Friday, August 27, 2010

Acorn Babies!

So I have spent the past few weeks perfect my Acorn Baby pattern. I think I finally have it. Just to give you an idea on size, the smaller one is wearing an actually acorn cap!!

I've also been working on some more gnomes and some new Floppy Dolls for the shop. Here's a sneak peek of fabric you can expect to see dollies dressed in soon.

Can you tell I am ready for fall? I think the corduroy is going to make some amazing dolls!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Camera Fixed

So I finally have my camera fixed and it's been raining none stop which makes it VERY hard to take good pictures. I was able to get a few pictures of some Waldorf inspired dolls I re-worked.

This is Taffy after she has been re-worked and given a new tunic. Love her now! Can't wait till the sun comes out. I have itty-bitty gnomes to show you as well as a couple acorn babies! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Handmade It Is.

So I have decided what I am going to do for the give away. It will be hand made. I have the idea rolling around in my head, now just to bring it to fruition and get my camera working so I can take pictures of it when it's done.

On another note I am thinking about closing my etsy shop. I LOVE creating. It love making things and bringing other people joy through hand made items. But I worry that I am spending more money than I am making at it. I want to keep pursuing it, but I'm afraid it's just not worth that time, effort, and cost. This is what is rolling around my head this Sunday evening.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Give Away?

So my camera cord was left at the beach house. Thankfully my parents have it, but it does mean no photos until I get it back. On the upside I am considering doing a give away since I reached my 100th post. (This is actually post 106.) I am debating between a hand made item or Jane Brocket's book The Gentle Art of Domesticity. What do you all think? Which would you be more interested in?

Sunday, August 8, 2010


(Picture courtesy of Sarah Abbott Photography.)

I understand her need to dance in the water. I have been so full of joy all weekend that I wish we could back, just so I could join her in a jubilant dance in the waves. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Loving Neapolitan Candy and Etsy

Ok so I am doing lost of Christmas/Bear's birthday planning. Which means there is lots of talk of baby dolls, Fancy Nancy, Madeline Books, and quilts going on around our house. While searching for inspiration I found some fabric I fell in love with. Unfortunately I couldn't afford it. But since it reminded me of Neapolitan coconut candy so I searched Etsy for some inspiration. Enjoy. But warning, it may make you hungry! 



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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Today I didn't give in. When I wanted to light the apple candles, I lit the beach ones instead. When I wanted to make a heavy, rich egg dish in the crock pot, I made a cold pasta salad instead. When I wanted to turn on the AC and plan for Christmas, I opened the windows and got hot and sticky cleaning. When I wanted to give in and focus more on tomorrow than today, I didn't. And so I was able to capture and enjoy a few moments of summer.