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Printable Paper Dolls

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I need some help!

When I was a little girl, I still remember very vividly a book of paper dolls I got from my mom that had women from the Civil War era with bell skirts and bonnets. It was one of my greatest treasures and I played with it for hours and until the dolls were basically reduced to shredded paper. Now that I have two little girls of my own, I haven’t seen many more paper doll books in existence, which is such a terrible shame! So, it got me thinking…..what if I started offering them in my shop, customized to the little girls they were intended for? So, I went to work, using my friend’s very sweet daughter as my guinea pig. I have just started so far with a few dresses for her, but intend to make shoes, leggings, hats and mittens, and other accessories that a girl must have. So, I need some feedback. Do you think this is a good idea? I have tried things before that I thought would be a wonderful idea that ended up flopping miserably. If you do agree it’s a good idea, what outfits would you like to see me offer?

 

Also, if you haven’t voted yet via my blog or facebook page, yet, don’t forget to enter my freebie contest! Feel free to enter as many times as your little heart desires! I will announce the winner in a couple of weeks so you have time to get those creative juices flowing! 

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Freebie Contest!

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Hello all! I just started making these typewriter prints for my shop with lovey messages, but I could use some help. Here is where you come in. Here’s the deal: tell me what you would like to see the message in my little machine say in seven words or less. It can be funny, sweet, or just plain smart; whatever your little heart desires. If I choose your idea, I will create a typewriter print using your phrase and will sell and feature it in my shop and send you one, free of charge! More than one winner may be chosen, depending on how many brilliant ideas I receive.  Now, what have you got?

You can visit my facebook page or just comment below with your ideas! 

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Valentine’s Day L-O-V-E

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(you can order this print for your special Valentine)

Don’t you just love Valentine’s Day? Being a huge romantic at heart, I love to find the romance in every day. I admit I do have this pretty incredible husband (and incredible is kind of a huge understatement), but even if I didn’t, romance is painted all around us, we just have to look. I found it in my cup of coconut, mango oolong tea this morning that warmed me from top to bottom on a snot-freezing morning. I found a bit of romance in the warm slippers and cozy sweater I put on this morning. I found it in the sloppy kisses and bear hugs I got from two squirmy little girls this morning. I found it in the stillness of my home once everyone left and I had two faithful dogs laying at my feet and one orange cat sprawled on the bed beside me. And, if you are anything like me, I found it in the ideas just bursting out of my head for little projects I can do this week; quilts to be made, valentine’s day boxes to be fashioned, treats to be baked, and love to be spread through creative process! Here are a few projects I am thinking of working on this week:

1.Doggie in Tutu Valentine’s Day box

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2. Heart Tarts

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3.Heart quilt

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What projects do you plan to do for Valentine’s day? Do tell!! 

 

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DIY: Ruffled Heart Shirt Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

Check out this adorable tutorial by Renegade Seamstress just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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For those of you lucky enough to have a little girl in your life this Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a ruffled heart shirt tutorial for you. All you need are several thrift shop t-shirts, a sewing machine, scissors and a free afternoon.

Once again, I’d love to know what you think of the tutorial, so to thank you for checking out my tutorial, leaving a comment and pinning it to one of your Pinterest boards, your name will be entered into a drawing to win this beautiful Hot Air Balloon Kit from Craft Smaft. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

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Isn’t it great!

Craft Schmaft patterns are developed by the beautiful and talented Claire Waring.

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Check out more of her fun patterns here.

Hope you have a Happy Heart Day!!!

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