Sunday, 28 December 2014

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year - Sale

I hope your all having a wonderful Christmas and are planning a very very Happy New Year.
I've been very spoilt and my lovely family and friends have given me beautiful gifts this year. I'm so grateful for their kindness and I've missed being able to see them all because my back has been playing up. I've spent most of Christmas laying on the living room floor, but it's not stopped me enjoying myself just because I can't get around too well. I've even managed a shot walk out in the frosty air today :)

My lovely husband bought me this wonderful little Plague Doctor doll from Angela's Animals on Etsy -
Isn't he lovely! She makes the cutest felted animals with fantastic detail, but I fell in love with this little guy with his feathered cape and tall hat. He has long fingered hands and his hooked beak is just perfect.

My Mother and Father in-law gave me the Froud's Fairy Tales book and I'm amazed at the mix of illustrations and photographs of their sculptures in it. The stories are  strange and unusual and it's all laid out so well. I love the Froud's work and hope one day to be lucky enough to own a piece of it myself.

My bestest friends both gave me amazing gifts as they always do. They are always so kind :) I would have modelled my beautiful Lindy Bop dress from Sarah and Liam if I could stand a bit straighter right now. And Becky and James gave me something that made me cry when I opened it. They gave me this ceramic poppy that was part of the huge installation at the Tower of London this year, and I'm so thrilled to have one for myself. The idea behind the installation was beautiful and the whole effect so stunning. I wish I could have seen it myself, but now I have a small piece of it in my home.

I've had books and dvd's, new makeup and a warm hat, a smart new purse and a delicate silver bracelet, thanks to all of my wonderful family and friends and feel very lucky that they are all in my life.

To start off the new year in style and as a Thank you to all of the supportive people who have offered me kindness and encouragement this year I'm having a January Sale, but this time with a little difference since Etsy has new settings for it's coupon codes and I'm now able to alter the deals to make them better and better for my lovely collectors. I've listed them below and they will be active until the last day in Jan. As always I'm happy to reserve any of my dolls you may be interested in.

Spend £20 (peg doll size) and use code HAPPYNEWYEAR1 at checkout for 10% OFF
Spend £50 (small doll size) and use code HAPPYNEWYEAR2 at checkout for 15% OFF
Spend £130 (med doll size or a mix) and use code HAPPYNEWYEAR3 at checkout for 20% OFF
Spend £275 (large doll size or a mix) and use code HAPPYNEWYEAR4 at checkout for 25% OFF

I hope you all have everything you could wish for in 2015

Monday, 15 December 2014

Dolls Are Getting Excited For Christmas

Ok, so maybe the dolls aren't the only ones getting excited for Christmas :)
I love Christmas!
I mean really Really REALLY love it. I've had all my gift bought since Halloween and my tree up since Dec 1st. All the card are written and gifts wrapped and now I'm ready with only 9 days to go until I get to give hubby his presents and find out if my friends and family like what I got them too. I hope they do as there are a few odd ones this year (not telling who's :)
I've taken Christmas Eve off from the Day Job and will spend it getting even more silly and wound up until I get told to calm down by Cris or get one evil look too many from Darcy Cat. It'll be here before you know it and I hope your all planning to spend lots of time and make happy memories with those you love.

I have been doll making but at this time of year I don't get to share much. I've been working on commissions and their all Christmas gifts so I can't share just in case I spoil the surprise for someone. There have been peg dolls and secrets and a rather glamorous lady in a va-va-voom black dress. I've also been working on a gift for my Godmother and another for a very lovely friend across the seas, and with all the packing and shipping and trying to finish off Effie and ideas I'm all in a mix. I huge horrible stinking cold hasn't helped either, but now it's gone I'm hoping to get some serious work done :)

Effie Gray is sitting very patiently waiting for her hat and a few trimmings, and my Remember and Secret ideas are coming along slowly too. Maybe I'll have some doodles to share soon. I hope your all having fun getting ready for Christmas and New Year.
Take care