Monday, 7 July 2014

TEAROOM Dolls....a new knitting pattern

...there are new visitors sitting around my workroom...

A new knitting pattern
including 4 variations of an original 14" Tearoom Doll

Decorative dolls with flexible joints designed
to sit unaided with arms forward and legs splayed

 A free PDF is also attached to the main pattern download
for anyone who would like to have the instructions to also make 
a simple cotton pinafore with bias binding straps
(very quick and easy)

Created using 
beautiful 100% Pure Shetland Wool from
in Double Knitting Weight
each doll requiring just a 25g ball of each shade.
I'd definitely recommend using this yarn for the pattern
It creates lovely structured dolls which feel very unique
(and there's also an amazing choice of  220+ shades available
for anyone who would like to customise their own doll)

The dolls hair has been created using a wonderful speciality doll yarn from
Little Oke Dolls
(a fantastic site for doll makers as many will already know)
...a large loop mohair yarn which quickly creates a lovely textured head of hair
and comes in several beautiful shades too....

All the photographs have been taken in my workroom
(there are almost 50 in the PDF pattern
...dressed...undressed...being put together...
along with lots of written instructions and tips)
It's been so much fun photographing them
and putting this pattern together...

(there are 2 shoe styles included plus ankle boots)

I did plan a pattern to include just one doll
....but they quickly began to multiply.....
(...and will continue to do so I'm sure...
definitely forgot just how much fun playing with dolls can be  :-)  )
For anyone who would like to make a Tearoom Doll...
 the pattern to make
along with the FREE project attachment 
it's available from today in my
Etsy Shop

and hopefully later today on Ravelry 
I'll also be listing here in the TEAROOM Shop over the next couple of days 
(I just have to remind myself of the technicalities! )

I'm hoping to add more patterns and projects
for the dolls in the future both for purchase/free ...clothes...accessories...
ways to add hair and using different textures too ect.

Thank you to everyone who has messaged me 
wondering where I could be (?!!)
I did seem to completely forget the time while being a busy bee
(and can we really be in July already?)
So many friends had curiously already guessed what I was making
(and I'm still pondering about that one! :-) )

Any questions about the pattern...
please feel free to contact me by email
or on Facebook

Thank you as always for calling by
...and to anyone who purchases the pattern...
I hope you have lots of fun making your dolls ♥

Take care 
until next time

x x x ♥  ♥ x x x

P.S I should also mention that there's a 'Resource' page
at the end of the pattern with lots of useful links x

The new pattern has been added to the TEAROOM Shop listings
and is also now available on Ravelry
(patterns can also be saved to your Ravelry library 
from the TEAROOM Shop)

Thank you everyone who has already purchased
and for the wonderful feedback!

Friday, 2 May 2014

♥ Giveaway winners....

Hello everyone....
...I hope you had a good Easter break...
with lots of sunshine along the way

A lovely time was had here...
and now it's back to busy days....lots of knitting 
for the next couple of weeks is the plan...
which I'm really looking forward to after our break...
Ooh...and so many entries to the Giveaway...
thank you so much to everyone who took part
(such kind comments too.... xxx)

After much adding up....
...the winning numbers are...

 Maria there were so many entries
there's now also a 
Cath Kidston 
'Big Budgies' A5 notebook each for...

(Roses, Lace and Brocante)


Congratulations x
I'll be in touch ladies
...or should you read this first...
if you could let me know the address 
to which you would like to receive your gifts 
and they will be in the post...x

...with updates on new makes...
I've completed the top of my crochet cushion
making use of those yarn oddments
(which makes me very happy as I was never going to throw them away
......too lovely by far!)
I'm working hard on a new knitting design
(there are visitors sitting in the magic cupboard)

...thank you for calling by our little corner...
and for adding so much to my crafty day...

Wishing you a Happy Weekend

  ♥ ♥ 

Take care
Susan x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

♥ Happy Easter...

...wishing you...

....a happy Easter time...

...from our little corner where it's all about 

...and cosies...
(this Easter bunny is of the teeny-tiny variety :-) )

I made some little egg cosies yesterday afternoon
adding tiny flowers, leaves and twisted cord loops...
...they remind me of Easter  Bonnets...

...the little stripy one up there
is from a Japanese crochet book...
 (I used oddments of my Bell Organic DK discontinued 
although there are still odd balls available online....very pretty shades ♥)
Thank you...
so much everyone who has taken part in the 
Spring Giveaway many entries...and lovely blogs to visit too...
(I'm planning to do a lot of visiting over the next few days!)
numbers will be run through the Number Generator
 and I'll post after the Easter break 
with the winners

  ♥ ♥ 
Lovely daughters are home from university for a whole week
and the sun is shining brightly here this morning 
It's going to be an Easter Weekend
of crafting, baking and hopefully some time in the garden



Friday, 4 April 2014

A Spring Giveaway!

mary Jane's Tearoom
Spring Giveaway 
...fabric covered buttons...
...pretty wrapping paper...
...and gift tags...
(Cath Kidston)
...pastel yarn...
Debbie Bliss
Baby Cashmerino in the following shades
primrose x 50g
baby pink x 50g
plus baby blue or mint x 50g
...and a notebook for those crafty projects...
(Cath Kidston)
♥  2 winners 
both receiving the treats above
...and all you have to do is...
1. simply add your comment in the box below

2. if you are a follower and would like a second chance 
just add a second comment
(you can follow here on the blog/ Facebook / Bloglovin )
3. share on your blog/facebook for a third entry
(there's a small pic in the sidebar if anyone would like to use it)

(please add a comment for each entry as it makes adding up much easier) to all wherever you may be...
(please make sure I am able to contact you
or remember to come back and check if you are a winner!)

2 Winners will be chosen using the 
Random Number Generator
and published here on the page
Closing date 
17th April 2014
Good Luck!
and thank you so much for taking part
to all who enter

Thank you too to everyone who ever visits my blog
or my shops and joins me on the magic carpet....x

Can I share my surprise cake with you too?
Lovely daughters arrived home from uni 
with my wonderful cake, beautiful roses and gifts was a special day and I'm counting my blessings....
(and Mr.H served the ladies a wonderful Sunday roast too!)

snapshots of a perfect day

Take care
Happy Weekend 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

♥ Loveliness....

...I've been more than just a little lucky recently...
having won no less than 3 very lovely giveaways! 
My beautiful silver 'Daisy' necklace 
...sparkling in the afternoon sun...
was made by the lovely and very talented Jane of 
Jane's Journal
...which arrived with one of Jane's pretty handmade cards...
and by coincidence matches the fabrics sitting on my desk 
(some old and some new for a spring/summer quilt)
Jane's cards are beautifully detailed
...always special...
...I also received a gorgeously pretty handmade tag...
which will soon be hanging on the magic cupboard door
...if you'd like to see more of Jane's work
you can find it here in her lovely ETSY shop
Thank you Jane...x
(there are so many admirers here I'll definitely have to find a secret hiding place :-) 
....I've been extremely lucky in Jane's Giveaways and I'd definitely like her 
by my side when I buy a lottery ticket! )
my lucky run continued when I won Caroline's 
utterly lovely Giveaway from
...gorgeous trimmings and pretty twine...
...buttons in all shapes, sizes and colours...
(tiny man definitely likes them too...
in fact he came out of the dolls' house to have a good look  :-) )
Ooh...and beautiful fabrics in favourite pastel shades
...if you love all things haberdashery 
you will definitely enjoy a visit to 
(and Caroline's gorgeously pretty handmade
bunting can be found here too)
Thank you lovely Caroline..x
(I 'm already dreaming of those lovely future projects :-)  )
 ...Oh my goodness...and also...
lots of pretty ribbons and Ric Rac too 
from lovely Deborah at 
(and Deborah also has a wonderful online shop
full of all things pretty and vintage here )
Thank you Deborah...x
...and then... 
...just a few days ago....
...I received a surprise package...
a beautiful handmade scrapbook from a dear customer
every page perfectly decorated with extra cards too
 ...ready to fill with special moments...  
Thank you Elaine..x
All such lovely gifts to receive......feeling lucky indeed...x
(apologies for using 'pretty' 'lovely' 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous' so often today just had to be...there was no way out with so much 'loveliness' !  :-)  )
and so much kindness needs to be repaid of course
...oh yes...definitely...
...back soon with all the details of my Giveaway... 
Can you believe we're already in 
the middle of March?

Take care
Hope you have a wonderful week
everyone x

p.s...the little crochet circles in the top pic
are intended for a cushion using yarn left overs
I love the colours...x