Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pattern Kits

Yay!!  I can finally put my feet up and relax for the rest of the day!  I've had a busy, busy day (week, month, year!!) and have just finished stocking my shop with new Pattern Kits - yes, the little doll and the sweet bunny are finally ready!! And, I've also added new pdf patterns for all the Tag-Alongs for those who would prefer to use their own supplies.  I'm just so happy they're all finally done! 



The Tag-Along patterns are great for beginner sewers and I created them in hopes of inspiring children to learn how to sew.  I have very fond memories of my mom and both grandmothers teaching me how to knit, sew and embroider when I was young, and I think every child should have fun learning those basic skills.  

These little kits would be wonderful as stocking stuffers at Christmas time and I'm sure that it just might be the perfect time to spend curled up together on the sofa on a chilly day making these little sweeties with your little girl or boy!


Wishing you a happy week:)
hugs,
~Shelly







Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bunny Babushka Pattern Winners!!

Thanks so much to you all for entering my little giveaway!  And many thanks for all your lovely comments, glad you like the Bunny Babushkas!

A huge congrats to the following winners:
Nancy Perennec
Jennifer Rydell
Skooks
Hope you have fun making these little cuties:)



Wishing you all a beautiful weekend:)
hugs,
~Shelly
xo
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bunny Babushka Pattern Giveaway!!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note to let you all know that the Bunny Babushka patterns are now ready and available in my shop!  Yay!!  To celebrate, I'm having a little GIVEAWAY!!  Three lucky readers will each win a copy of this adorable pattern, complete with easy instructions and hand drawn illustrations to guide you along the way.  I've also included a page with embroidery design ideas for your little creation.



 
To enter, please leave your name and email address (very important!!) and I will draw the winners on Saturday, October 22.  Best of luck to you all!!
hugs,
~Shelly
xo

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Congrats to the Winners!

Hello dear friends!  I have an important announcement to make today!  Three lucky winners will be receiving the Halloween Ornament Patterns! 

They are:
Django,
Mia (please contact me with your email address)
Kimi.

Congratulations to you all and many thanks to all who entered this giveaway for your sweet comments!












I decided to make a little felt house this week.  It didn't quite turn out as planned:(  I spent quite some time embroidering it and putting it all together and was pretty pleased with the result until I started stuffing it.  Had I given it some thought, I would have made a cardboard insert to provide some stability to the house, but it didn't occur to me until after the whole thing was stuffed and sewn up and bulging out like a little puffed up balloon house!  Will have to try another one sometime!




Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and to my Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving!
hugs,
~Shelly
xo

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloweenie Pattern Giveaway!!

Hello dear friends, I have some wonderful news!  After many hours of writing, illustrating and changing pattern layouts (and of course, lots of coffee to keep me on track), my Halloweenie Ornament Patterns are now ready and available in my shop.  The patterns include a dear little witch, a delightful baby ghost and a darling little bat.  I think it's about time to have another GIVEAWAY!!

 Three winners will each recieve the entire collection of Halloweenie Ornament Patterns!  All you have to do is leave a comment with with your name and email address and I will draw the winners on Friday, the 7th of October.














These are so much fun to make and very easy too!
Finished ornaments measure between 4 and 6 inches tall and are entirely hand stitched and made with felt.



Best of luck to everyone!

Hugs,
~Shelly
xo