Thursday, October 29, 2009

A freebee for you!

Last year I was out in a flea market and found a vintage paper doll set - it was in great condition and something I thought I'd have alot of fun with. Well, I decided to share it with all of you!!

I scanned it in high resolution color and made it a pdf file - so you can print it on cardstock, make tags, etc. from the set. It was a really long paper so there are 3 pages to it to make sure i got all the pieces of the set. You will see some parts in there more than once.

To download it, click on this link:


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My new dolls

Last week I was 'double dog dared' by my friend Tracy, aka Cedara, of to create 2 new dolls or something by Monday. I have been in such a creative 'slump' or funk or whatever you want to call it. They come and go and usually I can snap myself out of it but this time has been different.

My husband has been working out of state (in NH); he leaves Sunday and doesn't get back til very late Friday - leaving us a few short hours on Saturday and Sunday together. He is my best friend and my solid 'rock'. And, having a little one and a house, let's just say it's been exhausting and depressing!!! So my creative slump turned into a funk and I have not felt like doing much on the sewing machine.

Tracy double dog dared me :) And here's what I ended up creating:

Winter Wishes angel on a vintage textile bobbin; she was so much fun, I really love how she came out. I am debating on listing her anywhere or just maybe holding on to her for a bit.
This Santa is a Sweet Meadows farm pattern that I've had for 2 years I think; I have been wanting to make one and just never did and so this got me to do it.

Thanks Tracy for being a great friend and co-inspirer (is that a word? made it up!)!

If anyone reading this gets in a slump, ask a friend to do the same thing with you - give yourselves a deadline to create something new and post it on your blog, website, etsy, etc. It worked for me!

Winner of the Magazine

We have a winner of the Create & Decorate magazine - Piroska of Ontario! CONGRATS!!!

Thank you to everyone who left comments.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Today's winner... for the sewers contest!

Is Mel :) YIPPPPEEEE! I'll email you for details on your prize. Congrats!!

And Mike picked the number for me this morning since he's home this week. Let's see who will be lucky winner #2 for tomorrow's drawing for the magazine.

I'm almost ready to show you all my newest creations!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Create and Decorate Magazine Giveaway

I have an extra copy of this wonderful magazine from the fall issue. This is where my dolly was! Here she is in case you missed her:

So I am giving away a copy of this wonderful magazine, there are TONS of great projects in there. You get all the projects :)

All you have to do is leave a comment here and I will pick a winner next Wesd. the 28th.

Giveaway for Sewers!

I am in the mood to give away something, I haven't done anything 'fun' like this in sooo long :)

So what am I giving away? Well this giveaway is for you sewers out there! First you will receive a light blue woolfelt cupcake pin cushion (pictured on the far right):
AND also one of my notions/storage craft jars.

AND your choice of any pattern - e or printed!

What do you have to do? what's the Catch you want to know?

Just leave me a comment here on my blog, that's all :) Easy-peasy right? I will draw the name on Tuesday Oct. 27th.

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