Saturday, April 25, 2009

Teacher Appreciation week




May 3 - 9 is Teacher Appreciation week. Do you remember a favorite teacher that made a difference in your life. I remember several. My forth grade teacher Mrs. Panelfeno was so wonderful. She had a smile every morning. She always had a surprise for us. A candy kiss on our desk after lunch, a special story we could listen to her read. She was dedicated to each student!
In honor of all of our teacher and their dedication I made a teacher "Dream Girl" doll. I am only making a few of them. You can find them at my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24160442 or at my Lollishop at
http://www.lollishops.com/node/33187

Sunday, April 19, 2009

In the making




Just thought I would share some pictures of my latest doll and the steps I take to make them.
I start with several sketches of the design I have in mind. For this one I want a sweet face and angel wings. I sketched out 3 ideas, then make a paper pattern from a sketch. Next I plan the fabrics...I just love this chalkboard design I bought a while ago. That will be a part of her dress!
Then I cut the fabrics and sew and bead as I go. Look for the finished results at my shop soon!
www.mommylion.etsy.com and http://www.lollishops.com/mommy-lion-design
If you would like to reserve one, please let me know soon. I will only be making a few! I have to make one for my daughters 2ND grade teacher...shhhhh!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mothers Day Pin



It is time to think about mom and all she has done for us. She is there when we are sick, when we are excited, and when we are sad. I created this little mother and child pin just for your mom! You can find her at www.mommylion.etsy.com

Mother