Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dolly Days of Summer

Hello dear friends!  It's been a while since I last posted on my blog and a lot has happened in the mean time.  This has been a crazy month for me, firstly, I've officially quit my job as the manager of the building we live in (YAY!!), and can now devote my time to doing what I love the most - creating dolls!  My dad has taken over the position as manager and I've been training him in all aspects of the job.  Into the first week of August (just as my dad was beginning his new job), we had a tragic event in our building.  One of our long term tenants sadly took his own life and I was devastated as he'd been a good friend too.  I cannot tell you how I wish things had turned out differently for him, and I can only imagine the despair he must have been going through.

So, for most of this month, I've been concentrating on surrounding myself with people I love and doing the things I find enjoyment in.  I think it's very important to find as many positive things in life to hold onto and cherish!  And one of my biggest pleasures is creating and sharing my ideas with you!  These are the dolls I've been working on.


For those of you who have requested a pattern for the Little Ladies, you'll be happy to know that one is forthcoming!  As you can see in the photo, the two dolls on either side of the one in the center are very similar to the original Little Ladies.  They are slightly smaller than the original dolls in size, but nevertheless, it is basically the same pattern. 


They measure about 11 inches tall and I'll include the instructions to make the dress, shoes and undies. 


Also new are the Little Miss Camilla Dolls.  I had so much fun making these little girls!  Their sweet little faces make me smile!  They measure about 10 inches and have removable shoes.  I'll be starting to write up the pattern for them today and it'll be the first pattern to include step-by-step photo's instead of my usual hand drawn illustrations.  Thought I'd try something different:)


These kitschy-kooky girls are big (well for my standards anyway), soft and cuddly and measure about 14 inches tall.  I'm not sure if I'll do the pattern for them, though if you think I should, I'd be happy to!

Wishing you all a week filled with happiness and love!
~Shelly xo





21 comments:

  1. Какие чудесные малышки!!!!!

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  2. Pleased to hear you are starting to feel abit happier Shelly, what a terrible ordeal for you and your Dad to have to endure .
    On a lighter note , lovin all your new dolls and would love it if you made the kitschy-kooky girls into a pattern , I think they are simply adorable.
    Well keep smiling sweetie , and know that what you create brings great joy to many of us :)

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about your recent loss, Shelly. I totally agree about the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people. My blog is my happy place where I can get excited about and share cute things. I follow blogs that show sweet things that make me happy too. Yours is one of them! :-) These latest dolls, and all of your critters, are so sweet and adorable. Take care. xo Jennifer

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  4. gak!!! beautiful, amazing, whimsal and darn righ adorable!!! Please create the pattern! They are all sweet!

    I'm sorry about your horrible situation in your building! Please find comfort!

    xoxo,
    Samantha

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  5. Love them all! You are very talented! Sorry to hear about what you went through :(.
    Please make a pattern for the big dolls, they are adorable, they have a sweet vintage look about them.

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  6. They are wonderful Shelly. You should do the pattern for the kitschy-kooky girls. You can't tempt us like that and not let us have a go as well. I hope you are starting to feel a bit better after the loss of your friend. It's a real shame when they just can't continue with life anymore.

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  7. Oh Shelly ever time I see your dolls they put a smile on my face.
    I love the faces on the two big dolls. Their eyes are wonderful.
    hugs

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  8. It is good to hear that your dolls are helping you deal with this tragedy. They surely lift my spirits every time I see them.

    Beth

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  9. I am a new follower on your blog! Your creations are adorable!!
    Dolly Hugs,
    Audrey
    kicksngigglesnursery.blogspot.com

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  10. I am a new follower on your blog! Your creations are adorable!!
    Dolly Hugs,
    Audrey
    kicksngigglesnursery.blogspot.com

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  11. I love all your creations, but I'm even more enthralled with these new dolls for which you're creating the pattern. Thank you for your incredible talent and creativity and for being willing to share your extensive knowledge of doll making.

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  12. This time too shall pass! Your newest range reflects the determination you have to not let things get you down.....I admire that! Sonali

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  13. Thinking of you and your family. Such sad news.

    The dolls are beautiful (as always) and I am so excited about the photo instructions!!

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  14. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
    Always remember the smiles you give others through your dolls :)

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss, I hope some of the happiness from your doll takes away that shadow. I'm sure he'd want you to not dwell over it.

    I can't wait to see more work though, it must be so nice to focus solely on something you love so much

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  16. The Camilla dolls are adorable. And congratulations for the new step in your life! It's such a blessing to be able to really make what we like :-)

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  17. Ack! You must create the pattern for the kitschy-kooky girls...please of course. They are my favorite, and I love the bigger size.

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  18. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I agree surrounding yourself with your family and beautiful creations should be a great comfort. Although I have never commented, I enjoy reading and watching your new arrivals! You are blessed with talent and a lovely family! Best wishes!

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  19. Your dolls are amazing! They inspire me:)

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  20. you make this dolls very very nice

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