Annual Luncheon At Anvers


A luncheon will be held at
 Anvers Chocolate Factory
 just outside of Latrobe in Tasmania,
 on the Sat.3rd June 2017
starting at 11.30 am.
 This luncheon is a get together for anyone who is interested in bead knitting
primarily half dolls with bead knitted skirts.
Although any bead knitting would be delightfully included. 
So the ladies can view the different dolls and pattern's with which the dolls have been dressed,
everyone is asked to bring one doll that they have completed an outfit for,although this is not necessary to attend. 
As there are a limited number of seat's available,
 please contact me as soon as possible to be included in this wonderful day
 of eating delicious food,talking about dolls and making new friends.
If you are the only person you know doing this craft,please feel free to invite a friend to come along with you,all are welcome.
R.S.V.P by the 20th May.
You can contact me via ph on
03 63281476
or by email by clicking the link below.

This year there will be a trade table with painted half dolls
and patterns that are being sold from a friends collection.
Dolls will start from small $5.00 to $25.00 for the larger dolls
Used patterns from 20 cents to $1.00

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Kaelan's Quilt

Kaelan's 9th Birthday gift.
Made Using Robert Kaufman Fabric called
North American Wildlife Panel
"Ocean Orca,Sea Turtle"
With Spiral Log cabin paper pieced pattern
from Craftsy.

I have never done a paper piece pattern before.
And would never have been able to have
 sewn a block with these type of angles.
Therefore I would encourage anyone
to give the paper piecing pattern's a go.
Watch quite a few youtube videos,which were very helpful.
So am quite pleased with the outcome.


Half Dolls For Sale

I am please to announce that 
Beading Belles 
now has a page that shows the
 Half Dolls that are available for purchase.

With 92 colours of Beads 
and Cottons to match,
combinations to go with any doll
 are easily found.
Please contact me with any enquires. 

Please click on the following links below.


Autumn's Cot Quilt
I purchased this panel a couple of years ago,
 To make it a little bit girly I chose the flower border to help bring out the orange in the quilt.
The panel is called Hoo's Tree Fabric Panel.
By Elizabeth Studio 4312 Tracy Lizotte.
Flower border is called "Butterfly Blooming"


This little fox is made using a pattern from Dolls and Daydreams
Made using an embroidery machine
in a 5 x7 inch hoop.
Patterns are available in a sewing and machine embroidery format.


Helene's First Half Dolls

The following three skirts were knitted by
 Helene Chelle.
This was Helene's first attempt at knitting the beaded skirts and although she had trouble with the casting on,she persisted and finished the 3 lovely skirts that you see below.

This doll is called Gwendoline,she is dressed in a pattern from Anlaby called Clara Belle of the Ball.
Helene choose beads no.444-DY 
and D.M.C.cotton no.3687
This pattern takes 6 hanks of beads
 and 2 Balls of cotton.

Half doll Coquette wears another dress pattern from Anlaby called 
The beads used in this dress are no 478 and have been teamed with D.M.C. cotton 796.
The pattern takes 3 hanks of beads 
and 2 balls of cotton.

Helene chose the free pattern from this blog 
to dress the doll Edwina.
Using the beautiful coloured beads no.484 
with D.M.C. cotton no.909.
This pattern take 3 hanks of beads
 and 2 balls of cotton.

Anlaby Patterns
Please use Marie's contact page to purchase patterns.