All the autumn I´ve been making so much things for dolls or custom works, so I made also a nice and soft shawlette for myself. I went crazy in yarn shop in end of October and got lots of different colours of thin merino wool Malabrigo Lace. It was wonderful to knit and I´m sure it will be lovely to wear, it is so soft! And the ready scarf doesn´t really weight much, the skein of 50g was just enough to get it ready!
The pattern used is Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTlaminaria.html
It was my second scarf "knitted in English" and much more complicated model, so I´m very happy with the result!
Tiny little Minni (Fairyland PukiPuki) models this nordic blond little wig. The Puki sized wigs should be fitting also Soom´s tiny fairies, even still I´m not having one to model myself.
Minni´s cute little knitwear outfit is made by MaramBanu. Just amazingly tiny and beautiful work, can fully recommend her!
Just couple of days left before holidays! Still so much to do, but I´m having a week off from work in between Xmas and New Year, and hopefully being able to relax and also make some fun ideas to become true.
I have added some new mohair wigs in Littlefee and Pukifee size to my Etsy. There is to be PukiPuki wigs next, just need to get pics taken! In this time of year it´s so dark that even daylight is not always enough, which is quite frustrating while trying to take good photos. I´m planning on making a lightbox to see if that helps.
Below is my pretty little Omeliina modelling a nordic blond wig. The cute outfit is made by talented MaramBanu.
There is also a new arrival in the house, a lovely little Irrealdoll Enyo, so if there are Enyo owners looking for mohair wigs or clothing, I´m very happy to make custom orders for them, even still there wouldn´t be stock available, as the doll is such rare one.
My Enyo´s name is Ingrid and she´s a girl with a lot of attitude! I must say I´m really fond of artist dolls at the moment. I´d love to try sculpting my own dolls some day - not in resin cast, but maybe polymer clay or paper clay? I just wish there would be more time to try out all the nice ideas!
LDoll Festival is over, and such a wonderful event it was! I was happy to be able to attend there and meet all the nice people. My favourite thing was to meet the doll artists, talk with them and see their lovely creations.
This little cutie, Otherside Ibyangin made by Zun, arrived home with me. Her name is Molli, and here she is exploring her new homeland. I think she is such an adorable little doll!
She is about 31cm tall, wears 8/9" wig and is heavy to hold, in lovely way. I have made her face-up and clothing, wig and eyes are from Leeke.
Today I´ve been packing the ready products like these
little woollen sweaters for Petite and Tiny dolls! There´s going to be
lots of different things in affordable price. Our sales table is called
Talent Collectible Finland and there´ll be lots of things for all sizes
of dolls, from several craftsmakers. :)
I got a small lot of postcards of my own photos, to sell in LDoll Festival, along with doll clothing and jewellery. Behind there´s a disclaimer text telling that dolls are made by Fairyland.
Welcome to see yourself in Lyon, France in 8th-9th October! It´s already next weekend, yay! :)
Such a nice surprise, my photo got in the "Freedom" -themed photography contest in LDoll, the doll festival to be in few weeks in Lyon, France!
I took this pic in summer, just for the contest. It was quite a challenge to keep the doll safely in the floating boat, not to mention keeping my camera safe and dry when I was up to my bust in the lake myself! But I think the pics came out cute, it was hard to choose which one to become the contest entry. Omeliina was such a good girl and didn´t take a swim on this trip! :)
In my opinion, the very meaning of freedom is to be alone in middle of the nature, for example on the serene lake before the sunset, listening the quietness and your own thoughts, along with the voice of birds and nature itself. It gives a strong feeling of peace and happiness, which comes to my mind first when mentioning the word freedom. In Finland summer nights are long and light, also this pic was taken late at night, which you couldn´t see from the photo.
The other entries were also beautiful and gave lots of thoughts by their subjects. You can see all the 20 finalist photos here: http://ldollfestival.com/en/en_c_photo.htm
Sorry for the long silence, I´ve been busy with upcoming LDoll Festival sewing & knitting... Hoping to get there lots of things for sale. :)
As lots of people have asked lately for PukiPuki wigs, I have now a little helper to making it easier to fit the wigs for specific size. Minni (PukiPuki Ante) says hello, and as you see, she likes to research the nature!
Keep checking my Etsy, there will soon be PukiPuki/ Felix Brownie sized mohair wigs and clothing available!
Holiday is over and I´m back to business! Luckily summer will still continue for a while.
Menni is showing something she got as present for being patient little model for me. But it is not only one of it´s kind.
I just added for sale to my Etsy shop several cute Disney print skirts for Littlefee and other petite sized dolls. Do you like Aristocats, Bambi or Peter Pan the best? Welcome to visit and see yourself!
I have made lots of these skirts for the upcoming LDoll Festival, too. Tomorrow we´ll buy the flights to France! I´m very excited about it already!
Just wanted to let the possible buyers to know this, even still I added the same text to my Etsy.
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Please notice that I will be on my summer holiday from 20th June to 3rd July 2011, so if you send private message or purchase my item before it, I can answer or send the items to you before my holiday. If not, I will ship in beginning of July. Thank you for your patience.
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Can´t wait my holiday to start! And my little ones also got something interesting to show you - the adorablest little carrying case ever. It is originally a box for Moomin puzzles, but I gave the puzzles for the day care children to play and kept the box myself for my dolls. ^^ The pics on the cover are from one of my favourite children´s books "Who Will Comfort Toffle?" ("Kuka lohduttaisi Nyytiä" in Finnish) by Tove Jansson, 1960.
In Eastern Finland, where I live, the long wintertime is finally passing and spring arriving! It´s beginning of May and almost all ice has gone from the lake, summer birds start arriving and every day feels longer than the previous one.
I love the time when the small leaves start to bloom on the trees and how suddenly it´s green everywhere. It´s not yet, but it´s very close, any day now. I´m sure that just a few warm sunny days and we got a real spring in here!
Menni got to see the lakeshore with me last weekend. I just love this place, the serene beauty of it.
spring arrives slowly even to my northern homeland Finland, and snow is melting day by day!
I have found new mohair supplier and made a new order, so hopefully there will be soon new colours in wigs for sale. Keep updated checking my Etsy site or blog time by time, if you´re interested. :) Also custom wigs are available.
I´m also looking forward to LDoll Festival in France next October! Can´t wait to get to travel and meet a lot of fellow hobbyists.
I´ve been busy with some custom works, but this time I got something done for myself, too. Winter is almost over, but it´s still cold, and I just finished a nice scarf of rich and luxurious Noro Yuzen yarn. I just love these colours!
It is Multnomah Shawl pattern by Kate Flagg in Ravelry, if you´re interested.
And I couldn´t stop myself in yarn shop last week, so maybe there is something else to knit more soon... :)
Go to see the new cutesie skirts for Fairyland Littlefee, Soom Teenie Gem, CH Ange Ai, Island Doll 26cm tiny, or other about 26cm doll! The model is simple to show the print, so the price is nicely low, too.
I got some very sweet new print fabrics, and the Disney pics are just one or two of each, so if some of them pleases you, get your one without hesitation.
There´s lots of new clothes and things coming soon, and don´t forget there´s always chance for custom works!
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