Hello and welcome back to another wee note from mARTi creates.
It’s February – already….even though we’re still pretty much in full lockdown here in Scotland, the days and weeks seem to fly by. I’m incredibly thankful for my crafting, now probably more than ever before. It brings so much joy & comfort, lots of little ideas and goals I can work towards and always the hope that my little creations make some of you smile.
The dolls are filled with soft wool and button jointed. They can sit (unsupported) and stand with support. The head is fully needle felted, soft sculpted and slightly coloured. Black glass Teddy bear eyes finish the friendly expression. The hair is crocheted from soft Mohair yarn (Jack) or sewn from Mohair weft.
Jack is wearing knitted dungarees , cotton shirt, a cosy scarf, warm socks and a knitted hat. Holly is wearing a hand sewn cotton dress, underwear, a knitted cardigan, a knitted hat and felted shoes.
All my dolls and felted friends are carefully handcrafted and are meant for the adult collector. The items are collectibles and figurines and should be handled gently. They are NOT TOYS due to small parts and the delicate nature.
Please note that I will do my best to send the dolls as quickly and safely to your home but delays are expected due to the ongoing pandemic and also new customs regulations due to Brexit.
They are little embellished fabric ornaments with ‘button wheels’ to resemble a vintage pull along toy. (Dimensions: about 12cm long and 11cm tall)
Due to ongoing uncertainties around COVID and new shipping/customs regulations because of Brexit I have only added a few smaller items to my shop. If all goes well, I will be able to add more creations over the coming weeks.
The elephant is a gentle giant & symbolizes strength, wisdom, good luck & patience.
Thank you for visiting – stay safe and take good care!
Happy Hogmanay – wishing you all a good and healthy new year!
I enjoyed some quiet time in the days between Christmas and New Year – the wonderful time when no one really knows what day it is…- and I felt like trying something new and creating the two little elephants. I don’t know where the inspiration came from – something new, something small, something filled with love and precious little stitches.
The fist one is made from a pair of old jeans and a cute little upcycling project.
I started reading about the symbolism of elephants and realised that these fascinating animals and gentle giants have a very positive symbolic meaning all over the world. They are considered to be a symbol of good luck, power, success, wisdom, and patience.
The two little elephants with their upward pointed trunks dispense energy, good luck and kindness. Elephants show this movement to greet friends and express delight.
With this in mind, I would like to send you all lots of good wishes and patience for the new year – have a sparkling 2021 & keep a little elephant close by…
My next shop update will be announced as soon as possible after the festive period and once there is a bit more clarity regarding Brexit and it’s effects on etsy sellers. Watch this space – there will be some little elephants looking for a new home.
Callum is completely hand stitched from soft Teddy bear plush and is about 27cm tall (head to toes). He is 5way (splint/disc) jointed, soft sculpted and has black glass Teddy bear eyes and a felted and painted nose. The head, arms and legs are firmly stuffed with fiberfill and his tummy is filled with steel and plastic pellets for extra weight – he weighs about 700g. The bear is poseable and slightly floppy – he just has a nice cuddly feel. Callum is wearing hand knitted dungarees.
Callum is now available in my etsy shop and would love to find a wonderful new home just before Christmas.
Please note that all my creations are meant as decorative items. They are not toys due to the small parts and delicate nature.
Thank you for visiting – have a happy and peaceful Holiday season!
It’s almost the end of November and on this Thanksgiving day I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all – thank you for all your support, your interest in my work and your loyalty. It is amazing to know that my little creations are now living with new families all over the world – I truly hope they spread lots of joy, comfort and happiness. Thank You!
Today I also would like to inform you about another little shop update – it is likely to be the last one before the Holidays….
There will be three little whimsical sets available. Every set has a small baby doll and a felted friend, all bundled up in a cosy sleeping bag. (prize range between £60-65 plus shipping)
The three sets can be found in my etsy shop on Friday, 27 November 2020 @ 7pm (19:00) GMT, UK time.
Thank you very much for stopping by -stay well and safe!
The doors ofmy little shop will open again on Saturday, 21 November 2020 at 16:00 GMT (UK time), where jolly little snowmen and a baby deer will be looking for a new home.
All figurines are carefully handcrafted, felted and soft sculpted from wool and their charming expression will sure bring lots of joy to your home.
Snowman: A happy little woolly friend, fully needle and wet felted from Australian Merino wool, soft sculpted and slightly coloured. The snowman has a wire armature which allows very gentle posing. He is wearing tiny hand knitted dungarees, a scarf and hat. He is just about 11-12cm. Adoption fee: £65 plus shipping.
A charming little snowman trio: Three little woolly friends, fully needle and wet felted from Australian Merino wool, soft sculpted and slightly coloured. The three snowmen are connected and the dimension of the set is about 12cmx12cm. Every snowman is wearing a hand knitted scarf and has tiny little black buttons sewn to his belly. Adoption fee: £58 plus shipping.
Festive Winter Box with felted Baby Deer and felted Christmas tree in a hand painted and decorated winter landscape.
Baby Deer: The deer is felted from soft wool with a partial wire armature and black eyes (beads). The deer is about 11cm tall and about 7cm long. Tree: Needle and wet felted, simplistic, 10cm tall including star. There is a wood star on top. Winter box: The gift box (approx 16cmx12cmx5cm, with lid) has a hand painted interior, some (fiberfill) snow on the ground and a small hand made clay star hanging from the top of the box. The set is ideal for gift giving and as display. Prize for the set: £82 plus shipping
Thank you for stopping by – I hope my creations make you smile.
I have two little friends who will be looking for a new loving home on Saturday, 14 November 2020 @ 16:00 UK time. You will be able to meet them in my little corner on etsy.
Please meet Flora and Fieps:
Flora is my newest little art cloth doll – just about 27cm tall. Flora is fully hand crafted and thread jointed and therefore rather floppy. Flora has a needle felted, soft sculpted and coloured head with a charming expression. The eyes are black teddy bear eyes and her hair is felted from soft mohair locks. She is wearing a hand knitted outfit (pants, dress, hat), tights and felt shoes. Flora is accompanied by a small felted dog (5cm).
The adoption fee for Flora is £168 plus shipping (tracked and signed, with insurance)
Please meet Fieps – a little handful of bear.
Fieps is just about 11-12cm tall in stading (10cm in sitting position), he is fully hand stitched from teddy bear fabric & 5-way jointed.
Fips has black glass eyes and a felted, colored nose. Fieps is firmly stuffed with polyfill. He is wearing hand knitted dungarees and a pointed hat. The adoption fee for Fieps is £68 plus shipping.
If you would like to bring Flora or Fieps home for Christmas please visit my etsy shop on Saturday, 14 November 2020 @ 4pm GMT (UK time).
Please note that all items are handcrafted with small details and tiny & delicate parts (buttons, glass eyes, mohair locks). All figures are meant as decorative item only.
Thank you for visiting my blog – please stay well.