Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pocket Fairies

From as far back as I can remember, I've always loved playing with dolls.  When I was little, my Nan would turn plastic margarine tubs into the most wonderful little doll bassinets, complete with tiny hand sewn pillows and blankets made from scraps of wool.  Back then, the tubs were rectangular in shape which was perfect for making into dolls' beds.  She would poke holes all around the top rim and then attach colourful little skirts which she'd crocheted to hide the outside of the container.  Oh what fun we had putting our little babies to sleep in them!!
 I had an idea of creating a teensy baby doll to fit inside a little tin.  Well, as the doll progressed, she had a bit of a mind of her own and she ended up becoming a tiny fairy instead.  And once she was made, she told me that she needed a little friend who could come for sleepovers.... 
  So, I made two tiny fairies, each just big enough to fit snuggly into an Altoids tin bed which I decorated with pretty papers.  Each wee bed contains an embroidered pillow and a colourful patched quilt which keep the fairies snug and warm on chilly nights.

 Don't they look cozy in their little beds??

I wanted to create a pretty little bed, reminiscent of the ones my Nan used to make, so I chose papers with tiny patterns and prints in soft colours to decorate each tin.

The pillows are embroidered with tiny lazy daisy flowers and the quilts are reversible - cute, tiny patches on one side and a solid colour on the other.

These tiny girls measure just over 3 inches tall and their dresses and wings are removable.  I've used a tiny press stud closure to connect their wings directly onto their backs, so they can easily be removed for dressing.  Their hair is made from Tussah Silk roving, so it can be gently styled or tied back with narrow ribbon.

The pattern for the little fairies will include instructions and pattern pieces to make the doll, her little dress and wings, the bedding and the templates needed for decorating the tin.  And it should be available soon!!

Wishing you a wonderful week :)
~Shelly xo

Friday, January 30, 2015

Li'l Sweetheart Bear Winners

 Hello dear friends!!  Thank you very much to everyone who entered my giveaway here on my blog and on my Facebook page!!  Your wonderful comments are such a delight to read and I'm really glad you love the new little bears!  I've done a random drawing for the winners through Random.Org and the two lucky ladies are Cheryl Crawford Sanders and Joanna Simpson!!  Congrats to you both!!
Patterns for the Li'l Sweetheart Bear are now available in my shop! 

Have a lovely weekend!
~Shelly xo

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Li'l Sweetheart Bear Giveaway!

Hello there!  I have a wonderful surprise today - I'm having a giveaway!!  I've just finished working on a new little bear pattern which should be ready and available in my shop within the next few days.  They were so much fun to make!  Because I made five of them, I've decided that two of them will need new homes...
Aren't they sweet?  I just love how plump their little tummies are!
So, here's the little boy up for adoption,
And this is the little girl.
If you'd like to enter to win one of them, please leave your name and email address in the comments section below, or on the Facebook posts that I'll have up.  To help reduce the risk of  spamming, please don't leave your email address in its proper format, but use this example instead:  md1911(at)shaw(dot)ca.

The draw will be held on Friday, January 30th, and I will contact the winners via email to let them know and also to get their addresses for mailing the bears.  Each winner will receive a dear little bear that will be a complete surprise until they open their package!

Best of luck to you all!
hugs and kisses,
~Shelly xo