Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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





  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....


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


Working progress and sketch


Francis, Constance and Mae










  A snap from the work table this week..




  Pip x