Friday, 25 January 2013

Sharing the creative love

I have found myself blessed to belong to a group of extremely talented, supportive and creative women who, like me, share a passion for handmade dolls (and, really, handmade in general).

This blog has been feeling a little neglected, so I have decided that over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you all some of my favourite creative people and some of my favourites of their creations. I hope that you find some that you can love as much as I do :)

First up today is the talented Amy from "Oh Sew Bonnie". You can find her here -  Oh Sew Bonnie.

Amy's dolls are beautiful and unique. Their little faces just scream sweetness and I love all of the little details that make them just perfect. I think my "new" favourite has to be this gorgeous girl, "Chimalis"

Amy's hand embroidery of her doll faces is just exquisite! I found this little sneak peek that she popped up on her page so you can see just what I mean 

and she also makes gorgeous mermaids like this lovely miss. The colours and fabric choices are just lovely, don't you think?

But, don't just take my word for it. Head over to Oh Sew Bonnie and see for yourself!

Sam xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

What's in a name????

In celebration of the new year and the reopening of my hand-made store on January 7th, I am giving away 3 x $10 gift vouchers to be used in my hand-made store (valid until 30 June, 2013, so no need to use them during this release if there is nothing that catches your eye).

To be one of the lucky winners, all you need to do is suggest a name for one of the monkeys that will be in store on January 7th and comment with that suggestion under the photo on my facebook page here : Monkeys. I will choose a name for each of them out of those suggested, but your name doesn't have to be the one chosen to win as the winners will be randomly selected from all of the entrants.

The competition opens NOW and will be drawn at 6:30pm (Qld time) on Monday 7th of January. I will announce the winners here and then on my facebook page and will PM or email each winner a special code for use in my hand-made store, so please ensure that you either leave your email address or that your settings allow for PMs. My store will then open at 7:30pm (Qld time) and all of my ready made items will then be for sale, as well as 2 very RARE custom spots. These will be the ONLY 2 spots I will be offering this month.

As usual, this competition is in NO way affiliated with facebook. Good luck and I can't wait to see some names!

Sam xxx

AND THE WINNERS ARE.........................

I had my two monkeys pick 3 names out of a hat (well, actually it was a tin, but you know what I mean!) and the three winners of the $10 gift vouchers are......

Susan Clark

Joanne Hinkley

and.... Diana Comber.

Congratulations ladies! You will receive your unique voucher code by PM so please make sure that you check your "others" folder :)

oh, and if you would like to know which 3 names I chose for the monkeys, make sure to check out my hand-made store in about 25 minutes :)

Sam xxx