Sunday, 14 October 2012

Drew & Maude

 
 
 Allow me to introduce my latest dolls... my two 'Little Spooks', Drew and Maude
 

 
Halloween is their favourite time of year! As you can see they are already all dressed up and ready for trick or treatin'!!
 
 
 

 
 
Miss Drew has a little vamp costume, complete with tiny fangs, I love her top hat, adorned with a maribou feather and a cameo button (much much thanks to a certain miss Emily from the 'Saturday Stitches Club', Drew's hat wouldn't have been the same without it!)
 
 
 
 
 
She wears fishnets and be-ribboned shoes, and  a lace fingerless glove, she even has some black lacey undies on!! Her adorable dress is lined with the most georgeous, soft,  polka dot tulle that you can get here from nuvonova
 
Miss Maude, on the other hand, is decked out in a cutesy wee witch costume!
 
 
Witches' hat, stripey stockings, a-line shift dress with peter-pan collar, buttons and pockets, tiny mary-janes with gold buckles...
 

 


 
...but my favourite part of Maude's costume is her Broomstick, hand sculpted and painted by yours truly... I am so pleased with it!!
 
 
 
The girls are now available in my Etsy Shop... to celebrate I am offering FREE SHIPPING for a very limited time only!!! Also if you would like have BOTH ladies come and live at yours, you can use the following code for a 10% (the code can only be used if purchasing BOTH dolls!)
 
DREWMAUDE10
 
All my dolls are completely handstitched!
 
 
Shared at the Momnivore's Dilemma Halloween Linky Party!!
 


Monday, 8 October 2012

Bea, a Little Deer...

 
 

This is Bea.... she has just gently reminded me that she hasn't had a blog post of her own.... Sorry Bea, I completely forgot!
 
 
Bea, is such a little darling, she is softly spoken, sometimes timid and often giddy, a great listener, she's always there to lend an ear to a needy friend... That's why everyone loves her so!
 
She sports a hand-stitched patchwork skirt, (made from 'Fig Tree & Co' fabric- yum!), with a hand- embroidered trim, all her accents are in geranium, a lovely coral/red colour! Made from quality wool mix felt and cotton, she is available in my Etsy Shop if you'd like to take her home!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bea, has a few tiny little buttons and some wire in her cute antlers, so she would not be suitable for babies or very young children, she would however be perfect for display and/or the grown up doll lover ;)
 
 
So, there you go little Bea.... your very own blog post ;) 


 
 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sweet little Adelyn...

Pull up a pew, get comfy... I wanna tell you a story...
 
Adelyn with her package. What's inside?
 
So, one night, a short while back I was at my desk, busy sewing away, watching 'Columbo'.... my tea supply had run out so I popped to the kitchen for a refill, upon my return I check my mail and BAM! There it was..... confirmation of my first ETSY sale!!

I'm not really sure what I did for the first few seconds.... I'm sure I made some audible sound, maybe did a little dance, maybe both.... but I know I got real excited.... I hurried to find out who bought what and from where....











That's how I met Avril and her sweet-pea of a daughter Adelyn... only virtually met them of course, they live in Saskatoon in Canada!

Avril left me the loveliest note explaining that she fell in love with Daisy and that this little kitty was intended for her young daughter, but she would be on display until Adelyn was a bit older... so we messaged back and forth for a while whilst I worried endlessly about Daisy's journey via the postal system and her safe arrival at her new home.



I needn't have worried.... Daisy arrived with Addie safe and sound, and her Mum sent me these photos of her opening the package.... Have you ever seen anything so sweet?? Lemmie tell you, I was overjoyed to see this! As a maker of softies and dolls there is nothing more affirming or encouraging than seeing this gorgeous little girl with something I made! Check out her wee hands and look of determination, trying to open the package..... I love it!!
 








I LOVE these two photos of her..... look at that happy baby! (also, would you look at the outfit?.... I have a new doll percolating in my head with a cable knit cardi, ballet pumps, a bit of denim, flowers in her hair.. I may even call her Adelyn or Addie!!)

So  got to know a little more about my new little buddy... she has 3 older brothers, yup 3 big bros.. and by all accounts they are crazy about their new little sister...  I reckon that Garrison (10), Brandston (7) and Hayden (5) will be the best big brothers and have her spoiled rotten :)


The Boys!

 


And here is the lovely family all together...
 
So many thanks Avril and Garrett and your lovely kids.... I started with my first Etsy doll sale and ended up with a few new friends from Canada!!!

I must dash off now... there is two little Halloween dolls that are requiring some finishing touches and they're getting quite grouchy about it!

(PS..... all the images were used with Avril's strictest permission)