Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Well, its been a long month and we had some great comments for the Fae giveaway. I want to thank EVERYONE for posting...we all really enjoyed your reading your comments.

It's official, the giveaway is over and we have a winner...


Please send me a note with your email address so I can get with you about shipping :o)

I seriously want to thank all of you for participating this month. It waas so much fun, we decided to do it again next month :o) Yep starting tomorrow, we will have another giveaway...just because :o) drop by then to see what...or who is up for grabs :o)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy B-Day Hubby!

Today is my wonderful hubby's birthday. We are all looking forward to a quiet fun night at home with our crew :o)

Happy B-day!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lelan's Gang...all finished

Here they are all done and ready to go home :o)


Baby Trudy...


and sweet little Charlotte....her hair has been resewn and she has a new outfit :o)

She is still as sweet as ever :o)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Estelle & Lucille - Lalan's girls :o)

Now that we have names for them I thought I would use them :o)

I was able to reuse two of the outfits you sent along...

Here is Lucille, I resized the back and front of the romper then I cut the legs off and reused them as the sleeves :o) It fits wonderfully :o)

Estelle is lovely in her refitted toddler dress :o) I was able to reuse the original hemline to give it that "authentic" look :o)

Both girls have flared pants...though it doesn't show up so well in the images...they were made from the denim jeans you sent along :o)

Pretty good, huh?

I am off to go play with my kiddos for a while before dinner...I will pick it up again tomorrow. It will be Trudy's turn then :o)

Lelan's Gang :o)

I worked late yesterday on them...I wanted to make sure I had lots of time to work on the resizing of the clothing :o) Here they are as of this morning...

I have to tell you that this baby has caused quite a stir around here...she is so cute. She feels great to hold too :o) She is going to be hard to send off :o)

I love seeing the three of them together...

So, today I will begin working on the clothing for these three. They are all going to have resized clothing. This part will be the slower part of the whole process. So far though, I think they are coming along rather nicely :o)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lelan's Trio Today

I worked on them all day yesterday and this is how far they were along as of last night :o) Two older kiddos and one baby. Just like three siblings :o)

Here is a closer look at the baby. No button joints, all the limbs are firmly sewn into the body. She is weighted and sits up sweetly all on her own.

I will have more images tomorrow :o)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lelan's Trio :o)

Here are your first set of images...first here is the tan skinned girl.

This is her as of this morning...all assembled and ready for her face and hair :o)

This next image is the Light tan skinned girl...she will be assembled today

and finally here, is the light tan skinned toddler doll...she too will be assembled today

More images tomorrow :o)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lissa's Girl

Here she is all finished and ready to go home...she just needs a name :o)

Today, I am wrapping up work on a 12 inch little girl with peach skin and yellow blonde hair (like Serafina's) for my shop and starting work on Lelan's trio. The little shop gal should be listed tomorrow morning and I should have some images of Lelan's first kiddo tomorrow here on the blog as well :o)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lissa's Girl

She's all ready for her defining touches :o)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Charlene's Cutie and Lissa's Beginning

A perfect little sister for Max :o)

I love the hair colors you chose...excellent choice

She is ready to go home... I like Meadow for her name...what do you think?

This is the beginning of yours Lissa,

All the pieces laid out...including the little weighting sacks :o)

Here is where we are as of right now :o)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Charlene's Girl

I know I have been silent lately, its been a busy week. Between chatting with folks abotu the details of their custom orders, working on various dolls as well as day to day life around here...whew :o)

Anyway, here are some images of Charlene's little girl and her clothes...

Here are your two sweaters for Max and our yet to be names gal. Max's sweater is green and navy blue...the colors in the image are not too great I know.

Our girl's ensemble...

Here she is as of right now. She will be assembled today and her hair put on...hopefully she will be complete and ready to go home by tomorrow :o)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kelsey's Girl

This is Kelsey's little girl...she is finished and ready to go. I had fun using the denim with the embroidered horses on you can see :o)

I have opened up my customs for November today. Its already busy.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday's Work

Here is an image of Aisha's finished girl...she turned out gorgeous with her multiple ensembles :o)

Kelsey's of late yesterday.

Continued working on her today and as of right now, this is where she is...

The lighting is not the best, I know. She does look cute though...even with half her hair :o)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Aisha, here are some images of you girl...

Here she is as of this morning. The rest of her hair will be put on today and her outfits sewn.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Aisha's Girl

Here is the first image of your gal as she is being made. Today she will be assembled the rest of the way and hopefully her hair will begin to be sewn on. I will have more images tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Its been silent around here lately I know. I finished Katie's little guy and he is on his way home already. I worked on a few shop dolls the latest of which is Reed...the little blonde boy in the image with Miles and Ethan.

I am beginning work today on Aisha's girl. I should have some pics tomorrow morning of her progress.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Katie's Guy

As of this morning....

All he needs is his clothes and of course a little red on his cheeks :o)

Any thoughts as to a name for this little guy?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Katie's Guy

This week has flown by. It looks like the weekend will be rainy...which is good. I like rainy days, I get lots of things done :o)

I started working on Katie's little guy yesterday so here is the first image of him.

His head and arms are already attached and will be sewn into the top opening of the body. I realized I didn't have any sage green interlock knit fabric so I guess I will make a trip to the fabric store today sometime...always an adventure :o) I never seem to leave without lots of fabric.

Today he will be assembled the rest of the way and have is features sewn on then his hair...he will have light brown loopy hair like Ethan :o) Hopefully I will have this all done by tonight so I can focus on his clothes and sweater tomorrow :o)

Speaking of sweaters...I am also working a sweater for Halle :o) who is going off to her new home in South Africa as soon as its ready.

Other things...I am wrapping up the clothes for a shop doll. Its a 12 inch little dude with strawberry blonde hair and freckles. He should be in the shop tomorrow...I'll post pics here.

Busy, busy, busy

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Science Anyone?

I thought I would take go ahead and post a neat thing that we all have done in the name of learning science. This Website is where we got ours long ago. This is a link to the kit we used.

This was great for out various aged kiddos. We didn't have teens back then :o) We tested and swabbed everything we could find. To out horror, the handle to our cookie jar was more laden with bacteria than the dog's mouth :o) Once the bacteria grew, we were able to use a microscope and look up what it was exactly. This was such an eye opening thing, all the kids remember this day we do NOT have a cookie jar :o)

I highly recommend this


On another note, today I start working on Katie's little guy. He's gonna be a cutie :o) Watch for pics tomorrow of his progression.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Wow. The response has been wonderful. You all are so great. You are taking my breathe away with some of the wonderful things you are saying.

My shop would not be what it has become were it not for you all. Thank you so very much. I love that the little people I make are so loved and the best hear about them being dragged around...yay! I love seeing dollies dragged around and dirty and stained :o) Its right up there with toddler giggles and finger paint stained hands.

I decided to post this little excerpt today from my all time favorite story as a child The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Its also the whole premise behind my dolls :o)

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Here's to many adventures and "real" little friends :o)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Anniversary Giveaway!

OK Guys,

This very day, September 1st, marks our one year anniversary on Etsy. Its been a riotous year filled with surprises and lots of orders :o)

To say "THANK YOU" to all our friends and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we have decided to have another giveaway.

Meet Fae.

She is a 16 inch little pretty made the same way as our shop dolls are made with all natural materials. She is stuffed with clean, carded sheep's wool from Pennsylvania. She has organic cotton light tan interlock knit skin, light brown eyes and light to medium brown straight hair (made right here in the US) that is capable of being styled in many different we will show in future images :o) Her limbs are securely sewn into her body yet fully moveable and posable.

She is without clothes...why you ask? well that is all part of the giveaway :o) What she wears when she comes home to you is entirely your choice :o)

To qualify to win this gorgeous doll, you must follow these steps...

1) Be a blog follower
2) Go visit our Etsy shop and look over the past sales and recent listings and check out the clothing available.
3) Enter a comment to this post where you describe your favorite ensemble

Its that simple. The giveaway begins today and will end on Wednesday, September 30. The winner will be chosen and announced that day.

You can enter more than once but be realistic :o)

That is it for today, looking forward to reading your posts...good luck to all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful year