Category Archives: Things to make and do.

Sculpting and mould making with Paperclay. 4.

Do not wait too long to rescue your sculpture from the mould.  Ten minutes would be perfect.  Gently work round with your fingers freeing the base, which you can see, from the embrace of the blue silicone. Sometimes, if your … Continue reading

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Sculpting and mould making with paperclay 3.

Over the course of the lockdown, when I ventured out in my blue plastic gloves, I stopped wearing rings because it was pointless, and nail varnish, which sticks to plastic gloves and therefore is even more pointless.  If you, like … Continue reading

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Sculpting and mould making with paper clay. 2

If you have read part 1, which, as blogs go, is the post down below this one, you know how to sculpt the body of the all-purpose-sitting animal.  I refer you again to the photo at the top of the … Continue reading

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Sculpting and mould making with paper clay. 1

I’ve been sculpting some small animals and a doll in paper clay.  I thought you might like to have a go too.  When I began doll making over thirty years ago (I know – where does the time go?) it … Continue reading

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Ikebana

One of my many hobbies is card making.  I’m doing it quite a lot at present: there seems little point in adding to doll stock until either I get my eyes sorted out, or my surgery done so I could … Continue reading

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Slightly insane

Being slightly insane I enjoy anything a bit crackers.  I particularly enjoy the work of Karen Burniston, engineer, so much that she has now earned a whole drawer in my cupboard for her wonderful paper engineering dies. I made the … Continue reading

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Nikki’s (very small) miniatures.

Middle age, I often think, is a bit like jam.  There you are sandwiched in between your elders and your children, trying to care for both in some very sticky situations. Nikki compensates by miniaturising and is firmly of the … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s room.

I am aware that regular readers here are usually creative people. If you suspect that further time spent at home could be looming in the future, you may appreciate creative inspiration from other readers. Sylvia makes lots of room boxes … Continue reading

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The lockdown house 2

I may be posting every day and a half for a while.  As well as making it to show you and photographing it, I have to find it. Although the builders have left (hooray!) everything I possess is still under … Continue reading

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The lockdown dolls’ house.

Or – How to go into lockdown with nothing and emerge some weeks later with an heirloom. I would, before we begin, absolutely love to show you my collection of houses made from junk but they are all put away … Continue reading

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