Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baby Blue

A quick hello to share some new things I've made over the last week or so.  Today I finished up a new little bear named Baby Blue.














Baby Blue is made from pale blue mohair. He has glass eyes, a cute embroidered nose and he's the first bear that I've designed that incorporates a head gusset.  I plan on making more in this style and have also used a cotter pin so that his little head can move from side to side.



I made two companions for Baby - Cloudi and Puff.  They are hand embroidered and made from Japanese felt and fit into a little tote made from hand woven felt.  I appliqued a tiny red heart to the front of it and blanket stitched the edge to give it a neater look.














Also completed are the Parkland Stufflings:  Florence Bunny, Rosie Raccoon and Sesame Squirrel.



For the next few days, I'll be busy with a couple of custom orders.  After that, I am putting all custom orders on hold for a bit while I concentrate on making more of my patterns available for my shop.  I'm planning on adding patterns for the mohair bears/bunnies/kittens as well as the Scary Stufflings and Parkland Stufflings.  So, for those of you who have requested certain patterns, you won't have to wait too long!! 

Enjoy your day:)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paper Doll Winners!!

Thank you ever so much to those of you who entered the Paper Doll Giveaway!!  Your lovely comments are very much appreciated!  It definitely seems that Olive has been the favourite of the batch:)  Some of you notified me via email and flickr that it was hard to leave comments on my blog and I have taken your names into consideration too.  I have also included those of you who left comments on my Creating the Hive blog.


So, without further ado, here are the winners!

Sarah - Violet
Paige - Peony
Biky - Tangerine
Victoria Pham - Crimson
Susie McMahon - Olive
Lovemandy - Olive
Gunilla Back - Azure

Congratulations!!  I will contact each of you by email and send the pdf so you can print it out and start having fun!

Have a beautiful weekend:)
xo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paper Doll Giveaway!!

I'm so excited about my new Paper Doll collection and thought it might be a nice idea to share them with you!  Since there are seven girls, I am giving seven of the digital prints away.  Winners will be sent the paper doll of their choice via email and all you need to do is print them out on card stock, cut them out and assemble them with tiny brads.  If you're interested in winning, please select your favourite girl and leave a comment for me with her name and I'll put your name in the draw.  I'll draw the names for the winners on Saturday, June 18th. 

Azure



Peony



















Violet



















Olive



















Crimson



















Tangerine



















Raspberry
**  Please note that I've added a pic of how the doll will look once you've put her together.**

Best of luck!
~Shelly
xo


Friday, June 10, 2011

Paper Dolls and Parkland Stufflings

I've been working on some new things this week and wanted to share some photos of my Parkland Stufflings which consist of Bunnies, Raccoons and Squirrels. 

I'm so excited about these little guys!!





Florence Bunny is finished and I'm hoping to get the next two done this weekend.  These will also be available as patterns in the near future.  And that means another GIVEAWAY!!  Hope you all enter for it!

The paper dolls I designed a little while ago are finally available in my shop.  I've done them in three different versions:  already cut and assembled, you cut and assemble, or you colour, cut and assemble.  They are lots of fun to play with and would look lovely in a shadow box frame as a piece of art.

Have a fun weekend:)
~Shelly
xo

Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Afternoon on the Lake

We finally got some sun!!  I was beginning to think it would pass us by because we really have had nothing but cold, wet weather all spring with temps sitting well below the norm.  So, we got the canoes out and had our first row today and wow!! it was fabulous!!  I think I might have some pretty sore arm muscles tomorrow:)


We found a shady little spot on the far side of the lake where we relaxed and saw ducks, geese and herons flying by.

That's me watching a heron eating his lunch.















My sweetie with his hockey playoff beard.  We are H U G E Canuck fans and are hoping they win the Stanley Cup this year!!











Got to see two herons.  The one on the right was fishing and managed to catch his lunch right in front of us.  Oh, I just can't wait to get out again!!

I also wanted to share a photo of my baby boy (well he's not a baby anymore, just my youngest).  He and a group of friends did their very first gig yesturday and I am so proud of him!  He is the lead singer as well as guitar player for their band and they did songs by Coldplay (the Scientist), Badfinger (Day after day) and a song they wrote themselves.  Dylan is wearing the red and blue cap.


Here's to many more performances!!