Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A new mousie!

Well I had to show this mouse off a little... whew! She was so very time consuming but I think came out cute in the end. I made her using a Soft in the Head pattern, Penelope the Mouse. She's a pin cushion but I ended up not wanting to put pins in there :) I used a baby shoe for the base (as per the pattern) and the mouse has lots of details you can't see, like a pink polka dot body suit under the tutu. So cute!

I have a couple of patterns by Soft in the Head, another mouse one I've been using alot called Duffy the Mouse. She has some terrific patterns if you get a chance to go visit her site you will be happy you did!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Create & Decorate is out!

If you subscribe to the magazine, you should have it already! I heard that my pattern is on page 10, but my copies aren't here yet. (poor mail carrier, I about charge her every day, IS THERE A MAGAZINE FOR ME IN THERE??? heehee)

If you don't subscribe, it should hit the newsstands on June 23rd. Here's a link to the previews, my doll is the 2nd on the top Liberty Angel Doll.


I hope you like her, I am so pleased with how she looks in the photo's!!! I have kits for a limited time on my website too just for this project.

Vacation notice

In case you didn't see the note on my website, I will be away on vacation - we're leaving today and won't be back until next Sunday. For once, Gabrielle & I are going to tag along with Mike on one of his trips for work - lucky us, this one is to VA beach! whoo hoo!

Boy, packing for myself and a little one is always such a challenge. Talk about needing lots of extra 'stuff'. I'm an over-packer to begin with so that doesn't help either. I am hoping we have good weather because I can't imagine being cooped up in the hotel all week while Mike works (and has the car!). We shall see.

Before I go, I wanted to let you know I added a couple of new dolls to my website - I hope you can take a peek! Even if you place an order while I'm on vacation... the order is still valid, I just won't get to shipping it out until we get home.

And I'm still working towards the Lititz show - I sewed up 10 more dolls on Friday to be worked on when we get home.

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A couple of new faces

I finally have some new faces to share :) I know it's been a while, but I have been diligently working towards building my Lititz inventory.

If you don't know about that craft show - WOW! it's an amazng show here in Lancaster county, PA. Just a one-day show and I've been doing it for a couple of years, and shopping it for more years than that. There are TONS of vendors and literally something for everyone!

Well one day I looked at a calendar and realized I had 10 weeks left and less than HALF of what I had for inventory in previous years. I will never get as much done as usual but it's OK with me as long as I have alot of selection. So I set some goals for myself and have been doing a pretty good job of keeping them. I've done as many as 20 dolls in one week to put away for the craft show... along with taking care of my now-crawling baby, the house, etc. YIKES!

So I decided that I would list a few of those dolls on my website - after all, if you don't live near by and would like a new dolly, well I wanted to have something for you :) I made a little "Happy Birthday Annie" here with a little cupcake in a vintage tin:

And I love this one, I always get inspired by neat 'finds' like this Raggedy Ann and Andy at the circus book.
I had a couple of others but they sold already. I have 4 new ones just for my website that I should have ready in the next day or so :) I'll post when I do!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Epattern sale!!

I just marked my line of e-patterns to just $4 each for a special sale! There is no limit to the number you can purchase :) The only one I didn't mark down is the Pink Ribbon Dolls because I'm still fundraising for my friends for their walk on that one.


I am working on new ideas, patterns, dolls, and hope to share some new things very soon! Only a few more weeks til the Create & Decorate magazine comes out with my design in it. I'm burning the midnight oil here to get ready :)

Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kewl my graphics now match my site!

It's the little things that make me happy :)
Kim (www.craftisangraphics.com) helped me again with how to get my background here to match my website. She's a lifesaver!

I love how everything matches, isn't that funny?

So I've been SUPER busy sewing. I have dolls everywhere. Today is going to be a good day for tea staining so I plan to work during nap time and get some stuff done. I have my big craft show in Lititz in just 2 months (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK). And I'm not ready, I wonder why??? So the next few weeks I will be working really hard on that.

I do have a couple new dollies to add to my website too :) I'll sneak a few in as often as I can.

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful spring weekend and weather. I did some gardening YAY - okay some weeding mostly ;)
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