Monday, December 11, 2017

NEW Christmas 2017 - Marie Antoinette Is Spotting Santa Claus

Marie Antoinette just spotted Santa in his sleigh. Arm moves, items dangle from wire and thread. Wheels spin. You can make a variation on this by having Santa flying behind her back, as if he had magically escaped her view. I have included many different Santas so you can make different dolls. See the collage sheet below. This is an instant digital download, so you can start making her right now!  See my listing here:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Give A Pretzel To Your Sweetheart: A Luxembourg Tradition

Sylvie, my dear customer from Luxembourg, was kind enough to share her story of the Lenten pretzel tradition of her country ...

"Give A Pretzel To Your Sweetheart"
To mark the half-way point of Lent, or “Halleffaaschten,” Luxembourg men traditionally give their sweethearts an almond pretzel to receive a chocolate egg in return on Easter Sunday. The pretzels are made from a Danish pastry dough, decorated with almonds. They can also be filled with nuts or chocolate. Tradition has it that men give their sweetheart a pretzel for Bretzelsonndeg, the Sunday four weeks after the start of Lent. Should the woman in question wish to return the sentiment, she will give a chocolate egg to the man on Easter Sunday. However, on leap year, roles are reversed and it is the woman's turn to gift the sweet pastry.
Thanks, girlfriend! It is interesting that your pretzel is sweet, unlike here in the US, where it is covered with salt and often eaten with beer.
Here is the MA16 Pretzel Lady listing in the shop...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

NEW: Horse Maiden Paper Doll Parade Character

Here is my Etsy shop listing...

New: Nautical Themed Marie Antoinette Paper Doll

A thoughtful crab holds the mirror still while Marie admires her big hair!
Wheels spin, items dangle from wire. 

Prints two sides. Digital download. Easy assembly ! 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coming Soon: Parade of the Flowers Paper Dolls

On the drawing board...
I am starting a new Flower Parade. It will feature various flower fairies and queens along with references to the Language of Flowers from Victorian times. This is the sign that will be included with the first character. Visit me on Etsy ! 

NEW: Love-Themed French Toy Theater With Gift Tag

...with four 3D love scenes. Digital download. 

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NEW: Sea Parade Has Started !

Visit my Etsy shop.  I have some new listings, including my new digital download Sea Parade characters. They can be used as decorations for a beach party, as an invite to a party, or as a greeting card. Here is the Seahorse Mermaid and Octomom with her Babe. 

St. Patrick's Day Fun At My Zazzle Shop !

I have lots of new items in my Zazzle Shop, including fun tshirts for St. Paddy's Day.
Men, women and children's sizes. Lots of styles to choose from.

Let's Go Shopping!