Maisie

Maisie

Hello and welcome to the new week – with Easter just around the corner it will be a shorter week for most of us.

Maisie

Please meet Maisie, the newest little textile and Art Cloth Doll by mARTi creates.

She is slender, about 24cm tall (standing) and made with lots of joy and love.

The doll is filled with soft wool and button jointed. Maisie 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.

She is wearing knitted dress and underwear, a cosy scarf, warm socks, felt shoes and a knitted beret.

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.

Maisie will be in my etsy shop and available for adoption on Friday, 2nd April 2021 at 4pm UK time.

The adoption fee will be £180 plus shipping.

Spring is in the air

Wishing you all a happy first day of spring!

wool bunny

Just a quick note to let you know that there will be an

Etsy shop update on Sunday, 21 March 2021 at 4pm UK time.

A wee little bunny and the two sheep will be looking for a new home.

Mother and lamb

Wishing you all a good weekend – thank you for stopping by!

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.