Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter Pixies, Kitty Girl and a Birthday

Hello dear friends!  This is a real quick post as I've got so much on the go this week, but I wanted to share a few of the things I've been working on.


These are the beginnings of some Easter Pixies.  They're ready to be sewn up, but it'll be a while before I can actually finish them as I need to complete a couple of custom orders first.  Oh, and by the way, I hate to say this, but I will not be taking any custom orders for quite some time as I have soooo many things I've been wanting to create but not enough time to do them!

Also on the go is a paper clay kitty girl - she's been waiting to be finished for quite some months now and just needs a new pair of arms.  Not sure if you can tell that her hair is the most amazing shade of pale lavender!


Just had to share a couple of pics of my oldest baby's birthday.  He turned 18 on Sunday which is scary for me because it seems that not very long ago he was a little boy who needed me to do everything for him. Soon he will be ready to graduate and make his own way in the world and we will be needed less and less as he discovers his own path.  I wish time didn't go so fast!

Hope you have a lovely week!
xo

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dress Up

Sometimes it's nice to take a break and do something different.  I had an urge to make some Blythe dresses this week and at the same time gave each of my girls a little bit of much needed attention!  I really haven't had much time to  enjoy them lately, well, except for customizing my little Ginger Snap, so it was great to use them as models for the photo shoots!


From left to right - Ginger Snap, Peony and Skye.


Spring Garden Dress with tiny pink buttons at neckline and glass beads at hem.  Matching hair bow included.






















Princess Dress in the most adorable fabric!  Tiny hearts, puff sleeves, glass beads and lacy trim.  Perfect for a little princess!




















Spring Garden Dress with tiny turquoise buttons on a square necked bodice.  Glass beads at hem and a matching hair bow.


















Those were so much fun to do!  Thank heavens I got all the pics taken because as I was taking this last one, my camera slipped off the box Ginger Snap is standing on and broke!! :(  @#&*$%!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Little Lady Aggie

A little while ago I got a request to make a Little Lady for a lady who is expecting a baby girl in April.  She wanted me to make her look like a doll I had made a couple of months ago, you can see her here:  http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.202586458.jpg.  So, this is Aggie, one of three Little Ladies I've got on the go. 

Aggie wears a hand knitted cardigan made by my talented mom, a sweet little piggie and panda dress in Japanese linen and black Mary Janes.  Below are some pics of her work in progress. 

I finally managed to write up the pattern for the Bunny, Bear and Fox Brooches and it is now available in my shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gingermelon.

These little cuties can be made into brooches, onraments or just left as minis.

Hope you all have a wonderful week:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thank You!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED 'HELP JAPAN' PATTERNS!! TOGETHER WE RAISED $500.00 FOR THE CANADIAN RED CROSS. These funds will be used to support Red Cross emergency response efforts in Japan. This may include relief items (blankets, sleeping mats, and hygiene items), medical supplies and equipment and deploying emergency personnel.



You folks are awesome!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Help Support Japan in their Time of Need

:: March 17-18 ::   100% OF THE PROCEEDS OF EVERY PATTERN SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE RED CROSS ORGANIZATION TO HELP SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN ::  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gingermelon



A little can go a long way!  Please help in any way you can!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Bear, a Bunny and a Fox

Hello!!  I didn't realize how long it had been since my last post!  I finished up a few custom orders last week, and while I was working, I had a little idea forming at the back of my mind.  So, as soon as I was done, I made some sketches, cut out some felt, got out my embroidery thread and whipped up three little brooches.

  
These little guys measure between 3 - 3.5 inches tall.  Each one is made from a gorgeous new felt that I purchased from:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/quiltingacres.  I'm loving the plaid and houndstooth felt from this wonderful shop!



This is Bunny Boo. 



















Foxy.
















And Blue Beary.
















All three are available in my shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gingermelon.  Patterns will be available as soon as possible.  Hope you like them:)

Enjoy the rest of the week,
Shelly
xo

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pattern Winners

Hello dear friends! 

I just want to thank everyone who participated in the draw for the Pocket Pixie Pattern Giveaway!  It was lovely to read the wonderful comments you all left for me!  All the names of everyone who left comments on my blogs, flickr, facebook and fan page and were added to the draw and here are the winners:

1.  Doreen
2.  Lesley
3.  Beth
4.  Victoria Stitch
5.  Shannon's lil critters
6.  Cheryl
7.  Mademoiselleblythe


Congratulations to everyone who won!