Textile & Dolls

Francesca began making soft toys when her eldest son drew a picture of  an elephant with a Hawaiian print top and polka dot trousers and asked  her to make what he had drawn.

Many  drawings and animal creations followed - all made using old, unwanted, worn out clothes and stuffed with natural/untreated sheep's  wool. She now takes commissions based on other children's drawings.

The dolls are made with vintage and antique silk and lace clothing. Their faces are modelled using light weight clay with hand painted features. They can be commissioned for wedding cakes, Christmas trees, or as ornaments for a child's room or mantelpiece. 

Francesca hand sews the cushion covers  from antique and vintage bed sheets and table cloths and then paints onto them, freehand, using textile paints.