Monday, January 30, 2012

Felt Cookie Playset

I am so happy about the new felt playsets I've just made.  I had fun stitching up the cookies as well as making the cute storage container.  This set sells for $20 and includes a decorated storage box, felt "dough", wooden rolling pin, heart cookie cutter, 6 hand-stitched heart cookies, and 6 felt "frostings" (3 red and 3 pink).  Let me know if you are interested.  If you are not local (SW Iowa), you can purchase one through my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Personalized Name Pillows

I just finished my first custom order for a personalized name pillow.  The pattern I use is from Kimberbell Kids and turns out SO cute.  It can be customized a jillion ways for both boys and girls.  I also made this little gal a "love pocket" pillow with a heart pocket on the front and her initial on the back.  Colors were chosen to match her bedroom decor.  So cute!!  Let me know if you are interested in a custom pillow for someone special.  The cost is $10 plus $5 per letter unless I have to special order the fabric in which case the cost increases a bit. So, a 6 letter name or word would be $40.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New item and Custom Orders!

Boy dolls are now available for custom order!!!  These guys are so cute with their little "cowlicks" sticking up!  The two pictured above are a custom order and are headed to Virginia tomorrow!  However, they are representative of what your custom ordered boy doll would look like.  He comes with a little shirt (part of his body) and coordinating removable shorts.  Boy dolls are $35 each.  I will make an additional coordinating pair of shorts for your doll for $5 extra.  Skin color, eye color and hair color can be customized as well as clothing color and design.

Below are several examples of the various felt colors I can use for hair color.  The middle one looks gray, but is actually tan/taupe.  The second from the top is pumpkin-colored and would be perfect for a little red-head!  Top color is a VERY dark brown.  I could also do black.

 And don't forget that you can order a customized girl doll as well for $35.  She comes with a removable skirt and can be customized just like the boy.  $5 extra for an extra skirt.  Both dolls are made using a Bit of Whimsy Dolls pattern.

Also available is a cozy flannel cowl.  I haven't been able to enlist the help of a professional photographer yet, so I wish the photo were better.  But...........this is a circle of flannel sewed into a ring.......nearly 60 inches in diameter and about 11 inches wide.  You loop it twice around your neck for a VERY stylish, cozy, and functional accessory.  The cowl is $20.  I only have this one available right now, but if there's interest, I will make more in different color palettes.  There will definitely be a selection of softer, lighter infinity scarves in the shop for spring.

Don't forget about the little "love pocket" pillows!  They are only $10 each.  They can be customized with your child's initial on the back.  The one shown below is a custom order for a little girl whose name begins with "C".  It was made to match her room decor.

And finally..........Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Would you like some unique, one-of-a-kind home decor to brighten your surroundings?  Think about ordering a custom pillow like the one shown below.  Pillow are $5 per letter.  They can also be customized with your child's name or a meaningful phrase.  All fabric colors can be customized as well.  These would make GREAT gifts for a new baby!  

Remember, if you are not in Southwest Iowa, you can still order a custom creation to be shipped right to your home.  Simply order through my Etsy shop.  Link is on the right sidebar.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Etsy shop

After getting a few orders from folks who need to have items shipped, I decided the best way to handle this in terms of shipping and payment would be to set up an Etsy shop.  I've had the name "Walnut Hill Handmade" saved over at Etsy since November 2010.  Today I finally took the plunge and got it up and running.  CLICK HERE to check it out.  I have sold pretty much all of the items I've made so far and have taken orders for custom items.  Once I get those finished, I'm hoping to have some new things in the shop.  There is also a link to the shop on the sidebar of the blog.  If you are a local customer (SW Iowa), just email me about what you want instead of going through Etsy.  That way you won't be charged shipping.  THANKS for all the love so far!  It's so encouraging.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Offerings

I have two little Love-A-Sauruses all ready to find a home.  These little guys were made using a Bit of Whimsy pattern.  They are safe for children of all ages, even little ones, since their eyes are made of felt.  These cuties are $10 each.  I am also willing to do custom orders in this pattern using non-Valentine fabrics.

The "SMITTEN" pillow makes a great decoration to keep out during the month of February.  This particular pillow is a custom-order only item.  I've used a pillow pattern from Kimberbell Kids and can customize this pillow to your choosing.  These pillow are priced at $5 per letter.  So, SMITTEN would be $35.  If you'd like a smaller (and less expensive!) pillow for V-Day, LOVE would be only $20.  These pillows would also make great gifts for children when personalized with their names and favorite colors.  These pillows will ALWAYS be available as custom orders.  They would be a hit as a birthday gift too!!

Ruby Mae is an adorable little friend looking for her forever home.  She is safe for children of all ages.  She comes with a removable Valentine's skirt as well as another skirt for "everyday" wear.  Ruby Mae is $30, and she was made with a pattern from Bit of Whimsy.  Ruby Mae is the only gal up for adoption right now, but her friends are available as custom-order items.  These dolls are $25 each ($5 extra for an additional skirt).

Love Notes pillows are a wonderful way to show your child (or spouse, or friend) how much you care about them.  Each pillow is crafted with a little heart-shaped pocket into which you can slip "love notes" during the month of February (or anytime!).  I made these for my boys two years ago and they LOVED checking their pillows each night and reading my little notes of love.  These pillows are $10 each.  In addition to the ready-made ones, I will make these as custom-order items.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Shop Launch!!!

I am so excited to be finally taking the plunge to offer handmade items for sale in limited quantities.  This is something I've wanted to do for a while, and I'm glad to finally be getting it organized.  I'll do a post REAL SOON......with photos of some lovely Valentine's Day items I have ready for new homes.