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!!
 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Li'l Luvs Baby Animals

Hi everyone!  I'm sorry it's been so long since I lasted posted anything, but I've been working on a new collection of baby animal patterns and I'm so happy to say that the first two are finally ready!  I've named these wee animal babies 'Li'l Luvs' as they're just so adorably cute and tiny, measuring at just over 7 inches tall.
I began this project a few months ago with the intention of making six different animal dolls, each with the same body proportions so that their outfits could be mixed and matched between them.  Well, it's been quite and undertaking to say the least!  I can't tell you how many different sizes and shapes these little characters have been through in the design process, but I think I'm finally happy with the end result and I'm ready to share the first two patterns with you all!  Please meet the Li'l Luvs Ellie and Badger!  And yes! they can stand on their own!!
Each pattern will include instructions and pattern pieces to make the doll (either Badger or Ellie), along with a little felt sundress, a cute pair of scalloped felt undies, shoes and a fabric outfit - a sweet little romper for the elephant and a darling little dress for the badger!









I would recommend some hand and machine sewing experience to complete these patterns, though I have provided many detailed photos and easy to follow instructions throughout, so a novice sewer should be able to work through them if they take their time.










Here's a few more pics of the little cuties.

I just love how adorable they look in their little undies and shoes!























































The patterns for the Li'l Luvs are now available in my Etsy shop!

Have a wonderful week!






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Super Summer Sale!

Hello dear friends!  Summer is finally here and it's a perfect time to get crafting with the kids!  I'll be having a SALE this coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25) in my Etsy shop.  Please enter coupon code SUMMERSALE2017 at the check out to receive 20% off your entire purchase!!  Happy Summer everyone!

See you there!

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sparkle Starling Doll Giveaway Winner!

Hi there!!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered for a chance to win the Sparkle Starling Doll! The lucky winner is Janet Berezowecki!!  Congratulations!!
Have a happy week!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sparkle Starling Doll Giveaway and a Shop Update!

Hey there!  I'm super excited to say that I'm having another GIVEAWAY!!  I've been working on a small batch of Sparkle Starling dolls that I'll be listing in my shop this coming Saturday, but one of them will be up for grabs for a lucky winner!
This sweet girl is machine sewn with hand embroidered and hand coloured facial features. Her hair can be gently styled and has been made from a beautiful assortment of sparkly, sequined, luxury and acrylic yarns. I've secured it to her head with stitching and glue. She is a one-of-a-kind, handmade cloth doll measuring about 15 inches tall.
She wears a pretty summer dress, the cutest little hand embroidered and sequined undies and a beautiful cashmere wrap cardigan, hand knitted by my Mum (Myfairdolly).  All clothing items are completely removable.
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win this sweet girl, please follow these steps:
✼ Leave a comment below, or on my Facebook page and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca. or,
✼ Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gingermelongirl/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gingermelondolls/
✼ Bonus entry for Instagram and Facebook followers: Like this photo and tag up to 3 friends in separate comments for 3 additional entries.
✼International entries are welcome, however postage outside of Canada and the US is not included in this giveaway. You must be willing to pay for the cost of mailing and any customs charges should they arise. 
☛ Here's a list of the postal rates for the following countries (in US $): 
✩ UK - $16.15 
✩ Australia/New Zealand - $18.35 
✩ Everywhere else - $20.15 
☛Giveaway closes Sunday, 21st May at 7:00 pm PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced later that evening. 

Shop Update:

🕊I'll be listing 6 Sparkle Starlings in my Etsy shop on Saturday, 20th May at 10:00am PST.  I will also have a selection of clothing items that will be for sale separately.  Here are a few sneak peek photos of what you can expect:


Each doll is hand signed :)




























There's lots more, so please be sure to check out my Instagram for the rest!

Best of luck to you all!!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Shop Update - New Stuffs!!

Great news y'all!!  I've got a few new goodies in store for you!  My fav of all is the scrumptious Hand Over Dyed fabric!  It is SO GORGEOUS!!  When I first got into doll making, this is the felt I used to make my Pocket Pixies, Woodland and Sweet Stufflings, Gingerbelles, etc.  I have wanted to offer this felt in my Etsy shop forever and let me tell you, nothing compares to it!  I have hand chosen 42 beautiful colours, which I know you'll love and they're available in 8.5 x 13 inch sheets.
Aren't they stunning!!??  Just one problem though...  unfortunately, I've become so allergic to them that I have to wear a double mask while working with them :(  Oh, I can't tell you how upset I am about this!!  I had so many plans!!  So, I will only be selling what I have on hand and when they're gone, that'll be it, I won't be able to stock anymore.  Because of this, I'm selling them for a steal - $5.00 a sheet which is just barely covering the cost of them.
Here's a look at the swatch card.  Because the fabric is hand dyed, each sheet will have slight or noticeable colour variations.  It is also great for wool appliqué, penny rugs and rug hooking.
 Click on them to see the close-up view.
Below are a few examples of the things I've made with this wool in the past.
Gingerbelles

Sweet Stufflings

 Woodland Stufflings


Pocket Pixie

 

Dainty Darlings


















I also have some new metallic and patterned felt sheets available.
 Metallic felts (above):
: gold stripes on white or black
: gold dots on white or black
: silver stripes on white or black
: silver dots on white or black
Patterned felt (above):
: red or black dots on white
: black or red stripes on white
Another pic showing the Snow Couple I made with the hand over dyed fabric.  Trust me, once you use this felt, you'll be hooked!! :)

Hope you'll pop in and visit my shop before they're all sold out!
Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Pattern Release - Springtime Friends!

Hi!!  Got a lovely surprise for you all!  My newest pattern, the Springtime Friends is now ready and available in my Etsy shop!! 
I'm super excited to share this pattern with you!  It includes pattern pieces to make either a bunny or kitty doll and I've created two different outfit options to choose from - a pretty Summer dress or a cute pair of shorts with buttoned suspenders.  The pattern also includes a faux fur cape and scarf.
I love the different options in this pattern - I made a Mum and Dad bunny and then made them each a teeny tiny baby bunny to hold.  You can find the free tutorial to make one yourself on my blog, just CLICK HERE. 
 If you love hand embroidery, you'll love the concept of creating your own embroidered masterpiece!  You can customize these dolls to your hearts content!!  I've provided lots of photos showing close-up details of the stitches I've used, so you can embellish as much or as little as you'd like.
















































































The dolls and outfits are made from fabric and are machine sewn.  Finished bunnies measure about 14inches tall, while kitties measure about 11 inches tall.
 Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!