Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A New Start...

Hi!  Happy Wednesday everyone!:)  I just wanted to share a bit of good news with you all.  I've been thinking about taking a little break from creating patterns for now and instead want to focus on making dolls to sell from time to time.  Over the last few years I've had many requests from people looking to purchase my ready-made dolls and because I've been so busy designing patterns and running my shop, I've not been able to offer them.
Well, I'm happy to say that that's about to change!  I'm hoping to be able to offer a small batch of dolls every couple of weeks or so, depending of course on how busy my shop is and whether I have other projects on the go.  Here are a few photos of three of the dolls I've been working on so far - they're not quite done yet, but I hope you like them! :)

 I've embroidered a glittery star on each of their cheeks - hence the name 'Starlet Dolls'.

Each doll will wear a cute pair of frilly knickers.
Aren't they sweet??  I might just have to design a pair for me too! :) lol!
I've already made a stash of dresses for the next batch of girls :)  Each dress is lined with a pretty petticoat.
My wonderful Mum has kindly agreed to knit each of them a little wrap cardigan which I think just adds the best touch!

This sweet girl is wearing a feather boa collar while she waits for her cardigan.

They're quite tall, measuring a tad more than 17 inches in length.  These dolls are not suitable for very young children and should be handled gently or used as display dolls.

PLEASE NOTE:  To find out when the dolls will be ready for sale, please keep in touch by following my Instagram and Facebook Page.  I will post a release date and time a couple of days before listing the dolls in my Etsy shop.  I'm sorry, but to be fair to everyone, I cannot take reserves.  Also, I will not be offering custom dolls.  Each doll will be one-of-a-kind, completely unique and made from the highest quality materials. 

I'm so looking forward to making many more of these little beauties and I hope that you'll pop in to visit my social media pages often to see what else I'll been working on!

Have a lovely week!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A Fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew Victims

Hi there!  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! Words can never express how thankful I am to all of you for supporting my work and for all the kind words and wonderful wishes you've sent my way! Thank you all SO much! 
As I sit here typing, warm and cozy in my home, hubby in the kitchen preparing a wonderful meal that we'll share with our family later on tonight, I am thinking about all the people who have lost everything in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  People who will now be struggling to find food and shelter and who have lost loved ones.  It's a devastating thought, and I cannot imagine having to live through the reality of it! 
I want to help, even if it's in a small way, so I'm donating 100% of the proceeds of every pattern sold from my Etsy shop over the next couple of days - Sunday, Oct 9th and Monday, Oct 10th to The Canadian Red Cross.
If you'd like share your support, please pop in to visit my shop and pick up a pattern or two.  Together we can do our best to help them to recover.

Thank you!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Giveaway Winners

Thank you very much to everyone who entered to win one of my clay sculptures, I'm so happy that you liked them!
I've randomly drawn the winners and they are:
🌺 Jane Philipson
🌈 Kate Linehan
🍒 Nancy C
🍑 Tania Nicole
Congratulations ladies!  I've contacted each of you via email to ask for your addresses and will have your surprise gifts ready for mailing tomorrow.
Before I forget, I just wanted to mention that the Snow Twosome pattern I created for the BHG's Holiday Crafts magazine will require a set of 8mm safety eyes.  I do have this new size available in my Etsy shop for anyone who would like to order a pack :)
Have a super fabulous week!