A Scottish Summer and 10 years….

Hello All, I hope you are doing well. It has been a while since my last post and I’m happy to send you a wee update from the mARTi creates’ home.

We had a lovely, sunny summer and could explore more of Scotland’s beautiful nature, stunning historic places, small villages and friendly people along the North Coast 500.


Now we are back at home and after some heavy thunderstorms and lots of rain, it definitively feels like late summer or even – dare I say it – early autumn.

I did some stitching and crafting over the summer and re-visitied some old patterns and tried new challenges. In August 2021 it marks exactly 10 years sind I opened my first etsy shop. That was under my previous name ‘Sewing Box Poetry’ and when we were still living in the US. A lot has changed since, I have learned many new skills and have designed lots of new patterns and ideas. I’m not very good a using my patterns; I often tweak or even re-design them completely but there is one small piece of paper that has been re-used over and over again….

Pattern 2011

This pattern has helped me create many baby dolls and whimsical sets over the years and to celebrate the decade as an etsy seller, I have made two new little dollies – the ones that have helped me find my style and slowly create a name as ‘mARTi creates’.

Baby doll

These are still little works in progress and in need of a little felted friend and a cosy sleeping bag. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating something so familiar and dear. So, watch this space if you’re interested in bringing one of them home.

Baby doll

I have also started working on tiny little bears as I am preparing for my first ever Teddy Bear Show in September.

happy little works in progress

I’m very excited about this challenge and equally nervous. I hope my bears and I can keep up with all the wonderful and so talented Teddy bear artists around the world. Again, an update will follow as soon as possible.

little darling

…and sometimes it’s good to challenge yourself and try something outside the comfort zone. Here are just a few impressions of the other projects that are happily scattered around the house, behind the sofa and stored in vintage tins or bags.

As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m happy you are here!

– please visit again soon and I will hopefully be able to re-stock my etsy shop in due course. Unfortunately this does create quite some worries and head aches on my side as Brexit and the additional export requirements are making it more and more difficult to send my wee creations all over the world…Thank you for your patience while I try to figure this out.

Many thanks again and take care! x

Published by Regina Marti

I am an independent creator of whimsical Art Dolls, Artist Teddy Bears and felted friends - this magical world brings so much joy and happiness and I hope my friendly little characters make you smile.

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