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


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
 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


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!