Sunday, February 12, 2012

Flora the Explorer

Hello friends!  Sometimes, at the oddest moments, I'll get an idea in my head for a new design and I just have to get my notepad out and figure out the pattern for it.  Well, a couple of days ago, I had one of those moments and with out delay, I sat down to start working on a new little kitty.  I know it's cheesy, and I couldn't resist, but please meet Flora the Explorer!!  Isn't she sweet?


As usual, I've used hand woven felt to make her body, shoes and suitcase, and a pretty floral cotton print for her dress.  She's a quite a bit bigger than most of my animals and measures just over 6 inches tall.  Her dress and shoes are removable and I've made embroidered 'travel stickers' which I've appliqued onto her case.  I just love this little girl and I hope you do too!  Her pattern is now available in my shop.


Flora is easy to make and would be the perfect companion to take along on a nice long journey - after all, she loves adventures!!

Have a wonderful week:)
~Shelly
xo

25 comments:

  1. She is Super Cute! I just adore kitties and you have designed a really lovely one,

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  2. kitty is so lovely.. sweet suitcase!

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  3. I have just found your blog and I love it.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  4. Thank you Sue, Animru and Kay! It's lovely to meet you!

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  5. I love her little suitcase so much! It is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time.

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  6. Adorable !! I love her shoes and suitcase !!!

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  7. Flora is divine!!!!
    I adore her little dress and travel case :0)
    You have the most amazingly creative mind Shelly, your ideas are always so wonderful!!
    Hugs
    vicky xxxx

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  8. Don't go too far kitty! ;)
    I loved her.

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  9. She is just adorable!

    And your blog is such a treat for the eyes - very very pretty!

    I found you over on "The Hive" and you have already been put under "favorites" :)

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  10. She's an adorable explorer! :-) Jennifer

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  11. Omg omg... so cute!!!! I don't have a flickr account to comment there so I comment here, your new creation Dudley Donkey is SoOooOoo AMAZING!!!! Can't wait for that pattern to come out soon!! If you change the pattern a bit, I'm sure you can make it into a wonderful horse/pony with you wonderful skill, just as this Flora the Explorer!!!! I can imagine it, the pony being pretty in pink or lavender \^.^/ and use the eyelash yarns for the mane as the hair...

    if you do create the horse/pony pattern along with the donkey, i would definitely purchase it =D i alway wanted to hand sew a horse/pony but was never good as measuring the lend to create the pattern....

    can't wait can't wait till your next entry!

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  12. She's ADORABLE! She will have a wonderful time exploring the brave new world. ;p

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  13. banzi \(*v*)/.... pony so CUTE!!! again, sorry can't comment under your flickr photo. so much better then i image!!! the mane is so pretty! can't wait for the pattern... heehehe =D

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  14. I am so in awe of your brilliant simplicity...love, Rose

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  15. Aww..what an adorable little kitty! She looks like she's going to have fun on her adventure and look beauitful while doing so.

    Oh! And I hope you don't mind, but I've nominated you for a "Versatile Blogger Award". ^_^ Keep up the amazing work...can't wait to see what you're up to next.

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  16. Que bonito, me encanta todo, te agrego a mi lista.

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  17. O my goodness! This is going to be a gushy comment, but I just adore everything you do!!!! You are sooo super-talented. I love than your Mom and Nan have passed talent on down to you. Do you have a shop where you sell things all-made-up? And how did you get interested in the Blythe dolls?? I've just fallen in love with them, but don't have one yet.... Where do you find all of the information to know everything Blythe??? Flora the kitten is so sweet, but each little darling you make has incredible detail. I'm going to follow your blog and check out all of your shops. I *heart* everything!!! :)

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  18. I adore you and your precious dolls!!! I wish I had your talent, you have really inspired me to learn to sew!
    I made a blogentry about you (its in swedish tho) and I borrowed some of the pictures from your Etsy-site. I hope thats ok! Please tell me if you dont approve and I will remove it instantly.

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    1. I know, Cecilia! Doesn't your heart just *swell* looking at all of her goodies??!!

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  19. Thanks so much everyone! I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this post - I've been super busy for the last couple of weeks and have also been feeling a bit under the weather for the last few days.

    But, on a brighter note, I'm noticing buds on the trees and tiny shoots are poking their little heads out of the ground! Just can't wait for Spring:)
    hugs,
    ~Shelly
    xo

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  20. I just found your etsy site and love, love these patterns! You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us! lvjanik@comcast.net Linda J

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