I want to conclude this week by saying, thank you so much for your support of Scarlet Elfcup creations and the natural fiber arts. It would not be possible for me to learn and grow and have the time of my life dreaming, creating and living an adventure all at once, without you.
The existence of Scarlet Elfcup has been made possible not only by the people who love and support Scarlet Elfcup creations but also by the people who've provided inspiration for handmade fiber arts....these women are mothers, business owners, crafters, artists. There are a few significant individuals that I would like to send my deepest gratitude to. It is because of these individuals that Scarlet Elfcup came to life and continues to thrive and grow.
Brandy Fortune from Pixie Purls, author of Just Like Me Knits - this is where it all started for me. At the end of 2013, while looking for more knit projects, I accidentally came across this book and it changed my entire course of interest. It was through this book that I discovered the beautiful world of Waldorf dolls/dolls made from fabric and it is also where I discovered the makers behind the dolls. One particular maker, Fig&Me, would be a pivotal inspiration. So, thank you, Brandy, for creating this sweet sweet book full of fun knits for the little ones and the little one's little one.
Fabiola Perez, maker behind Fig&Me - it is through Fabiola's blog and her incredible creations that I hopelessly fell in love with the making of these fabric dolls. It was through following Fabiola's own journey that sparked the fire in my heart to dive headlong into this beautiful craft. And this in turn, has had a profound impact on my personal life. Fabiola's creations are nothing less than magical, beautiful and soulful. Fabiola, herself, is also a person full of gentleness, kindness and wit....a creative genius and a savvy business woman. I have told Fabiola all this before and I will continue to tell her for as long as Scarlet Elfcup exists...that my gratitude and respect for her runs wide and deep and I'll always remember that.
Karyn Maizymoo, knitting needle wielder of Maizy Moo Knits - not only is Karyn a charismatic maker of children's and doll's clothing, she is also one of the nicest, kindest and funniest people I've met yet through Scarlet Elfcup. Anytime I need a good laugh I go over to Karyn's nest. Karyn not only ran a successful business of making the most beautiful hand knits for all manner of dolls, but she is also someone whose generosity and thoughtfulness is always meant to boost somebody else's creations or makings. I am grateful to have crossed paths with Karyn. Karyn has been on a break from her knitting needles. So, I haven't seen much of her around. I do miss her so. And I can't wait for her return when the time comes.
Julie Colby, maker behind Inviting Play - Julie has been my "go-to" person for so many Dollectable related technical support and beyond. She has always been there to answer any questions that I have and has made herself so completely available for all of the Dollectable members as well as provide direction and guidance in so many respects. Julie makes the most charming and incredibly playful dolls and her creations always sells instantly on Dollectable. So, we all know how busy life is for her. Even so, Julie is beyond generous when she gives so much of her time to help everyone else out. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Julie. You are a gem!
Dollectable - when Dollectable reached out to me at the end of last year and invited Scarlet Elfcup to join the group, my jaw simply dropped. Never in my dreams could I imagine that I would be able to work side by side with some of the most amazing, talented, funny, interesting and incredible doll makers around. The journey with this group of makers has been nothing less than wonderful and fun and inspiring. Thank you for letting me be a part of it all.
Without further ado, let me now introduce you to the new mamas of this week's giveaways....