Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Congrats to the Winners!!

Hello dear friends!  Thank you all so much to those of you who entered the pattern giveaway!  Your encouragement, support and kind words are so endearing to me!  This has been a huge project and it's been a pleasure to share it with you all and also hold this giveaway:)   So, without further ado, here are the names of the lucky winners:

Liew Pey Shy
Vicky Carlin
Angie (craftangiecraft)  I'll need your email address please :)
Teresa Jensen - Please confirm your email address for me :)

Most of the patterns have already been sent (Teresa, yours was undeliverable) and Angie, I'll send yours off as soon as I hear from you ;)

The patterns are now available in my shop  for those of you who'd like to give them a try.  Pattern includes instructions to make the doll, bunny, outfits and all accessories shown above.  Clara measures about 14 inches tall and her bunny friend Pearl stands at about 5.5 inches from the tips of her toes to the tops of her ears.

Before I go, I'd like to share a sneak peek at another little project I'm working on.  I was invited to be a part of a project within the Blythe community.  Here's the link to read more about it:  http://fortheloveofblythe.wordpress.com/.  You can also pop over to the facebook page to see more:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-the-Love-of-Blythe/217402788347743, and for our team page on flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/1987714@N23/

For my contribution to this amazing project, I'm making two little bears to go with our Gypsy theme.  Here's a peek at the first wip.

Again, a HUGE thank you to all of you for entering the draw and to the winners, hope you enjoy making Clara and Pearl!
~Shelly xo


  1. Congrats to all of the lucky winners!!! This pattern is going on my wish list for sure!!

  2. Shelly, I've been looking at the flickr pix and the 2 dolls are beautiful!! Is the smaller one a middie or a petite?? The blues are so pretty on both dolls. What will happen to the dollies afterwards? It looks like a very interesting project. I hope to see the entire finished set so I hope you will post pix on FB or here on your blog. (oh another question, is each team doing a different color doll? Or is it just a different theme for each one?) Anyway, THINK PINK!!

  3. Okay, just one more itsy comment...duh, I just read that all of the dolls are going to be at Blythecon 2013 in NY! I am soooo hoping to go to that also. Who is making the items that will be sold in the Etsy shop to defray shipping costs, etc??
    Thanks, Sandie

    1. Hi Sandie:) Yes, the little one is a Middie and I just love how sweet she is! Their heads tilt and swivel a bit so they're great for photographs.

      Each team is made up of seven members. We were given the task of picking a theme for our doll (we chose Gypsies and decided to add a second doll too). The first person on our team to work on the girls was Mel at Melacacia. She did the carving and makeup. Next, they went on to Amy at Zaloa27 who hand dyed and re-rooted their hair and also made 2 sets of eye chips. Melissa from Best Dressed Dolls got them next and she made all the sweet little outfits. It's now my turn and I get to make each doll a little bear. Traditionally, gypsies used to travel with dancing bears, so my bears will represent that aspect of their culture. When I'm done, I'll be sending them off to Jean Yates who is one of the founders of the project. After that, Rose from Moon Rouge will have her turn. Between Jean and Rose, they will be doing the other accessories, jewelery, pull charms etc and then, once they're all ready, they'll go to Shannon who is our photographer. She'll take the pics and then everything, along with all the other Blythes from the other six teams will be sent to New York to be donated to a charity. I forgot to tell you that we're each making a photo journal of what we did, that will go along with the girls. All the pictures and stories will then be compiled into a book, so it's quite exciting!

      As to your last question (sorry, got a bit carried away there! lol!), I believe Cindy Sewers is making the little T-shirts that are sold in the Etsy shop, but we're all pitching in for cost of the dolls, shipping etc as a team.

      I hope you can make it to the Blythecon next year to see them Sandie, and if you do, please take some pics so I can see what the dolls all look like together! xo

  4. Congratulations, Ladies! Oh, that little bear is going to be just precious!


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