Bobbin

Please meet Bobbin – a gentle little friend.

Bobbin is such a happy little fella and will be looking for a new home on Thursday, 18 March 2021 @ 1900 UK Time.

You will be able to find him in my little corner on etsy

www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com

Bobbin is just about 19cm tall from head to toes and fully hand stitched from German Mohair fabric. The bear is 5-way jointed, soft sculpted and has black glass teddy bear eyes and a felted and coloured nose. Bobbin is stuffed with polyfill and steel pellets for extra weight; he is loosely jointed for a nice cuddly feel and can sit (unsupported) and stand (with support only). He’s wearing hand knitted dungarees.

The adoption fee is GBP 110.00 plus shipping.

Thank you very much for visiting! – I’m happy you are here x

little Valentine

a snowman and a donkey – patiently waiting in my etsy shop (www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com).

Have a happy Valentine’s Day! x

Valentine

Please meet Valentine, an adorable little Wool Donkey.

Valentine is a needle felted donkey, about 10cm x 13cm in size and inspired by a vintage pull along toy. He has a big heart, friendly expression and is just a happy little handful of joy.

And please also meet my newest little snowman friend….

A small (12cm) felted snowman figure with a tiny hand knitted scarf.

If you would like to give one of the felted friends a home, please head over to my etsy shop (www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com).

Thank you very much – take care and stay safe!

little friends

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.

So, there will be a wee shop update (www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com) tomorrow, 7th February 2021 at 19:00 UK time.

All 4 felted friends pictured in this blog post will be looking for a new loving home.

Holly and Jack

Just a quick update to let you all know that my latest two doll children ‘Holly’ and ‘Jack’ will be looking for a new loving home a bit later this week.

Jack and Holly are two handmade Art Cloth Doll by mARTi creates. They are both about 22cm tall (standing) and made with lots of joy and love.

Jack and Holly will be available in my shop on Thursday, 21 January 2021 @7pm UK time.

http://www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com

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.

Hello in 2021

Hello all – I hope this email finds you all well and safe.

Just a wee heads up that there are five small handmade elephants waiting in my shop.

www.marticreatesasmile.etsy.com

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!

small upcycled elephant

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!