The thing about glitter is if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever. Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.
Demetri Martin

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Love's a Gift that's Truly Handmade

Well, it's about time to get back into it. We haven't done much sewing since last season so we may need to oil the old machines and say a little prayer in order to get going again! I've picked up knitting since last year, so I'm hoping we can incorporate a bit of that into our new editions. We're also gearing up to start our new collection of mature dolls - I won't say much as they are only yet an idea waiting to take form - but I will share 
this preview of Sonia's most recent cutting escapade...


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Can't be What You Want Because I'm Free

We are very pleased to announce that we've completed the very first installment of our new cloth doll collection Corduroy. 


As I've probably mentioned once of twice before, I'm a fan of Pearl Jam. Corduroy is the title of a B-Side track on Pearl Jam's third album, Vitology, and is about the band's exposure to fame. I've actually quoted lyrics from this song in previous posts, because I love it so much. The song speaks to the importance of maintaining integrity in the wake of social pressures and expectations. This is what Corduroy Cloth Dolls by Third Street are all about - staying free in your choices and having the courage to stay true to yourself.

Incidentally, November 22nd marks the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam's Vitology album, making the introduction of our Corduroy Collection all the more exciting. You can read more about the 20th anniversary of Vitology here, and of course I recommend that you do.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Type of Hats That are Not a Mistake

If you follow us on Facebook, earlier this week you were treated to a glimpse of my doll fashion designing endeavors. Inspired by a cloth basket pattern I found on Pinterest (courtesy of A Spoon Full of Sugar Designs), I created some chic new hats for our Third Street cloth dolls.



And they're reversible!


This is the part of doll-making that I especially love: designing and embellishing. The art of transforming each cloth doll into a unique, one of a kind entity. This is when their personality takes shape, the moment when the "thing" that will draw someone to them is fully incorporated.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Daytripping

Out with my mother-in-law to visit with the neighbors! Had a lovely pumpkin spice latte and sandwich bagel at the beautiful Just Us! Coffeehouse followed by a drop-in to Tangled Garden in Grand Pre for some great jelly tasting. Picked up a few things to add to the "shop local" Christmas baskets I'm planning. After a tour of the Grand Pre outback complete with a precarious near-miss with a farm ditch full of muck (with wide-eyed cattle looking on) we meandered over to the Gaspereau for an eyeful of fall valley delight. The trees are all so vivid and rich right now!! 

Snapped a picture of these little friends down the road at Gaspereau Valley Fibres and managed to snag some fall-coloured wool felt for my stash!!




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