My art exhibit in the Käytävä Galleria at Matara in January generated an increase in the interest in my larger pieces of artwork. And by generated interest, I mean, I sold some of my artwork! It was an instance in which the ‘happy dance’ was done in the privacy of my own living room. Well away from anyone I might blind with my Elaine Benes-like dance moves!
It’s different for a reason:
I’ve added four of the pieces of artwork that I showed at Käytävä Galleria to my shop. These pieces differ a great deal from the artwork that I have in my shop currently. A big reason for this is because the artwork that I created required that it be hung on a wall, and not displayed in a case or behind glass.
Each of these pieces of art have metal hanging hardware so that they can easily be placed upon a vertical surface. Well out of reach of a little person or pet that might find them an irresistible attraction. Adults who may want to touch the artwork are something that will simply have to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Oh boy! The name for this limited group of teensie-tinsie dolls came to me while I was working on their little dresses and hats. They just turned out to be so incredibly stinkin’ cute that I thought their name should be just as cute as they are!
I’ve added the ten Berry Little Ladies that I’ve created to my shop. These very special dolls needed a very special debut!
The Berry Little Ladies will have a special price compared to other dolls of this size. For a limited time, each of the Berry Little Ladies will be specially priced at 29€ with specially priced shipping to boot!
These special prices and shipping are only for the Berry Little Ladies!
Thank you all for your continued support! I know that you will adore these Berry Little Ladies as much as I do!
I’ve added a new doll to the shop, Henna Haalarit! Alliteration seems to be a theme I’m running with lately. It does seem to make it easier to remember the names I’m giving to the dolls that I create though! Henna is what I call an alpha doll. This means that she was a first try at a pattern or doll idea. Henna and Pastelli Pastel were created at the same time, and have some similarities.
Henna has two teenie companions too! Pippy and Nifty. Her favourite dolls! These two teensie dolls are tucked into the pockets of Henna’s overalls. They are removable too!
I’ve spent part of the past week working on a group of teenie-tiny dolls. Each of the measure around 3 cm-ish. Some come in around 3.2 cm, while others come in at around 3.5 cm. The reason for the .03mm difference is due to the felt.
Wasting materials is something that I try very hard not to do. Scraps of fabric and felt are saved and stashed away in small bins and used to make some of the tinier dolls I make. The tiny bears, bunnies, ducks, and dolls are all made from these scraps.
Because the scraps are so small, I cannot always tell which way the stretch in the felt runs. Because of this, some of the torsos and legs are cut in such a way that the stretch of the felt is running vertically. This results in the torsos and legs stretching a bit while I’m sewing them. It doesn’t seem like much, but a millimeter here or there is a lot when the finished doll is only around 3 cm tall!
Check out some of the teensie dolls on my Instagram account here!
Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you again on Friday!
I’m having a super-duper big sale to kick-off the new year! If there are any pieces of my artwork that you have been wanting to purchase now is the time! There will be pieces of my artwork pulled from my online shop on January 11, 2021 and no longer offered for sale. So, to reiterate, if you’ve been wanting to purchase a specific piece, you have ten days to do it!
Every piece of artwork in my online shop will be 50% off from 12 (Eastern European Standard Time) January 1, 2021 until 12 (EEST) January 10, 2021. Prices for pieces of artwork remaining in my shop will then revert to their previous prices.
All sales must be made through my online store. The discount applies only to the total cost of the items purchased. Shipping and handling are not discounted. Given the current states of international shipping, please know that there may be some delays in shipping that are completely out of my hands. Package tracking is available. If interested, please contact me directly for details. All purchases shipped through Finnish Posti.
If you have any questions at all, send me a message through my Contact page!
Thank you for reading, and I’ll talk to you again Friday,
I have two new dolls available in the shop today! Nutmeg and Ginger are little pumpkin leshys. I’ve based them on the gourd leshys that my tabletop roll-playing game (Pathfinder/Dungeons and Dragons) character Karkarelia (druid) created. Leshys from Russian folklore seem a whole lot scarier than my cute little pumpkin heads!
Ginger (in the beige boots) and Nutmeg (in the tan boots) are both available for purchase in my shop! And don’t forget about Saffron and Russell! Ginger and Nutmegs much older, and much better behaved cousins!
And don’t forget to read about Marielle’s latest adventures! Two new stores are posted each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays on her Instagram account, go_marielle_go! There are additional shorter posts made every other day of the week!
Thank you for reading! And I’ll see you again next Friday!
There are three new dolls available in my shop today! I’ve had a lot of fun creating these three dolls and I hope that they find new homes soon! As always, my dolls are one-of-a-kind creations. The patterns used have been created by me. Each doll has a unique name that will never be used again in my future doll making. When you purchase one of my handmade dolls, know that you are getting a piece of unique artwork!
Limited Time Offer!
I’m offering free shipping on these three dolls for the first four days that they are listed in the shop! If you purchase any of these four dolls (or all four dolls) before 9:00 am September 29, 2020, Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) you will get free standard shipping (estimated 7-14 days delivery from Finland)!
Don’t miss any of Marielle’s adventures! Daily posts are made one her Instagram at go_marielle_go. Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, a full length story is posted to the same Instagram account!
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me! You can find the ‘Contact’ button in my black menu bar at the top of my Welcome page!
Today I’m adding a little gang of four dolls to my online shop! These dolls are fall under the Little Ladies style of dolls. But they’re the largest size I make in this series. These Little Ladies all wear boots, so I’m calling them Little Lady Boots! If you’ve been following me on Instagram,Facebook, or Ko-fi, then you have seen some of creative progress of these new dolls.
Each doll is 12 cm tall (4.75 in.) and can stand on their own while they are wearing their boots. All of the dolls are jointed and can be gently posed. This makes them perfect with 1:12 scale miniature furniture and doll houses. As always, each and every doll I make is a one-of-a-kind original doll made completely from my own patterns and designs. I use names once and once only, so there will never be another Donna, April, Malvi or Tähti made by me!
For a Limited Time Only!
I’m offering free shipping on these four dolls for the first four days that they are listed in the shop! If you purchase any of these four dolls (or all four dolls) before 9:00 am September 15, 2020, Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) you will get free standard shipping (estimated 7-14 days delivery from Finland).
I also wanted to announce that I have set up a separate Instagram account for little Marielle! You can find her at Go_Marielle_Go on Instagram. Posts with the continuing adventures of Marielle will be made on this account twice a week for the next month. I will also add a Go Marielle! page to my website, with a bio, links and additional pictures. Don’t miss out on what Marielle is getting up to! Click that ‘follow’ button!
As always, if you have any questions or comments contact me or leave a comment below!
Thank you for reading, and I will see you again next Friday!
Hello and happy Friday to everyone! I hope that everyone is having a terrific day! Three Little Ladies have been added to the shop this morning and are now available for adoption. All three of them are very excited at the prospect of traveling to a new place and making new friends! Each of these Little Ladies is a uniquely self-possessed. Fearless young ladies who just happen to come in a miniature package!
Inéz is extremely proud of her Portuguese heritage, as well she should be! Film making and baking are her two great passions in life, along with learning to speak Portuguese more fluently. In a perfect world, she wants to conjure some way in which to link all of her passions together. A film (written and directed by Inéz) about a Portuguese bakery? Maybe a documentary about pastries? A family genealogy, made as a film? She has options! Inéz would be the perfect companion for anyone wishing to explore their own many creative passions!
Gwenda is one of the friendliest and most helpful people you will ever hope to meet! But make no mistake, she can spot a fake or a con from a mile off. This Little Lady is no push-over or easy mark. Don’t get on her the wrong side of her either. Once her mind has been made up about a person, based on their actions and words, she is implacable. IMPLACABLE. Gwenda would be a great companion for someone who perhaps seems quiet and unassuming on the outside, but who is off the charts as regards all manner of personal, inter and intra-personal intellect and empathy!
Whomever adopts Hilaria, it should be known that she will sing as sweetly as a tiny songbird all day long! There is a reason why her friends and family have nicknamed her ‘Shiny’. She just beams happiness from her entirety of her tiny body! Hilaria has let me know that she would prefer to be the companion of someone who loves music. Maybe someone who writes their own music? A singer? A musician? OH! She would be in heaven!
These three Little Ladies, and many others are waiting to be adopted in my shop! Each and every one of them with their own unique stories, some of them even involve each other!
Thanks for reading, and as always, if you have any questions about a specific Little Lady, or any other doll that is in she shop, contact me directly!
I hope everyone is having a good end of the week! I have added three new dolls to the shop! Two of these Niittykeijuja Dolls somehow flew under my radar and I forgot that I had made them! They hadn’t even been named! Poor darlings! They are two of the sweetest dolls I’ve ever made, even though I do say so myself.
Varpunen looks like she’s ready for an adventure! She’s just ready to get going to…somewhere! You can find out more information about Varpunen here!
Kiuru looks like more of a home-body to me. I think she would rather have a nice chat over a pot of tea and some cakes, don’t you think? You can find out more information about Kiuru here!
Winnie is one half of a set of dolls. Her boots can be taken off! She has a little up-cycled milk-spout with a cap in her tummy!
Shelley has an up-cycled milk-spout too, but not in her tummy. Her little green boots also can be removed, but she looks more comfortable with them on if you ask me. You can find out more information on Winnie and Shelley here!
Little Lady Dolls are being added to the shop today! These three, spiffy, Little Ladies are from Series 3. They’re all in the same class in school. Each are having very, very, very different starts to the day though! Read all about Charlie, Myrtle and Pippa in the shop!
Myrtle looks as though she is ready to head off to school and have a great day! How could she not? Seriously!?
Pippa is not having the best start to her day. Everything seems to be going either sideways or just plain wrong. (Groan.)
Charlie is up and ready to have a tremendously stupendous day at school! She just exudes happiness and self-confidence, doesn’t she?
Remember! These Little Lady Dolls are one-of-a-kind! Once they have been adopted and leave the shop, no other doll with the same name, look and story will replace them! I will be adding Little Lady Dolls to my shop every week, so make sure to subscribe to get updates about new dolls in my shop!
I’m a visual artist living in central Finland. I create surrealistic dolls utilizing a variety of materials and techniques.