Nov. 10 Shop Update Preview – The Biggest Yet!

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Hello! It feels so good to be back here preparing this shop update. Without realizing it, I have created my biggest group of dolls yet! Here is a list of what will be available on Friday, Nov. 10 at 12 noon in my Etsy shop:

Three 14″ boys, Six 14″ girls – $130

Four Bitsy (10″) girls, Four Bitsy boys – $90

Nine Teensy Weensies (6″) girls – $60

Five single Baby Playsets – $30 and Five Baby Playsets with an animal – $44

*All pricing is in CAD and does not include shipping

*All dolls, except for the babies, have removable clothing and accessories

I am excited to send all these sweet dolls to new homes, just in time for Christmas, or for whatever other reason they might be needed! Thank you so much for having a peek, and as always for following along with what I am creating. Have the most wonderful day πŸ™‚

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Autumn

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Camping and blooms, leaves and pies, family and dolls. This shift of seasons has been perfectly sweet, from a summer that I truly enjoyed (sleeping in everyday! amazing. Conquering my fear of baseball, pretty great too), to my favorite time of year. Though these are busy making months before Christmas, it is also the time that everything else seems to slow down, getting ready for that Canadian winter hibernation. As always, lots of new goodies coming soon (tiny dolls!) as I continue to create.

Thanks for checking in with me here, and happy Autumn to your home.

xo – erin

On Favorite Places

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I have this favorite place – a camp where I spent a week every summer as a kid, and then many entire summers as a staff. I grew up here, my friends were here, I have seen this place at all hours of the day and night. This is where I started dating my now-husband, and also where we got married. This place is special.

I recently got to spend a week here with my family, taking in camp with different eyes. I helped in the kitchen (baking all the things!) while my kids played wide games, learned archery, and went kayaking. We all fell sleep exhausted every night. There are things about camp that are different now, but even when places like this change, they stay the same. The feeling here is the same. The bubble of being unattached to regular life, of things being simpler, of a group of people who are in it together. Inside jokes, seaweedy lake, wind through the poplars, sloppy joes, it’s the same.

Any time that I have found myself being asked to picture a favorite place in my mind, it is here, and will continue to be. Thanks for the new memories camp, it was wonderful to reconnect.

 

June 26 Shop Update Preview

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Hi! My June shop update will have four 14″ dolls and eight Bitsies! The Bitsies are a new doll – the same size as my very wee elves (10″), but they are a true miniature of my larger dolls, with sturdy bodies, collars and little clothes. This is a great size for smaller kids, or just if you like cute little things πŸ™‚

The shop update will be Monday, June 26 at 12:00 noon (CST – Saskatoon, Canada) in my Etsy shop. Have a great weekend!

May 12 Shop Update Preview

catsblogScreen shot 2017-05-11 at 9.51.49 PMblogScreen shot 2017-05-11 at 9.55.13 PMskirt (10)blogblog (6)blogblog (3)blogblog (2).jpgHappy May! Friday, May 12 will be my only shop update of the month, and I love this little collection of animals and ladies. In addition to the dolls there will be doll clothing available – they will be listed in my shop under their clothing category (jackets, pants, etc) with a drop down menu for choosing the fabrics available. I get asked all the time about doll clothing, so I hope a lot of you have fun dressing up your dolls!

Update in my Etsy Shop tomorrow at 12 noon (CST in Saskatchewan) – Have a wonderful weekend!

Funny Little Pots

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Between the new year and spring I took a pottery class. After the first class I thought I might cry – you know, even when you are constantly creative, figuring out the basics of a new craft often has a steep learning curve. I watched you tube videos, I got a little better every week, I vowed to use up every last bit of my clay. By the last throwing class I made two bowls that almost matched, and weren’t too wonky (success!). My favorite part was painting the underglaze (the bright colors like the rainbows and bird above), and then I realized, hey wait, I actually just really love to paint. That process turned my weird little shapes into cute weird little shapes that I started to like. After 10 weeks of an almost completely foreign-to-me process, I brought home all these funny little pots – glazed and shiny. I have no idea what I’ll do with most of them…

Like anything I’ve taken the time to learn, it gave me a new appreciation for ceramics – it is such a long process with so many steps and so much room for error (kind of the opposite of what I do everyday – where things can be finished in relatively short time and mistakes can be undone). A new appreciation for the craft of my ceramic artist friends, and a new appreciation for the pricing of handmade ceramics, for sure. If you’ve ever thought about taking a class, do it. And try not to cry.

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