Sunday, March 11, 2018

Giveaway and New Pattern Release!

Hi lovelies!  Sorry it's been so long since my last post!  I've been working on a new doll pattern and to celebrate the release of the pattern, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!
This sweet little fox is looking for a new home, could it be yours?
This adorable fox doll is one of five new animal dolls that will be featured on my newest pattern, the Woodland Animal Dolls.  She's dressed in a to-die-for Liberty of London print dress and I've made a soft wool coat for her out of pure merino felt.  Her eyes are hand drawn and her little snout is hand embroidered.  She stands about 11 inches tall and is as sweet as can be!  I almost can't bear to part with her! ;)
If you'd like a chance at winning her, please:
Leave a comment below and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca. or,
Follow me on Instagram at or on Facebook at
Bonus entry for Instagram and Facebook followers: Like the photo and tag anyone you know who may like to win her too and,
Re-post the photo with the hashtag #gingermelon #gingermelondolls #gingermelonpattern
Giveaway ends Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be contacted via email by me to arrange shipping of the doll to you.
Good luck everyone!
 Ok, so here's a little more about the new pattern, which is now available in my Etsy shop!

The dolls are made from fabric (felt for the little coat) and they're machine sewn.
The pattern was designed to allow you create five different animal dolls. The head/body and the arms and legs are the same for each doll, but the ear shapes will define what type of animal you’d like to make. Which will you choose? A charming mouse, a playful pony, a dreamy fox, a fanciful fawn or a shy bunny, or better yet, why not make one of each?! :)
I’ll show how you can create different types of snouts and whiskers to suit each animal and I’ve also included patterns to make a sweet little dress and a smart coat to complete her ensemble.
I've also provided two options for making the doll’s eyes. They can be hand drawn onto your doll with pencil then outlined and filled in with a black felt marker, or they can be hand embroidered on.
Finished dolls measures between 12 - 14 inches tall, depending on the animal.
✼ Suitable for sewists with a basic knowledge of machine sewing, hand sewing and embroidery.
♥ Please remember that you are welcome to sell ready-made Gingermelon items in your own shop. I just ask that you please offer GINGERMELON design credit in any written description, thank you! ♥

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Floral-Eyed Foxy Giveaway!!

Hi! Thank you all so much for following me on this journey! Your comments, likes and support mean so much!
To celebrate, I'm having another Giveaway! Up for grabs is this charming little foxy lady which I've made into a wall mount bust, complete with an ornament loop for hanging her for all to admire. 

Please click on the photos to enlarge.
She measures about 7 inches tall and is made from a cream floral linen fabric and backed onto felt.  Her eyes sparkle and change colour as you twirl her about and she wears a delicate pearl necklace.
If you'd like a chance to win this lovely lady, please follow these steps:
✼ Leave a comment below, or on my Facebook page and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca. or,
✼ Follow me on Instagram at or on Facebook at
✼ Bonus entry for Instagram and Facebook followers: Like this photo and tag up to 3 friends in separate comments for 3 additional entries.

Giveaway ends on Sunday, Jan 28th at 7:00 PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced later that evening. 🦊❤🦊 

Good luck everyone! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Wishes and a New Pattern Release!

Happy Holidays to all of you!  I've been working away on my last pattern of the year and I'm super excited to finally be able to share it with you!  The Wardrobe Essentials pattern was made specially for the Sparkle Starlet Doll and will include lots of fun options for you to create a delightful array of outfits for your doll including dresses, tops and pants and the cutest pair of slippers and sleep mask!  
I've provided three sleeve options that can be used to create a number of different dress and blouse styles - a short puff sleeve, a flutter sleeve and a long sleeve, as well as a pair of pants and shorts.
You can even use the pattern pieces to create an adorable pair of flannel PJ's to go with the kitty sleep mask and slippers!  Just think of the possibilities! 
Here's a few examples of the outfits I created with the patterns:
A flutter sleeved blouse with cuffed shorts,
Long sleeved blouse with pants,
Dress with puff sleeves,
Flutter sleeved flannel pj's.
And I have a little secret to share!  I found the most perfect doll bed to fit the Sparkle Starlet Dolls at Ikea!  Click on this link to see it!  It even comes with a set of bedding, but I decided to make my own!
You need to build it yourself, but it's pretty simple and doesn't take long to set up.  I love that it's unfinished wood as it can be painted (which I'm considering..), but it looks lovely just as it is!
Wishing you all a beautiful, wonder-filled Holiday Season!