I'll have some new cloth dolls available to purchase via my online store Thursday 7th December from 10am Sydney time (Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT).
I thought I'd add some photos of the four dolls below, along with a general description, so you can have a look before they are listed. Each doll is priced from AUD$320 + shipping.
I should also point out that my dolls sometimes sell within minutes, so if you'd like to purchase one, it's a good idea to go through the checkout process as quickly as you can, so you don't miss out. Items in your cart are not reserved until you've purchase is complete.
These are small fabric dolls designed and handmade in Australia by myself, from carefully salvaged second hand and vintage fabric.
They are firmly stuffed with wool and their limbs are attached to the body with moveable button joints. Each doll wears a removable cloak or caplet and little shoes or lace-up boots (painted on). Their dresses are not removable. Each Willowynn doll bears a small 'Willowynn' logo hand-drawn onto the inside of one leg, and comes with a small signed, dated and letter-pressed certificate of authenticity.
These dolls are intended as a treasure for display only and are not suitable as a toy for young children; due to delicate hand stitching, hair and small buttons. These are entirely artist-made cloth dolls with some imperfections and visible stitching. Though I have made them with the utmost care and attention to detail, spending many hours perfecting them - please be aware that limbs, head, hair and clothing are hand-stitched onto the body and will come loose if pulled repeatedly or handled roughly.
Length = 20cm (8in)
Dolls will be carefully packaged in a lidded cardboard gift box which I have made myself from recycled brown card.
So delighted to find this lovely article written by Janai Velez featuring my workroom in the November issue of Homespun magazine. It really is beautifully written and I love the way Janai has described my dolls. I always draw a blank when asked to describe my work so it's really helpful to hear someone else's words.
Homespun is a treasure of a magazine, if sewing is your thing, and is packed full of inspiring projects, tips and interviews.
The magazine is available in Australian newsagents throughout November and is also available as a digital copy online at www.zinio.com.
I've finally finished the group of dolls I've been working on these past few weeks.
So I'll have five new cloth dolls available to buy via my online store from Thursday 12 October, 10am (Australian eastern savings time (AEST). I hope you like them.
They each have a little cloak or cape and are packaged in their own handmade gift box with letter-pressed certificate of authenticity. Each doll will be priced from AUD$280 + shipping costs (worldwide).
I feel I should point out too that these dolls are intended for display only and are not suitable as a toy for small children, as they are quite delicate.
The group of cloth dolls I'm working on right now are taking a LOT longer to finish than I anticipated... and school holidays start next week. Soooo I hope to have five new dolls available here in early October rather than September (as originally promised). Here's one of their tiny dresses...
This face looking up at me while I embroider his tummy. I know he's not real but I kind of hope I'm not hurting him...
Two new barn owl soft sculptures will be available via my online store from 10am Thursday 31 August (Sydney time).
June has been a very busy month for me. I've been working on some new designs, new sewing patterns and creatures. These three (above) will be available in my online store from 10am (Sydney time) Monday 26th June.
My fox is made from an old (and very vibrant) orange woollen blanket. The other guy is kind of a wombat/bear blend... also made from an old woollen blanket. I'm actually not sure what he is but I like him. I'll just call him a wombat. And then there is a platypus. There's more about him in my last blog post... what a journey. I hope you like them!
I've finally made myself a doll to keep. I think I'll call her Fern. Sometimes I feel sad letting go of something I've put so much of myself into - so I've decided to hold on to this one. I've painted a moody forest inside an old drawer, like a diorama - I'll keep her there.
Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I'll have three new cloth dolls available to purchase via my online shop from 10am (Sydney daylight savings time), Thursday 30th March. There are some more photos below.
Here are some more detailed photos of the four little dolls I will be listing in my online store from 10am (Sydney time), on Tuesday 28th February. They are priced from AUD$320 + shipping.
...and here are the little boots.
Here's a pic of all four of the dolls that I've been working on these last few weeks.
This little group will be listed in my online store from 10am (Sydney time), on Tuesday 28th February.
My little Willowynn stamp isn't small enough for these tiny legs, so I hand-draw my label with my ultra fine waterproof pen.
Four new cloth dolls (and two pairs of mushrooms) will be available to purchase via my online store from 10am (Sydney time) Thursday 15 December. Each doll comes with her own cloak, handmade cardboard gift box and certificate of authenticity. Prices range between AUD$280 - AUD$340 + postage.
There are four little cloth dolls on my work table, that are almost finished. I'm just making some finishing touches to their cloaks and little boots. All four dolls will be available to purchase via my online shop from 10am (Sydney daylight savings time), Thursday 15th December. I'll also have two pairs of my mushroom hanging ornaments available to purchase online from Thursday as well.
Next week is the start of six weeks of school holidays here so I'll be slowing down on the sewing front while my children are at home. We'll be camping and painting mostly...
I hope to have a new collection of work available by early February... maybe some large animals this time.
Wishing you happy and safe holidays,
Would you like to make these little hanging fabric ornaments? I've put together a sewing pattern for them which is available here. These ornaments make great little presents, and not just for Christmas trees... enjoy!
...and my fox and wolf toy sewing pattern is also now available to download. Phew... these ones took me ages. Thanks for waiting so nicely.
Thanks so much guys! Lots of hanging mushrooms (and fox and bunny dolls) in the post. It might not look like it, but that's a lot of work boxed up right there and it's such a great feeling to see them all finished and heading out into the world. Dolls, owls and whales next...
This is where I work every day... my favourite room in this tiny old house. My boys like it in here too as this is where the buttons, scissors, string and good pens are. Right now I'm working on some owls, whales and four new dolls which will available via my online shop soon.
My messy table is filled with work that I hope to have available via my online store over the next few weeks.
It's been one of those lovely steamy afternoons with the sound of thunder in the distance...
Really looking forward to making dolls again soon (this is one from a while ago). I've had to focus on some other things lately which has shown me how happy I am making stuff. Feeling very grateful for all that I have and all that is possible.
My new letter-pressed 'certificate of authenticity' cards printed by Jo and Andy from Olive and the Volcano just arrived...and I'm over the moon... and thank you Nettie (Ginger Blue Graphics) for helping me with the design!
Some mushroom hanging ornaments on my work table this week. I'm trying to get some sets of these ready for Christmas.
I love it when the perfect material for what I need happens to be rubbish... like the plastic from old milk bottles.
Hi! Just letting you know I'll have two new dolls, an owl and a whale available via my online store from Wednesday 10 August, 10am (Sydney time - EDST). Best wishes, Margeaux
Let's all start wearing cloaks again! This is a little cloak I've made for one of the cloth dolls I'm working on at the moment. It's made of a beautiful mustard velvet I cut out of a curtain.
Busily working on finishing three new cloth dolls by the end of the week. I'm fascinated with historical fashion at the moment...
They'll be listed in my online store soon.
I will have three new dolls available via my online shop, Friday 1 July from 7am Sydney time.
They are all made using fabric salvaged from old clothes, remnants etc., and are priced from AU$280 plus postage. No reserves I'm sorry...
Hello and welcome...
My name is Margeaux Davis. I design and create cloth art dolls, textile sculpture and soft toy sewing patterns from the beautiful Northern Rivers region of Australia.