Monday, July 26, 2010

Here Comes the BRIDE!!








I am becoming spoiled!! I have three FREE hours each morning now that Katie is busy with summer activities. I almost don't know how to handle it!!! So I have been sewing and coloring and now painting too.
I just had the best time painting this little bride!!

She is painted on a 9"x12" Italian water color paper... I thought about making her a doll at first, then I thought well, why not paint her. Next I want to do a bride with the flower girl...won't that be fun?
Well, my "Three Hours" are almost up. If you are interested in a print of this little bride you can find it in my Etsy shop!! www.mommylion.etsy.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nesting Dolls Everywhere!!






I've spent the past two weeks designing some nesting dolls. I have always loved the little Russian wooden dolls! I started out making three fabric dolls. They I saw my daughter coloring on some brown paper bags with colored pencils...MY Colored Pencils!!! But it looked great!!! So I took some of my coffee/ vanilla baked tags and did a few drawings on them. These are not prints...they are the real thing!!!
See what you think.

Oh yeah...I've added a new "Lion image" to the back of all of my 2010 dolls. Just in keeping with my Mommylion theme!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

mommy lion: Now Offering DOLL PATTERNS!!!

mommy lion: Now Offering DOLL PATTERNS!!!

Now Offering DOLL PATTERNS!!!






It has taken me a long time to make doll patterns, but I have finally finished and listed a few of your favorites!!
Now you can make your own plush bunny doll! And the Plush Pumpkin Halloween Doll.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mommylion

It's a great time to start your holiday gifts. Now you can make your own dolls for gift giving, displays, and craft shows!! Just please remember to give credit to Mommylion for your design!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth Of July Fun








I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Fourth! My husband set up a tent in our backyard for a sleep out night. Our little Katie was so excited! We had a BBQ complete with toasted Marsh mellows...Boy, I had forgotten just how good those are!! Have you had some lately...they shoot you right back into childhood!!!

I got to work on my dolls for a few minutes when they went to sleep. But then our new Pit Puppy got very unhappy when she couldn't stay out with them. So off to bed for all of us!

Here is a little Raspberry Bear that I got to finish. Just listed her in the Shop! Happy Summer!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cupcakes Anyone?








Before I had my little girl Katie, I was a freelance designer doing work for Zweigart, DMC, and several other cross stitch companies. I found it VERY hard to keep deadlines with an infant, full time teaching job and all of the things that go with it! So I stopped designing for 7 years...well it is time to design once again. I always loved the cross stitch world...so gentle and relaxing to me.

I am still making dolls and I an even designing a few of my dolls for cross stitch.

I have just listed my little frosted cupcake design on my Etsy shop. You can get the pattern only or a kit. It is a quick stitch design...Enjoy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50661365/sweet-pink-frosted-beaded-cross-stitch