Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lullaby Lamb and a Bunny Babushka


Happy Sunday everyone!  We've been having the most wonderful fall weather here in beautiful British Columbia and with so many sunny days and mild temps, it's almost tempting not to get any work done!  But, I've been busy; super de-dooperdy busy!  In fact, I've been so busy that this last week or so has slipped by as quick as a wink!  I got two large custom orders done, wrote up a new pattern and started making some new ornament dolls.  So, for those of you who have asked for the Lullaby Lamb pattern, it's now available in my shop.

This little lamb is terribly cute and super easy to make!


One of my custom orders included a request for a little boy Pixie.  I named him Charlie after the sweet Toy Pomeranian my Gran and Gramps' had when we were kids.  I made a pair of short overalls for him with cross-over straps, and used my favourite pale blue soy/wool blend yarn for his hair.  I think he turned out pretty cute!


Earlier this week, a wonderful idea planted itself into my head!  I so badly wanted to try it out, but had to remain on track with my orders before I could bring it to fruition.  I imagined a Babushka doll with a twist - one with a pair of bunny ears, or even a pair of kitty ears to spice things up a bit!  Oooh goodness!  To have to wait till I was finished my orders almost drove me mad with anticipation!!

But, eventually I was able to design the shapes and cut them out, and then the fun began!  I embroidered the 'dress', added a couple of teeny beaded flowers, sewed it all up and attached the bunny ears and, Voila, a Bunny Babushka ornament!  Just had so much fun making her!  I've got two more on the go and they should be ready tomorrow.

The Babushkas are a little tricky to make and might be a bit hard for a beginner.  The patterns for these will be available in the near future as they are perfect as Christmas Tree ornaments. 

I'm also happy to say that most of the Tag-Along pattern kits are also now available in my shop.  They include an Owl, Fox, Bear, Kitten and a Raccoon.  I'm still working on the Doll and Bunny patterns.

Oh, dear!  I guess I'm at my picture limit!  Blogger is not allowing me to upload any more pics for this post, so I guess that'll be all folks!

Have a fabulous week!!
hugs,
~Shelly
xo

10 comments:

  1. They're all so sweet! Your babushka bunny is fabulous! :-)

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  2. I just LOVE your designs! They just keep getting cuter and cuter. I just might have to buy the Babushka ornament pattern--LOVE it!

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  3. I am totally in love with your creations. I always look forward to reading your posts. Please keep creating.

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  4. adorable - i need the little girl with pink hair!!

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  5. I'm so glad you all like them! Thanks for your lovely comments!

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  6. Another pattern I will be buying as soon it comes available. Not that I'll have the time to make her. ;o). I'll be making three little ghost this weekend though! (fingers crossed)

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  7. Just "met" you on the Plush & Rag Dolls team on Etsy and am carrying out my threat to come and read all the blogs by our fellow team members!

    My, but you certainly do keep yourself busy - and I'm in awe of your ability to design and make your own toys. I can only cope by using other folks designs, and although I can create variations on a theme - actually drawing them initially just doesn't work out!

    Would love to follow you, if you'd like to do the same for me - if I get sufficient followers by Christmas, am planning on inviting fellow members to guest blog on my site at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com in the New Year. There's enough promos for jewellery types: not much going for us toymakers, I feel!

    Hope to see you there! Isobel

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