The holidays are almost here, and in addition to the gadgets and toys that I routinely look at during the season, I'm also mindful of finding extra special pieces for my special people. That's why I love the beautiful handmade dolls, needlebooks, and other fabric art pieces at LemonPeppoArt Etsy Store.
I'm always on the lookout for unique gifts for family and friends, especially people who appreciate a gift that's something a little different from standard tools, ties, or gadgets.
The LemonPeppoArt Etsy store caught my eye because there's just so much movement and color in the pieces. It's run by Laura Tveras, and you can tell how much she loves what she does. I'm no sewing whiz, but I can see that everything on her site is hand-stitched, which I really enjoy because it gives her pieces a unique quality.
Every piece is hand-made, which makes them instantly unique and collectible, and that's something that adds so much heart to any gift if you ask me.
The Art of Fabric
While many of us look at fabric and think, "That's nice," or, "That would make a great shirt," Laura looks at fabrics and sees nothing but possibility. That shows clearly in her artwork.
From fabric art dolls with hand-painted faces to baby unicorns with giant, emotion-filled eyes and adorably colorful manes, fabric greeting cards, and even needle books that are as useful as they are beautiful, fabric is the medium she's most drawn to.
Handmade Dolls and So Much More
Outside of the dresses her dolls wear, everything she makes is hand-sewn. Even the baby unicorns are hand-stitched. This approach gives her work an incredibly personal feel that you can't find with machine-stitched pieces.
For those who sew or travel frequently, needlebooks are a great gift idea. Every needlebook created by Laura is made with hand-picked fabric and everything is hand-sewn to give a personalized feel. These are truly one of a kind.
You'll find needlebooks featuring vintage fabrics and buttons to more artistic books made with hand-sewn fabric collate swatches. All of these books feature an interior reinforcement, making them durable for on-the-go use.
What makes these really special is that each book comes with a needle, thread, and even pins.
From classic dolls with painted faces to adorable little baby unicorns, LemonPeppoArt has a wonderful selection of handmade art dolls perfect for collectors or older kids who can take care of their things well.
One of my favorite dolls on her site is a zombie baby unicorn. I'm not sure if it's actually a zombie, but that's what it looks like to me. It's adorable, you guys.
Fabric Art Greeting Cards
From cards for baby announcements to Christmas or winter themes - appropriate for this time of year, the fabric greeting cards in Laura's store as as beautiful as her handmade dolls and needle books.
An Artistic Twist on Holiday Gifts
Whether you know a doll lover, a sewer, or someone who just enjoys interesting, unique items, you'll find something off the beaten path and incredibly beautiful at LemonPeppoArt.
From handmade dolls to fabric art greeting cards, and even a smattering of vintage buttons and jewelry, Laura's quirky shop is one that just might have something to tickle your holiday fancy this year!