Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Pip Dolly Demand, Seaside Adventures and Ms Bow....

  My goddess it's so lovely that my little Pip dolls are in such demand. I am truly honoured I really am. Lots of answers to lots of questions can be found over on my website I will be updating my site soon but you should be able to find most of the answers you are looking for.




  As my work has become more popular I obviously get a lot more emails and enquires with regards to commissions, collaborations and custom requests. However, even as a rather devoted workaholic I do struggle to keep up these days and do anticipate delays in my commissioned doll requests. I hope very much that people understand and can be patient - it's all in hand. I tend to have a rather relaxed approach to my work and also like to follow my heart by working on my own projects, for example my Bunny and Una series, Call of the Sea and Jean and Myrna illustrations and dolls, to name a few. This, therefore is why I take on only two commissions per month alongside my personal dream projects. Don't be mistaken I adore my commissions and like to work on lots of different things at once, but cannot work on customs alone. I'm afraid my books are now full until the end of the year. I have also decided to announce more listings - with date and time - in my shop rather than make too many reserves. This way lots are people are given the same chance to purchase. I'm hoping that clears up a few queries for people?

  I'm so happily enjoying my latest makings and designs.....




  Clara Bow commission and characters wrapped up in the latest moody seaside adventure... 







                                                                          Pip x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

1930's Gals in Gowns......

  When I was given some luxurious, 100% silk velvet by a very generous acquaintance (who hand dyed each sample in the most divine shades) I knew instantly I'd be using each beautiful piece for 1930's Pip gowns. I own a few very glamorous 1930's evening gowns and this velvet is very reminiscent of a full length black one I own with bell sleeves and draped neck line.

 This velvet is of the highest quality. Here are just 4 of the colour samples I was given. If only I could make one in my size....




  Inspired....

Jean Harlow in luxurious velvet 1930's



Constance Bennett's little sequin cap and Myrna Loy's delicate lacy veil



Working progress and sketch



Francis, Constance and Mae



  So far I have made 3 elegant ladies and added little caps made with sequins for two of them and little roses with the other. The veils are bits of vintage millinery and their evening clutch bags are made with 1920's beading and a bit of 1930's satin.

  And on their feet...



  I still have the little red head in black to make from these first 4 but I'm almost certain there will be more, I have so much fabric.




  A snap from the work table this week..




  Pip x