Monday, 24 September 2012


Fancy winning my latest 'Lou Loves This Doll'? Read on dear readers....

I'd like you to meet Clara.... whilst making Clara, she tried to tell me that her name was Autumn, but she was fibbing, her name, in full, is Clara-Belle III....Clara is quite proper and oh so sweet and charming, she always says please and thank you, has excellent table manners and is rather fond of french pastries! (aren't we all??) 

She told me lately that she is an aspiring artist and longs to travel, so after a long chat we decided that she should set of on some adventures of her own, it's time for her to fly the coup. So... her satchel is fully stocked with pencils and a brand new sketchbook, for her to draw all the lovely new things and people she will see....... she and I are really excited...

Would you like Clara to come live with you? If so head on over to Oh By Golly, where the lovely Jacklyn is hosting a giveaway!! Yay!

Jacklyn in one of the loveliest, wittiest, most stylish ladies in blogland... You should make yourself a cuppa and peruse her posts, she is a funny gal (read the one about Headbanging to Billy Idol... I choked on my tea laughing!) Anyways... she has supported and encouraged by fledgling online craftiness right from the get-go, she's a doll! Thanks Jacklyn <3

So go....What you waiting for? Head on over and enter the giveaway... There is lots of ways where you can score yourself some extra entries, follow our blogs, pinterests, twitters etc... and Clara could be hot-footing her cute self to your humble abode.

Remember, she is COMPLETELY hand-stitched, every bit... I even made the minute pom-poms on her red cape, her little hair 'bobbles', her rather retro t-bar shoes, and her satchel, which is filled with a pencil case, pencils and a sketchbook all lovingly made by me! She stands at just over 12".

Also to celebrate I am offering a 10% discount on my Etsy Shop  from now until 14th October 2012, and remember I am happy to accept custom orders, so you could place your Christmas order now with your 10% discount... just sayin' ;)

Just enter this code:
OK, so one more thing.... here is a totally completely, utterly gratuitous photo of mah boy, Rookie....
Would you look at him? That face..... that face is my most favourite thing in the world... that face gets kissed 4 million times a day.... in this photo that face is sayin' 'OMG... did you just say the word 'walk?'
Who is your most favourite face in the world?

(ps click on the pics to see them bigger!)

** Please note... Clara is not recommended for very young children, due to small parts, she is intended more for display, she is made from high quality wool-mix felt, cotton fabric, and fibre filling, other materials include paper, fimo clay and acrylic paints**


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! My 3 y.o. would love Clara, w/ all her cute accessories!

  2. Adorable! Reminds me of a doll I had when I was small.♥

  3. What a delightfully Adorable doll...Clara is a real lil' person!! My Grandgirlie would be soooo tickled to have her live here...she will be 6 in Jan. (this Gma will love here too!! lol)

    You do amazing work!! Thanks you for sharing! :)

  4. Beautiful work, Louise!! I can't believe you handmade everything! Wow! She's a darling, for sure!

    My favorite face in the whole wide world, is my husbands :] Mushy, I know, but he's truly amazing! I'm a lucky gal <3

  5. clara is soooo cute. my daughter, 10yrs, has two kinds of dolls, one kind is to play with and the other is her collection. the ones in her collection have their own names, bed or chair, some have pets and they all have their own stories, so she would love clara and her story. your dolls are really pretty and i like the stories you give them. thanks for the chance.

  6. Your handwork is just amazing, and Clara is adorable. Who wouldn't love her? Very excited to discover your blog!

  7. So cute, would love this for my granddaughter. She is 18 months and is starting to play with dolls.

  8. Love it, so cute, my g-girl would love her.

  9. My youngest niece would enjoy her company. Clara is really very lovely. Margaret

  10. i love your doll Clara! my granddaughters would too, but i would probably let her live at my house and play with me. :)

  11. after three grown boys, we are expecting a little girl this winter! Miss Clara would be a lovely doll to save for her. thank you for offering to gift her.


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