Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Wishes and a New Pattern Release!

Happy Holidays to all of you!  I've been working away on my last pattern of the year and I'm super excited to finally be able to share it with you!  The Wardrobe Essentials pattern was made specially for the Sparkle Starlet Doll and will include lots of fun options for you to create a delightful array of outfits for your doll including dresses, tops and pants and the cutest pair of slippers and sleep mask!  
I've provided three sleeve options that can be used to create a number of different dress and blouse styles - a short puff sleeve, a flutter sleeve and a long sleeve, as well as a pair of pants and shorts.
You can even use the pattern pieces to create an adorable pair of flannel PJ's to go with the kitty sleep mask and slippers!  Just think of the possibilities! 
Here's a few examples of the outfits I created with the patterns:
A flutter sleeved blouse with cuffed shorts,
Long sleeved blouse with pants,
Dress with puff sleeves,
Flutter sleeved flannel pj's.
And I have a little secret to share!  I found the most perfect doll bed to fit the Sparkle Starlet Dolls at Ikea!  Click on this link to see it!  It even comes with a set of bedding, but I decided to make my own!
You need to build it yourself, but it's pretty simple and doesn't take long to set up.  I love that it's unfinished wood as it can be painted (which I'm considering..), but it looks lovely just as it is!
Wishing you all a beautiful, wonder-filled Holiday Season!



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Let the Countdown Begin!!

'Tis the Season to get crafty dear friends and to help you get started I'm having my 6th annual 12 Days Of Gifts Special, beginning this Monday, Dec 4th!   Yes folks, it's that time of year again!  So if you're looking for a fun and easy gift to make for someone special, now's the time to haul out your felt and fabric stash and get ready for some crafting fun!  There's still time to create something special for everyone on your list! 
Beginning Monday, I'll be offering a different pattern or pattern set on sale in my Etsy shop for 50% off the regular price.  
So, if there's a particular pattern you've had your eye on, please be sure to check my Facebook Page and Instagram feed daily as I'll post an announcement each morning with the day's Gift of the Day.
This special will only be on for a limited time, so please don't miss it! 
Happy crafting everyone! 💕
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Pattern Release - Sparkle Starlet Dolls!!

Hello there lovelies!  I'm just so happy to finally have this pattern ready to share with you all!!  It has been a huge undertaking, but oh-so worth it now that it's done!  I've spent countless hours, weeks even, when all was said and done, photographing the steps for the pattern, writing up the instructions and finally taking what seemed like hundreds of photos for the listing pics as the weather was so not co-operating with me!  It feels like an enormous weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I think I  may just have to take tomorrow off!
 These sweet girls are machine sewn and measure about 17 inches tall.  I've included a couple of templates for the doll's facial features.  These will allow you to create different eye shapes and will also give you the option to make dimples, freckles or stars.  You can then choose whether to embroider or paint the features onto your doll, or you may want to try a combination of the two.  
The Starlet's hair is secured onto her head with stitching and glue and it can be gently styled many ways.Please click on all the photos to see the details.
 The pattern includes instructions and pattern pieces to make an adorable pair of sequined/embroidered undies, slouchy leg warmers and a pretty summer dress lined with a tulle petticoat. 
 Rainbow freckles :)
 Such a sweet face!
 What little girl (or big one) wouldn't love to play with one of these?
 They're fun and easy to make!
 I think this one's my fave! :)
 But I just love this one too!
 Painted facial features below.
The Sparkle Starling Doll pattern will be available in my Etsy shop later on tonight!
Happy sewing everyone!!