Monday, January 30, 2012

Woodland Elf Patterns now Available

Just a quick note to let you all know that the Woodland Elf patterns are now available in my shop!  Yay!  I'm so excited about these and I'm so glad they're finally ready for all of you who have asked for them!

This little sweetheart is completely hand sewn and made from hand woven wool felt. Her sweet face is hand embroidered and her hair is needle felted onto her head.

She wears a pretty dress and fold over boots that are embellished with tiny beads and embroidery. A beaded crown completes her outfit.

Happy week everyone!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Give Away Patterns!!

Oh hello!!!  I thought you all would love to know that I'm finally ready to have another GIVE AWAY!!  Yay!!  Up for grabs are three new patterns - The Love Birds, Bunny Boy and Bunny Girl.  There will be three lucky winners, each will pick a pattern they'd like to have and I'll send it off via email.

So, all you have to do, is leave a comment with the pattern of your choice and I'll draw the winners on Wednesday, February 1st.

Bunny Girl.

Bunny Boy.

Love Birds.

Good luck everyone!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Eleanor and Prudence

Eleanor and Prudence have been sitting in a box filled with pretty fabrics for the longest time!  Well, I should say that their bodies were all made up, but I was saving them for a special idea.  Finally, this week, I dug them out of their cozy home and began their transformation. 

This is how they turned out!  Eleanor, above left, with Prudence on the right - named of course after two of my favourite Beatles songs!

Each little doll measures about 5 inches tall and is made from unbleached muslin.  I made their little 'button' eyes out of paper clay and then painted them black.  Their dresses are made from Japanese cotton and I've added a teeny beaded apron for each.

Pinning on their hair.

Little baldies:)

These tiny rag-dolls are available for adoption in my shop and would make wonderful friends for a bigger doll.

Wishing you a creative weekend:)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Newest Dolls

Happy Thursday everyone!  We're having such a beautiful, sunny day today!  Makes me think that Spring is just around the corner!!

I finally finished up the last doll that I was working on and thought you might like to see how they turned out:)

This little Petite Poppet is Lacey.  I hand painted her face with water colour paints and also used pencil crayon to give her some rosy cheeks and shading.

The next three are the Little Ladies - Lillian, Skye and Tuesday, from top to bottom.

My dearest mom, who makes the most beautiful dolly outfits, ( made their little cardigans as well as their tiered skirts and peasant blouses.

All four have been adopted and will soon arrive at their new homes and I must admit that I always find it a little hard to see them go.  Have a grand adventure dollies!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Little Ladies are Back!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you're all having a wonderfully creative week:)  Just a quick post to share some pics of the Little Ladies and Petite Poppet I'm working on.  Two of these dolls are custom orders (the Pink and Brunette) and the other two will be available for adoption once they're completed.

This is as far as I've gotten today - they really take a  L O N G  time to make!  I'll be starting on their outfits tomorrow and I'm hoping they'll be ready by the weekend.  My mommy dearest is making the little cardigans as well as one of the custom outfits.  You'll notice that the Poppet still needs her little face painted - that always makes me nervous!

Pinning their hair on...  I think they look like princesses with beaded crowns!

All sewn up and ready for their hair.

And this is where it all starts!  Stitch by tiny stitch...

Hope you'll pop in again to see how they're progressing!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Wishes!!

Happy New Year dear friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season:)  I thought it would be a nice idea to start off the new year with a new look for my blog - what do you think?  Is it easy to read, or should I darken the font?  I wanted a simpler look with more room to add bigger pics.

Over the holidays I worked on a few things.  My favourite of all were the Cuddle-Me Stufflings and when I get a chance, I'll definitely make the pattern up for my shop.

In the large pic, from left to right is Daisy, Dapply and Posy.  Aren't they sweet?

 I also made three bunny friends especially for Blythe, Secret Dolls or Lati Dolls.  I love the little boy bunny (Binkin) in the centre at right!  I made him a pair of cross-over suspenders with little bead "buttons".

These are Valentine's Day Love Bird ornaments.  I've been wanting to design some sort of bird for a while, but could never settle on what sort of shape to use.  I thought that these would be perfect as hanging ornaments that could be kept up all year round.  Hope you like them:)

And lastly, this is Harriet.  I made her specially for my hubby's grandma who lives on Vancouver Island.  She's made from hand woven felt and a sweet Japanese bunny fabric.  I sent her off in the mail a couple of days ago, so I can't wait to hear what she thinks of her!

I've got so many plans for this year and will share them all as they happen!  It seems that my head works quicker than my fingers and it's filled with all sorts of dolls and animals just waiting to come out!

Warmest wishes for a magical 2012!!