Ella’s Room

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I wanted to share my daughter’s room here because, I’ll admit, it’s my dream room. So much about it makes me very happy – especially the part that it is finished (a loose term for rooms that are constantly changing). Since we moved into our house about 6 months ago Ella had been asking for new paint in her room – it was an abrasive sort of green, and I understood, it just wasn’t right. After getting a sense of what would work (she is 9, so nothing too little girl) and gathering everything I felt like I needed to re-do the room (because I know with kids it needs to be a quick turnaround), I got to work! The paint color was tricky, and originally she wanted teal, but when she went for a light pink I was at the store so fast before anyone could change their mind. No secret, blush pink is one of my favorites (this is Sea Salt Pink by Behr). The other tricky part was that I can’t just run to ikea or target when I need something (we have neither!), so I had to be creative. The desk was thrifted, Ella chose the swedish ball light from Home Depot, I sewed the cloud cushion and the curtains (from a duvet cover lined with existing blackout curtains) and most of the art was brought out from storage. She made the Happy Times painting and the little weasel, and I made the larger geometric work. We love it, I had so much fun with every part of this process, and now that it looks a little more put together it is easy for her to keep clean. Win-win!

In case you’re curious: Kitty doll by Kitty and Kin, Blythe Doll Print from Umami Baby, Hedgehog quilt was made for me in a swap by Spirited Child, Hedgehog bedding from Homesense,

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March 23 Shop Update Preview

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Hello! My next shop update will be taking place this Thursday, March 23 at noon CST in my Etsy shop. I am so excited to say that I have 20 dolls (!!) to be listed – In my world, that’s a lot of dolls! There are lots of full sized (14″) dolls and 6 very wee elves (10″ and come with a sleeping bag) and a couple of sweet otters.

After my last shop update I had many people contact me because they weren’t able to snag the one they wanted – The thing about Etsy is that multiple people can have the same item in their cart and the first person to check out is the one who gets it. I know, crazy. And though I can’t guarantee anything, my advice is to already have an Etsy account, and be logged in to PayPal if you are paying that way. I am happy to refund any shipping overcharge if you place multiple separate orders. I list the dolls right at noon, so refreshing my shop page at that time should bring the listings up for you to view. If there is a doll you have your heart set on, please keep this all in mind.

I am so excited to see where these dolls will find their new homes – Happy Spring and enjoy your week!

-Erin

Summer to Fall

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Happy October to you, the best month of the loveliest season. These photos here feel like a very true version of my life right now – half dolls, half family, and everything else squeezed in the edges. We had an amazing summer of sleep-in mornings, friends, beach days, and a wonderful camping trip. We celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary, and on that very same day got the keys to our new house. We moved neighborhoods, schools, and my sewing room. And to be honest I wondered if the dolls would lose a bit of their magic in the move – but the work I’ve done in September seems to have proved that wrong, at least for me. I have yet to feel settled here – the newness is exciting and exhausting, and I know that eventually it will all come together.

There have been a few changes to Boolah Baguette this fall. The first is that from September to December I will be having regular shop updates (except for the week of October 7, canadian thanksgiving) every Friday at noon from Saskatoon, Canada. This is where you will find my new dolls, but so far they have been selling out quite quickly, so be ready! I usually post sneak peeks for the upcoming updates on my Instagram account. The other change is regarding custom orders – in order to keep them as a sustainable part of my business (custom dolls take significantly more time in communication, sourcing of materials, and the actual making), I needed to increase the price. Please see my FAQ section just up top or email me with any questions.

Enjoy this wonderful season, I certainly will.

Best,

Erin

 

New Shapes, New Dolls

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Every once in a while I get the feeling that something needs to change (of course, in my everyday life, I get that feeling a lot – forever restless). The dolls needed to be revived, I needed to  stay interested. So I spent some time fooling around with shapes and made a few new patterns – I love these narrow, easy to hold bodies and thin limbs (even though they take considerably more time to turn and stuff!). There is a sweetness and elfishness about these dolls that intrigues me and makes me want to make one after the other, just to see what the next one will look like – it’s a surprise, even to me, until all the parts come together. Keep an eye out for more like this in the shop – I will be adding them as they are made. Here’s to the beginning of summer!

{ps, loved this episode}

Springtime Market

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If you happen to be in Saskatoon on the first lovely weekend of May, come and say hi! Always a beautiful show – and supporting your local makers is the best 🙂

More information about the sale and vendors here, and on the facebook page

(For anyone hoping to find Boolah Baguette at Blossom in Regina – I apologize, but for personal reasons I will no longer be attending the show)