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I have been sewing and knitting since I was 5 and was always making clothes for our dolls. I then went on to make all my own clothes as well as outfits for friends. I trained as a school teacher and after 3 children of our own, went back to teaching when the youngest went to school. I still did a lot of sewing and branched out into other crafts. If it looked interesting, I gave it a go. After the family left home, I was warming myself in a doll shop one cold afternoon and was persuaded to join the doll maker's group. Now, many dolls later (some prize winners amongst them, including a NODAAA Gold Medal for a sculpted old lady) we have moved into a village for Over-50's and the smaller size residence means smaller dolls. I now spend my retirement working on all sorts of crafts, usually doll related. I particularly love making hats and doing floral work in miniature. My husband has also had to downsize and is now making lovely…

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  • Joined September 7, 2011

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Silk, cold porcelain, mulberry flowers, lace, trims

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I have been sewing and knitting since I was 5 and was always making clothes for our dolls. I then went on to make all my own clothes as well as outfits for friends. I trained as a school teacher and after 3 children of our own, went back to teaching when the youngest went to school. I still did a lot of sewing and branched out into other crafts. If it looked interesting, I gave it a go. After the family left home, I was warming myself in a doll shop one cold afternoon and was persuaded to join the doll maker's group. Now, many dolls later (some prize winners amongst them, including a NODAAA Gold Medal for a sculpted old lady) we have moved into a village for Over-50's and the smaller size residence means smaller dolls. I now spend my retirement working on all sorts of crafts, usually doll related. I particularly love making hats and doing floral work in miniature. My husband has also had to downsize and is now making lovely 1:12 size furniture and roomboxes. I hope you enjoy checking back to our Etsy shop to see the latest creation.

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