Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rainbow Pony

Hello lovelies!!  I've been elbow deep in felt and embroidery threads lately working on an exciting project for The Land Of Nod.  Though I cannot tell you anything about it at the moment, I will definitely post a sneak peek once I'm able!
Whilst working on the aforementioned project, I had an overwhelming urge to create a little pony that could easily be adapted into a unicorn or pegasus.  I must say, it just kills me when I get ideas for other things when I'm already busy working on something, especially something that has a deadline and requires all my attention!  Anyway, I finally got to try out my idea and here's she is!
   A little Rainbow Pony!
Next on the list, a unicorn with a mane and tail made out of wool roving and a pegasus with cute little wings.
I got a lovely surprise in the mail on Friday - a copy of my new book, My Felt Doll!!  It's now available for pre-order and due to be released this October.
 I'm just so happy with how it's turned out!  Here's a look inside:
  The little Schoolgirl is my favourite!  She wears a traditional uniform, very similar to the one I wore in High School, complete with frilly socks and satchel!
 This is the Woodland Maiden.  Her little bonnet and cloak were probably the hardest outfits to design!  Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how many different versions of them I made till I was happy with the outcome!!  There's also a dear little hedgehog (you can spot her in the bottom left hand corner) that fits perfectly into her little basket!  The Bedtime Doll and Little Mermaid are shown below.
The book also includes an illustrated stitch guide and a list of supplies and where to get them.
 Last by not least, I've had a couple of amazing weekends with my hubby so far this summer!  We spent one weekend on our little wooden boat in False Creek and another camping at Bridal Falls.
~Shelly xo

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Sale!!

Happy Summer to all my Northern friends and happy Winter to all my Southern friends!  I'll be having a SALE this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in my Etsy shop - 20% off EVERYTHING!!  Please type in coupon code SUMMERSALE2015 at the check out to receive the discount.

See you there!
~Shelly  xo

Monday, June 8, 2015

My Felt Doll Book Available for Pre-Order!!

Hello dear friends!  I have some fabulous news to share with you all!  As most of you know, I've spent most of the last year working on my very first book of doll patterns.  Well guess what?  It's now available to pre-order for October 2015 from Stitch Craft Create - please click here for the link.  This has been such a wonderful experience and I'm so excited to finally share some sneak peeks with you!

These are just a few of the 12 different dolls that will be featured in the book - from left to right above:  Little Traveler, Schoolgirl, Ringmaster and the Bedtime doll and below, a sweet Prima Ballerina!
A wonderful opportunity came my way a few weeks ago when I was contacted by Margreta, a British film student who asked me to create 5 identical dolls for a mini film called 'Trash' based on child abandonment. 
 If you'd like to watch the 3 minute movie, please click here and if you like what you see, please show your support by voting for it.  Thanks!!

Have a happy week! :)
~Shelly xo