Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hola! I'm back from Mexico!

Hello everyone!  I've just spent the most wonderful week in Mexico with my two lovely sisters!  The weather was perfect; hot and mostly sunny during the days, with a few spectacular thunder and lightning shows in the evenings.  One afternoon, we experienced such a torrential downpour that within an hour, there must have been at least 9 inches of rain! 

Most of our days were spent swimming in the ocean or pools on the resort, lazing in the sun, eating, eating and eating some more!  We spent a morning horseback riding through the jungle, another one bargaining at a local flea market and yet another painting ceramics!  

That's me petting the horses!

As you can see, the beach is beautiful!

My two favourite sisters - Mandy on the left and Loren on the right!  We had such an awesome time together!!

I'm not sure what this sweet little creature was called, some type of badger, but what a cutie!  The guy who took us on our horseback adventure had rescued it when it was young.  Each of us got to have our pics taken with it sitting on our shoulders:)

The bowl I painted.  Still haven't taken a photo of how it turned out!

The view from our room. 

And another stunning shot of the sun set on the beach!  Sigh!  Wish I was still there, but I'm happy to be home as I missed my hubby and boys so much!! 

Adios Amigos!
~Shelly xo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Free Doll Pattern for you to Download!

Hello there!  I have a little present to share with you!  It's a doll pattern that you can download and best of all, they're easy and fun to make!

Aren't they the cutest?  Well you can make them too!  Pattern includes a material and supply list as well as easy to follow instructions and illustrations to guide you along the way.

So, if you'd like to give them a try, click here to download the pattern.  You are welcome to sell these little darlings, all I ask is that you offer Gingermelon design credit in any written description.

Have fun!
~Shelly xo

Friday, September 14, 2012

Good Morning Pattern Winners!!

Many thanks to you all for entering the Pattern Giveaway and a big CONGRATS to the winners!  The lucky ladies are:
Wendy - littlehappystitches
Debbie James
Anne Dunlop-Greyling

The patterns for the Angels will be available in my shop today!!

Have a lovely weekend:)
~Shelly xo

Monday, September 10, 2012

Angel Ornament Pattern Giveaway!

Well hello there!  Many thanks to all of you who sent words of encouragement and hope on my last blog post!  Your thoughtfulness was truly uplifting and inspiring!

I've not had much time for blogging (or anything else for that matter!) these days as I've been busy working on new patterns!  I've added four new Halloween Ornaments to my collection and have also started on the Christmas Ornaments.  As it's been a while since I did a little giveaway, I think it's about time to do another one!  So, for this one, I'll be giving away 5 Angel Ornament patterns - you can enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments section and I'll hold the draw on Friday, September 14.

This versatile pattern will allow you to choose one of three different hairstyles for your angel, or, make all three versions and give them away as gifts (if you can part with them!).  Also, it can easily be made into a little doll by omitting the wings, halo and ornament loop.  Each angel measures about 5 inches tall and is completely hand sewn.

A quick peek at all of the ornaments I've been working on.  In the bottom row, from left to right:  Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein and Dracula. 

The patterns for all of these ornaments will all be ready and available in my shop later on this week for those of you who like to start your holiday sewing early:)

And, one more pic before I say goodbye - this is a sneak peek behind the scenes!  My Little Miss is always around to offer her expert advice when I'm setting up my shots!  Thank heavens for the 'crop' feature or you'd be seeing a lot more of her in my photos!

Don't forget to leave your name and email addy!

Have a lovely week:)
~Shelly xo