Sunday, January 23, 2011

31" Annie with heart & sweet annie

the colors in this picture are more accurate to her real colors

Annie is made from coffee/vanilla stained muslin with a stitched face.  Her yarn hair is sewn on.  She is wearing a homespun dress and bow...stained muslin bloomers.  I've sewn her hands together and she is holding a wonderful prim heart.  I made the heart from osnaburg, painted it and added cinnamon.  There's a stained bow around it with some sweet Annie.  I would be glad to add a tag with whatever saying you'd like.  She can hang or sit and measures a large 31".  Annie is great on an antique pie safe as pictured with Derrek's great, great grandmother's pie safe above or just sitting on a shelf, chair, etc.

She is ONE OF A KIND...$60 plus shipping....purchasing her direct from me will get you an extra goodie bag included in your package with some cute Valentine items handmade by me as well.

If you'd like a heart like she is holding I am taking custom orders on it for $12 plus shipping...will come with a tag of your choice.

Just email below if you're interested in her or a custom heart...


Auctions ending on ebay most days so be sure to check out the auctions too at the below link...


wooden heart basket...gingerbread painted on both sides...homespun bows added to sides of handles...measures 5" x 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"

$10 plus shipping

Friday, January 21, 2011

BIG SALE...be sure to check out bundle prices at bottom

$16 plus $3 first class shipping in US

$13 plus $3 first class shipping in US... can add whiskers if you'd like

$16 plus $3 first class shipping in US

$15 plus $3 shipping in US

$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US
$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US
$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US

$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US

$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US

$20 plus $5 shipping in US
Dolly from Annie and Dolly pattern...$14 plus $3 first class shipping in US
$13 plus $3 first class shipping in US... can add whiskers if you'd like.

$30 plus $5 shipping in US

 I need to make room so I've marked down lots of dolls.  All prices are listed under the dolls and I will be happy to combine shipping to save you money if you want more than one.  Also, if you are in Australia, UK, etc...just email and I'll be glad to quote you a shipping cost.  I can ship anything under 1 lb. for about $11 first class international mail and that would be several dolls in the small size or one or two of the larger ones.  All orders will receive a little surprise in their package too.

All 7 Annies for $95 plus shipping...can be first class or priority
All 6 other dolls (frog with Annie, cat, mouse, 2 bunnies and snowgirl) $90 plus shippping...can be first class or priority

I will add PayPal buttons in a little while but if you'd like to just email to order here's click below to email me...

email me with SALE in the subject line....

NEW DOLL & custom items to paint

I'm going to try something a little different this year.  I will be making some ONE OF A KIND dolls and showing them on my blog prior to listing them on ebay or etsy.  They will be available to purchase and ship immediately. 

Patchwork is a ONE OF A KIND Annie with lots of detail.  She is about 22" tall.  She's been made from coffee/vanilla stained muslin.  I've sewn on yarn hair.  Her face is stitched with button eyes and a wool felt nose.  Her boots are painted and sanded then lace was added to the top.  Her bloomers are made from the blue floral on the bodice of her dress.  I've added one of my handmade tags to her dress with Annie on it.

Patchwork is $55 plus shipping.  If you buy her direct from me you will get a surprise in your package.  Just email if you're interested in buying her with PATCHWORK in the subject line.

Are you interested in having some custom painted for you...here are some items I have on hand that I will be painting to sell.  Just email if you're interested in something.  I can paint gingerbread, Annies, teddy bears, sheep, saltbox houses, etc.  Just email if you'd like to discuss what you'd like painted and get a price.  All items are one of a kind other than the wooden tissue box covers (I have two of those).


this utensil holder is on a lazy susan to twirl all around...there are utensils on each side and a hole in the top....I would paint over the duck area on the front

vintage white/red enamel...can be painted all around or just on one side

wooden boutique tissue box cover...can be painted on one side or on all four to be able to change around

metal stool...seat is sponged and can have whatever painted on it...legs can be whatever solid color you'd like

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Operation Write Home ~ cards for our soldiers

I recently came across this wonderful site that sends handmade cards to soldiers all over the country.  I just LOVE the whole idea and am planning on making lots to send to them myself.  I just thought I'd let everyone know about them and hopefully some of you might be interested in helping out by making cards too.  If you don't make cards you can still help out by donating money to help with postage.  If you check out their site you can see how much it takes to send out all the packages so any help would be great I'm sure. I just love being able to do something for all the WONDERFUL people who serve our country.  I'm sure they all really appreciate having handmade cards to send to their loved ones and I can't imagine how wonderful the recipient feels to receive something from their loved one who is so far away.

Here's the site and all the information is there on what you can do and all....


Sunday, January 16, 2011


**** Introducing the TCC PATTERN CLUB ****

I've been trying to figure out how to do some patterns that don't take as long to finish.  So, I've come up with a pattern of the month club.  These patterns will only be available to members for at least 3 months.  The patterns will only come with templates, measurements for clothes, supplies needed and a picture.  I will be making a page that will have all basic instructions on it for making a doll and staining.  This page will be included each month.  With this club you will also receive a set of 6 free tags (my 1 1/2" rounds with your choice of word) with any tag order of $5 or more...once each month. That is a $2.40 item for free each month you place a $5 or more tag order.  The patterns or dolls will not be shown on my blog each month.  They will each be a surprise that only club members will receive first.  Some months I will even try to throw in a little extra surprise when possible.

FACTS about club:

~ price is $18

~ membership is for 3 months with each payment to save on fees so I can make the price low

~ you can start at any time of the 3 month period and will receive all patterns to that point if you're later into the 3 month subscription

~ pattern will be emailed on the 20th of each month

~ you can email me at any time with questions about any pattern

~ at the end of this first 3 months subscription I'll see how things are going and if it works well I will continue the club in 3 month increments

Below is the PayPal button to join...just email if you have any questions about it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

AUCTIONS on ebay

LOTS of goodies added on ebay last night.  They had a special through last Friday so I listed all my auctions.  I will continue editing with new items and all throughout today so be sure to check back later too.  There are LOTS of painted items and dolls.  A link is at the bottom of this post.

I have extra ones of the photo album so if you'd like to just purchase one through me it will be $10 plus shipping.  I will personalize the top area and can add a personalized year or name tag on the bow.  There are 3 extras and these will be all I will have so be sure to get one if you like it. 

Candles....I will be painting more of the 3" candles so just email if you'd like to custom order some with an Annie, gingerbread, bear, bunny, or whatever painted on it.  They will be $10 each.  I don't have but a couple more of the metal candle pans so I will start including a stained doily with the others.  I'll have a picture of that soon.

There are 100 auctions on my ebay...lots of the first ones are dolls and then lots of patterns....the ones I started adding yesterday are more towards the end.  I will have lots more dolls and other items added today.  If you have any questions just let me know.

Also, I am continuing the special on e-patterns through today.  It will end tonight and I will have a new pattern tomorrow.  The button to buy that special is in the posting below this one.

Hope you have a great day!!!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

SNOW day e-pattern SPECIAL

Here's what we woke up to this morning...more snow than we've ever had here.  We've had more snow in the past two years than all of the other years in our 20 years being married.  It is beautiful today but the sleet is coming behind it so it won't last long I'm afraid.  I hate sleet and freezing rain and am hoping we won't lose power from it.  So if you email and don't hear back from me any time over the next few days it may be from that.  Keeping everything crossed though that it won't get icy.

I thought I'd have a snow day e-pattern special today.  2 patterns for $11.  Here's the button to buy them.  Just put the e-patterns you want in instructions to merchant in your payment or email me with e-pattern choices in the subject line.  If you want more than 2 patterns at this price just email and I'll be glad to send a request for how many ever you want.

Hope you have a great day and I'll be back soon with new goodies.... 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year and updates

 I just wanted to give an update on the new patterns.  I'm still recovering from whatever wicked virus I got but hope that I've turned the corner on it.  I can't do much each day but am progressing along to get some done.  I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy....lol.  Something with this virus just absolutely wipes your energy out.  I guess it didn't help that I worked almost non stop until Christmas Eve (3 a.m.) trying to finish gifts though before I got sick that night.  I already have plans for this years birthday and Christmas gifts so I'll start working on them some each week as soon as I'm better.  I am determined to not be behind on everything this year.

I have so many plans for things but don't know how many will be made but I will have lots of Valentine's very soon.  I am wanting to offer more variety this year as well as more customized items.  I also want to do more detailed one of a kind items.  I have mohair on hand with ideas for little bears and elephants (would love a source in the US for buying this if anyone knows one)......custom painted wooden signs for outside...customized mailboxes...lots and lots of paper projects to do and design (scrapbooks for you to add pictures too, cards, gift sets, etc.)...new doll patterns already sketched out....new sketches for painting as well as lots of older patterns from other designers that I want to paint...LOTS AND LOTS of things to paint on and use up this year.  I will be more organized and get my stash reduced.  I have got to stop hoarding so many things and use them as I had intended.  I have lots of ideas for things and hope to have lots and lots of variety.

If there are things you're looking for from me I'd love for you to leave a comment here.  I will try my best to see what I can do and I am hoping to work on some doll patterns from dolls I did last year that some have requested.  I want to do more saltbox items, sheep, bears, little girls, gingerbread, etc. 

I wish you all the best in this new year and I hope you'll continue to keep an eye out for my new things.  I should have the snowman pattern ready in the next day or two and possibly the Annie and teddy ones too.



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