My shop consists of crocheted items made by me.

Nashua, New Hampshire · 14 Sales


My shop consists of crocheted items made by me.

Nashua, New Hampshire 14 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

CreationsbyLainie is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi everyone! I am unavailable for a few weeks. Should be up and running again soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 1, 2016

Hi everyone! I am unavailable for a few weeks. Should be up and running again soon.

Elaina Bussanmas

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Elaina Bussanmas


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dakimbay on Aug 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

After receiving this order I wanted to cry. She is so perfect and adorable I know this is going to make my soon to be a mommy friend ecstatic at her shower! Ordering this mermaid doll from here was my best choice, she arrived VERY quickly and exactly how we discussed! Thank you! !

Jackie Williams

Jackie Williams on Jun 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love how you worked with me so that the doll could be everything I envisioned for our little girl. :-)

Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Elaina was wonderful to do business with. She was open to any suggestions and or requests that I had and my item was shipped and arrived in no time. The doll I ordered was beautiful and the craftmenship was awesome.

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Heart Kisses

My great grandmother was called Mom McBride by everyone who knew her. Mom and Pop McBride had 18 children. My grandfather was one of their middle sons and like all good Irishmen he loved his mother dearly. The McBride children blessed their parents with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pop McBride died when my mother was very little.
Mom McBride was a crafter. She made a baby blanket for each new baby to welcome them into the family. Mine is white and yellow and I wrapped my own daughter in it when she was a baby. It will be saved for the next generation along with the blankets that I made for her myself. With so many grandchildren Mom McBride was unable to give them all gifts each Christmas so she would divide us up and some of us would get a hand made gift each year. It was supposed to be my year the year that I turned 5. Mom McBride died that year. I have no real memories of her, just the ones given to my by a loving family. After her funeral, one of my great aunts gave me the doll she had made for me that year.
She was a yarn doll with braided arms, legs, and hair. She had a red felt skirt around her waist. Her mouth was also made of red felt. I loved her dearly. I still have her in a box of childhood momentos.
When I started making yarn dolls of my own I struggled a great deal with their mouths. I did not like them embroidered. I remembered the felt mouth of the yarn doll I had been given and switched to felt. At first I tried to cut out mouth shapes and smiles. Once, by accident, what I cut out looked like a heart. That was when I decided that all of my dolls are going to give heart kisses from felt mouths.


Shop members

  • Elaina Bussanmas

    Owner, Maker

    Am happily married with a beautiful little girl.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 7, 2015
Welcome to CreationsbyLainie. I have been crocheting since the age of eight and think of the yarn department as my personal happy place.
I try to incorporate imagination into all of my pieces and I love a challenge.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I ship USPS priority with confirmation for orders within the US. I am looking into the best way to ship international. I am currently shipping to Great Britain, Australia, and Canada. Please contact me if you would like me to ship elsewhere.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an items becomes damaged please contact me as quickly as possible as I may be able to repair it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I enjoy making custom orders and now make most of my dolls as made to order. I can adjust any of them to fit your needs.