Sunday, December 25, 2011

BOXING DAY SALE!!


It's Boxing Day!!  To celebrate, I'm having a SALE!!  Yay!!  Now's a great time to stock up on some patterns to whip up during the Holidays:)  Please pop in for a visit to my shop and enter BOXINGDAYSALE in the coupon code area once you reach the check out and receive 15% off all patterns. 

Happy sewing everyone!
~Shelly
xo


Merry Christmas Dear Friends!

Hello dear friends!  Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!!  Hope you're all having a wonderful day:)  I couldn't resist snapping this pic of Little Miss taking a breather - she was having such fun destroying the neat pile of Christmas pressies this morning!
We'll be heading over to my sister's house soon to have dinner with the whole family and I'm looking forward to seeing them all and enjoying the festivities!
Christmas kisses to you all,
~Shelly
xo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Woodland Elf


Dear friends, I hope you're all finding time to kick up your toes and relax during this busy holiday season!

Just wanted to share a new little felt doll that I've been working on.  She's a little Woodland Elf that has really been a wonderful experience to make!













She is the first bead-jointed felt doll I've attempted and she measures about 9.5 inches tall.  I've made her a sweet little tunic dress, a beaded crown and a pair of fold over boots which I've embellished with beaded, embroidered flowers.


Unfortunately, the weather has not been co-operating with my picture taking, so the pics aren't as clear as I would've liked.

Oh dear, I just noticed that I've forgotten to blush her cheeks - must remember to do that before I get her ready for my shop!











This pic, however turned out very well as we were having a brighter day when I took it:)  I am definitely planning on working to make this pattern available in my shop soon.  It is a little more advanced than my other doll patterns, though not too hard to do.  As with all my designs, it will be hand illustrated and explained as best as I can to make it simple to create.  It will require some embroidery experience, needle felting and imagination - the possibilities are endless!






As soon as the pattern is ready I'll be having another GIVEAWAY!!  So please check back and make sure to enter for your chance of winning one!

Have a happy week:)
~Shelly

Friday, December 2, 2011

Emily Temple



Emily Temple has been in the works for far longer than I intended.  When I first began her journey, I made several drawings of dolls and posted the pics I took of them to my Flickr page. 

I then asked my friends to pick which of the dolls they liked best.  From their answers, I put together a new doll based on attributes they liked the most from each doll.

For the next while, I worked on designing the outfits. Once I had chosen which of them I'd be using, I went about colouring them all with pencil crayons.  And then.... I got my sweetest, dearest, most wonderfullest hubby to make everything into a little booklet!!  Oh, he's a wonderful man and I really don't know what I'd do without him!  Here's what he came up with..

This is the front cover.  It's made from a creamy, heavy weight card stock so Emily is nice and sturdy.

Here's a sneak peek of the inside.  Each page is vibrant and full of fun!  There are seven pages of dresses, hats, play suits and accessories to cut out and each booklet is packaged into a clear, re-sealable plastic sleeve, all the better to keep everything together once you're done playing with her!


















I'm so glad she's finally ready and I'm hoping to intice a new generation of children to discover the joy of Paper Dolls!

These little booklets are now available in my shop:)

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!
hugs,
~Shelly
xo's