Thursday, 21 October 2010

easy doll making

so, it was my neices 3rd birthday a few days ago and i wanted to get her something different and unique. i really had no idea as she has all the toys and books she could ever possibly need. i thought about making one of my dolls for her but my husband said it may well scare her (!) so i looked on the internet for ideas on how to make a nice child friendly doll and I came upon a video tutorial on Martha Stewart featuring Emily Martin from the beautiful Black Apple shoppe.

the tutorial was amazingly easy and the results - i think - are really very good. the dolls are super easy to make this way. so, thankyou Emily Martin for helping me make something super special for my nieces birthday.
go check out The Black Apple shoppe for lovely papergoods and prints, i especially love the paper dolls.

photos - top collage - my own
bottom collage The Black Apple

Thursday, 14 October 2010


hello! we have been busy making new cards for the shoppe (above) along with more vintage prints, dolls and some lovely vintage style Christmas cards too.
there are lots of exciting new things coming soon at sepia smiles. we will be launching a Weddings page highlighting our vintage and handmade items that would be ideal for weddings - in particular papergoods and vintage objects that would compliment weddings with a vintage/handmade feel.

we will be giving tips on adding style to a wedding without blowing the bank balance, some useful how-to's, and some helpful links to places of inspiration around the web such as
elizabeth anne designs - a blog full of wedding inspiration and beautiful imagery.

we have recently added some beautiful confetti to the shoppe and cards that could be used for invitations please take a look and remember larger quantities are usually availiable upon request. lots more will be added soon. it may seem early but Valentines day is only a few months away.

1 + 3  vintage paper heart confetti
2 + 5 luxury  flower paper petal confetti
magnolia vintage diagram card

we will be adding more home decor to our collection and will be focusing on farm / industrial style and storage solutions. we will also be adding carefully sourced glassware, cutlery and fabrics too.

 we can't wait to reveal all our new items in the next news edition. in the meantime why not take a look at the lovely selection we already have in the shoppe.

until next time,


wedding collage photos found via elizabeth anne designs
                                             photos by katie staeger of simply and forever
                                             for untamed heart photography

vintage items collage  1.