It occurred to me that some people are unaware of the fact that I make all my prams from scratch. People ask me if I modify prams or if I somehow get the chasses already made. I of course do not modify or get ready made chasses or anything like that. I don’t use kits, I don’t use plans or patterns and I have not been on any courses to learn any appropriate trades. I simply have a gift from God. Each pram I make is made from scratch, only the wheels are sourced but even they require either painting or manipulation of some kind.
To create one of my prams I first do some research, this can take hours and hours; I research shapes, styles, mechanics, materials and more. Next I locate materials, often this involves more research as I try to find suppliers of the required materials. I have to work out measurements and scale the pram to fit the doll it is being created for. I choose colours and fabrics and decide upon the style then a lot of trial and error goes into the construction process which again takes many, many hours. Slowly the pram starts to come together and it is as much a learning curve as a creation process. Each time I make a pram I learn more about making them. The creation process is timely but I do enjoy it and the greatest pleasure comes from seeing the reactions of other people and the joy that my prams bring.
|My messy workspace lol|
|The start of another pushchair - I'm measuring up for the seat.|
|The seat will fit.|
|The victorian pram before the wheels went on.|
|Some pram handles.|