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Submitted by Pam on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 23:15
When my first check arrived for sales in the Pumpkin Patch gift shop, my sweetie suggested that I should use the money for something I really wanted - something just for me! A treat - not craft supplies! Or socks! So I ordered something I have been waiting four years to own - one of the sweet little fairies created by master doll maker, Cynthia Toy.
Cynthia sells her dolls in her Etsy Store - The Fairies' Nest - but these days, you had better act the minute she announces here that she has new inventory in the shop because her fairies disappear almost as fast as real fairies!
And here - this is where all those whimisical legs wound up!! Beautiful, beautiful Autumn dolls created for a three artist show hosted by Earthworks Gallery in Greensboro, NC this past weekend.
Cynthia posts regularly on Facebook and the link is right on the sidebar on her blog. While you are visiting her blog, be sure to visit her galleries if you are not already familiar with her work.
I am thrilled to finally own one of Cynthia's beautiful little fairy dolls. Only problem is, now I want more!!! Can't help myself. They are precious. And the workmanship and attention to the tiniest detail is awesome. Each one is a work of art.
"Witch Ginger" finished just in time for her favorite night of the year! You can meet her sister Matilda right here on "That's Woolly Something" blog where her brilliant creator, Marie, shares her fabulous knitted/felted patterns and lots of great tips and tutorials.
Matryoshka dolls brand new knit/felt pattern by Marie at the Woolly Something Shop
I purchased this pattern just a few weeks ago - adorable set of Matryoshka Dolls - and my fingers are itching to begin knitting! Here is the direct link to the pattern - but keep in mind that Marie has also created several new patterns this fall including Woolly Kitty Kat and Woolly Beehive Skep!
And look at this totally cool Nap Riser Brush. Ordered one of those too!
Marie's patterns are beautifully written and very quick and easy to knit and felt. They would make awfully cute gifts as tree ornaments, package tie-ons, or part of a little holiday decoration - you will see how I am using two adorable gnomes I just completed - later this week!
Meet Hodge! Cute, cute, cute little baby hedgehog created by Helen over at Bustle and Sew! The pattern is free! Just sign up for the Bustle and Sew newsletter and the pattern is yours! Helen often gives sweet little creature patterns to her newsletter readers.
Hodge took about an hour from start to finish and I made him completely by hand - so if you don't own a machine - no worries! Just wish I had at my disposal some of the lovely blanket fabric Helen used for her own version of Hodge. Go see how cute he is!
Image of the current issue of Bustle and Sew Magazine with author's permission.
September is renewal month for my Bustle and Sew Magazine and I did not hesitate to renew my subscription! I have never received an issue that didn't feature at least one project within it's pages that I really would love to make - but usually there are several! Not to mention a wealth of useful information and tips and vintage goodness.
Pop over here to read more from Helen about the magazine. The Christmas issue is going to be ready very soon - now is a great time to subscribe.
You can even take a peak at the contents of the last two issues here - at the bottom of the post.
My Michaelmas Daisies saying goodbye to summer.
This is the last "Support Makers of Free Content" post until next year.
I appreciate so much you allowing me to share and I especially appreciate those of you who have taken your time to get to know the artists and makers I have introduced this year.
When you are planning your holiday gift lists, don't forget about the artists on line who give their time and talent to share how-to tutorials, free patterns, and other crafty information. Please let them know you appreciate all they give by visiting and buying from their shops.