Retrodolls Stain Remover Saves the Day

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Recently I had a mishap with one of my favourite Tidgy Dolls, Sheila.  I took her out for the day and popped her in my purse 'to keep her safe' only to find the dark lining had stained her face terribly :(

I managed to fade the marks a little by scrubbing with bicarbonate od soda (that's what the white residue is) but as you can see, it didn't help much!

So I ordered some doll stain re...

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Free Middie Blythe or Odeco and Nikki Dress and Hat Sewing Pattern Now Available

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (2)

As promised the sewing pattern I designed for Middie Blythe, Odeco and Nikki is now available for free in the 'Free Patterns' section of the site.

This project is reasonably simple and consists of an A-line dress and beret.

Here are some examples of things I've made using this pattern...

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Free Poppy Doll Tutorial

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As today is remembrance day I had the theme of poppies buzzing around my head, a quick browse later, and I found this adorable Poppy peg doll tutorial on the Woolhalla blog.

Cute and simple to make...

Click on the picture to visit the Woolhalla blog for downloa...

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Rerooting Tutorial

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I have now added a rerooting tutorial to the site.  This particular tutorial shows how to reroot a Barbie or Sindy type fashion doll with nylon hair.  You can see it here:


Vintage Jones D53 Sewing Machine Instructions

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello :)

I've just been working on some new doll clothes, and I make all my handmade dolls and doll clothes on my trusty vintage Jones D53 hand-cranked sewing machine from the 1950s.  It weighs a ton and is the most reliable and trustworthy piece of technology I've ever had the pleasure to own!

I know that there are lots of old sewing machines knocking about, but usually the instructions have gone astray.  Mine still has its manual so I decided to scan it in and share it...

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New Free Sindy or Barbie Knitting Pattern Added to Site

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 6:56 AM Comments comments (0)

I have added a new free vintage Sindy/Barbie sized knitting pattern to the 'Free Patterns' section of the site:

You can find more free patterns at:

Sindydolly forums


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Home made Paper Clay recipe...

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (1)

Just a quick and dirty entry today (literally!).  I happened upon this paper clay recipe the outher day, which is allegedly cheap and easy to make.  I hope to try it out in some dollmaking (if I ever have enough time), lol!

Kitchen Sink paper clay

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