Custom Order: August

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August was made for a very special girl, as a custom request. It was difficult to imbue character, to match a personality with a girl of wonderful character quality and vivacity. However August emerged from these stories and descriptions and developed from my hands with a life of her own, hopefully doing some justice to the kind and caring little girl she will be given to, full of life and cheer!

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I am excited that August will be going to such a loving home, it is hard to part with a doll I have created and have fallen in love with. She is so bright and cheerful, I cant help but smile when I see her. She feels wonderful when held, heavy and cuddly and so willing to be carried and hugged!

August is a large waldorf doll at 19″. Her hair is made from soft merino wool mixed with corespun rainbow hues. She has so much hair, over 6 ounces! It feels delectably soft and cloud like in the hands, excellent qualities for play and braiding. I made her with two outfits, one a puffed sleeved layered eyelet dress with blues and yellow, and a matching kerchief with orange trim. The second outfit is a layered and gathered raglan style dress in beautiful brights. Both dresses come with matching striped pantaloons, and a set of purple-blue booties in Madeline Tosh superwash wool, very soft and silky.

If you are interested in having your own custom made doll see here for a listing for an 18″, or here for a 16″.

Thanks for viewing!

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Crocodile / Dragon Scale Stitch Cowl

I needed to share this with you, it was a Christmas gift I made for my daughter on her request. Its a “crocodile stitch” cowl, although she would rather call it a dragon scale stitch, since she adores dragons. We used the washable and delectable Madeline Tosh wool in “spectrum”, also my daughters choice, which looks lovely with the scales! With the eggs I made for Daenarys, a pine cone ornament I made for a friend, and now the many many many many hours I put into this cowl, I have become a pro at them, haha!

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If any of my you lovely ladies would like to learn how to do this crocodile stitch, there are infinite videos on you tube for such, or here is a visual of instructions as well: Crocodile Stitch. Just be warned it takes a TON of wool! I used 3 skeins of Madeline Tosh for this one, and it took me probably 10 hours or thereabouts to make this. But it is beautiful and will be treasured for many years! Thats how I can justify the expense… 🙂  Have fun!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wow, 2014! Its incredible how fast time flies, especially now that I can watch my children grow each year like little trees, reaching reaching reaching up!

As a cheerful gift to you all I thought you would love to see a wreath I made as a gift this year, inspired by a similar one on Pinterest! I ransacked as many Michaels as I could find during their pre-Christmas sale, and here is what I found! Enjoy!

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