Usually on Thursday I participate in Thankful Thursday but today I am instead giving a "Shout-Out" to a lady I met through TT. Heckety is an Irish Mum with a wonderfully witty blog. I saw one day she was selling her quilts she makes on Ebay. I left a comment for her to look into Etsy, she did and opened a shop. On her shop announcement I saw she makes primative dolls...you know the ones that don't loose shoes, or heads, ones you can wash and fluff so you don't care how dirty they get or even if your daughter takes her doll to play in the mud... I convoed her and inquired if she could make a doll for Shea's birthday the end of Dec. No prob, that girl whipped that doll out in no time and sent me a picture...LOVED it! Then, light bulb...could she make a matching apron...no prob again...it's called a pinny (short for pinafore, thank you Abbe)...she used to make them for her girls when they were little. Now all of this was done in less then 2 weeks...made and shipped....now look at what I got... custom, hand made from Ireland!!!!
Both pinnys tye in the back...
Aren't these the cutest shoes!!!
See the tag????
Shea's hair was still moving but I think you can tell how much she loves her doll...and she wears her pinny for all sorts of play....her doll is 18 inches and Heckety had me measure how long I wanted Shea's pinny to be...the fabric looks like a purple batik cotton, beautiful..and the doll's pinny is pink and white searsucker, but her dress is the same material as Shea's pinny...she did the doll in pink and purple cause they are Shea's favorite colors..I'm telling ya, this was CUSTOM!! And AFFORDABLE!! And from Ireland!!! So now Shea has an Irish doll to go with her Irish name...hmmm might be a birthday tradition in the making!
Go visit Heckety at her blog Heckety At Home and her Etsy shop HERE, be sure to check out the adorable Christmas Elf!! And give her a pat on the blog for a job well done for Shea, all of us who hand make just love pats!! Feel free to ask her questions and requests..you'll be glad you did!!