This is part of my work table in one of the Steampunk Doll’s House workshops. Yes, there are two.
The room settings and other wooden wonders (soon to be reaching the shop) are crafted in a Victorian terraced house in Shropshire, close to the Welsh border.
Most of the figures begin life here, though, in a tiny room at the top of a 350 year old cottage, just down the road from Glastonbury Tor, in Somerset, England.
Ava, there, has just had her hair made and fitted and if you look carefully, next to her shoulder is the tiny copper and steel mechanical bird that will be perching on her arm one day. First, though, she must be dressed. I was trying to decide which colour velvet would go best with her peacock blue leather bodice – dark green, midnight blue or purple. Turns out, her costume will be a mixture of all three.
As the clothes take shape, so her personality will develop, and soon she’ll have her own story – like why she is holding a mechanical songbird…
That will have to wait for a future post, though. I have some sewing to do.
As always, some of my other creations can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SteampunkDollsHouse?ref=hdr_shop_menu