Debbie from Tiny Treasures and a few other people have asked what i bought at Kensington last Friday.
Well, before i go on and show you i'll waffle on a bit about people. I met some of my good friends there from Country Contrast called Bob and Doreen. Bob always make me laugh lots without fail. It was lovely to see them but they are always so busy and sadly don't get to natter as much as i'd like.
I also met Jain from Giddy Kipper Dolls. Talk about Giddy... lol. Such an appropriate name and i love giddy people. She's lovely and her dolls are to die for.
Jain did make me smile when she picked each doll up, kissed and cuddled them and put them back with a tender stroke. How nice is that and i almost had a tear.
Check out the site and be in for a treat.
Sadly i cannot copy and paste any pictures of Jains dolls because the site is protected from doing so. Jain will also be joining blogland shortly.
Julie Campbell from BellaBelle Dolls was helping out Jain with her sales and it was such a treat to meet two gems at the same time. She's a lovely lady and i also got to have a nose at the Old Woman That Lived In The Shoe through the glass showcase near the main doors.
Here's a picture of the shoe and all the cute naughty looking children. Its fantastic and a must see! I Know Julie has been working on this for quite some time and the comments i heard when viewing were wondeful. Just a shame she was downstairs unable to hear them. My Friends Kate and john have some of Julies Dolls and they're such proud owners too.
Julie also has a blog with links to you tube to lok at te shoe in more detail.
Here's the blog link: Bellabelle Dolls
Anyway, i didnt have a lot of cash to spend at the show and mostly went in search of nice silk and litle bits and bobs for my wizard.
This is what i bought for him and quite pleased because the silk has just a slight sparkle to it which was my main request for him.
He's still naked i know but once i've drawn up my design i'll get sewing. He has some other little bits like gems and stones not showing. I'll use the bottle Debie from Piskies and Poppets sent to me in his hands.
Along with material for the wizard i also bought lots of little things and mostly to use for my work.
I found some wonderful purple (my fave colour) eel skin and some gold/brown toned lizard skin. I just adore the line running down the length of the eel (only i could love that).
Plus if you have a close look i found some wonderful little frogs i plan to dot around the witch house and maybe pop one in a jar as a specimen.
There's also some fab frames with a lovely ornate detail. I plan to sculp a witch and wizard head in two of these with hair that's far too long and grew after their death (like you do).
Plus lots of little trowels and forks, flour scoops and spoons. A nice pewter tudor dining set, ribbons and strings, lace and some nice brown towelling material.
It was a lovely day and popped into Hotel Chocolate on the way home to buy a few gifts. Then before i knew it everyone gobbled them up so need to buy again.