Saturday, November 6, 2010

the girls are back



I continue to use any snippets of downtime to tinker treasures for my vendor table next month. I'm so glad I decided to make some clothespin girls. I nearly forgot how enjoyable these little dolls are to make! {This pal above looks weary from carrying the present! She might need an adjustment.}



For some I used my favored palette of pastels ...



{One of my very favorite posts was the clothespin doll wedding}



and for others I went with traditional holiday colors ...





You can be sure that this is a no-sew project!



The bazaar will mark the 1st anniversary of my les petits tiroirs. I made a first batch last year to offer something very inexpensive at my table, after all, most of the bazaar's shoppers are children buying gifts.



I've also been packaging odds and ends and bits and bobs into little Treasure Kits (or maybe paquets de trésor ... everything sounds pretty in French to me ...).



I am also working on tags and packaging things better.



Each "session" finds me making quite the mess. It's a lovely mess though, and always fun! {Especially with Pandora radio on!}



If you are interested in purchasing something you have seen in a photo, just send me an email, or a conversation through tinkered treasures, and I will be happy to let you know the item's availability.

Well, I have about thirty minutes until it's time to make dinner. Will I:
(a) tidy up the Girlie Office?
(b) resume tinkering?
(c) enjoy some blog visiting?

Think I'll go with c. Happy weekend!

xo
elyse

35 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

A lovely mess indeed, Elyse! Looks alot like my table right now...but mine's covered in darker colors at the moment for a project I'm working on...

Hope your weekend is wonderful, and that you're able to fit in everything you wish!

Julie

Denise said...

Love your style and talent.If I was young again I would start all over and revamp my home to look like yours.

It's me said...

Welcome back !! lovely weekend.....warm hugs Ria...i see beautiful things...............love.....

Diane said...

Your mess looks very much like my mess, keep going you have a lot of wonderful creations goin on! oxox, Diane

birdie blue said...

that's my kind of mess, elyse. your projects look wonderful. love all the little bits and bobs.

enjoy the rest of your weekend!
xo
~molly

NanaDiana said...

Oh Elyse! That La Petite Wedding was the cutest thing I have ever seen. You are right! Where, but in Blogland, could you post that and have people that would oooh and aaaah in wonder and delight over the festivities? I loved it.

Now, secondly, I am further amazed and humbled that you would see fit to send me some of your precious tinkerings when you are getting ready for a show!!! You are some kind of special person...I hope you KNOW that!

Hugs to you , sweetie, and I hope you have a table full of wonderful stuff and that it all sells! Hugs- Diana

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Your clothespin girls are so pretty. :) They are all so charming. How funny that 1/4 inch up or down with their eyes will really change their expression.
PS. I am mailing out your package to you on Monday! I finally finished it up. I'm sorry for taking forever!

koralee said...

I adore your Christmas girls...so so cute! I think you should tinker some more my friend. oxoxo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are so cute, I went back and looked at the wedding post....To cute, I can see why it was your favorite. I have got to work on better tags for my antiques booth also. Do you use a tag punch? If not how did you get pink tags? Thanks!

Carol

Heidi said...

I think I'm in love....ahhh!

Tami said...

Hello sweet Elyse..your little creations are always so sweet & your pictures are so amazing. I love your new tags too. Thank you for the visit today..hope you have a great weekend. xo Tami

Country Dreaming said...

Love the clothespin gals--holiday ones. Soo cute are they!!!

Melinda

debi said...

What a beautiful mess! Those are the kind we love!

I am head over heels in love with your sweet Christmas girls!! They are are just so festive and sweet!

Nancy said...

Elyse, I am still unpacking as we settle into our Florida home for the next 7 months. I wish my studio looked liked yours right now! A few more boxes to unpack and I'll be able to dig in again! Good Luck at your Show!!
Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Lorrie said...

Your little girls are so sweet with their swirly skirts. I hope you have great success with the craft sale. I'm looking forward to shopping at local sales this year, and I'd like to have a table one year again.

Your mess is the very best kind!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I just love those little clothespin girls.:) and the mess... impossible to be creative without making one! ;)

KarenHarveyCox said...

These dolls are so lovely. You always create the prettiest designs. You always inspire Me Elyse.

Happy creating, my kind of mess, a pretty one.

Karen

Favorite Home To Visit said...

Hi Elyse,
I am your fan for a long time...I love your style, your creations, your colors..You always make the best one...Your projects always look very cozy...
Big hugs from Turkey...

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely party details! Have gorgeous day, Kellie xx

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Elyse...

Oh, your little girlies are so cheery. I love dressing little dollies, although I haven't done it for a long time.

Good luck on your sale...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow, youve been busy. I love the dolls carrying presents for Christmas. Happy Day to you my sweet friend!

Meeling said...

Love your clothespin girls! Adorable.

Hopping over from "My life Under the Bus".

Hearted your etsy shop...very cute stuff!!

Suz said...

Elyse,
You are doing a wonderful job. Those little dolls have so much personality. The other thing I love...your packaging...wow!
Hugs,
Suz

jeanetteann said...

Just had a look at your clothes pin wedding I hadn't seen before and am in raptures over it. It is so beautiful Elyse and so is this post. x

Little Pink Studio said...

Everything looks great Elyse!
I am sure your sale will go great!
xo, Cerri

Theresa said...

You are such an inspiration! I need to do more tinkering:) Love all of your pretties! Happy Monday! HUGS!

Amy C said...

and what lovely girls they are love the gift tags and all the sweet pink girlyness.

Glitter & Bliss said...

Ok...These pictures make my soooo happy. They are so dreamy and darling. How are you? Thanks so much for your sweet comments lately. I have been such a stranger. So sorry about that. I can't seem to stay caught up all. I hope you are enjoying a lovely New England autumn. Leslie

Angela Harris said...

WOw! I love just the photo of the supplies :) but the new girl creations are just lovely!
~Angela Harris

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your little dolls are just as cute as can be. Totally Elyse style!

I know what you mean about busy and blogging. How can we factor everything we love to do in ONE day? A girl wants to know.

xoxo
becky

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
Your girls are just the cutest! And I see they are all ready for Christmas...Yay! Love Christmas time. Well, I'll let you get back to all your fun. All my best for your vendor table next month. Have a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Sonia said...

Wowwweee, you're busy Elyse. Everything looks so pretty and I love the clothes pins dolls. Just so cute. The tins are awesome too and I wouldn't mind that kind of mess any day.
PS. I am planing on a bright floral (sort of Cath Kidston color tones) issue for spring for CVC and you definetly should prepare something for it. Already have great prospects for it!!
Hugs!!
Sonia

fairiemoon said...

Could I have possibly missed that sweet wedding? So darn cute! And well photographed!

Erin :)

permanent magenta said...

OOOh I love love the clothspin dolls! Its all pretty. Thanks:)

RACHELLE said...

I just looked through your posts and I fell in LOVE! Your pictures are so inspiring! I love your kitchen!
YUM

thank you!
shell

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