Monday, February 23, 2015

Etsy shop open for Lent!

I am opening up my shop for Lent but I'm not sure I'm going to have any ready made dolls this year. My husband will be traveling and that's when I turn to crafts to keep me sane keep me busy but we'll just have to see how it goes. I am making kits for dolls. You can choose the pattern you want and I will transfer it to a piece of 100% cotton fabric with a temporary ink. My idea is that kids will use these kits to make their own saint dolls and explore a new handicraft. The temporary ink is so important for kids who might find it hard to stay on the line. When their doll is completed, the lines just wash away. But due to the temporary nature of the pattern, it is a little fragile. Environmental conditions and water of any kind can make it fade or wash it away so they should be used within a few months of being purchased.

Each Saints 'N Stitches Pillow Doll Kit comes with a saint pattern on pre-washed cotton fabric, a complimentary backing fabric, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss with enough thread to complete the design and a color chart. I don't provide line by line instructions for each individual design; instead I hope that your children will enjoy using their creativity to decide what to outline and what to fill and follow their own desire to learn new stitches. These kits can also be used by moms to make dolls for their kiddos or by siblings to make dolls for their little brothers and sisters, if they want to.  I am making a limited number of kits available for purchase today but will allow for more orders as I fill the ones ordered first.

Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed these dolls and kits! I hope your children love them.