Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wellie Wisher Dress

Spring is just around the corner and my little Wellie Wisher™ is wearing a sweetly white smocked on white fancy dress. A half slip worn under the skirt adds a little lace to complete the look. This dress and slip will also fit the Hearts 4 Heart dolls.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaMinto



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tea cosy

Someone dear to me loves tea, in fact, she loves it so much she has a special Brown Betty teapot from England to brew her tea in.  And this had to be an old Brown Betty teapot, made by the original company before the clay was mixed differently.  I'd say she is a tea snob - in a good way, of course!

Her gift request for this last Christmas was a tea cosy.  Or maybe several, or maybe one for each season. . .
And they needed to match her Folk Art Pfaltzgraff dishes which are brown and blue. :o)
Here's a few I made for her:



Brown Betty Tea Pot

This bird pattern came from Debbie Mumm in a free craft project she offered:



Crazy Quilt tea cosy

 Patchwork with quilting tea cosy

Star burst patchwork with quilting



Friday, February 10, 2017

Dress for Wellie

After borrowing my granddaughter's Wellie Wisher™ for two weeks to use as a model for the beginning of a doll clothes wardrobe offered in my Etsy Store. I have now purchased my own doll. Here is the first dress and matching shoes she is modeling. The  pattern for shoes is from Pixiefaire.com.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Wellie Wisher™ doll clothes

My granddaughter received one of the new Wellie Wisher™dolls from American Girls for Christmas and needed a couple of pieces of clothing for her.   After making a few pieces and finding it a fun project I thought I would try my hand at designing and stitching up a few outfits to sell in my Etsy Shop.  The Hearts 4 Heart dolls are very close to the Wellie Wisher™ doll size and both will be able to fit the clothes I will be listing.
In time for Valentine's Day I started my clothing line with an English Smocked fancy dress.


Sweatshirt, Yoga pants and matching Finger Puppet

English Smocked Dress

Wool pleated skirt with Sweater

Yellow flowered Low Waisted Dress

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Quiet Book 'Twas the Night before Christmas

Now available, 
two page quiet book with matching finger puppets - 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

(not even a) mouse, children and St Nick

Book cover - hand embroidery and pen and ink.


Inside pockets for storing puppets.
Back cover - complete with carrying handles
for easy transportation.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Quiet Book with finger puppets

Now available a two page Quiet Book with handles for easy transport. Pockets along inside lower edge to store finger puppets. Hand stitched using embroidery stitches from my original pattern.




Monday, October 10, 2016

I've been having fun making little finger puppets. To help teach little ones about the first Thanksgiving this adorable set of five puppets are hand embroidered from my original pattern. Made with craft felt and floss  each stands between 2 1/4” and 2 1/2” tall.