Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ABBY on Etsy!

I have finished the shoes!  It was causing some distress because I had it in my mind that I would crochet some booties.  Well after ordering a pattern and watching a few online tutorials, I thought I would finally be able to make a decent pair of booties.  No such luck - three attempts at two different patterns has not yet yielded acceptable results.  I guess I still need more practice and patience before any dollies will get crocheted booties from me!  I did manage to make some felt shoes, however, that I think turned out just fine.

Abby has been keeping herself busy while I take care of my daughter (at home with a cough and fever):

Watching the chickens up to no good

Passing the time with a puzzle

Petting the dog

Daydreaming of her new home

Creating masterpieces

Abigail is now ready to post on Etsy at

I am also selling blankets that are coordinated with the colors of the dolls I make.  They could be purchased with the doll, but I am selling them separately in case someone wants just one or the other.  My daughter loves to play with blankets - making beds for dolls, wrapping them up and carrying them around.  She likes to make forts with them, have little pretend picnics or tea parties on them - tons of different things.  I created the blankets with two layers of fabric sewn together (with no batting) so that they have a nice weight to them, but they can be easily used as a table cloth on a child's table or as a picnic blanket in the back yard on a sunny afternoon.  Here is the blanket I made to go with Abby:

Monday, April 23, 2012

ABIGAIL - sneak peak!!!

Abigail is almost ready for her Etsy debut!  I still need to finish her shoes and then she will be ready.  Here are some photos to give you a sneak peak!

Here are some photos of my daughter in the "rain" from the weekend - a little bit of umbrella fun with the water hose!


Have a great week and thanks for following my blog!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Still waiting for the sunshine!!!


Well, the weather forecast was for sunny and warm weather, but most of today has been overcast and breezy.  My apple tree is beginning to blossom and the rhodys are in full bloom! 


I have been working on another doll and have almost finished her hair.  I will work on her clothing next and hopefully have enough light to take some photos this weekend or next week so that she can be posted on Etsy.  Still thinking about her name also – I may put up some choices on my facebook fan page soon to ask for some help (!  Meanwhile, my daughter's dolls are having a great time playing together!

One exciting development today was having a draftsman come by to measure our sunroom.  We are planning to have it remodeled into a studio so that I will have my own space for creating! Maybe it will be ready to use before the summer ends. I’ll keep you posted as we make progress! If anyone has tips about lighting for a studio, please pass them along!  I think I will have plenty of natural light with all of the windows planned, but I am not sure what to do with the artificial lighting for evening work.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

First Etsy listing!! Meet Viola, mermaiden of the lost coast!

The night was full of sounds, wind softly murmuring and then building in volume and fading away again, like crashing waves.

Frantic rain pelted against the window, the dark cloudy night sky contrasted with the warm glow inside my home as I snuggled under my blanket and curled my legs up on a chair, sipping tea.

In the morning, the wind had wandered away leaving a freshly scrubbed world – the morning sun cast a gentle glow to the soft lustrous pearl sky.  The verdant scent of Spring beckoned to me as I started my morning walk down the long winding path to the water’s edge.

That was the day I met Viola …she was peering down into the shallow tidepools, searching for an oyster that might have a pearl (she has always wanted a pearl of her very own). 

Her seaweed-colored hair was hanging down, hiding her violet eyes.  When she looked up and saw me, she had a gentle look of surprise and wonder because she had never seen a real human before!

Click here to see more on my Etsy shop at Roses and Cream Studio!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sneak Peak - Waldorf doll in progress

 Here is a sneak peak of some of the details as I work on creating Viola - the mermaiden waldorf doll. I am hoping to be able to finish her this weekend and be able to post my first doll for sale on Etsy very soon!


And how can I resist taking photos of these gorgeous spring flowers in my backyard?