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...
So it turns out the fox soft toy sewing pattern I'm working on also makes a little wolf stuffed toy. My fox and wolf PDF sewing pattern will be ready for you to download via my online store early November 2016, along with a pattern for my fabric hanging ornaments.
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!
I've been working on a new design for a little fox softie using the basic shape of my bunny and bear dolls. This is what I have so far...
His face is longer and more pointy, he has a tail and I've given him a white ruff and belly. I'm planning to make this into a sewing pattern which will hopefully be available by the end of September. *Fox soft toy sewing pattern available here.
This particular fox is made from scraps from upcycled woollen blankets and stuffed with organic corn fibre fill.
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.
I've never properly introduced myself... being a bit shy is no excuse. You are all so lovely to me and I thought it was time I said hello and stopped hiding.
So hello! I'm Margeaux and I make cloth dolls and creatures. I love old things and the rain and am terrified of magpies. I am a mother to two little boys and used to be a park ranger. My dream is to one day see the Northern Lights.
It's so lovely to interact with you all. Thank you for your support and encouraging words. It really means so much to me.
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...
My current fixation is this shell from a giant panda snail. It's helping me with what I'm working on right now.
I have been busy working on two new little cloth dolls and they are finally finished... a maid and a maiden. They will both be available in my online shop from 10am (Sydney time), Wednesday 23 March.
My first boy doll prototype is finally finished. There are things I like and things I'll change... I love making prototypes and that freedom of experimenting with something that doesn't have to be perfect.
There are rejected shapes, limbs, heads and ideas all over the place this week. I'm modifying, tweaking, improving and trying for curvier curves. Trying not to obsess or over think...
This little group of foxes and owls is almost ready to go into the shop (just need to finish the stitching on the two fox's ruffs). They will be available in my online shop Thursday 25th February from 10am Sydney time.
A tiny baby I made for Alma's doll.
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.