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Eerika
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I'm a toy making elf. :)
Interests: art, theater, toys, dolls, movies, reading, drawing, sewing
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HI Sharon! I sent you an e-mail asking for your address, but as it's looking like it hasn't reached you, you can just e-mail me (kitty@ragpets.com) directly with it. :)
Nini, I'd love, love, love to have you here for a Rag Pet tea party! :D
Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway! I love, love, love snow! It makes these dark and dreary winter months so much nicer and the world really does seem like a winter wonderland when everything is lovely and white and glittery. I also like to go skating and sledding, and to build snowmen and all of that is pretty impossible without snow.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2013 on Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day... at Buzzmills
Karen, I haven't encountered a problem with corners being too bulky regardless of the weight of the fabric I'm using, and I've done this with everything from upholstery weight fabric to super delicate silk and everything in between. Of course, if the fabric you're using is really, very thick and stiff, the seam allowances will make the corner stand out more/bumpy, but that will happen no matter what way you're making corners, because thick material means thick seam allowances and there's no two ways about it.
Holly, I learned to sketch neatly when I was in school. If I made clear, neat sketches, I could cut out a step of the design process. I haven't thought about making Rag Pet fabric before, but I sure am planning on it now! :)
Katarina, thank you! I was so pleased when I came up with the idea for this year's Halloween Rag Pet. :) Adrian, it's so sad that Sandy not only wrecked a whole big stretch of geography, but that it also put a damper (literally!) on a celebration that usually brightens the gloomy Autumn season. I think you're right about Sophie's leg! :D Nini, I'm working on a photo of my outfit now. :)
Oh my! Congratulations on your anniversary! 7 years is a long, long time. I get immense satisfaction from pressing a sharp crease, and from ironing in general. There's just something about making wrinkly fabric smooth or smooth fabric pleated that gratifies me no end. :) Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway! (I hope my comment didn't get posted twice, the comment box had a wibble when I tried to post earlier.)
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2012 on a give-away at Little Cotton Rabbits
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You've managed to capture the feeling of the season so very beautifully in your photos! Makes me wish we would have had a proper Summer here to feel nostalgic about now that Autumn is knocking on our door.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2012 on Town and Country at Posie Gets Cozy
Ruth, I'm glad that at least somewhere summer was summery! The Autumn is turning out to be a colder, darker version of summer over here, although the leaves are starting to turn now, so it's not as dreary anymore as we wait for what I hope will be a lovely & colourful "ruska". Thank you for the birthday wishes! :) Christina, I hope your vegetables' confidence won't be dashed and you'll get a nice, warm and sunny summer over there. Nini, I'd love to come by for a visit, your photos make everything there look so magical and beautiful, and it'd be lovely to get even a glimpse of sunny summer still. If I wasn't saving up for Japan, I'd be over there in a heartbeat! :) Thank you for the birthday wishes as well. :)
That is a really lovely looking bathroom, and those rubber duckies are super cute!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2012 on Tiny bathroom at Hemlig
Oh wow, it's really wonderful! I like the "twin-sofa" and the silhouette on the wall and the pretty floral wallpaper and well, everything! Lovely work. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2012 on Conjoined twins room. at Hemlig
Everything looks so idyllic, perfectly relaxed and nicely warm and summery. Thank you for sharing this lovely place with us all.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2012 on Dinner Picnic at Posie Gets Cozy
Holly, all it takes is quite a lot of practice to get good at making clothes, especially in toy-size, but it's not rocket science and thank goodness not! I'm not very good at science in general ;) Nini, I'm not looking forward to the video, because I get terrible stage fright and I'm not sure how my appearance (asides from my hands which already make a very prominent appearance putting Millie together) on it will go...
I love her knowing and shy expression, and the idea that she's made up of a mix of various leftover bits and pieces.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on Old doll - new wig at Hemlig
She's absolutely lovely! I really like her neutral colours and the lace hem and the sweet little hears on her shoes. I can see why you're having a hard time letting her go.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on newbies at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Oh my, they are so very beautiful! I really like their monochromatic looks and marble eyes, and gosh that cameo is such a lovely touch! And of course, being a twin myself, anything twin-y always fascinates me.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2012 on Come and play with us at Hemlig
Happy New Year to you and yours as well. May 2012 be brilliant for you.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2012 on a new year at resurrection fern
Very happy New Year to you too! I hope 2012 will be wonderful and filled with creativity for you.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2012 on happy new year at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Warm, beautiful and happy holidays to you and yours as well.
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2011 on from us to you at resurrection fern
Very merry Christmas, and super happy New Year too, to all of you as well!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2011 on Merry and Bright at Posie Gets Cozy
Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. That is an absolutely gorgeous ornament!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2011 on merry christmas at tiny happy
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Those trees are all really fantastic! Very merry Christmas to you and yours too. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2011 on Christmas Around the World at Wee Wonderfuls
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Rachel, it'd be super for you to spread the link! :) It's great that people are sharing this and spreading knowledge.
Shannon, the fabric is from an old duvet cover. I recycle old bed linens as stuffing for my Rag Pets and I save a bit of the prettier ones for other uses too. :)
Thank you to everyone for your comments! It's good to know my little tutorial is of use. :) Chrystal, thank you, the ring is my mum's class ring from high school.