Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Shop Day for 2009

Well, its been a crazy year for the shop. Hectic and amazing. I have to say its pretty cool that my little creations have caused such a buzz...yay!

I am closing up the shop today once the last little guy is picked up. I'll reopen it on January 2nd and I'll have to hit the ground running. My custom orders are sold out for the months of January and February...already :o)

Looks like next year is going to be quite busy :o)


I didn't post pics yesterday of our day at the Memphis Zoo...or as we all jokingly have come to call it..."ttttthe annnuuual ddday at the zzzzzooooo" as we all shiver from the cold :o)

Our oldest was a Christmas baby and she is an animal well as an amazing artist :o) every year, when asked what she would like to do with the family for her birthday ever since she could talk her answer would always be..."The Zoo!" So every year in freezing cold weather (what could arguably always be one of the coldest days of the year) we are all at the zoo walking around, the upside, its always empty on that day...wonder why :o) it seems like the place was opened just for us :o)

The birthday girl herself in front of the wolf enclosure...sketch book in hand

A rare moment when Rory was with dad...she's usually glued to me :o) but dad has strong shoulders to carry her on :o)

The wolves are a new addition to the zoo this year

All in all, it was cold...of course, but I honestly wouldn't have wanted to spend the day doing anything else :o)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dec 15th

Whew! Its been real busy around here. I have been feverishly working 7 days a week for the past 2 months...that's a lot of dolls :o)

I am finally coming to the end for this year though...a few more orders to go :o) January is already pretty full now so we are stating on February. Busy, busy, busy...

Today is a huge day...My oldest is 15 today :o( My sweet baby is almost all grown up (I say this and she is already taller than I am) To celebrate, she and I are going out this morning for "coffee" then we will all go to the Memphis Zoo to see the new exhibits (she loves wolves) She wants to round out the day with pizza and a movie while hanging out with us :o)

Happy Birthday Baby!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Day of Peace and Harmony! :o)

Today is technically my b-day but I have decided instead to celebrate it as our "Annual Day of Peace and Harmony" :o)

It has started out well...the older folks are all being kind and peaceful with one another. The younger ones are doing their best to test it all :o)

As for me, I will be spending the day enjoying all the peacefulness...and harmoniousness :o) with lots os snuggles and hugs :o) I am off to enjoy a cup of coffee with my awesome hubby who made me the absolute best card I have ever received :o)

I hope you all have a wonderful day of peace and harmony too :o)


Friday, December 4, 2009



Could she be any cuter? :o) Sage here is number two of the faerie crowd :o)

Fortunately for Sage, she is going to a home she will share with Amber.

The faeries have my imagination whirling...I am working on a winter faerie and of course there will be a rainbow faerie and lots of different flower faeries...Yes, I am having fun...

Anyway, I had to share her with you all.

Have a great day :o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I am so happy with how this little girl turned out :o)

This is Amber. She's a little autumn faerie...

Her wings are brocade fabric and sewn onto her back. Her dress is made from several individual autumn colored leaf shapes sewn together to make the skirt.

She is exactly how I saw her in my mind...Her sister faerie who is green will be ready by Friday...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December!

This is the BEST month of the year!

Lots of great things going on...Christmas and New Year's are just two of them :o)

My oldest is turning 15 this month in a few days (on the 15th)
On the 6th we will be celebrating the "Annual day of Peace and Harmony". A small note...I stopped celebrating my own B-days and have now changed it to the "Annual Day of Peace and Harmony" Its the one day a year when everyone in the house gets along peacefully and only displays love and patience for one another :o) OK, yeah there is some faking going on but hey...with teens to littles around here...peace is peace :o)

I am seriously looking forward to lots of cookies and crafts around here :o)


Seeing as how December is such an awesome month, I have decided that the giveaway should be equally least close :o) So here goes...

This month's giveaway will go from today until the 31st (sorry it won't be ready for a Christmas gift)

What is it you ask?

A Custom 12 inch doll and a natural wood doll high chair made by my oh so talented hubby :o) He is the one who makes all my buttons :o)

This is his shop

The doll will come with one 12 inch outfit. You get to choose skin, hair, eyes and ensemble. He or she will be made in January...early.

This is an image of the chair...

So, how do you get to win these two cool items?

Well, first be a blog follower :o)

Second, I think this month I want to hear about fun things you do during the winter or Christmas time.

Don't forget to leave a way to contact you so I can notify you if you are the winner.

So with that, let's get this kicked off for this month :o) Let's hear some fun things


Monday, November 30, 2009

And the winner is...LELAN :o)

The winner this month for our lovely little cutie is Lelan.

Our girl's new name is Li-Ming...

Congratulations Lelan...Enjoy her :o)


I finally finished all the custom orders for November...whew! It was a lot. I have a few orders I am now working on and I might be able to squeeze in another one or two...I'll know more in a day or two.

I am pretty excited about this week. I have been working on all new Faeries and I finally have it all worked out :o) So, I will be listing two faeries this week. One is autumn colored, the other is green...her name will be Anise. Not sure about the Autumn toned one yet. Anyway, they will be awesome :o) If they turn out half as gorgeous in person as they are in my head you will LOVE them :o) I will post pics of them when they are done...promise.


Today I am taking the day off to play :o) We're making wool felt garlands of gingerbread men and snowmen and some cookies...I love this time of year :o) I will get back to work tomorrow :o)

Until next time, have a great day :o)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday 23rd

Whew! its been a lot of work these past few weeks :o)

Here is what I am working on this week...


I will be wrapping up work on 50ftqueenie and Amypizzutibrown

What can I say...its busy :o)


I posted Ariana today in the shop...

Sorry... she was spoken for within 5 minutes. I will be posting her sister on Wednesday...she is red and as yet does not have a home destination :o)

This week wraps up the customs for this month. From this point, I will be working on shop dolls only for the rest of the year. There should be lots or choices for you all :o)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Update...Hilary & Lisa's Girls

Here is Pearl.

She turned out so cute.

Her little mermaid dress up...

Lisa, your gal has some of the most awesome hair :o) I love it.

First outfit...
2nd outfit and 3rd outfit...

The tree fabric was not quite enough to put together a whole dress so I added the green. Her shoes are done and I am working on her sweaters.

Today I am working on Amypizzutibrown's guy as well as the 16 inch Blonde doll for the shop.

That's it for today...

Monday, November 16, 2009

New week...lots more dolls :o)

Its been quiet from me, I know. At least I have been productive :o)

I am enjoying the names you all are putting out there for our little gal...keep them coming :o)

Here's what is going on today...

Knit sweater for Rosiemama :o) and finish the pink mermaid's hair for Cindy. Lisa, I will be working on your sweaters over the next couple of days :o)

For the week I am working on these customs...


and a shop cutie that will be hold for Jameesteele

I intend to get two more dolls listed in the shop who are not as yet claimed :o) Drop by the shop to see their details.

Whew! Its busy :o) I will try to post something again this week...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November Giveaway!

OK. She's a bit late but here she is :o)

Meet our little cutie for November.

She is 12 inches tall and is made from organic cotton interlock knit fabric in a light tan shade and stuffed will clean, carded wool. She is lightly weighted with a pouch filled with sand sewn deep inside her belly. She has black mohair hair set in two high baby pig tails. Her almond shaped eyes are black.

Her onesie is made from yellow cotton velour fabric.

She has a star print flannel diaper. The closures on her clothing are velcro.

So what do you need to do to win this cutie you ask...well, if you notice, she has no name yet :o)

So we're gonna have you name her :o)

To be in the running to win her you must...

1) Be a blog follower

2) Come up with a name for her and then post it as a comment here on this blog in this posting.

Please be sure to leave some sort of a way for me to contact you when the contest is over.

The giveaway will end on Monday November 30.

So, with that, Lets kick this off...happy naming.


Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9

Thought I would share the images of the finished cuties from last week.

Here are your trio Meg...

Liz's girls...

Isabel's sweetie...

Charlene, your guy is finished...just waiting for his sweater :o)

Denise, just waiting on his clothes.


This week is going to be another busy week. The customs I will be working on re for...


On top of these, I will be posting a 12 inch girl today sometime with ruby red and brown hair named Madeline. I will also be working on and posting a tan skinned brown haired girl very similar to Sabrina and Serafina...still working on a name for her. I hope to have her up by Friday.

I have the November giveaway doll standing by :o) Actually, she is waiting for her clothes. I will try to get those done today so that maybe we can start that giveaway tomorrow. I will keep you posted on all comes down to time :o)


I have received lots of inquiries lately for customs or even shop dolls. I know the shop is a bit empty right now, but hang in there guys. I promise to have lots of awesome cuties to choose from in an array of colors. This week is going to be the last week this heavy with customs so you will begin to see more dolls next week...promise :o)

So, with all of that, I am off to work on some friends :o) Enjoy your day

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Update first week of November...

Thought I would put up an update of how things look as of this morning :o) This is literally how they all look at the moment. Its not the best image, but its not bad for having been taking in my sewing room with minimal lighting...not to mention my horrible photography skills :o) It will at least give you all an idea of where we are.

Isabel, your gal needs her hair trimmed and her sweater knit (almost done).

Liz, Your two gals need their hair :o) I have their first set of clothes done...images are below. They still need their second ensembles and sweaters.

Meg, your trio are as cute as can be. I need to finish up the clothing and put the white patch in our little PJ guy's hair.

Charlene, well, he needs clothes...did you want freckles too?

Denise, he too needs his clothes :o) and a trim of his hair

Liz, here is the first image, sorry about the horrible coloring. I thought it would at least give you an idea as to the style :o)

Isabel, Here are your two outfits. Let me know your thoughts.

OK guys, I need names for these cuties so think them over and get back with me please :o)

I will be working on them today. Hopefully I will get most of the final things done and at least a sweater or two :o)

I am also working on two more shop dolls for this week as well as my cutie for the November giveaway. She should be ready to go by Monday morning :o) I have a 12 inch and a 16 inch coming out in the shop in the next couple of days :o)

That's it for now...


Saturday, October 31, 2009


Our October Giveaway has ended as of today. Our winner is Meredith of Frisco TX.

Congratulations to Meredith!

I will be contacting you today to get your info for shipping.


We will be doing another giveaway for November so drop by to see who it is in a couple of days.

And one more thing...


Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Oct 26

I have a lot of ground to cover today so here goes...

First off...I am showing off the latest creation from my awesomely talented daughter Brenna. She made this felt playscape completely out of wool. I am so proud :o) Its listed for sale her in shop on Etsy called Pandemonium Creations Drop by and check more images :o)

These are the final images of your girls Jennie. They are going out today.

Your baby has a mix of color and yarn. She has brown with nutmeg highlights and some light sandy blonde as well. Any idea as to her name?

Your Elora Danan is wonderful. I went outside to get some good images of her for you. Her hair is gorgeous...nice choice on the yarn.

Now, things are getting busy around here. I have lots of customs to fill so there is going to be some changes in the blog for a while. I will try to get a page of the beginnings set up to click on so that you all can see how they begin but I will not be able to take and post individual images of each least not for the next month :o) It takes time away from actually creating these cuties :o)

My computer time will be early in the morning and at give me time to do the many other things we do around here daily :o)

Each week, I will post a list of the dolls I will be working on that week. I will try to post images, but I cannot say for sure I will even have the time. I will definitely have images of them when they are done :o)

This week I will be working on these dolls...


I will also be posting these dolls during the week...

Blue Mermaid
Purple Mermaid
16 inch Weighted Baby Boy
16 inch Boy

Some of these are near completion while others have not yet been started so they will be posted as each day goes by. I expect to have the mermaids listed as well as the 16 baby tomorrow.

With all of that, I am off to work :o) Have a great day and drop by my daughter's shop :o)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jennie's Girl

So I waited most of the day for the rain to stop but then it hasn't...I decided to take a few images of her this way to see if it will work out...the results, while not stellar, will work. At least you can get an idea as to how cute she is :o)

I promise better images tomorrow. I am working on her sweater today as well as the baby's body. I will have more images tomorrow for you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here are the two sisters for Kettlebelles :o) they are so cute together...

Jennie, this is the ensemble I came up with. I went with the purple/orange/pink top because I thought it might be good to introduce some other colors into the mix :o) I can still change it out to the all purple top if you want...

These are the beginning stages of your doll...

As of right now, this is what she looks like. I hope to get her face sen on today and at least start her hair. More images tomorrow...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Oct 19

Amandine's little girl is done and ready to go home.

I love the hair and her face turned out so sweet.

I will be wrapping up work on Kettlebell's order today...all ready except their hair :o) For now, I have an image of their outfits :o)

In light of the fact that things are quite busy around here, I will be altering how I post images of the cuties I am working on. I will chronicle the making of my next custom order for Jennie step by step and then creating a permanent link to that page on my blog. That way I will be able to free up the time it usually takes to post individual images of each order. I will still post images of the customs but they will start when their faces are sewn on. It will save me a lot of time :o)

Jennie, I will be starting your girls later this afternoon :o) I cannot wait ti use that hair :o)