We are back home! We had so much fun with friends and other things it was hard to return. But it does feel good to be back in our home :o)
I have some things to get caught up on today...lots of things :o) so this posting is going to be short. Tomorrow is my one year anniversary on Etsy so be sure to drop by to see what we are doing to celebrate.
I am still here. I know I haven't posted much over the past few days, its been busy around here.
I am still working on new dolls, I am officially all booked up for custom orders for September...I will post new opening for October in a couple of weeks. I am still, as always, working on new cuties for the shop :o)
I am pretty sure I have said numerous times already that the month of August is huge around here...birthday wise. We have three kiddos who celebrate on the 6th (Rory), 8th (Connor) and 20th (Shannon). Its a busy month :o)
Yesterday, we had our celebration for both Rory & Shannon..we had a backyard party with a bounce house/water slide rental for the kiddos to get wet and have a blast running around and playing. Us adults sat around and enjoyed ourselves visiting, while the older kids wandered around or hung out together...doing whatever it is they do :o)
It was a great, relaxing day with awesome friends...My younger kiddos were so tired they went right to sleep, and for the first time in...forever...Rory actually slept in :o)
I would have pictures to post, but after downloading them this morning I realized that everyone was moving around so much, they are very blurry :o) I guess that proves they all had fun :o)
Ok, we tallied up the comments and we had a total of 47 comments if I discount my own test post :o)
Rather than go with names, we went with numbers...in order of comments posted. Rory got to pick the number from 1-47. She chose 6...because that's how old she is...any surprise there?
So the winner of the gnome family of four giveaway is...drum roll please :o)...
Thanks so much to all of you who participated. This was fun and we will be doing this again. September 1st is our one year anniversary on Etsy so we will be doing something huge for that...keep your eyes peeled :o)
On another note, I am beginning to post new items again in the shop beginning with opening up the custom orders for September. I am also working on new dolls, all those lovely little folks are finally getting out of my head :o)
This little gal is one of the latest ones...I names her Ava because she reminds me of a precious little friend of ours :o)
I cannot believe how quickly this week went by...or is going by. Wow!
This week was the official start of all the schools around here. We're taking it slow. I have lots of plans and ideas for some really neat things to do, I will try to share as many of those as possible with you all. Most of it involves outings to the Memphis Zoo and Botanic Gardens as well as museum classes and lots of time outdoors and with friends.
On another front, the gnome giveaway ends tomorrow. We will print out all the names and put them into a hat and then have Rory pull one...that will be the winner. I will post that result tomorrow and notify the winner.
I finished another custom order yesterday too. She turned out adorable...of course. Here she is...
I am working on my shop items. I hope to have some pics to upload to flikr tomorrow sometime...they will show up in the slide show on this page. Sort of a preview.
Here is Renee's little gal. She is all finished and ready to go to her new home :o)
I am finally coming to the end of my extended custom orders list...whew! One more doll to complete for Laura then I can focus on shop dolls galore until the end of the month. I have so many in my head right now its getting crowded :o)
On another note,
the giveaway was kicked off and its going great. Keep posting :o) I thought i would include an image of the gang from last night :o) The girls decorated Rory's cake themselves :o)
I am changing things up in order to be CPSIA compliant. Basically, as of the 14th of this month, I will need to attach labels to my dolls providing my name and location. My current dolls in the shop do not have these labels attached, so in order to prevent myself from performing surgery on them to attach the new labels, I am having a hugely discounted sale :o)
I am offering an extra discount for all of my blog followers...
$10.00 off of any doll and $5.00 off of the gnomes. Just either convo me and I will change the listing for you or go thru the checkout process and I will refund you the money.
I will be stocking new dolls on or around the 10th but I will no longer be making the gnomes or gnome families. I will however, sell the instructions to make them still :o)
So drop by the shop and see what we have, convo me if you have any questions or would like something held for you.
Been working on these all day here is what is finished so far. Look them over and let me know your thoughts. If you would like anything changed, send me a note...if you think they are all great, send me a note :o)
I am wrapping up the raspberry sweater. I also have two pairs of shoes finished. Tomorrow I will finish the frog print outfit as well as three shoe pairs. After that, all that's left is the green sweater.