Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Send some Snail Mail this Summer....

OK, how long has it been since you send a postcard? I do send them from my trips abroad because my mum likes them but otherwise? I think it is really pity that this lovely form of communication is disappearing.

I have designed a couple for this summer and try to distribute them among my friends, so they circulate and hopefully make people smile. They are available in my Etsy shop if you would like to engage in writing couple of sentences and sending them to your loved ones.

There are 7 designs available, some with address lines some blank.

All profit will go to my brother, who is currently having a hard time financially.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

GIVEAWAY on my FB page...

Would you like to win this fan made of laminated paper dolls? Then share and comment on this post on FB. The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday 26th July 2013.!/photo.php?fbid=624536520903502&set=a.203059129717912.50510.202667063090452&type=1&theater

Thursday, 11 July 2013


This is a place which I love to visit over and over. This amazing textile artist creates the most wonderful creatures. Welcome to the fairy tale world of Mister Finch:

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Fine Example of Teamwork on Etsy

For the past year, I've been fortunate enough to be part of a very cool team of sellers on Etsy. This team is called "Killercool" and they do know how Etsy works. The members are successful sellers and this success is partly due to their personal abilities, original product, fine product photography but also partly to their willingness to work as a team.

 Today is the team's second anniversary and the members, me included, were "treasuring" each other continuously since last night. 100 member in the team, 3 treasuries per member, that makes min 300 treasuries in 24 hours!!! My shop has been lucky enough to be chosen for more than 20 treasuries, that is a real boost for my viewing numbers and it did not cost me a cent (except of my time, of course), but I do enjoy making treasuries, it is almost like curating an exhibition. When the artists are good, the work is done quickly and well and we all sell!

Thank you so much my fellow team members, you rock!!!

Here are just 3 examples of the fabulous treasuries I had the honour to be featured in.

Easy Peasy by The86Forthe Home

 Cut That Out by Gazaboo

Rich by DeborahAlysounArt

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

My new post/greeting cards...

I received my new cards today! They are so well done and so summery. I will be sending one with each purchase of a doll in my Etsy shop. I am also considering selling a set of 5, would you like them? Do you still send snail mail?  ;-)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

From my latest photoshoot...

It is not easy to photograph white dolls. I normally love my white backgrounds, so here are some experiments. I would be very grateful if you could let me know which photo do you find the most eye catching...

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Art History for Shopaholics - Gustav Klimt

The potraits painted by Klimt are all full of gold and decadent decorations. Here is a section of one of my favourites. The title is 'Expectation' (1909) and it can be found in the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
If you would like to see and learn more, click here:

This is the original:

And this is how you can change yourself into one of Klimt's women.
All items are available for sale, just click here:

Friday, 5 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013


If you ever wished for a cuddly flapper doll or a plush tatooed man, then you must look in the Blue Raspberry Designs shop on Etsy... ;-)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

G.L.I.M.P.S. of my studio - White "Zulu" Dolls

This is the white version of African Zulu dolls. We made them last year with the pre-schoolers and they loved them.