Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays Dear Friends!!

Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!  I also wanted to say a HUGE 'THANK YOU' to you all for your visits and comments on my posts!  I always look forward to reading what you have to say:)

As this will more than likely be my last post befor Christmas, I thought I'd share a couple of things I've been working on this week.  I just finished up three new mohair Petal Bears:  Francesca Kitten, Charlie Bunny and Blossom Bear.  The kitten and the bunny are now available in my shop, but the Bear was a gift for a very dear friend.


For Charlie Bunny, I made a tiny, embroidered felt book that will keep him busy on his travels.  He wears a cream scarf to keep off the chill.  Francesca loves playing dress-up, so I gave her a lacey scarf and headband and added tiny glass beads and a felt flower.


Both are filled with generous pinches of fragrant lavender, so they smell divine!

Lately, my head has been full of new ideas and I'm excited to give you a sneek peek of my next project!  I'ts going to be something completely different....


These are but a sampling of some ideas swirling around in my head.  One of my plans is to make them into bigger prints, painted of course and embelished with all sorts of pretty things like glitter, beads and lovely papers!  And maybe, just maybe (it's still a thought..) make some into paper dolls with different outfits. 

For now, I am going to finish this busy week and enjoy Christmas with my family and take a much needed break!  I hope yours is filled with peace, love and joy:)

Warm Wishes,
Shelly
xo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lulu and Clementine

I've just finished making two new mohair Petal Bears.  Lulu is a sweet little kitten made with pink and cream long and short pile mohair.  She wears a delicate lacey scarf with a chartreuse green beaded flower and she never goes anywhere without her best friend Fishlette.  Clementine is a dear little bear with a bit of a sweet tooth, so I've made her two 'iced' cookies with sprinkles to take to her new home.

Both are available for adoption in my shop.


Posing in my cream jug.




That's Clementine on the left with her little cookies and Lulu on the right with her best friend Fishlette.


And just a quick shot of their work in progress:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Are You Counting Down the Days??

It seems that time is whipping by, getting ever closer to the big day!  My days are filled with finishing up little projects I have on the go, chatting with clients while I do their hair, going to band concerts and shopping, shopping, shopping!!

Since I've been pretty bad at posting anything for over a week, I thought I'd just share what I've been up to.


I finally finished the four dresses I've been working on all week.  I just want to make a whole bunch more because they were so much fun to do, but I need to move on to something else.  I'm thinking of making a couple more mohair bears/kittens.



The little fellow above is Clarence.  He loves baking and has just made some delicious cookies with a creamy filling.  Clarence was made with short pile mohair and his little cookies were made wtih felt and embroidery thread.  He wears a beaded ruffle collar.  He's been adopted.


My mom knitted these gorgeous coat and hat sets and I finished them off with hand woven felted flowers.


And last, but not least, I finally finished creating a new pattern for the Miniature Sweet Stuffling Ornaments.  Thank you to Vicky for the idea!! I had so much fun creating both of my patterns and I look forward to coming up with more in the future!

Short and sweet, but that's all I had time for!  Hope the rest of your week is wonderful:)
Shelly