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:  You can also pop over to the facebook page to see more:, and for our team page on flickr:

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I'm Having a Giveaway!!

Anyone fancy a little giveaway?  I know I do!  But, better yet, I love having them!  As most of you know, I've been working on a special doll project (you can read about it here if you haven't already).  Since the pattern is oh-so-close to being ready, I'd love to give 5 lucky readers a chance at winning it!

This adorable pattern will include instructions to make the 14 inch doll, her sweet little outfit, shoes and bag, and her dear little bunny friend.

Bunny fits snugly into the bag which converts into a little bed, complete with a teeny pillow:)  The flower pin may be used to close the bag, or as a sweet little hair ornament for the doll.

A close-up of her face.

If you'd like a chance at winning one of these brand new patterns, please leave your name and email and I'll draw the winners on Tuesday, June 26th.  Patterns will be available in my shop within the next few days:)

Best of luck to you all!
~Shelly xo

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Special Project

Goodness me, how time flies!  I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted anything on my blog, but I've been working like a bee on a very special project and I'm finally ready to share it with you!

A little while ago, I was contacted by Simplicity Patterns.  Yes, the Simplicity Patterns that have been around forever!!  They wanted to know if I'd be interested in designing a doll for their Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  WOW!  What a question!  Of course I'd be interested!!  So, for the past couple of weeks, most of my time has been devoted to designing and making this little girl, her clothing and accessories.  Please meet Clara and Pearl, her bunny friend!

Clara and Pearl are both made from wool blend felt.  Her dress, jacket, shoes, convertible bag, as well as Pearl's bonnet, were made with hand woven felt.

The little flower on the front of the bag is set on a button pin, so it can keep the bag closed and also be used as a hair ornament.

As you can see, bunny fits snuggly in the bag, which converts into a little bed just for her.

Tucked inside the bag, is a little pillow:)

And when she's done her nap, out she comes and the bed can now be used as a little bag again!

Now that I'm finished working on the design, I'll be writing up the pattern and sending everything off to Simplicity's headquarters in New York.  Keeping my fingers crossed that they like what I've come up with!!
~Shelly xo

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pattern Winners!!

Hello everyone!!  Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you left for the pattern giveaway!  I'm so glad you like the new collection of International Dolls!

I used the random number generator to pick the winners, and here they all are:

Maria Jose Cazalilla - Native American maiden
Nicole Allen - Japanese Geisha (please send me your email address so I can pop her over to you)
Amy Dunn - Dutch girl
Nikki Kilimnik - French mime
Donna - British palace guard
Kendra1125 -  Native American maiden
Emily Campbell - Japanese geisha
Sammy Goldsmith - Dutch girl

Congratulations ladies!!  I've sent the patterns along and hope you all fun making them!!

Have a lovely weekend!
~Shelly xo