the only downside is that he had to get mailed off to his new home. I hear he is being well loved though.
Archive for March 2012
Custom orders are done and it is finally time to throw myself head first into sewing dolls for conventions! I love custom orders for all the different and interesting requests, but I’m excited to take a break to work on some new designs and old favorites. Plus making multiples of things makes me feel super productive.
I have a few more cute plush ladies I want to feature, so check back for more cuddly dolls and outfits!
So who is ready for a contest! It’s easy peasy and you could win a $40 gift certificate to my Etsy shop to put toward a ready made doll or a custom order of your very own (customs start at $50)! Here’s how to enter:
Super easy, right? But there’s more! You can get an extra entry by tweeting about Handmade Stuffs (make sure to add @HandmadeStuffs so I know you did) or by posting about Handmade Stuffs on Facebook and tagging the page. One extra entry is allowed for each site, so you can have a total of five possible entries. If you already follow me or like me you’re automatically entered. Make sure to stick around after the contest is over too; you’ll be automatically entered in future contests.
The contest will be open until Sunday, March 11th and I’ll announce the winner the following day. Good luck!
These little Saplings are 18″ tall with jointed arms and a head that can turn. They all have cute leaf hair and each doll features three leaves in a unique combination of fabrics. My favorite part is making their little “branch” noses from felt, so cute!
Ready for the enviornmentally friendly part? The body, stuffing, and felt are all made from recycled plastic water bottles! Plastic water bottles can be melted down, made into thread, and used to make fabrics that would otherwise be made from new plastics. How cool is that?
If you’re in the area and would like to grab one, Eco-Licious is located in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 1916 Commonwealth Ave. There’s additional information on their Facebook page. If you do stop in, I highly recommend the Raz-dillos (vegan twinkie-style treats covered in raspberry and shredded coconut).
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! This Make Out is a free monthly craft session organized by Crown Town Handmade, Charlotte’s group of crafty entrepreneurs. (Of which I am a proud member.) Make Outs are the last Thursday of every month and are open to all ages. Crafty fellas are welcome too!
The flowers are pretty easy to fold, but do take a little dexterity. It helps to starch the fabric or iron on a lightweight interfacing, but we used untreated fabric and they came out fine. It does take a little finagling to get those petals positioned. Luckily the center gets covered with beads, buttons, or a bit of fabric so any imperfections are pretty easy to hide.