Monday, November 24, 2014

Scrappy Bunny and Bear

Hello there!  Been working on a new pattern and it's finally ready to share with you all!  This darling pair, a tiny bunny and bear are designed to look like they've been loved and cuddled to bits! Each is missing an eye - possibly due to too many tugs and twists or sharp little teeth ...  and each is slightly creepy, but awfully cute!
  I've used left over scraps of my favourite hand woven wool felt to make these little characters which I think adds a lovely soft, plushy look.  A tiny, glittery felt crown adds a bit of sparkle and is a delightful accessory to add if you're making a little girl bear or bunny princess!
Don't you just want to squeeze her??
And he looks like he could use a big hug!
Measuring between 3 and 4 inches, I also think they'd be perfect as a toy for a bigger doll like Blythe - here's my little Peony holding the little bear.

Pattern is now available in my shop :)
Love and hugs,
~Shelly  xo

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Pattern!

Hi dear friends!  Hope you've all been well :)  As most of you know, I've been working on a book project for the last few months and have not had much time to post very often here on my blog or work on any new patterns for my shop.  The second batch of dolls is now complete and they've been sent to the publishers house for the next step of the process. 

Before I start on the third batch, I thought I'd take a couple of days to work on a little animal hat pattern that I've been envisioning in my mind!  The hat is designed to fit Blythe dolls and includes four pairs of animal ears to choose from - from left to right, a lamb, kitty, mouse and panda (or bear).
These darling little hats are super easy and quick too! 



I'll be working on writing up the pattern and it should be ready for my shop withing the next few days:)

Sweetest regards,
~Shelly xo

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Wonderful Holiday!

Hola amigos - hello friends!  We've just arrived home from a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!  The weather was nice and hot each day and we got to experience some amazing thunder and lightning storms almost every night.  I love how friendly the people of Mexico are and would highly recommend going there if you're able!  Here's some pics of our trip..
John and I on the beach in front of the resort - Royal Decameron
The view from our suite - facing right
Facing left
Two for the road:)  Wandering outside of the resort grounds..  we found a path which led to the next resort.  On the way, we met an old Mexican man who was stationed at a little hut just beyond the trees behind my shoulder to the right of the photo.  He was the security guard and was just starting a little fire to keep the bugs away.  We stopped to say hello, but couldn't understand a word he was saying and he couldn't understand us either, but we seemed to have an entire conversation with him before moving on to explore the rest of the trail!
Two of the dozens of iguanas that live at the resort.
We booked a horseback riding tour:  http://www.bestofbucerias.com/product_horseback_riding_rancho_capomo_335 - what a fun day!  Oh my goodness, we had a blast!  Our tour guide picked us up early one morning along with a 5 other couples and drove us to a ranch in the mountains of Las Palmas about an hour away from the bustling city.  Along the way, he showed and told us interesting facts about the surrounding areas.  After a 3 hour horseback ride through the jungle which included a stop at a beautiful waterfall, we headed back to the ranch to learn how to make pico de gallo which is a super tasty Mexican salsa.
Basically a mix of chopped tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapeno peppers, salt and lime juice.  Here's a link to a recipe for anyone who'd like to make it:  http://www.food.com/recipe/pico-de-gallo-83371
Oh yum!  We also watched how they made tortillas and got to eat them for lunch.
 Yay!  We made it to the waterfall! 
We had such an amazing time and I can't wait to visit again!  I ❤ Mexico!!

~Shelly xo