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)