Saturday, April 25, 2015

OUR MAY LADY PAPER lady coming to life into a 1/2 lady PIN cushion..

Introducing OUR latest Paper Ladies PIN CUSHION...
She is our MAY Paper lady coming to life...

( Cori also has one to be shown soon) WE both have been rather consumed
in completing some darling projects.. Been away a couple days and today
I have date with a very handsome man to meet yet another handsome man
a well down DYI guy...( more on him later) 

She turned out so well, She can fit in the palm of your hand, she is so tiny..
But her ruffles more than make up for it...

She certainly is One of A KIND, ( OOAK) and is already spoken
for and heading to a new HOME.
I really wanted to keep her myself...but I commissioned Christel
to make yet another, so I can make one for me in RED gingham...
As soon as she arrives, and I paint her, I will dress in layers of ruffles too.
( no surprise there that I love ruffles) 

Last week, I made this PIN cushion, from 1/2 doll purchase on the internet..
WEll it turned out I purchased quite a few like ( the one below)..

WE will be showing you how to make them in pattern form using 
3 different bases...   Pattern will be available next week...
as I am making yet another, I want to include every step...
and show Cori's as well.

many years ago, we were in gathering of doll
makers... She sculptures dolls, so I commissioned her to design one after
the May Paper Lady... ( a couple times so I can now make one for ME) 

This is the result. You can connect with her if you wish your very own
doll too...She would love that...
She can design it so you can paint her yourself, or she will paint if for
you, at a very reasonable rate too. 
You can have them with legs or not...
Leave her a note on her blog, she will get back to you as soon as she can..
She is vacationing but will return within a week. 

For this May lady I did not add them....YOU would not have
seen them anyway for all the ruffles..

They are called 1/2 dolls because they are usually dolls from the waist up..

I adored making this one...with her Blue roses, she was beckoning to be
in blue gingham..

I made all the PINS for her from Shellys buttons and MORE
Shelly has a whole new addition of Disney characters too..
They have not arrived yet, but when they do, I will be showing you 
how to turn those into head pins too...

Shelly has the most diversified collection around...
I have known her for many years and she has always been 
my ONLY favourite button Lady ...
Well she happens to be a wonderful friend too..
If ever you are thinking of buttons, you never have to look further...

So you see, nobody ever does anything alone...
WE need talent from others, combined with our own to make it our 
own, to bring things to life...

Coming soon, the Pattern for Pin Cushions,
the pattern for our May Lady and another new series called....

They will be a collection of SWEET TREATS
that you can stitch on TEA TOWELS....
VERY GOOD TEA Towels that we purchased
and will making into kits..
It is has been my plan this year to find good quality
Tea Towels..well we found them....( more soon) 

Yes we have been busy....

And speaking of busy l I must run, I have a whole 
day ready to be  relished with my beloved,
beginning with breakfast at a local 
Waffle place, LUNCH at Springridge FARM
a great attraction where we used to live
and meeting with a DYI fellow who has in our TV series...

I have a slew of questions for him as we embark
on some renovation in our home...
And our evening taking in a musical...

Isn't she lovely..wait till you see her other photos..OH my...
be prepared...PAPER LADIES pin cushions come
with a warning..we will not be able to stop at just 2 or 3.....

I am going to have to take some NEW classes....

A beautiful cookie jar arrived this week from a very special friend
who just knew it would be a sweet treat...
( for now it will be a VASE) later this week, a cookie jar..

And yesterday a wonderful man, ( not my hubby) purchased
this beautiful bouquet of tulips and hyacinths as  a thank
you for making his day) 

Well this week has been a week of delightful surprises..

YOU just never know who you will inspire when you are out for the day!

Hope your weekend will be filled with surprises and lot's of Stitching..

YOU are kind, smart and important to me..

WE will have group discounts for our patterns for those
who wish to purchase for their guild, church group or country! 



  1. Woooow, it's beautiful !!! Had never seen such dolls!

  2. Wow Samm... this post is just full of goodies. Your little dollies are just beautiful.... the ruffles!!! .....and your flowers....well, you make me laugh. Better get busy and get my post up. Have fun today with your sweetheart. xx

  3. Oh wow, such great things to see on your blog and these dolls are just lovely and special! So wonderful when diffrent talents come together. I am surely inspired!
    Have a wonderful time, hugs martina

    Saludos desde Tenerife.
    Gracias por ser tan amable conmigo.

  5. Love those ladies Samm...and the ruffles!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I love love these ladies. Where is the best place to order the half dolls....

  7. She turned out beautiful.The ruffles are perfect for her. Love the cookie jar as a vase. Great idea. Sounds like you have a lovely day planned. It is fun to do things with the one you love. Have a great day.

  8. The Ladies are Beautiful...Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. Your fragile pin cushions look very cute, Samm, a huge waoh! But such items would only last a few days with such a chaotic sewer like me, so I will just keep on using my normal stuffed fabric pin cushions, this will be more practical for me..... LOL
    They are lovely, and your pics are gorgeous again!

  10. Oh my goodness, how absolutely lovely!!!!

  11. Your May Paper Lady pincushion is so pretty! Have a wonderful day with your beloved!

  12. very nice young lady!beautiful dress!wonderful pincusion!

  13. Well Samm you've certainly been busy! And flowers from a friend, not your husband....love that! Your vase is so sweet and speaks of spring! blessings, marlene

  14. Your fruits of labor have truly blossomed forth with lovely projects. Half doll pincushions are wonderful. I just made something similar for my sister. Friends, flowers, food and music...Life is Good Dear.

  15. Those ladies are just delightful. It sounds as though you have had a busy and productive week with lots of inspiring ideas.

  16. Your new pin cushion doll is beautiful! Have a lovely time.

  17. Stopping in for a quick moment and see your half doll pincushion! They are beginning to become the rave all over FB too! One of my friends started a half doll FB group just this week. Love your pincushion!

  18. Your May lady just shouts-Spring is here! . Love the pins. That telephone is exactly like the one I grew up with. Mom used hers until 2007! Have a great weekend.

  19. Oh ah! What a beauty she is! I love your May pin cushion and those little pins are delightful :o)
    Just beautiful... You are amazing - I love coming to your blog and seeing all these beautiful things that you create
    Hugs xx

  20. Oh, Samm, thay are both so beautiful ladies!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  21. Just beautiful! Everything you do is just beautiful. :)

  22. She's really a beauty! Love the vintage black, white, and red one, too!

  23. Hi Mdm Samm: Haven't talked to you in a long time. Are you selling the Lady Paper pin cushions? They are just too cute. Thanks.

    1. Hi Janice..nice to see you...you are a no reply blogger..so perhaps if you see this drop me a line again with your email so i can answer you

    2. try linking your message name you will see it as noreply-comment.blogger.com

  24. Samm, they are...I can't find words to say, how beautiful they are! And you are SO creative...I know I say it all the time, but what can I do if it is true? :)

  25. Да,я слышала про этих куколок.Samm ,они у вас просто великолепны,такие красавицы))))

  26. Such lovely creations! Thank you for sharing :)

    1. thank you sweet lady....you are a no reply blogger so I could not reply...

  27. Oh, Samm, is simply tremendous idea! The most original needle case.
    With love, Tonja, Russia.

  28. Un alfiletero bellísimo !!!!!!!!!! gracias por tu visita a mi blog ,me gusta mucho el tuyo ,me hago seguidora tuya ,para seguir tus trabajos .
    Besos y feliz semana.

  29. Such adorable pincushions! I've never seen anything like this before! Very creative. Thank you for linking up with the Handmade Café!

  30. Hello Samm,
    I'm only now writing to you. Today we celebrate Father's Day ;o)
    Sorry Facebook does not work well, my message did not arrive, so I write here now my e-mail address; o)

    Many greetings


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