Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers
One of my favorite finds while on vacation in Pennsylvania

Not the store bought variety...

Not the store bought variety...
I loved the color of these beauties in a white bowl

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Introducing the Apple Creek Cottage Kids!

Hello Sweet Blogger's!

I have been tagged by Candy at

and... Phyllis at

Thanks so much girls for thinking about me-I have been having fun getting to know these blogger's! You all should scoot on over and visit these gals!

I posted my 7 random things about myself on my other blog, please come on over and visit me there too! But first...

With Valentines Day just around the corner I decided to add this darling heart tucked into a tiny matching bag as I introduce to you my

Apple Creek Cottage Kids!

Remember the dolly's I talked about a few post back?

Well I am finally posting them!

I mean hey every girl has to have a hand bag right? :)
At first the girls did not have yarn hair -just felt.
I wasn't happy with that so I made dolly wigs and fixed that,added braids or a ponytail and tied some pretty matching ribbons in their hair.
Of course just as in real life...the boys are simple!
Each doll is a little different...

This sweet couple is about to celebrate Valentines day.
Do you see the Valentine he has in a fancy little bag for her?
She is trying to peek, shame on her!

These dolls are 8.5 inches tall.
And the dolls themselves were quite easy to make.

The girls have pantaloons on, trimmed in lace.

Each drees has a built in slip also trimmed in lace, and tiny buttons in the back.

The boys have rugged jeans and a cool plaid top. Forget shoes they are steppin out in bare feet-I am pretending they live in Southern California at the beach where the weather is warm and lovers run barefoot! LoL! Sooo go with me on that one!
These tiny clothes were such a challenge to sew and I never want to sew these again! LoL!
Ever have a project like that?
I didn't want to scrap it all together so I pushed my way though.
It was just the clothes I didn't like sewing, it's not easy to sew tiny clothes!
I have had them done for a while now, just waiting for me to photograph them and of course share with all of you in blogland.

They are purely my design and pattern from doll to clothes.
So this is it folks these cuties will not be made again! LoL!

If I ever do make dolls again they will be bigger and probably a different style too.
I have an idea for a more modern super fun design :D .
It will be a while before I get them done and posted.
But you know me I will share them with you!
This next couple are celebrating Easter.
Can't you just see these cuties in an Easter basket amongst colored eggs and candy? If you are like me I am always looking for something other then a ton of candy to help fill up the basket.

And how cute is the tiny stuffed bunny toy?
I know I really like it too! It was so fun to make!
Oh and of course it comes in a matching bag too!
The details of my crafts are what are most fun for me.
Here is a close up of the Easter themed~ Apple Creek Cottage kids...

And of course I had to blow up a photo of the darling stuffed bunny toy and bag.
What do you think???

Funny but the tiny bunny toy, heart and bags were one of my favorite things to make in this project.

Now of course I made extras for my sweet lil Emily Jean!

She just loves it when her Grammy makes something special for her!

(And these dolls are a nice size for little hands to play with.)

I loved the smiles and big giant hugs I got too!

Sorry the photos were not the best but it is the camera I have to work with.

I have some more very cool projects I am working on. I may have mentioned them before. I bought some sweet vintage patterns to make Easter Dresses and Coats!Some fabric is already cut and ready to go.

I will do a post on them really soon, for sure I will post a fun teaser anyhow.

I think you will love some of my up coming projects,

of course they will have a twist and flare whenever possible~You know me!

I have so many ideas just swirling around in my head-can't wait to get them out!

When I have ideas or things I am working on I will actually dream about them until they are done. UUGGH -do any of you do that too???

I am going to get around to starting an etsy shop and also put items up on eBay as well. I just have so many things going on right now and time is not on my side!

I am also trying to decide on pricing, that's the hard part for me.

Anyhow...I hope you have all been enjoying a week of sunshiny smiles and livin some hopes and dreams baby's!

I know many of us are experiencing a cold snap-so stay safe and warm!

Thanks for all the wonderful encouraging comments-they all mean a lot to me!

Blog~On Kids!



  1. Hi Tam,
    Those are all so really adorable! You definately could sell these, in fact you could probably get a big manufacturer to make them. Great Job. I've done that dream thing before too so I get it for sure. thanks for your nice comments, Cindy

  2. They are precious! My favorite is the little Easter bunny. He is just too cute! Tell Monkeybean "hi" from me!
    P.S. How you keep more than 1 blog going is amazing to me. I can barely keep 1 up & running!

  3. Those Apple Creek Cottage Kids are darling--and with a catchy name, too! Yes, it is very hard sewing such tiny items--harder than larger versions! Keep dreaming---that's how they come true. Dana

  4. Awwww Tam, they are so sweet and adorable! They must be so much fun to make too! I love the little purse, how sweet! :) I wish I could still sew, it's such a relaxing thing to do, my machine is gathering dust in the attic and I miss it, lol :)

    Have a great week sweetie! Hugs, Cynthia

  5. Hi TAm,
    How sweet these are! I really like the little bunny and tote, they could not be cuter.

  6. Hey Tam, remember the keyboard holder you made for me back in the 80s so I could hold it like a guitar? It was sooooo cool! You are the most inventive sewing machine I have ever known, and yes, you could sell those bunnies in the purses to both kids and grownups alike! I would be proud to wear a handbag will my little bunny pal inside, and I know other grown women who would enjoy a little sidekick to accompany them to the store. It would be someone to talk to when you are talking to yourself at the checkout and people look at you like you are crazy! Throw a price on them and see what happens! Price them according to how long they take to put together, add the cost of materials, and throw on eon and see if it sells. Up the price if they sell like hotcakes! Which I think they will! Love B

  7. So creative. I love the stuff you have made!

  8. Hi Tam, I am new to your blog but I love it! I became a follower to. sounds kind of cultish) LOL
    Any who! I loved this little babies! They are darling!


    If you get a chance ... stop by my blog. I'm having a give away.

  9. Tam these are all just darling! You are so creative. xoxo

  10. Love your dolls i find these type of things are harder than making little dresses they are so fiddly,and yes i have dreams like yours too must be our creative minds.Best wishes Pat