little jenny wren dolls inspire nurturing and a reverence for the innocence and playfulness of childhood.
I want to help create a kinder, more caring and playful society.
I make dolls from Australian wool, Dutch cotton, and yarns and fabrics from all over the world. I make dolls because ever since I found this craft I haven't been able to stop, I made my first Waldorf inspired doll when my youngest child was a baby and fell in love with the whole process straight away.
Each doll takes many hours to create, anywhere from 15 hours up to 40 hours, every part of them is handmade by me, the doll, its hair and the clothes. My inspirations are the gorgeous natural materials I use and my wonderful Tasmanian childhood, living on the edge of the bush with my mum and dad, my sister and brother. I am also inspired by the illustrations of women such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Jessie Willcox Smith, Cicely Mary Barker, Holly Hobbie, Eloise Wilkin and Swedish artist Carl Larsson. Their work reflects their quiet observations of the nature of childhood and that is what I seek to do with my work too