Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Etsy Favorites: Wooly Roo Dolls by kniteeney

About a year ago, I discovered Waldorf dolls. They are these German dolls, often made out of natural and/or recycled fibers. I joke around and call myself the bourgeois hippy but I actually do appreciate a well-made product.  What I really like about Waldorf toys is that this can easily be turned into a family heirloom.  They're beautiful dolls and custom made. Each one is a unique product since they are handmade.  I originally frequented the Bambolleta Dolls site, however, with so many fans, the time it takes to get a doll is a year+.  Not only that, but they do not allow custom orders.  Essentially how Bambolleta works is on a system of pre-made dolls and it turns into a free-for-all for its customers.  I just really wanted one and so began my search for this unique product.

One thing to be cautious of is the price tag. These dolls are over $100. The Bambolleta ones can be over $200 and I've seen some Waldorfs for $500.  I began pouring over Etsy, attempting to find something that was not outrageously expensive and still a beautiful product and I found, Wooly Roo Dolls.  What caught my eye was the 15-inch, Fiery Fae doll.  She reminded me of an adorable Irish lass and being a halfsie, I had to get her!

The shop owner Nadine is the sweetest lady! She truly works hard to personalize the product and we chatted about me being recently married and how I just really loved these dolls.  Essentially I hope to pass these down to my future children.  I ordered a 15-inch Fiery Fae with Red Variegated Merino hair, nose and thumbs.  Nadine also made the doll's outfit out of a recycled sweater. Very green friendly!
Cost: $150.00 + shipping = $160.00

I just got her in today and it took less than two weeks!


 Now all I need to do is name her! Have a fantastic week, y'all!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Making a Background for Vlogging

 I just recently ordered a video camera and plan on making more videos and doing some Vlogging. Kandee, a wonderful make-up artist, showed a tutorial on how she made her floral background for all of her videos. It inspired me to make my own.      

My make-shift art studio =P

Voila! "There are many things in life," said said. "Without which we could not live...but love is the only thing I can think of." Aw shucks, I just realized I wrote "is" twice. Time to turn that into a flower or not...gives it character =]

The "Carrie" Necklace

I have always really liked the "Carrie" necklace from the show, "Sex and the City." What I always found quirky about it was that Sarah Jessica Parker's character found the necklace at like a market and while the rest of the show focuses so much on designer fashion at high costs, she always wears her "Carrie" necklace.  I believe this in a completely different style than the "Carrie" necklace but then again I'm not Carrie. 

This was handmade by Gianne from Gianne Creations.  There are several options in terms of wire color and chain length but I chose it in all silver. She has really cute bracelets, anklets and rings as well!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Very First

First name care package greatest- Drake

Here lies the very first care package I have ever created. I had recently purchased my Cricut and was stoked outta my mind (a phrase you will hear see written often by me).  In its simplicity, I love it. The message of love is clearly conveyed and in a world of rose ceremonies and women going cray cray to have a fairy tale, I think I've got quite the love story.

Make this yourself:
  • George Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge (included with Cricut purchase)
  • Textures paper pack 100+ sheets $20
  • Photo 10 cents
  • Ramen noodles
  • shaving cream
  • shaving razors
  • Beef Jerky
  • Special K Bars
  • Huggies Baby Wipes