Happy Hogmanay – Happy 2021!

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…

#Best9Of2020

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.

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all peace and joy for the festive season.

A heartfelt Thank You for all your likes, comments, messages & support.

🎄 A Blithe Yule from Scotland 🎄

Stay safe and well x

‘Auld Lang Syne’

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.

Robert Burns

Little Holly will be looking for a new home in the New Year – watch this space for my next shop update in January 2021.

Callum

Please meet Callum, my newest little bear.

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!

Thanksgiving

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!

37 days till Christmas…

…and time for another wee update…

The doors of my 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.

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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.

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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.

Stay well and safe!

Flora and Fieps

Hi All, I hope this finds you all safe and well!

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)

Flora
happy work in progress

Please meet Fieps – a little handful of bear.

Fieps

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.

Felicity

Please meet Felicity.

Felicity

Felicity is a sweet little handmade Art Cloth Doll by mARTi creates.

She is slender, about 22cm tall (standing) and made with lots of joy and love.

The doll is filled with soft wool and button jointed. She can sit (unsupported) and stand with support.
Her head is fully needle felted, soft sculpted and slightly coloured; black glass Teddy bear eyes finish the friendly expression. The wig is felted from brown mohair locks.

She is wearing a knitted dress, knitted pants, a hooded cardigan, a head band and felted shoes.

Felicity will be available for adoption on Thursday, 29 October 2020 @7pm UK time (GMT). Please visit my etsy shop if you’d like to meet Felicity.

All my dolls and felted friends are carefully handcrafted; they 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.

Thank you for visiting – Stay well and safe!

three little angels

‘Angels are never too distant to hear you.’

anonymous.

Today, I would like you to meet the three adorable little angels who have accompanied me over the last weeks.

Three charming little characters, needle felted and soft sculpted with lots of attention to detail. All three angels are just about 11-12cm tall and needle felted and soft sculpted over a wire armature, which allows gentle posing.

The hair is felted from blonde mohair yarn and embellished with a tiny head band and star.

They are all wearing a tiny wee hand knitted dress with little star buttons and small felt angel wings on the back.

They all have their own little treasure box, for gift giving or as a perfect little display.

If you would like to bring one of these little angels home for Christmas, please visit my etsy shop on Thursday, 29th October 2020 @ 7pm UK time (please note, the UK is now back on wintertime – GMT)

Imogen

…just a wee heads up ahead of tomorrow’s etsy shop update

Imogen

This little girl has stayed with me a bit longer than normal. She was created during lockdown in early summer 2020 and I wasn’t ready to let her travel due to the long shipping delays and restrictions.

But now, little Imogen is ready for adoption and is looking for a wonderful new home. Imogen will be part of tomorrow’s etsy shop udate (Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 4pm UK time)

Imogen is a 32cm tall handcrafted cloth doll; thread jointed and rather floppy. Imogen has a needle felted, soft sculpted and coloured head with a charming expression. Her hair is felted from soft mohair locks which allows gentle styling.


She is wearing a hand knitted outfit (pants, dungarees, cardigan, hat), little socks and felt shoes.

All my creations are meant as decorative items only. They are not toys due to small parts and the delicate nature.

Thank you and happy weekend to you all!

Blue, Rose and Sunny

Blue, Rose & Sunny – three little bears, looking for a new home.

Rose, Blue and Sunny

The three bears have kept me company over the last weeks and months. They are all all hand stitched from faux fur teddy bear fabric, 5-way jointed, soft-sculpted and just about 20cm tall from head to toes (15cm in sitting position). They are filled with fibre fill, steal and poly pellets for extra weight. All bears are loosely jointed, slightly floppy and nestle into your hand.

Each bear has a unique expression and is full of personality and spirit. They have high quality German glass Teddy bear eyes and a carefully sculpted nose and mouth, as well as sculpted little paws.

Rose and Blue

Each little bear is wearing hand knitted dungarees and a heart necklace.

Please note, all my creations are decorative items only and meant for the adult collector and older child. They are not toys due to small parts and their delicate nature.

Rose

If you would like to adopt a little bear, please visit my etsy shop on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 4pm UK time.

Each bear is £100 plus shipping (tracked and signed).

Sunny

Please let me know if you have any questions – many thanks for your interest in my creative work.

Blue

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