Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Special Giveaway!

My goodness, has it really been that long since I last posted??  I've had such a strange last few months!  Spent most of Spring and Summer dealing with severe allergic asthma which began as a reaction that I had to a series of de-sensitising allergy shots.  To make a long story short, I now have a new allergist who is thoroughly competent, knowledgeable and professional and who has the most wonderful bedside manners!  I'm just so happy to be back to normal again!
I do have some other good news to share with you all, one of my patterns has been featured in the new edition of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine!  Yay!!
      You should be able to find a copy in stores now and it'll run through till Christmas.  There are also lots of other fun and festive projects in the book, so do grab a copy, it's quite fabulous!
You know how sometimes you just need a bit of a change?  Well, I've been itching to try something different lately, so I got some clay and started making a few things.  First I made a little ellie for my Mum.  She loves elephants and I wanted to make her a sweet little gift to thank her for all she does.  She helps me get all the orders packed and mailed everyday and I know that without her, I would not be able to run my business as effectively as we do.  She is amazing and I am so blessed to have her!
I really enjoyed working with the clay and ended up making a few more things.. a llama, baby bear, a whale, a fox brooch and a couple of cactus ring holders!
Now for the best part!  I'm having a giveaway for the fox brooch, the whale and the two cactus ring holders (PS.. they will not include the rings).  If you'd like to have a chance of winning one of them, please leave a message below, or on my facebook page and include your name and email address in the following format: md(at)shaw(dot)ca.  The draw will be held on Sunday, September 25th for the 4 winners.  To make it fair, I'll pre-wrap each gift and randomly send one to each of the winners, that way it will be a complete surprise for the recipient:)  I will also contact each winner for their mailing address after the draw.

Best of luck everyone!!  And do be on the lookout for more of my clay creations!  I am thoroughly addicted and am already plotting my next creation as I write!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Special Mollie Makes Feature!!

Hi there!  I'm so excited to share the most wonderful news today!  A few months ago, I was contacted by the editor of Mollie Makes magazine who asked me to share a project for their readers.  Imagine my delight!!  Oh my goodness, this is my absolute favourite crafting magazine, so of course I said yes!!
 It was decided that I would contribute the pattern for my Flora kitty cat and they've made up the cutest little pattern kits which are included as free gifts with the purchase of the magazine.  How fabulous is that??!!  So, for anyone interested in picking up a copy, it goes on sale in the UK today, 26th May 2016 - issue no.67, available in the next couple of days everywhere else :)

Isn't she cute?  The kit comes with everything you'll need to make her, including the felt, fabric, safety eyes, ribbon, thread and even a sewing needle!  And I've provided lots of detailed photos showing each step of the way.
You can click on this link to get a sneak peak of the issue:  http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/mollie-makes-issue-67/

Have a happy day! xo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Mermaid Girl Pattern Kits

Hi there!  Just wanted to quickly share a few new things I've listed in my Etsy shop.  Due to many requests, I've created 3 little Mermaid Girl pattern kits.  The pattern is basically the same as the original with a few minor tweaks and modifications. 
Clock-wise from top left:  Nerissa, Pearl and Lorelei. 
Also, I have 4 copies of my new book, My Felt Doll available for sale.  I wasn't sure if it was a good idea as the cost of shipping is quite high, but if there's enough interest , I'll see about getting more copies in.
 A sneak peek at the little Schoolgirl,
And the Woodland Maiden.
Wishing you all a happy Thursday! xo