Saturday, August 16, 2014

Oh My Gosh

It's been three years, and one day, since I opened my Etsy shop selling clothes, and now furniture, for funny little dolls.  Dolls I thought were hideous when I was first introduced to them.  Now I really love them.

This is Elly - my first Blythe doll, wearing one of the first outfits I created in 2011 ~ My friend Deb customized the doll, and I adore her.


Now I spend more time designing and creating furniture for dolls.  There are so many more talented people out there, I prefer their clothes to making my own.  Mine seem a bit naff these days, and I don't have the patience to learn new sewing techniques.

I did, however, learn how to freestyle quilt (at least, I think that is what it's called)  - it happened by accident really.  It wasn't something I had intended on doing.  You-tube is an exceedingly useful medium when learning to miter binding corners...I'm not sure I will ever have the patience, time, or technical ability to work on pieced quilts, so will leave that to the experts. 


I have also started to revisit open closets ~  They are fun to create.

I have also become a BOOTH renter in a local Antique/Gift Store.  I am so excited, and quite petrified at the same time.  I'm working on painted furniture for humans, lots of home decor, and gifts.  It's the perfect time of year to get going, since Christmas is fast approaching.  I will share some images in my next post....

Until then....



12 comments:

  1. Abi! Your art is fabulous in all forms! Congratulations on your 3 years at Etsy. You make fabulous dolls, even the tiny ones. I love your costuming of the dolls you made for me. They are quite extraordinary. Here's looking forward to your next venture. I'm sure you will do well♡ hugzzzz

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    1. Thank you dearest Pam. Its fun to evolve right? maybe I will do full circle one day :) I hope you are well X

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  2. I loove the things you make so much, beautifully done. How exciting with the booth, sure it will go really well for you. You mentioned Christmas, true, soon it will be over us again :-). Pam xx

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    1. Thanks Pam! Christmas sure has hit the shops here! LOL Hope all is well.

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  3. Every time I look at your art/ craft it makes me smile and so happy!
    I wish you all the best for your new endeavors, sound like a lot of
    awesomeness coming our way! :-)
    Good Luck and be well!



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    1. Katja. Thank you so much for your lovely words. I hope all is well in your world X

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  4. Good luck with your booth. You have a wonderful style. I am sure your work will be snapped up in no time.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Karen. I'm quite enjoying the process thus far :)

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  5. I'm not saying this because I adore you but...I truly am amazed by everything you create.
    It's always lovely and perfect and brings a smile to my face.
    I sat up straight reading about your booth space! How exciting and how coincidental.
    I just put my name in last week for a booth space at an Antique/Collectibles Mall!
    (it's a bit of an odd junk/everything goes place but it gets A LOT of traffic.)
    the waiting list is a year long... which at first thought was depressing but knowing my behavior,
    will be just about right for me to get stuff together! LOL!
    I look forward to see how fabulous your booth space will be!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you my dearest. I am so excited for you! I hope a spot opens up really soon. You used to have a booth when I first met you. right? You are a pro in that case :)

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  6. félicitation pour vos nouveaux projets !
    J'adore vos vetements et meubles pour blythe et me régale à regarder vos belles photos. Quel dommage de ne plus faire de vetements car je les trouve merveilleux.
    bonne soirée
    Isabelle

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  7. Hello! I just found you today and I am in love with your furniture! How did you learn to make such beautiful pieces? I look forward to more updates from you.

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