Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stange things Afoot.....

My dear hubby has half a toothpick lodged deep inside his foot.  It's been in there since New Year's eve and is showing no signs of coming out anytime soon.  Now you're probably wondering how on earth it got there in the first place, so I'll tell you.  NEVER let your hubby vacuum the house with knitted slippers on!!  To make a long story short,  the poor guy has had to hobble along very uncomfortably for the last week and we're waiting to hear if he needs surgery to remove it.  

December was a strange month for us and I'm glad it's over!  Although we had a lovely Christmas and New Year, the rest of the month was best forgotten.  It started with our cat progressing to stage 3 of kidney failure and he's steadily getting worse as the days go by.  Then, I got a ticket for not wearing my seatbelt when in fact I was!  The officer was adamant that he did not see me wearing it as we drove past him, so he gave me a $168.00 fine.  I couldn't believe it as I always wear it and wouldn't even think of not putting it on!!  I will be contesting it for sure!!  And then, to top it off, both of my sisters were in car accidents (on seperate occassions) and their cars were totalled.  Thank heavens they were fine, just shaken up!  Oh, and I almost forgot, my dear Nannykins took a fall on Christmas day and ended up sore and bruised.  I'm hoping we're on to better things for 2011!!
Well, I've been busy, busy, busy!!  I've just finished some new Woodland Stufflings for my shop and they're finally ready for adoption.

The Woodland Stufflings include owls, foxes and deer.  I will be working on their patterns which will also be available in my shop.

Miss Francis and Basil the deeries.

Twiggy and Valentine Rose the foxes

 Llewellyn and Lady Loo are owls

And Harriet too.

Now that they're done, I'll be moving on to something new.  This time, I'm venturing into making Paper Dolls and I'm quite excited about them!  I've made a little template of a jointed doll that will serve as my guide for making others in that fashion.  I'm still working on the details for their outfits.  I'm also planning on doing traditional Paper Dolls with plenty of outfits, accessories and pets.

I'm looking forward to a creative year and hope you'll join me on my adventures with cloth, paper and clay!

Wishing you a beautiful 2011!!


  1. I hope these current and future months prove better than your crazy December! And, as always, your creations and paper dolls are absolutely adorable!!!


  2. I hope the New Year brings you much luck, but with all that going on you created the most adorable dolls!
    So, looking forward to the paper-dolls, huge fan of paper dollies

  3. Wonderful dolls!!! And the paper doll is also adorable!
    Greetings :)

  4. So glad you like them! Will keep you posted with the new Paper Dollies:)

  5. Hello! I need to learn the girl a deer is on sale? If yes, write to me please on e'mail:

  6. Shelly, what a month! And still to create such scrumptious Stufflings :-) I'm sure 2011 will be filled with goodness and creativity for you and your family.


  7. Awww... your poor hubby...and he was vacuuming and all..... what a shame. has been a crappy month for everybody over there....

    roll on new Year and better things all 'round say I....

    looking forward to all the new creations...

  8. Julia, sent a note to you via email.
    Thank you Beth and BumbleVee, I'm looking forward to this year and hoping that it's good for us all. My resolution is to make a point of 'visiting' and commenting on all the lovely blogs out there, yours included!!

  9. The cutest little guys!! Our last month was also weird and full of stuff like that (can and husband included!) Here's for a great January!

  10. Thanks! Wishing you all the best for the next year!

  11. Fingers crossed that things improve for you and your family!

  12. Hi!
    Your little creatures are extremely lovely! I saw your shop on Etsy and I couldn't help searching for your blog, because I was completely dazzled with your work.
    I wish you an awesome year!


  13. Thank you both!! Glad you found me Choco!!

  14. What a month! Wishing you the best in the future months to come. Your little creatures are so adorable. Twiggy is soooo cute and your paper dolls are wonderful!


Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading what you have to say!