Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Special Doll for a Special Friend

I have to tell you guys about my best friend, Jessi.
She is one of the nicest people I know.

She and I have been friends since we were just little kids.
We went to church together (and we were very involved in that church!).
For a few years, her mom would babysit my brother and I after school everyday.
She's always been there for me when I needed it.

As I look back at our relationship, one thing always really hits home to me.
There have been several times throughout the years that we've grown apart (high school especially)...yet, we have always been able to pick right back up as if no time has passed.
Jessi has shown me that is what makes a true friendship, and I just love her for it.

Anyway, enough sappy stuff. I'm sure I've embarrassed poor Jessi enough. ;)

I decided to only make one Christmas gift this year, and I knew it had to be for Jessi.
She's done so much to encourage (hassle lol) me into opening an etsy shop this year. It just seemed appropriate that I make her a doll of her own.

Jessi decide to name her Penelope!

This little doll is pretty special.
The fabric for her arms and legs was dyed by Jessi and her daughter, Olivia. It was originally a costume Olivia wore to school. After the school event was over, Jessi gave it to me to use for dollmaking.
The pretty yarn I used for her hair was dyed by Jessi too!
She decided to try out dyeing some yarn for me as a Christmas present.
Lucky for me, Jess was too excited to wait until Christmas to give it to I was able to surprise her by using it for her doll! :)
Jessi actually hand dyes thread in all sorts of gorgeous colors for tatting (something I had never even heard of until she introduced it to me).
You guys should go visit her at her blog or her shop!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Meet Chloe

Chloe is pretty sure I saved the best for last.

Chloe loves fashion.

 She reads all the magazines.

 She spends hours on Pinterest pinning her favorite outfits.

 Her favorite show is Project Runway...she never misses an episode!
Chloe will be the last Secret Keeper listed in the shop this year (which sounds way more dramatic than saying "until next month at least").
My desk didn't stay clean for long though!
I've got several new projects cut out all over the place.
I'll be working on a new monster design, a few top secret Christmas presents, and I'm sure a glove monster or two!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Little Troublemaker

I've been so excited about making this doll.
I guess I'm just a sucker for bright colors. :)

Meet Jinx!

Jinx is a bit of a wild child.

 She's really not bad at heart.

 She tries to be good...but it's just so much more fun causing trouble.

Jinx has already found herself a new home!
(I should've known I wouldn't be able to keep a wild one around for long.)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Marnie, the sweet little redhead

Whew, I've been finishing up these little dolls left and right lately!
It'll all end soon...don't have many more pre-prepared dolls left.
(And you guys were thinking I was just that fast all of a sudden...ha!)

Here's the newest girl!

This is Marnie.

 Marnie is a dreamer.

She loves myths and legends.

She often pretends she's a princess, waiting patiently for her prince.

Marnie is now in the shop!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Newly Designed Glove Monster

I was determined to finish the last few dolls on my desk before letting the monsters wreak havoc, but this little guy somehow slipped out!

I've always loved the glove monsters.
They're cute and little (my favorite combo!)
This guy is about 6.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide (counting his arms).

I've been wanting to change the look of the glove monsters to reflect my style a little better.
I think I've finally figured out how to do it!

What do you guys think of the new look?

I have a feeling he's going to have many siblings in the near future...
This little guy is in the shop!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lyric the Musician

Meet the newest Secret Keeper...Lyric!

Lyric is a laid back girl.
She loves music of all types.

One day, she hopes to be a great musician.
She practices every day with the hope that she'll fulfill her dream.

Lyric is looking for a new home in the shop!
Just three more Secret Keeper dolls to complete...after that, I'm pretty sure I'll no longer be able to hold back the impending monster invasion.
Good thing the monsters around here are nice!

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Newest Addition, Paddy Cake!

Meet little Miss Paddy Cake!

Paddy is a sweet, inquisitive little girl.
She loves to talk, and she loves to ask questions.

She tends to do both almost nonstop.
She can't help it that she's so curious about everything.

Luckily, she's so cute, it's hard to get annoyed with her.
Paddy Cake will be listed in the shop at some point today!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Shop is Finally Open!!

Just a quick update for you all...

I've finally opened my etsy shop!
You can visit it here.

There's just a few listings for now.
I have five more Secret Keeper dolls in progress that I'll be adding over the next couple of weeks.
They'll each get their own individual posts here.

If you want to stay up to date with my works in progress, come join me on Facebook!