Even though I’ve said that I don’t sell them, every once in a while I offer a ltd. edition of dolls similar to the ones in my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk. You see, I only work on them while traveling, so it’s an ongoing project that takes time. This year I made a set of 25 fairy dolls while waiting in airports, flying in planes and riding in trains. I like to keep my hands busy, so this is a way of producing something, as well as keeping contented while sitting.
Update 10/17/15 ~ The fairy dolls sold out very quickly. Thank you to all of you who were ready at 10 am, logged into my Etsy Shop. Will there be more opportunities to buy dolls in the future? Perhaps, but it depends on how much time I spend traveling.
Some of the finish work that’s not as portable, I do in my studio. I have to limit the time I spend working on these because otherwise I would spend all of my time in fairy land, constructing dolls, night and day. That isn’t such a bad thing, but then, I would never take on making new, more involved pieces.
In an effort to be fair to everyone, I am announcing on this blog and Facebook that 25 “Fiona” fairies will be for sale in my Etsy Shop on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10am, eastern US time. That gives more people a chance to read about it in advance, so they can plan on being ready to shop. Last year’s dolls sold out very quickly, so if you really want one, act fast! Sorry, no reservations ahead of time. The dolls will be sold on a first come first served basis. Update 10/17/15 2:00pm ~ The Fiona fairies are all sold.
Hi Salley – they look wonderful! One question – do you really mean EST? We’re still on daylight savings in California. thanks, Nan Halberg
It’ll be 10am in Massachusetts.
I am always thrilled when you release another special edition of your fairies. I came late to the game and thought I had missed out on them. Fiona is lovely. I have put this on my calendar! I hope that I am in time to purchase her on Saturday.
Yes Carol, I hope that you get one!
Oh Boy I can hardly wait :0) Isn’t she just lovely? Any idea how many hours you put into one adorable Fiona? Happy Stitching!
Thanks Kim – it’s hard to know how much time it took because I worked for bits of time, over a long period.
It’s almost time!
LOVE THESE……….can we buy em?
Thanks Susanne. Sorry, but the Fionas sold out very quickly and I can’t say when a new edition will be made. Maybe in a year? In the meantime, learn how to make them yourself, with instructions and patterns from my book, Felt Wee Folk.