Friday, January 27, 2017

Starting in on a New Year

I'm a bit late getting around to my January blog post this year. Usually I have a Happy New Year post up the first week, but this year the first two weeks of 2017 were spent dealing with the mother of all cold viruses that struck me and just about everyone I know and the next two were spent trying to catch up again. Not a very auspicious start to the year. Especially when one of my resolutions was to blog more...ACK! 

But I'm here at last and I do mean to try and get here more often and have more tutorials this year as well. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see? If so let me know! 

I've put a few Valentine dolls in the shop, including a couple of lavender baby sets. 



I make these very rarely anymore, in fact I think they might be one of the tutorials I do this year if there's any interest. 
And then this little sweetheart pixie. Isn't she adorable? I love her sweet little face so much.




So Happy belated New Year to you all and (fingersrossed) I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Girls of All Hallow's Eve

As promised here are some more of the Autumn/ Halloween/ Samhain dolls in the shop now.
First off Lorelei a member of the Unseelie court, don't let her sweet expression fool you, she is devious at heart! 




Next up a couple of little witches who really are as sweet as they look!


 
Of course there are a couple of bat pixies. Here's one...

 And there are Fall pixies as well... 


Happy Autumn to all!!

Something A Little Wicked

With Halloween just around the corner it must be time for another Ghastly Girl. Meet Mallorie and her dolly...

 
Mallorie doesn't remember much about her life before she met the Lady. It was a time of pain, hunger, and fear but most of it has thankfully faded over the centuries. She does know that, since she awakened in the Lady's arms to her new life, she's never been afraid or in pain and her hunger is very different and easily satisfied. Especially since she became the castle's chief rat catcher, they always had too many rats. Every night she roams the Lady's castle and its labyrinth of tunnels that connect it to the city with her beloved doll Dementia in tow, searching for vermin of all kinds and always on the lookout for other children that might need rescuing from their unhappy "lives".
 
There are also bat pixies, witches, fall fairies, and an Unseelie Fae in the shop. More photos to come!



Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Summer Paradox

I have a strange concept of time during the summer months. On one hand the heat makes every day seem like an unending dose of sauna like oppression, but on the other hand I turn around and it's August already! How is that even possible? Timey wimey Paradox stuff indeed.

I've been busy making lots of commissions this summer and a few dolls for the shop as well. Here are some of the ones that have already gone to their new homes,




And here are a couple still in the shop...



Check out that tiny removable sweater on Miss Goldilocks! It was super fun to make!

And these two sweet girls are still waiting for their forever homes as well...

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Precious Burden

It's hot outside! This year we've seemed to go straight from unseasonably cold to sticky hot all in a few weeks...Strange! But the onset of Summer inevitably brings out in me a desire to make mermaids. This year I decided to do something a little different. It of course involved designing new patterns and new ways of doing things which made the process take considerably longer...BUT...the end result is everything I could have wanted. I give you a mother and baby mermaid which I've titled...

Precious Burden



I love everything about this set! And I've made them so they can be hung on the wall as the art piece they are. Isn't it wonderful when things turn out just the way you planned!?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Little Gnomelings are Here at Last


The gnomelings have made it into the shop after waiting many days for the sun to shine so I could take photos. Meet Piper and Gemma! They've been out enjoying the beautiful weather and I can tell you they had a wonderful time!



They are sweet and a bit mischievous girls; made completely from natural materials like wool, mohair, and cotton, and so very ready to go on adventures with a willing companion. These are child friendly dolls but, because of the little button on their collar, not for those under 3.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Spring Brings Out the Gnomelings

I've really been wanting to make some more Gnomelings lately, it's been several years since I've done any, but this time with more needlefelted faces. Here's a couple of the ones I made in the past...



and here are two heads I started on today. Still a ways to go and they look so odd before the skin goes on! Every feature has to be exaggerated in order to look normal when it's done...an interesting process and fun!