Thursday, October 9, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Find - October 10th

Fabulous Find: SeeSueStitch

I happened upon this new shop one day and immediately felt a return to happy childhood times as I was surrounded by the charm of smiling, vintage rag dolls. Each one has been given their own identity, there own personality and through their creator, they truly seem to come alive within the walls of SeeSueStitch's Etsy shop. I couldn't wait to ask Sue some questions . . .

Tell us about the items you sell
Right now, I'm mainly focused on dolls but I'm working on adding aprons sometime in the future.

How did you learn to make your dolls?
When I was younger, I would make these tiny handmade dolls, every part of the doll was handstitched including the clothes. . . it was very time-consuming but I just loved the whole process of embroidery. Then, I began discovering all these wonderful websites with primitive dolls and I thought "Hey, I can do that!" So, I bought a sewing machine the next day and never looked back.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
That's tough because all my dolls are very special to me but my most favorite is my ballerina Posy Ann, adding all those sequins to her shirt was really a labor of love and she's just so pretty!

What other places do you sell?
Nowhere else, just on Etsy so far.

How do you promote your dolls?
I'm relatively new to the whole on-line selling scene . . . I just started a blog, I have a facebook account(seesuestitch)and of course, through word of mouth.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
The cupcake pillow I sewed in Home Ec class when I was thirteen.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I teach Language Arts to gifted middle school students.

Meet Raggedy Ballerina Posy Ann:

And Raggedy Ruby Ann:


Wouldn't these make terrific gifts? Or to decoratively place on a well made bed sweetly nestled against a row of pillows? Stop by SeeSueStitch's Etsy shop, read her profile to learn of her passions and take a look at her charming dolls!


moxylyn said...

The ballerina is definately cute but I also love the Raggedy Ann!

ThreadBeaur said...

That is a fabulous find! Thanks for sharing!

Sock Monkey Jungle said...

For a child to start creating at such an early age and carry it on through years of love for what she does is amazing! Its also a commitment that has shown such wonderful work that you can just see in her dolls,they are so pretty and i can tell each one is handmade with love, and patience too to have to sew allthose tint sequins! Very kind giveaway good luck to everyone! x

Treasures by Tina said...

What adorable dolls! I wish I had a daughter to give one to! :)

CAT Productions said...

Those dolls are so cute! Thanks for introducing us to her!

kim* said...

yes i have seen this shop and love it. most likely in my faves already

5erg said...

These dolls are definitely cute :)
Nice work on the interview!