Friday, June 20, 2014

Midsummer Madness Sale on Santas & Belsnickles This Weekend!

Surprise!Before we open the studio to the public next weekend, you are invited to take advantage of the Summer Solstice Sale prices with Free shipping on Santas and Belsnickles.
Sale ends Sunday, June 22.



Monday, June 9, 2014

Back to work!

 After a month in Europe, we are back, fueled with new enthusiasm and ideas! 
It was a terrific trip, with visits to many favourite places and happy times with friends, old and new.
Here are a few images from our trip for you to enjoy! 
(You can see more on Facebook at Two Sisters Studio & TLC Doll Tours pages)


















Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time off for bad behaviour!

After a very long, cold winter, we are taking a month off for travel, study and monkey business! Hope you will check back in June.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring not yet available for download in Northern Ontario

At -20C, it seems hard to imagine that this week will signal the first day of Spring! Our latest Santa is still bundled for the cold, his coat made from an antique carriage blanket of crushed velvet faux fur.
Brrrrrr.....
When he gets the rest of his goodies, he will be moved to the For Sale page. :)
 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Collaboration Between Two Sisters and The Art Tramp!

It started simply with admiration for each other's work. Then we started talking - brainstorming - emailing - sending images back and forth and a month later, here it is! Our own Santa sled designed and constructed for us by The Art Tramp. We've had fun painting and distressing it before adding snow to match the Santa's base. Then for the really time consuming part....the feather tree and the sled full of toys. A great project for a cold Winter weekend and now he's on the sales page. Sales Page
To see more work from The Art Tramp go to: The Art Tramp

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Witch of a Week!

We've added a Halloween sales page to the website. While we celebrate Christmas every day, sometimes Halloween is a little diversion! Take a peak - we think they will make you smile too!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

St. Nick's Naughty Friend, Krampus

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair. He is not St. Nick's nemesis, rather St.Nick's friend.
Krampus is beast-like creature, demonic in appearance. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, northern Friuli, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. Some of the Krampuskarten are certainly not meant for children, as they border on erotica!









Friday, January 31, 2014

We've got the February Blues

Can't believe it is already the end of January! That blue month of February starts tomorrow and here, the snow just keeps piling up.
****NEW Information****
On the Santas For Sale page, purchases may be made in two ways:
either use the Buy It Now button and pay via PayPal 
or 
telephone 1.705.489.1473 (9-5 ET) to charge to your 
Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Beastly cold, Beastly Krampus!

It is sooooo cold this week that we have had to come up with some fun things to keep our minds off the wind chill, the ever increasing snow banks, the outrageous heating bills that are sure to arrive.... Krampus is always fun! Sure he has a scary face, but we like to add a little bit of humor too. Here is the first Krampus of 2014, now for sales on the sales page.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Complete!

Our first St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, is complete - posted and described on the "Santas For Sale" page. Thanks to several of you for encouraging us to think outside the box!


Friday, January 17, 2014

First week back at work...

It is the perfect time to be working in the studio - cold sunny days with lots of good light! We have several things on the go and nearly finished- here is our first 26" St. Nicholas dressed as the Bishop of Myra. He isn't complete as we are still waiting for the trim for his robe to arrive from Istanbul! Lynn has to finish engineering his staff too. For now he has his correct mitre trimmed in metal and Dresden paper. His cloak is trimmed with Dresden as well....

Hope to have some things finished to post for sale this weekend. Have a good one - stay safe and warm.