Christmas time again?

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Ruffled Shortie Nightie and pillow in AG size ready to send before Christmas.

I can’t believe it is over a year since I added to my Blog.

Did you miss me? I have been learning new things and meeting new people in the Dollisphere. I am currently finishing Christmas orders and trying to study email marketing. I hope to learn how to set up my own online shop if all goes well. Back to sewing now.

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Christmas is coming…

I am sewing as fast as I can to get all the lovely AG doll Christmas presents posted  in time for delivery before Christmas. It is so much fun making things such as pink felt Beret to an Apron Dress for a seven year old girl. How blessed I feel that my talent for sewing can help make wishes come true.

Time to get back to the sewing machine. Enough procrastination. I can do this zip, I can.

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My secret model doing a great job showing how the Apron dress looks.

Romanam Mai is going to the Dreamers Market!

What a great privilege to be accepted to sell at this Handmade Only market in Parramatta.

I love this market as it really encourages handmade in Australia which is what I do. They understand and support local artisans and require that the person who made the products are there to sell their own items. They want  people to be able to  find out the story behind the product from the maker. They appreciate that original handmade items are a labour of love. You will be able to buy my unique made by hand doll clothes and accessories at this market in November.

Fantasy and functional fashion for the Dreamers Market

Fantasy and functional fashion for the Dreamers Market

Medieval Faire 2015

Each year the Medieval Faire in Blacktown grows larger with more events and encampments. This year was no exception as I went with my little ones and dolls. We all dressed in our Medieval finery and enjoyed the jousting, juggling and jesting of the Faire.

My little 'Hobbit' maiden

My little ‘Hobbit’ maiden

Sophia loves to dress up and wanted flowers in her hair. We made her a garland to match her outfit. Her vest is made from micro suede with eyelets for the leather cord.

The 'Lady Galadriel

The ‘Lady Galadriel” ready for the Faire.

Meredith wanted to wear a Medieval dress too so I modified the pattern by Tanja Read of Read Creations to fit her slim body. She was so pleased with the fit and the colour. I think The Hobbit movie and others like it have helped people get into the mood for Medieval Fairs and dressing up like Lords and Ladies.

We are all looking forward to next year’s Faire.

Competition time at Doll Diaries

I have become familiar with many American Doll and other 18 inch doll Blogs over the last year or so and one of my favourites is Doll Diaries. They have a lovely review and are running a competition with the prize being the new Beforever American Girl Doll, Mary Ellen Larkin. This doll’s year is 1954 and she follows her heart and not the crowd.

Check out the competition at http://dolldiaries.com/american-girl-beforever-maryellen-review-and-giveaway.

Good luck and let me know if you win.

The new Mary Ellen Larkin American Girl Doll and book.

The new Mary Ellen Larkin American Girl Doll and book.

Doll’s Fair 2015

Romana Mai came to the 34th Annual Doll Fair at Liverpool.

It was our first time at this Fair and we met many fabulous doll enthusiasts.

It was great to chat with all of you.

Putting the finishing touches on my display

Putting the finishing touches on my display

I am so glad I had a trial run of setting up the table at home. I went smoothly and I was happy how all the wooden racks and shoe display turned out.

The models are poised and ready to impress.

The models are poised and ready to impress.

Day one at the Doll Fair.

Day one at the Doll Fair.

I was so happy my husband was there to help. You can just see him behind the table, bending over. It was a good idea to put my American Girl Doll, Gianna, on the wardrobe. One customer saw her from the entry door and was so thrilled to see AG doll clothes at this Fair for the first time. It makes everything so worthwhile when my work makes someone so happy.

Jack was happy to part with his soccer uniform for a happy customer. Collectors need clothes for their boy dolls also.

Welcome to RomanaMai where my latest creations and creative processes are shared.

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I decided to start a blog because I wanted to share what I do designing, sewing and pattern testing for AG dolls and other 18 inch/46 cm dolls.

Over the next few months I plan to be writing and sharing posts about the process and end results of my creativity.

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