Tuesday, January 10, 2012
First Give away of the NEW YEAR! A beautiful dress from Cathrine of England's Etsy shop
For our first give away of 2012 is from Cathrine of England's Etsy Shop
The above photo is the dress that will be awarded to one of my readers at the end of January.
*Not meant for children under 3 years as buttons may be a choking hazard.*
This dress is a pleasure to own and a joy to give.
Catherine's Etsy shop sells individually designed and hand crafted American Girl Doll dresses made from floral fabrics all hand made and expertly crafted by Catherine Rose.
Catherine's Etsy shop opened it on December 7th 2011 as well as selling her designs at local Art & Craft Fairs.
The wonderful response she had to the dresses she made and sold at fairs encouraged her to open her Etsy shop.
Catherine tells me that she is an English Rose who is passionate about sewing. "I started sewing when I was a little girl making dresses for my dolls. I qualified in dressmaking, design and pattern cutting at 'O' and 'A' Level in England as well as gaining a distinction at The London College of Fashion. I have over 30 years experience in dressmaking. My talent for dressmaking comes from my mother's side of the family as she was a very talented needlework woman and her Great Aunt worked in the 1920's for The Royal Dressmakers to Queen Mary so there is definitely something in the genes!"
I wanted to know what inspired her to create for American Girl Doll Dolls and what her favorite materials to work with are...
"It is the combination of co-ordinating fabrics, ribbons and buttons that inspires me to create. I adore creating beautiful designs and it gives me great pleasure to see the finished effect.
I hope my designs give my customers as much pleasure as I get from creating them.
My favorite items to make are summer dresses in floral fabrics, polka dot fabrics using ribbons, pearl trim, pearl buttons, rosebud trimmings, crystals and lace."
I love to know which dolls, those who craft for dolls have and was surprised to hear that Catherine has
one American Girl Doll - Samatha who is one of the original a Pleasant Company doll. (I have one too)
So if you would like to win a dress from Cathrerine of England's Etsy Shop Enter today. Here is how.
This beautiful dress will be sent to the winner from Cathrine of England's Etsy shop at the end of January to enter to win please visit Cathrine of England's Etsy shop, then email me at karenmowen@gmail and let me know what your favorite shop item is.
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