Calico Angels

So many talented people around.  Take a look at the work of a lovely lady called Penny, she is one of the mum’s at No1 son’s school who regularly comes along to help with the school fete.  I am amazed by her talent and have said she should be selling her beautiful creations.    She seems oblivious to how wonderful her items are so I offered to pop a few of them on my blog, in my Etsy shop and to also take some along with me to The Exeter Vintage and Handmade Event I am selling at on the 16th July.  I am certain people will buy.  Penny very generously gave me an offer price for my readers, so if you would like anything featured here, please buy before the 16th July. 

Traditional English Ragdolls, completely hand crafted. The attention to detail is wonderful, from the “rouge” cheeks to the tiny buttons sewn onto the boots.  Penny tries where possible to use vintage materials for the clothes and also has a wonderful “vintaged paint effect” for the stockings and boots.   Each one is different. Penny can even make you a personalised doll, if you send her a photograph she will make a doll with the same colour and style of hair, matching eye colour and will even try to match an outfit for you !

Standard Ragdolls – the four on the lower two steps are available to my readers for £19.50 !!!  a total steal for the amount of love and craftsmanship that has gone into them.  Normal price will be £39.50.

The Ppersonalised Ragdoll – largest on the top step is on offer to my readers for £35.  Normal price will be £60.

Penny decided to bring along a selection of these pretty little birds to the summer fete and they were all snapped up immediatelyy (she seemed totally overwhelmed and surprised)!  I managed to grab this one out of the hands of the headmistress!  Well my need was greater.  All her own design, they have lovely hand stitched detail with gorgeous beads and graduated hearts.  She can make them in any colour combination you like.  Special offer price to my readers of just £10 ! 

These Calico hearts are sure to be a best seller I am convinced!  Each one is hand painted with an original design and then Penny uses  “vintage distressing”  to give a wonderful soft effect to the design.  Softest pastel colours and each one an individual work of art.

Available for £5 for my readers – normal price will be £8.50

If you are interested in buying any of the items above, please let me know in the comments below and I will be in touch.




  1. Midlife singlemum
    July 6, 2011 / 9:29 pm

    I love rag dolls – these are beautiful. I once worked for a very rich lady and she had soft ornaments hanging from all the wardrobe doors inthe bedrooms – just like those birds and hearts. Obviously it is the thing to have!

  2. Shirl
    July 7, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    Penny definitely is very talented; such gorgeous work, I'm sure she will find lots of buyers … :0)

  3. littleanna
    October 14, 2011 / 5:11 am

    Can I have a heart please?

  4. Karen Jones
    October 14, 2011 / 8:06 am

    Hi Littleanna,if you could please email me at advising me of your name and address details and which one you would like.Many thanks and thank you for visiting my blog .

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