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Friday, 22 November 2013

Hello & Etsy!

Hello Blog mates!

It's been that long since I last blogged, I'd 
almost forgotton how to do it!

Hope this finds you all well and happy.
I haven't been doing much craft-wise apart from the
obligatory family and friends' greeting cards.

I did buy some fabric a few months ago though
from the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements range

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I bought the 'charm pack' 5" x 5" little squares
and it's totally lush.
Then I couldn't decide what to do with it and it
sat on my desk for ages and ages.

I finally decided it'd make great little outfits
for paper dolls - what else would it be for me!!

So I busily got to work and made
 ten lovely mixed media dolls.

I'd often thought about opening an Etsy shop but never did -
these little dolls I made gave me the push to go ahead.

I'm useless at self promoting as it feels so un-natural to me.

However, the deed has been done so here's the link

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GemstonePaperDolls?ref=si_shop
 If the link doesn't work (when you click on the pic)
there's a link near the top of my side bar.

I've called the shop 'GemstonePaperDolls'
because as well as loving making paper dolls,
I've also been buying a lot of genuine gemstones recently to
be made up into jewellery - although I don't know how
long that's going to take me to get around to! 
Got to start somewhere though I suppose.

I'll leave you with one of the dolls - she is actually
wearing a tiny little coral gemstone around her neck.

Her boots are real leather -
an upcycled old purse of mine.

Thanks for looking - 
I'll try not to leave it so long next time xx

7 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Yey!!!! Your back!!! Just had an email to say you are following on bloglovin so scooted over here asap. Well done on opening your Etsy shop and I love your choice of name for it. hugs Mrs A. been a long long time no speak.

Deborah said...

Lovely to hear from you again, Sherry :-)Your doll with her leather boots is fantastic - I bet she and her sisters will soon be moving house.

Meggymay said...

She is a beauty. Good luck with your new venture.
Yvonne x

PetraB said...

Congratulations for opening an etsy shop. Your dolls are fan.

JansArtyJunk said...

Yay...nice too see you back blogging Sherry :) ...have missed ya ... LOVE your dolls.. I have also opened a etsy shop, but not been brave enough to put anything in it yet!! LOL ....Good luck with your new venture...i'm sure your beautiful dollies will be a hit! :) x

Jackie said...

I love your paper doll; she's wonderful, Sherry.
So glad you've posted - missed you!

SusanLotus said...

Lovely doll!

I love reading about your updated purse because I was just talking to my hubby this week about some old handbags that I needed to throw away. But I saved them to use the leather for dies etc...

:) Now I see it works!