Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fairy Tale Dolls

Hello dear friends!  I've been working on a little project for the past couple of weeks, and if you've been following the last few posts, will have already seen the first two dolls in my new series of Fairy Tale dolls.  These little girls were inspired by the beloved fairy tales that we all know and loved as children!  I've finally finished the set and here they all are: Li'll Red, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Little Mermaid.

Each doll was made with wool blend felts from http://www.etsy.com/shop/BenzieBazaar and they measure between 5 and 6 inches tall.  The patterns for these little girls are now available in my shop.

Have a happy weekend,
~Shelly
xo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bunny Barrette and Brooch Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I haven't done a tutorial for quite some time and I think I've come up with a sweet little project you'll enjoy!  These dear bunnies can be made into hair barrettes or brooches and would look perfectly adorable for an Easter outing or really for any day at all!

To download the pattern, please click here: PATTERN PIECES
















So, here's what you'll need:  Felt, matching embroidery thread, barrettes and/or a 1 inch brooch pin, a water soluble pen and a pink pencil crayon.










Cut out pattern pieces, lay onto felt and cut out.

Starting with one of the bunny bodies, place the tail just off centre as shown and applique on.  This will be the front body.

Using your water soluble marker, mark a little eye and embroider on.
















Place the two inner ears together and whip stitch all the way around, ending at the bottom edge with a blanket stitch.  Keep the thread attached.













Place the inner ear onto the back bunny body, slightly overlapping the bottom edge onto the top of the head as shown.  Please click on the image to get a better view:)  Applique bottom edge of ear onto head.














Place front body onto back body, making sure that the edges are evenly aligned. Whip stitch all the way around, starting at the right side of the neck.  Again, don't end off the thread as you'll need it to sew on the little bow.














Position the bow in the centre of the neck and stitch the very middle onto the body.  If you have a good length of thread left over, take it through to the back of the bunny as you'll be using it to attach the barrette or brooch pin next.













If you're making a brooch, place the pin lengthwise at the back of the bunny and sew it on securely, making sure that you sew it to the back body only - you don't want to see little stitches poking through at the front!  Attach the barrette in the same manner.

Congratulations!!  Hope you enjoyed making these little darlings!

hugs,
~Shelly
xo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pattern Winners!!

Happy Spring everyone!!  And to those of you on the other side of the hemisphere, happy Autumn!  It's a wonderful day to announce the winners of my pattern giveaway, but first I just want to thank you all for your sweet comments, they mean so much to me!

So, with the help of the random number generator, here are the winners:

Colette Angele - Li'l Red
Wendelike - Alice
Cindy - Li'l Red
Paula - Alice
Victoria - Alice

Congratulations dear friends!!  I have sent each of you an email with the pattern attached and would love to see your creations once they're made!  You can post pics onto my Facebook fan page if you like:    https://www.facebook.com/gingermelondolls?ref=tn_tnmn, that way I can share them too!

Have a wonderful week:)
hugs,
~Shelly  xo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Li'l Red and Alice pattern GIVEAWAY

Oooooooh, I'm so excited!  I have a surprise and I hope you'll like it!  It's time for another pattern GIVEAWAY!!  This time I have two to choose from - Li'l Red and Alice.  These little girls were inspired by the classic tales of magical adventure that we all loved as children.  Who can resist two sweet little girls, one carrying a basket of flowers for her granny and the other getting ready to join the March Hare for a tea party?


So, if you'd like to enter, please leave your name with the little girl of your choice - either Li'l Red or Alice as well as your email address and I'll hold the draw on Tuesday the 21 of March - the first day of Spring:)  Five lucky winners will each receive the pattern of their choice via email.















Li'l Red


















Alice

Good luck to you all!!
~Shelly
xo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fox Brooch Winner

Hello dear friends!  As you all know, I had a little giveaway and today is the day to draw the winner!  I'm so glad you all came along and entered, and I just wanted to thank you all for your sweet comments!  I've used the Random Number Generator to pick the winner and she is Mariskalg.  Congratulations!!  I'll email you for your address and pop little foxy in the mail this week.


Also wanted to let you know that I also made a little owl brooch and will be offering the patterns for both brooches in my shop within the next few days:)  Here's a pic of the two.


These are super easy and fun to make and I'm sure would make lovely little gifts for friends and family!

Another project I finished up this week was a little sleepy fox in a bassinet.


Sweet dreams little fox!  Working on this pattern too and hoping to have it ready later on this week!

hugs,
~Shelly
xo's

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fox Brooch Giveaway!

Hello dear friends!

Just wondering if anyone's interested in winning this little Fox Brooch?





If you'd like a chance to win it, please leave a comment with your name and email address and I'll hold the draw on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.











 Good luck to you all:)
hugs,
~Shelly
xo