Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New patterns available in my Etsy shoppe for Instant Download

There are quite a few NEW e-patterns available in my Etsy shopThere is also a Pick 4 e-pattern listing.  The pick 4 is not an instant digital file.  It is something that will be sent to you via your email with your choices attached as files to the email.  You may only use that listing to receive the discount. 
This pattern #161 Patriotic Anne, will make the 14" finished doll as shown above. Included in pattern are pattern pieces for body, clothing, measurements for dress skirt, detailed instructions including a tea stain recipe, color cover photo, close up photo on final page of instructions, materials list, and my secret time saving steps.



   This pattern #158 Annies Lil Baby will make the 22" finished doll as shown above including her 9" baby. Included in pattern are pattern pieces for body, clothing, measurements for dress skirt and apron, and all baby parts, detailed instructions including a tea stain recipe, color cover photo, close up photo on final page of instructions, materials list, and my secret time saving steps.



 Cookies 4 Andy is also new for 2015. 
This pattern will make the 21" finished doll as shown above. Included in pattern are pattern pieces for body, clothing and measurements, and cookies, detailed instructions including a tea stain recipe, color cover photo, materials list, and my secret time saving steps.




 Somebunny to Love pattern #165 will create the 22" finished doll and 11" bunny as shown. Included in pattern are pattern pieces for body, clothing and measurements, and all bunny parts and measurements, detailed instructions including a tea stain recipe, color cover photo, materials list, and my secret time saving steps.



 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Round Head~My Favorite Annie~are DONE!!

Here are the 2 babies I made for a wholesale customer...this redhead is really NOT so red...darn flash!!

I LOVE doing this style of doll and can hardly wait to make round head bunny rabbits this upcoming season.

Today...I want to get something off my chest.

I detest winter...I realize it has to happen...I realize there is nothing I can do to change the fact that it is GOING to come regardless how I feel about it.  But, that doesn't mean I HAVE TO like it.  I just have to tolerate it.  

Yes, I live in northern Illinois...just 7 miles from the Wisconsin state line....cold temps accompanied by lots of snow is inevitable for these parts and I am fully aware of that fact...I have lived here for too long not to know it...
I also dislike how people wish for a white Christmas...that live right here in northernIllinois/southern
Wisconsin...PEOPLE...Christmas is going to come whether or not there is snow on the ground or not...and the snow just makes it more miserable.  LOL...that didn't sound right...but I am leaving it and will explain. 
When it snows...and the roads become snow covered...it turns into such a MESS...salted, cindered, slushy, slippery, and just a dirty ugly mess.  I hardly go anywhere if the roads are covered...and I have 4-wheel drive...which is "mandatory" here in Illinois...if you want to really go anywhere...LOL.  So, I have to wait to get fabric until the roads are completely clean...and free of that sloppy stuff...I don't mind them a bit wet from the salt...but I am not moving my hiney anywhere if there is snow on the road.   Honestly...I don't see what is sooooo pretty about dirty snow? It is my firm belief that the roads should have heating elements beneath them....ran by solar power...LOL...which would eliminate plowing, salting, and alot of road repairs. hahaha! VOTE FOR ME for Illinois road commisioner!  kidding!
Yes...I think that when frost freezes on the trees and turns them sparkly white it is very pretty...but that isn't snow...it is frost.  Anyway....enjoy looking at the dollies...my White Christmas rant is over...LOL

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday orders are finally completed.

Yes, the title bears the truth.  I have finally completed all holiday orders and IN TIME for holiday arrival!  I finished the last 2 Sheldon the Elf last nite!  Now...this in no way means that I am completely finished with orders at all...I have some button eyed annies to work on this week with painted eyes...LOVE THOSE...and a few round head annies to do also.  And I love doing the round heads also.
 
It has been the best season imaginable!  And there was one point where I became completely overwhelmed back in November...didn't think I would be able to finish anything....became totally preoccupied with other things(I will talk about that some other time)....but I picked up this "train" and got it back on track.
I want to thank everyone for their continued patience with me.  And for your patronage!  It is greatly appreciated and it has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you!  Alot of you put a smile on my face when there was nothing but sadness!!!  And I appreciate that from the bottom of my heart.  I am very blessed and thankful to have all of you in my life! 
Kat

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I'm BACK!!!!!

I have not been on this blog in quite awhile...Didn't really think anyone was paying much attention to my overly boring posts.  I have been spending alot of time over on my facebook page...Anyone who is interested can friend request me there...my page is pretty private as are my photos...  I have been doing a few different things since posting here.  You can check them out in these pics
 Pic #1 is my new pattern Itsy Bitsy Raggedies...they are only 14" from head to toe and are available as instant download in my Etsy shoppe .  Follow that link to view all available patterns as instant downloads for only $3.99.  The 2nd pic is my new Button Eyed Annie pattern which is also an instant download pattern. The 3rd pic is also a new pattern My Favorite Annie...also available as instant download. 
Thanks for reading!!! 



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PICK 3 PATTERN SALE



I know it has been awhile since I have blogged...and I must look like the ghost of Christmas past...but I wanted to tell you about a pattern sale for the upcoming holiday season I am having on Ebay and within my Etsy shoppe....



THE PICK 3 SALE. That’s right… 3 patterns of your own choosing for $21.00. That’s only $7 per pattern. A savings of $12 on three! And YOU don’t even have to print them…I do…and they come to you via your postman in plastic pattern bags which help keep all your pieces in one place. Shipping on 3 is $2 saving you yet another $1…for a total savings of $13…it is like buying 2 and getting one FREE! International customers…you save almost $3 on shipping!


Here is how it works. You will ONLY use the 2 specific listings to purchase your 3 pattern choices. DO NOT purchase patterns separately. Browse thru my pattern listings for your 3 pattern choices...you DO NOT have to purchase the ones shown in the photos...They don't even need to be holiday patterns...it is all up to you. You will then place a note into your purchase…or message me as to which patterns you would like. All I will need are the 3 pattern numbers. It’s as simple as that! So no more wondering what you should make this holiday season for your upcoming craft shows and bazaars…there are plenty here to choose from...and now is the best time to get them!!


So plug in those sewing machines and get your foot on the pedal to begin creating some unique items for this holiday season!

Here are the links to get you there....


Friday, July 29, 2011

Tamales and Frankenstein...?...





Sounds like a heck of a combination...right? Well...that is what I have done today...


I have my tamale meat cooked, shredded, and seasoned and in the fridge soaking up all those wonderful flavors. Tomorrow...I make, cook and eat tamales!!! I haven't made these in over 3 years!! About time!


And Frankensteins!! I finished up 2 of these and listed them on Ebay this afternoon.


They are created using a My Darlin' Dolls pattern with a few of my own twists...like the eyes...the quilted nose for more definition...the pennant...and those hi-top sneakers!!


This guy looks more like a frat boy than a frankenstein...except for those stitches on his lower chin.



He is still absolutely cute in my book! I just love his ears!! So funky!! And that expression on his face...makes me laugh!!


Here is the link on ebay...He also has a "twin"...so once you get there...click on sellers other items...



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just listed...and what I am working on today...



These are the 2 dolls which I just listed on Ebay. The one is blue is made using fabric I found at a garage sale UNUSED AND UNCUT...I purchased an entire box of very nice, clean, unused fabric for $5....I almost felt bad walking away with it for that cheap.


This heart print...I swear has been around since the late 90's...but I haven't seen it too much lately...so when I noticed it in the box...I HAD to HAVE it!!


Didn't know what I was going to use it for...but I like it as a pinafore apron on this dollie.


I will put a link at the bottom for more photos.


This one...The apron is a cloth dish towel...with the phrase HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS embroidered onto it.


I found it at a gift shoppe nearby. I knew I wanted to use it for an apron...and the fabric I had at home matched perfectly with it!!


Today I am working on 2 Frankenstein dolls...new pattern...but not mine...it is by My Darlin' Dolls. Really cute....!! Can hardly wait to see how he turns out.


Here's the ebay links for more photos...