Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Stars....




I'm still loving the pretty winter flowering bulbs which
have been happily blooming all around my workroom 
and this one was a particularly lovely surprise 
as I was expecting white flowers
(instead little bursts of pink stars magically appeared)
(Chrystal in her 'Starry' pinafore)

As winter approaches its end
it's been more than just a bit on the cold side here over
the last couple of weeks with even the odd flurry of snowflakes
and so I've enjoyed working on this little pattern while 
keeping warm....made using gorgeous Shetland wool...
...happy in my crafty zone...

☆  'Starry Doll Pinafore'  
Knitting Pattern

Custom made for a 13 - 14" Tearoom Yarn Doll
(a simple colourwork project which doesn't take long to knit)
will be available on Etsy in the next few days!
(followed by Ravelry and also here on the blog)


...and thank you Teresa!
I received this pretty little crochet heart 
along with a beautifully handwritten note in the post 
from lovely blog friend Teresa 
who...as many of you know...lives a long way away in 
simply stunning Oregon
 (and who is also a wonderful artist and jewellery maker x)


(If you'd like to make your own little heart
you can download the crochet pattern free here 
on Teresa's lovely heartwarming blog x)

(and my little heart is going to have it's own very special place here on my shelves)

 Doll Kits...
There will be more kits available here soon
and if you happen to be visiting
Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 
14th - 15th March

(he's a handsome fellow...don't you think?)

the very wonderful
Jamieson's of Shetland 

will have more kits available
for all the TEAROOM Yarn Dolls on their stand
(and lots of other woolly loveliness to tempt you too x)

...and you can find lots more information about the festival 



...time to go...
...hope you have a wonderful new week...
...wherever you may be...

x back soon x



♥ ♥ 





55 comments:

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

beautiful outfit on a beautiful doll x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Cheryl...hope you have a great new week! ♥..x

Ana Love Craft said...

Hello dear Susan! I love the new outfit of your sweet doll! What a lovely gift you received.
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

GerryART said...

Your blog post has given me a bright and cheery start to my day.
Love your warmth and style
hugs 'n smiles
Gerry

Jane said...

Hi Susan, such a sweet outfit for your doll I am sure it will be so popular. Good to see you here, enjoy March. Hugs xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Ana...wishing you a happy, crafty new week! ;) ....xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you Gerry :) ♥..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you dear Jane...I'm coming to visit you shortly ;) ...xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Susan such a gorgeous little pinafore, Chrystal looks so pretty in it.....just beautiful! :)
Wishing you a crafty new week,
V x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Vivienne...hope you have a great week (and I'll be coming to visit you :-) )...xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Susan.. what fun to have a PINK Hyacinth.. it's perfect with the colors you love. It was great fun to see my heart pop up in your photos, and I'm glad you like it. I just ordered a Molly kit.. I'm so excited! Thank you again for the sweet package of goodies you sent.. I have them nearby to enjoy and admire and use. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonymous said...

Susan, such a lovely pinafore! I love the colors and pattern. And what a nice surprise to receive that sweet heart from Teresa. Fun surprises in the post always brighten the day.

Blessings in your successes,
Marianne

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dear Teresa...your little crochet heart is on my shelf and I'm looking at it now as I type ;) ..I'll be in touch with you later and visiting your blog too....speak soon! x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you dear Marianne...hope you have a lovely, creative new week :-) ...x

Clare said...

Gorgeous flowers and such acute little dress have a good week
Clare x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Clare...wishing you a good week too ♥ x

Avondster said...

Beautiful.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you ♥ x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Susan! A visit to your site any time of the year, whether it's winter or not, is always a refreshing experience. Your choice of colors for your page and your artwork is perfect. How I love all the patterns you create; you are such a professional at what you do, and each piece is perfectly created with a personality!

We had a rough and cold winter, but our weather is changing. No signs of flowers yet; our ground needs at least another week of straight warm temps to tickle our little plants and send the signal to rise up and smile!

Happy day! Anita

Amy at love made my home said...

So many lovely things! Thank you for sharing such loveliness. xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dear Anita...thank you so much x We're definitely ready for spring now, aren't we? ...Our gardens will be bursting into life again soon! Hope you have a happy and creative week :)..xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Amy...have a lovely week ♥..xx

crazydazy said...

What a beautiful heart...thanks for the link to the pattern.

Tiny Toadstool Cottage said...

Love the new pinafore. I want to go to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival - it sounds amazing! Have a lovely time.

Géraldine B. said...

So lovely things there !!!! Enjoy your time at the Festival !!! have a creative week !

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Have fun heart making, Ali ♥ x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Jayne...Unfortunately, I can't be at the festival myself (only the dolls are lucky enough to go ;) ) but it will definitely be a special day out ♥ x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Geraldine ...hope you've had a great start to the week! ;) ...xx

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

beautiful little buttons and matching ribbon on the pinafore, and I can almost smell those hyacinths! Glad to see spring approaching,

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Helen!....I think we're all ready for spring in this corner of the world, aren't we? :) Hope you're having a great week! x

Tiny Toadstool Cottage said...

Oh well, at least the dolls get a special day out! And everyone will love them - how could they not?!

Helle said...

Hi Susan, I'm working on the Layla kit right now, and I'm loving how is turnig out. Love the new pinafore...I will have to buy the pattern for my little baby as well :) have a grat week!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you and so lovely to hear that you are enjoying making Layla ♥ Hope you have a happy and creative week! x

Unknown said...

Hello! What a lovely doll, I especially love her pinafore! Love Lauren x

Muggensteekjes said...

This doll is so beautiful, love her blue and white dress.
Ingrid x.

Muggensteekjes said...

This doll is so beautiful, love her blue and white dress.
Ingrid x.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Lauren ♥ the little doll pinafore was lovely to design...I love colourwork x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Ingrid...hope you're having a great week! ♥

Ulica said...

This doll is beautiful, i love the flowers of the pinafore!
A creative spring to you! :)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Ulica...oh yes, roll on spring! ;) xx

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Chrystal is simply adorable. I love her hair :)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Jill...yes, the yarn has a gorgeous texture and it's a really lovely coppery shade...I just had to use it for one of the dolls! ;) x

Helen Philipps said...

How beautiful the new little pinafore is, and how gorgeous your dolls are! I love looking at all your pretty photos, dear Susan.....so nice to see Teresa's pretty crochet heart here too today. Wishing you a happy March with lots of sunny days.
Helen xox

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Helen!...Yes, Teresa's little crochet heart is beautiful....Hope you have a lovely weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day (fingers crossed for sunshine ♥)....x

Martina said...

Hi Susann, these pix just fit so well with the pre-spring season - still chilly, but glimpses of flowers and joys to come! Hope you habe a cozy and lovely weekend!

11jayj said...

Hi Susan,

I'm going to the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobby Craft show at the NEC at Birmingham this coming weekend and wondered if anyone would be there selling your doll pack. The dolls are all adorable and cannot make up mind which one to purchase.
Thank you Jackie

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Martina...hope you're having a lovely weekend (yes, still chilly here too this Sunday morning! ;) )...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Martina....hope you're having a lovely weekend ;) (and yes, it's still chilly here too this Sunday morning!)..x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Jackie...thank you for the lovely comment about the dolls...if you go onto the show's website there is usually a list of exhibitors...have a look for Jamieson's of Shetland xx P.S Have a wonderful time at the show!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous doll and her dress is very beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Carpet cleaners Chelsea

Annie Cholewa said...

I've just bought one of your lovely doll patterns Susan ... I'm hoping to knit a Tearoom boy for my pending first grandchild's nursery.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Heather...hope you're having a lovely weekend ....(we have a beautiful blue sky this morning! ♥)...x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Oh, thank you Annie!...Such exciting times for you all and how lovely to be making a new nursery ;) ...x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely love this, I'm very tempted as we have a new arrival in the family in May but, the sex of new baby is not known! x

Lovejoy Bears said...

Hello Susan,
Chrystal is so adorable in her starry pinafore dress, I love the colours!! And what a wonderful surprise to get pink flowers when you'd expected white :) It must be wonderfully inspiring to have them in your work room.
Thank you for all the happiness and colour you share with your photos!! Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥