmadedolls #handmadeclothdolls #doll #dolls #clothdoll #clothdolls #dollsofinstagram #instadolls #instadoll #etsysellersofinstagram #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #sew #sewing #sewinglove #creative #craft #maker #makers #makersgonnamake #imadethis
How I started - day 3 #marchmeetthemaker . 7.5 years ago this little one was born. I had no real career and wanted something that I could do at home. One day surfing Pinterest I saw some handmade dolls and I fell in love with them. I thought “I could do that”. Whilst my mom did a lot of sewing as we grew up I knew nothing about it (I hemmed my trousers using staples or double sided tape....). So I bought a machine and taught myself the ropes. I found my passion, my therapy, my sanity.... After all my romantic dreams of my daughter dragging around one of my creations by the foot and never letting it go the truth be told she wasn’t interested in anything I made until she was about 4!!!! Thankfully the following 2 kids have been much more interested!! And that’s pretty much how all this began!
Day 2 of #marchmeetthemaker is Where. After landing up in Spain 12 years ago I liv Devin central Barcelona until last June when we moved down to Sant Pere De Ribes. It’s a gorgeous village that’s 10 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to the mountain. A perfect combination for me and I am so happy down here. The introvert on me loves the quieter life and I can safely safe that the only thing I miss about city life is Starbucks and fabric shops right on my doorstep!
Sipping a coffee, watching conspiracy theories and warm doggy snuggles all while embroidering faces ~ I hope everyone's Friday is off to as great of a start as mine #happyfridayfolks #embroidery #dollfaces #clothdolls #handmadeclothdolls #handmade #handmadewithlove #coldcoffeecreations #tinydolls #smallbusiness #shoplocal #dollmaker #sewing
Bye bye cutie pie x