Looking for a unique personalised gift? Or maybe you're a teacher or home-schooler looking for hands-on learning activities? Welcome to my shop, where you will find handmade magnetic dress-up dolls and Bible story sets to use on a magnetic whiteboard.
My magnetic paper dolls are mounted on 3mm craft wood. The clothes attach to the dolls with magnetic dots. All items are handmade by me, from the original art work to the finished product.
***Personalised dolls can be made on request.***

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Featuring a Fellow-seller: Falling Star Lane

After I started selling on Etsy I realised I could join a support team, and the first team I found was teamCAC (Christian Artists and Craftsmen).  I did indeed find support and help there with my shop- but also friends!
Recently we had a "Secret Sibling" gift exchange.  participants were allocated another team member to keep in their thoughts and prayers and to bless with a gift.  Mine came from Cory, of http://fallingstarlane.etsy.com/
It is always so exciting to open a parcel.  Inside this one I found not just one, but several items!
Among them this small box:

I always like to read the card first, so I put the box aside and took some time to admire the one included in this package.  It was one of Cory's own creations:

As I was looking at it... and not at my daughter... I heard a little voice saying, "Mum, look! This is just lovely!"  Miss 5 always prefers to open the presents first, leaving the cards till later- and this time she'd helped me with mine!  This is what she found:

The stones in this tastefully made bracelet represent our family's birthstones: opals for October, emeralds for May and diamonds for April.
As if that wasn't enough, there was a set of handmade notecards and a bookmark included in the package as well!  Here's the little treasure-trove in its entirety!  (The book I already had !)

So who is the lovely lady who had been so kind to me?
Here's what she says in her own words (taken from her shop profile!):


Welcome to my Etsy shop!
This is a dream come true for me, I am so excited to share my creations with you!

About the [shop] name:
Have You ever wished upon a Falling Star? That one star that fell, just for you? Didn't it fill you with a just a little bit of a thrill, a little bit of a hope? Well, that's the point, isn't it? To bless and be blessed, to love and be loved.
Honestly, I saw a street sign, and all I could think of was "What an amazing place to shop!" There wasn't one, so now there is.

A little bit about me
I am a true paper, bead, fabric, and craft addict, and I started selling my crafts to support my habit! ♥
I love to play! As a kid, crafts were my thing, but unlike a lot of kids, I've kept it up as I've grown up. Heaven help me (and my family) if I learn to do something new!
I am mother of 5 children, ages 15 - 28, and Grandma to one wonderful, super special cutest boy in the whole world! ♥ No Biases here! ☺ I have been married to my best friend and sweetheart for 22 years.

Enough about me, I hope to hear from you!

Thank you for viewing my shop, http://fallingstarlane.etsy.com/ I hope it will bless you as you look for something to enrich your life and the lives of those around you! ♫
Wishes granted (well, we’ll try!), smiles cherished, harmony valued here. ☺
Dream Happy,

♥ Cory


Monday, October 11, 2010

Naming Competition result:

Thank you to all who entered suggestions for naming my new paer doll family.  The competition is now closed, and the winner is Kirsty, who said:
"Hey Amaria

IM SO EXITED you made the dolls!
I'm naming them from left to right-
Stephanie, Karen, Isabelle, Martin, Michael, Jordan"

All other entrants are eligible to a 10% discount next time they purchase something from my shop.  just remind me you posted here in a message!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Naming Competition: Magnetic Dress-up Doll Family 3 (CLOSED)

I'd like to introduce you to my newest family of dress-up dolls, but I can't because they don't have names yet!
Which is where you come in!
Post here with your suggestions and you'll be in the running to win a special prize!  Your list should include six names, one for each of the dolls as pictured below from left to right.

All entrants will be eligible for a 10% discount on their next purchase from AmariasPaperWorks
If I choose your list of six names as the winning entry, you will receive a $25 voucher to spend in my Etsy shop.
The competition closes a week from today- at 7pm on Monday, 11th October, Melbourne (Australia) time.  The winner will be notified and the competion results will be posted here.