Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Congrats to the Pattern Winners!!

Good morning everyone!  I'm super excited to announce the winners of my newest pattern giveaway and just want to say a very big 'Thank You' to all of you for entering and for leaving such lovely comments!


I had so much fun designing and creating these little plushies and I know you'll love making them too.  They're easy and fun and are great for newbies who are looking for something simple and sweet to make.  So, without further ado, here are the winners:
Indigo M
Alma Smith
Candice
Lisa Meersman
Cupcakecutie

Congratulations ladies, have fun making them!  This pattern is now available in my shops!

Happy sewing,
~Shelly xo


Saturday, April 20, 2013

New Plush Toy Pattern Giveaway!!

Dear friends, I have a delightful surprise for you all - a Pattern Giveaway!! 

This new collection will feature pattern pieces and instructions to make a Bunny, Bear and Kitten plushie, complete with a halter neck dress, shorts romper, super hero glasses and cape and a pretty pair of 1950's inspired sunglasses!


These little cuties were so much fun to make!  I wanted them to be bright and eye-catching, so I used many of the scrumptious felts I have in my collection.  The kittens and bears measure about 8 inches tall, while the bunnies are a little taller at 10 inches. 


Five lucky winners will be drawn on Wednesday, April 24, so if you'd like a chance of being entered in the draw, please leave your name and email address below in the comments section.  For those of you who are unable to comment here on my blog, please leave your info on my Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/gingermelondolls?ref=hl under the link with this blog post.

Wishing you all the best and a very happy weekend too ;)
~Shelly xo

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Plush Toys

Spring greetings dear friends!  I'm quite shocked at how time has flown since my last post!  This last month has been a bit of a stressful time for our family as our dear Nannykins has been in and out of hospital three times.  At 95, everyday things are getting harder for her and she's finding it difficult to manage on her own.  She's been living independently, though in the same apartment building as us, so we've been able to keep an eye on her.  But, her health is steadily going downhill due to congestive heart failure and renal problems and she requires a lot more care.  It's hard to see her struggling and my only hope is that she can be comfortable during this part of her journey. 

I've not had much time for making things due to our trips to visit her in hospital, but I've slowly been working on a new collection of plush toy patterns that I'm certain will be perfect for beginner sewers!  There are three animals - a bear, bunny and kitten, along with three different outfits - a romper for boys, a dress and a super hero cape, which I still need to design:)


I think the unfinished kitty in the middle is my fave so far and I can't wait to see how he turns out, especially wearing his little cape!

 One fun thing my hubby and I did last Sunday, was to visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver which was featuring a Japanese fair and cherry blossom festival.  As most of you know, I absolutely LOVE anything to do with Japanese culture, anime art and food, so this was a definite must see!  Thankfully, the rain held off long enough for our visit and we enjoyed the beautiful gardens, performing arts and delicious food!


This lovely geisha was handing out info on an up-coming Anime convention.  I may have to go just to see all the different costumes!


Oh, if only I were 20 years younger!  I'd be dressing up for sure!


Some of the many cherry trees in bloom.


Love the colour and artwork on this wooden canoe!


One of the many food tents offering tasty treats!  That's hubby surveying the menu boards on the right side of the photo.

We're hoping to take in many more local events throughout the spring and summer, so I'll keep you posted when we do:)

Take care and have a lovely weekend,
~Shelly  xo