Monday, October 11, 2010


Congratulations to Vanessa and her family. Our giveaway girlie will be heading home to live with them. They have named her Mya.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


This giveaway will start today Saturday Oct 9 and end Monday Oct 11 at 9:00 am central US time.

Alrighty let's get this started :o)

Here is our girl all ready to go to her new home. She is 12 inches tall with light tan skin and very long dark brown hair that is a mix of bulky weight and boucle yarn. She also has some funky bits of purple and turquoise mixed in for color.

So how do you go about winning this girl? Well...

1) Post a comment on this post on this blog. If you have a name for her in your mind that would be good to post as she has no name yet.
****only one post per day****

2) Post on the FB page under any one of the posts about her. There are several as we worked thru her details on the FB page. There is also a new posting of her on the page to make it easy for you. I will make sure that she remains visible on the front of the FB page throughout the giveaway weekend.

IMPORTANT...When you post, please be sure I can link your blog ID with your FB in point, if you post here under pixietoes and post on FB as Karen Smith, I have no way of knowing the two are related...and since posting in both places is necessary, this could disqualify you. So please in one of your posts either this one or the one on FB, please let me know that the two names are yours :o) Also make sure we have a way to contact you. You can turn on the ability to accept messages thru either your blogger account or your FB account...or just post email if that is ok with you.

The giveaway will end on Monday morning at 9:00 am. The winner will be chosen randomly and then notified. We will announce the winner both here and on the FB page when we receive confirmation from the winner.

Good luck everyone....

Monday, August 2, 2010


Our winner has been chosen

Tia McFarlane...congratulations to you. She is coming home to live with you.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Here she is....our adorable giveaway girlie for this month. I think she turned out wonderful...someone is gonna be one lucky mama for sure.

Let's kick this thing off...

This giveaway will start today, Wednesday the 28th of July and will end on Monday, August 2 in the morning. The winner will be chosen thru a random number generator and will be contacted that afternoon.

Here are the rules....

1) Post on my FB page under any one of the posts regarding the creation of this girlie...there are several and you must post at least once. (the link is on the left side of this blog page)

2) Post here on this blog post. The giveaway will last for several days so you can enter once per day if you like...please no more than one time per day.

Things to remember...I MUST have a way to contact you if you won. Also, I will be matching up the winning name to the FB posts, so be sure there is a way to connect your blog name to your FB name.

That's it...Good Luck everyone...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Congrats go to you, our purple lady is going to be living with you.


OK, the giveaway is officially closed. the winner will be announced at 8:00 pm central time tonight...see ya all then...


Monday, June 28, 2010


OK, here she is in her entirety :o) She is all set to go to her new home so let's get this giveaway started :o)

As you see she has all her clothes but she still needs a name...

Here's how we are going to work this...the giveaway starts today on Monday June 28th. On Wednesday June 30th at noon central time, her new mama will be chosen. To be the lucky mama, you must ...

1) be a blog follower as well as post on my FB page in any of the previous chats about her.

2) post here on the blog post with a name for not forget to make sure we have some way of contacting you.

****Please only post once per day on this blog post****

OK, that is about it...let's get this started...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Yeah, its been a while :o) we are currently working out the details for our giveaway cutie for the month of June. Here is how it will work this month...

Visit our FB page at and jump in on our conversations about the design details...we are designing this one together this month so we want to hear from everyone. Anyway, jump on in and play along until she is complete. Once she is finished and ready to go to her new home, I will post here on this blog and you will have three days to enter to win...pretty simple.


1) join our FB page and share in the creation
2) when the contest is open here on the blog, enter your post to win

in order to win, you must have posted at least once on the FB page during the creation of our girl as well as post here on this blog when the official giveaway begins...

See you all on the FB page..


Monday, April 19, 2010


The April giveaway has ended and one happy mama haas been chosen....

CONGRATULATIONS TREE! your post on April 16 was the chosen number. Summer will be heading to her new home shortly.

Thanks to all the other folks who entered to win. There will be another giveaway next month so be sure to be ready for that one. Perhaps next time could be your turn :o)

Monday, April 5, 2010


Here she is. Our little girlie who will be given away to one lucky new momma.

She doesn't have a name yet...that is up to you :o)

She is 12 inches tall has light tan skin, light blue eyes and hair made of golden yellow and darker golden streaks with some whimsical strands of bright pink throughout

This giveaway will go from today April 5 thru Monday, April 19. The winner will be announced right here on April 19 in the morning.


1) Be a blog follower
2) Post here on this page
2) Submit once per day and when you do, make sure to put a name for her.

The winner will be chosen randomly thru a number generator.

That's all. Happy posting :o)


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday April 3

Its been quiet around here lately...I know. I have some plans to fix that :o) The giveaway for the month of April will begin on Monday April 5...right here. So drop by then to check it out.

See ya all then...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have Internet!

Good morning all, the move went well and smoothly as it can :o) We still have all the unpacking to do but at least its all where it needs to be. It'll still be at least a week before I am totally back to normal I am sure of it.

Well, off for coffee then unpacking....yay :o)

Oh and before I forget...


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A couple of pictures

As we are packing up I keep finding things that remind me how much has changed in the 4 years we lived here. I thought I would share a few pictures...

This first one was taken the first summer here. The kids are all so young....still goofy but gosh! Rory was still a baby :o)

One of the things we will remember about our time here is the tile wall at the Cancer Survivor's Park here in Memphis. We helped an artist friend make many tiles for this amazing work...It was an awesome experience...especially seeing it all in place like it is now.

If you are ever in Memphis you have to stop by :o)

OK....that's it for playing around today...more packing stuff to do...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday March 6

Well the first ever "First Friday" went well in that even though we didn't have enough to fill the need, the dolls went to new mamas. For those who didn't get a chance this time, take heart, the mamas who were able to snag one this time will not be participating in the next one, so indeed, your turn will come. Also, we are seriously working on being able to make more dolls to at least come closer to the amount we need...we'll get there so hang in there :o)

We are packing and prepping more for out move. I am wrapping up work on 6 customs that will be completed by Tuesday. I will be listing those as they are finished rather than wait for Wednesday to upload all of them. So those of you who I am working on this week, I will email when your cutie is ready to go home.

I think that is about it. I have a couple of custom cuties to upload right now. I will put some pics of them up on FB.

Have a great day

Friday, March 5, 2010

First Friday...March 5

Good morning all. Today is our first "First Friday" :o) I am pretty excited about it as I hope this will help out a bit for the new comers.

The preview will be at noon on the FB page...

We are packing up the house bit by bit lately...the move is coming down to the wire...yay! We are all soooo ready to get going :o)

After tonight's upload, I will wrap up work on the customs to be finished before we move. As those are complete I will upload them and ship so there will be some uploaded tomorrow and pretty much every day until Tuesday :o)

I am off to get some coffee...I will see you all again around 12

Sunday, February 28, 2010



Your "Starburst" will be heading your way as soon as you contact me and let me know where to send her :o)

CONGRATULATIONS! and Thank you to everyone who participated...this was the best giveaway ever...

Thank you!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Uploads

Afternoon folks. You all have been quite busy posting for the Rainbow gal. Very cool.

I just uploaded the pics of the gang for tonight. Drop by the FB page to take a peek.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Timeline for March... custom folks for March...I spent the week contacting and convoing with you and I will be sending a timeline to you today.

The biggest news for March is that We are moving between 3/11 thru 3/19...During this time I will be working on my hand sewing (hair, faces, assembly, etc) so work will keep going, I just will not be online to upload again until our internet is connected. So, there will be no upload during the weeks of 3/12 and 3/19 but we will be back to normal again the following week :o)...more than likely sooner, just leaving wiggle room.

RTG Shop dolls will be listed on these dates
Friday 3/5
Friday 3/26
and every Friday from there :o)

Yes, it is a 2 week break...sort of :o)

I will update on my FB page and shop as well as here when I am back if you have any questions be sure to get them to me by 3/11 :o)

This is not very stressful for us. We have moved a lot (one of the upsides and downsides of having a hubby who is a well known and gifted technology geek) so we have this all down to a we are returning to the DFW area and since we used to live there, we know how that all works out...we also have some cool friends to look forward to hanging with again...YAY!

That's it for now...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Upload Day...

Images are uploaded on the FB page...Use the button to the left to go peek. See you all later at 8:00 PM cst for the shop upload

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Feb 18

Good morning everyone. I hope you all are staying warm.

Today is supposed to be preview day but I have decided to do that on Friday instead. In the past, I have uploaded images on Thursday evening only to upload more images on Friday...I think changing the upload day to Friday, will save me the time of doing it twice.

So, the preview will be uploaded on my FB page tomorrow (Friday) before 12:00 noon CST. Plenty of time before the actual evening upload yet late enough to make sure everything is complete on them.

See you all then...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday FEB 15th

Hey Guys, I put images up on the FB page of the clothes to be uploaded tonight :o)

We now have 757 comments or entries for our Rainbow gal as of today...yay!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Feb 13th

Hope you all are having a good day. We finally have some sun...yay!

Well, the FB page is launched and I am gaining folks as friends so it looks like that is off to a good start. I discovered the picture uploads yesterday...very easy and faster than Flickr. I like it better. I think that this week I will do the preview upload onto the FB page and we can see how that goes. If it works out well, then I will continue to post them there instead of Flickr....I am trying to make it so that you all are not hopping all over the web for me :o)

I put a FB link on the left hand side. I am rearranging a bit so things might look a bit different for a while.

I think that is it...I am gonna go and have some fun while the weather is nice...have a great day everyone!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Upload Day...

OK, so I finally got to get the full images onto Flickr of the crew to be uploaded tonight in the shop. I think they all turned out wonderful :o)

You will notice that there is a new guys...his name is Cody. I wasn't sure if I would have his clothes done in time for today but I was able to do it so he will be listed tonight with the girls.

My FB page is started...not much to see yet :o) I look at it, get lost then find something else to do :o) I promise to get it more set up but for now, here is the link to the Dragonfly's Hollow Page...

Don't laugh too hard...I know there is nothing there yet...consider it like an empty apartment :o) I am still moving in :o) Any...and I mean ANY input would seriously be appreciated.

OK...that is it, I feel like I have been online all day long :o) I am going to go and try to get some other things done before the big uplaod tonight.

See you all at 8:00 CST


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Preview

OK. I finally got thru my convo's and uploaded the preview...scrolling to the right :o) I even finished up my custom uploads for this week...

Yay me!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday... Feb 10th

Hope those of you who are struggling with this whacky winter weather are staying warm and cozy...those of you who are enjoying warmer, snow free climates... :oP~~~~~~~


This weather has thrown me off a bit so my customs for this week will be listed on Thursday evening instead of tonight. This is only gonna be for this'll be back to normal next week.



I have received numerous requests to change my upload time... 5 pm my time is the middle of the day for some of you...oops.

Anyway, after hearing some requests I have decided to change the upload time to 8 pm my that means that for you guys on the east coast it'll be at 9:00 pm, Mountain Time zone... 7:00 pm and Pacific Time Zone... 6:00 pm

Hopefully that will take some of the stress out of it all and allow other folks to have a chance.

This will start this Friday.

I think that is it...I am off to do some sewing. Have a great day.


Monday, February 8, 2010

We got SNOW!!!

We woke up today to this....

I know for lots of you, this is nothing but for us, its a LOT of snow. Seriously. Yesterday it felt like it was about 60 degrees outside. Overnight this all fell :o) It's funny, the kids and I were stunned this morning when we saw it...they are all out there in it right now having a blast.

How cool!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Feb 7... :oD

Good morning guys,

Yesterday was sort of a day off for me...It felt good to just hang out and rest. Whew! Friday was mad. You all emptied the shop in about 2! Thank you everyone...seriously. I am amazed and humbled by your enthusiasm for my work...thank you.

This week is another busy and full week. I will have another 4 or 5 really cool dolls on Friday as well as the customs that will be listed Wednesday. I am not going to have a clothing upload this week on Monday. I have to get caught up on some other things first but next week will be back to normal :o)

I am working on a Facebook page this DD is helping me out on that one :o) I'll let you all know when its up.

I guess that is it for today...have a great day


Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday...Upload Day!

Afternoon Guys,

I just uploaded final images of the gang onto Flickr. They should be passing thru the scrolly thingy now :o) I was hoping for some sun to help take some awesome pics but alas the sun is not out today :o) I think I was able to compensate though and I got some good images for you all to see how awesome they all are.

Anyway, check them least now you can really look at them before the upload later.

Don't forget...upload begins at 5:00 pm CST

See you all later...


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday...Sneak Peek

OK, the girls are up...I think some of you already know that :o)

I love the colors this week...very deep and rich indeed :o) The four bigger girls are fairies with adorable outfits of course and Nixie is a mermaid. I am wrapping up their clothes tonight and tomorrow there will be way better pics...promise. Hopefully we'll have some sunlight.

Anyway, take a peek. Listing on the shop is tomorrow at 5:00 pm CST. I think I might have figured out a way to get the uploading done faster this time so tomorrow it shouldnot be so long between uploads :o)

See you all tomrrow.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wed Feb 3rd...

I need to start coming up with snappier titles for my posts :o)

Hey Guys, the link for out giveaway is off to the side now. I wanted to let you all know I am seriously enjoying your names. I intentionally am not posting on that page because I don't want to skew the numbers or have my number be the one accidentally chosen :o)

You all are so creative...very cool. The Amethyst name made me think of jewels which made me think of a whole group of precious gem fairies...thank you for that one. I can see them in my mind already :o) Now... to find the right colors of yarn for them.

To answer one question...If you have posted once with a name and you are posting again, no need for a new name...unless you want to.

I am off to wrap up work on three customs that will be posted later today. Have a great day everyone.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Feb 1st


the winner will be notified shortly

Good Morning everyone!

It's the start of a new month and the start of a new giveaway :o)

Here she is...

She has no name yet, as that is something you guys are gonna do :o)

She is a 12 inch tall rainbow fairy with removable wings made from silk brocade fabric. Her dress is a fairy petal style dress made with all the colors of the rainbow. It ties around the neck like a bathing suit and has a small velcro tab around her waist. As usual, she is made from all natural materials...cotton interlock skin, wool stuffing, cotton floss embroidery and wool yarn.

Her hair can be styled many ways...

Here is an image of her hair down to show off the fact that her hair was meticulously sewn down in the patterns of a rainbow :o)

I think she turned out cool.

Now, how to get this girl for yourself...the giveaway rules are pretty simple...

1) Be a registered Blog Follower

2) Leave a comment on this post with the name you would like her to have.

Pretty simple, eh? Oh please don't forget to make sure there is a way to contact you in case you are the winner...

You can enter a comment at least once a day for the whole month...Yep, you can submit more than once :o) the more days you are listed will help your chances as the winner will be chosen by a random number taken from the number of entrants.

The giveaway will run thru the month of February so the winner will be announced here on Sunday, Feb 28th.

That's it. So let's kick this thing off...

Good luck to all who enter...



Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Jan 31st

Good morning guys, I took yesterday off, no computer and no real work so I could hang out and just relax with the gang here :o)

The snow fell more during the night Friday, leaving enough snow for the kids to all have their fun in it and enough snow to make driving a hazard. It wasn't a ton of snow, maybe an inch or two...but it was enough to wreak havoc down here. For you guys who live up north where it actually snows, I know just over an inch of snow is a ridiculous amount but here in the south, a tiny bit of snow is a big deal. Since we have lived in the Memphis area, we have noticed we get snow at least once, maybe twice a year. I mean enough snow to make a sticks around for a day or two but then it melts away. Case in point, by Tuesday I believe they are saying the temp will be up into the 50's so any snow still around by then will be gone. Needless to say, we still have some today so I am sure the kids will be out in it...we have lots of neat icicles hanging around out there...makes me think of the awesome artist Andy Goldsworthy If you haven't seen his documentary called Rivers and Tides you would enjoy it. I know we all did when we saw it years oldest artist kiddo was especially intrigued by it.


Tomorrow is a new month which means a new giveaway will begin. I haven't figured out a name for her yet, but I promise you all will love her :o) All the info you will need to win her will be up tomorrow.


Friday was busy. I think everyone was happy with the way things went down so I think I am going to keep the same routine going.

Thursday...Flickr Preview
Friday...New Shop Cuties

I will have another 5 dolls to post this Friday. I have a ton of funky yarn in all sorts of colors for some incredibly cool'll like them :o) You will be able to see them on Thursday.


I think That's it, folks are starting to move around here and I need some coffee :o) We'll see you guys tomorrow.

Stay warm and cozy


Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Jan 29th

Good Morning folks.

It's upload day...yay! I finished Star last night and her pics are on Flickr now. The whole gang will be uploaded to Etsy today at 5:00 pm CST. Its been hard, but I am holding to my promise not to hold or reserve any of them so they are all still very much available and will be tonight.


I made some changes to my shoes...changes for the better. Many of you already know that I am always looking for ways to improve. Recently I have been fixated on the shoes :o)

We all make them from felt and while felt is a wonderful, natural material, its just not sturdy enough for me, and well let's face it, after a while of being played with by little hands it gets all pilly.

This has bugged me for some time so I began trying to play around to find a way to make it better. I have found it...

Here are the new shoes...

They are felt lined and the soles are felt. The outside is cotton fabric. The cotton makes them as sturdy as the outfits they are made for yet still remaining all natural and soft. The result is a pair of shoes that fit well and will last for a very, very, very long time :o)

Also, this has opened up a whole new realm of fashion possibilities :o) I now have an unlimited array of shoe options for every occasion. SWEET!

The shoes in the image are my booties or ankle boots but I am working on versions of ballet slippers, mary janes and boots...and wait 'till you see the fairy shoes later today :o) I might even come up with sandals at some point...perhaps closer to summer :o)

I just wanted to share the latest improvement I have made.


The poll is closed. Thank you for letting me know your thoughts, I think you will see that I have taken your recommendations to heart :o)

I will continue to make the mermaids both with permanent tails as well as a new mermaid princess that will come with a removable tail and extra dress so she has something to wear when she comes aground.

The fairies will have removable wings unless someone asks specifically that they be attached permanently for a custom :o)

Thanks guys.


That's it for right now, I have things to get to today...we have a big winter storm pushing thru here right now, we are snug and comfy at home watching the freezing rain and sleet fall hoping it will soon switch over to least enough for the kids to play in for the day cause it will be melted in 2-3 days :o)

Have a great day, I will be back at 5:00


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flickr Preview

OK Guys, I have four of the five girls for this week uploaded to Flickr. Coral, Nova, Aurora and Luna are on the Flickr site. The last girl Star is going to be finished tonight.

The pics should be on the scrolling thingy to the right now.




Today is my second child's Birthday...He is now 14!

Wow! That's hard to grasp.

Its seems as though overnight my chubby baby boy went from being a baby who banged all day long on my pots and pans with a wooden spoon, then turned into a little boy who used my ottoman with rollers as a surf board in our living room to a teenager who plays drums and guitar, loves skateboarding and music and video games and is taller than me. He has to lean over to give me a hug :o(

Its funny, on his day both hubby and I are cooking for him all day :o) He has a laundry list of foods he wants which means I am spending the day in the kitchen :o) Hubby is currently making him pancakes this morning.



Before I sign off for the least until or so...I thought I would let you all know that I will be uploading some pics tonight to Flickr for a preview. I will not be holding or reserving any of them this week so what you see tonight will be there and available on Friday for the first person to snag them :o)

I am off for now...lots of baking to do :o)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Had to show her off...

Want dreads? :o)

It's official...I am in love :o)

This little girl is one of the customs I am finishing up to be listed tomorrow. I had to show her off.

She has a full head of gorgeous hair mixed with some of the most awesome dread yarn I have seen yet.

Imagine this with some unique twists to it as well as some fairy wings and ensemble and you have a pretty good idea of what to expect on Friday :o) bwahahahah

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Jan 25th

Good Morning folks!

I hope you all had a great weekend, we had some lousy weather here but nothing too scary.

I worked over the weekend on the clothes to list today. The pirate costumes were just not coming together so they will not be listed today. I am going to work on them this week and hopefully they will be set next week. The vests and hats are an issue...but I'll get it worked out :o)

I will be uploading the clothes today starting at 5:00 pm CST.


We have some good feedback on the poll...thanks for letting me hear your opinions. I have taken it to heart and suffice to say, I think you all will be happy this Friday :o)


I think that is it for today. Its monday so we have lots going on...time to get off the computer for me :o) I will see you all later today.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday 22

Good morning all...

Thanks for all the messages about my new girls. I think they turned out adorable, its great to see you all agree :o)

I put up a poll (to the left) for you to let me know how you would like to see my enchanted friends from now on. I am wondering if I should start making them with removable wings and tail fins so they can be "regular" folks from time to time. I see some of you have already voted...thanks. For those who haven't yet, go ahead and let me hear your opinion. If I need to change things up, I will :o)

OK, today, or later this afternoon, I will be lsiting the three girls from flickr along with a few customs. I am wrapping up work on Clover and Lilly's sweaters this morning. Clover has a lime green sweater and Lilly has an orange one.

I will have more shop dolls for next week. You will see why not so many this week when you see the customs listed :o) Next week is a bit lighter so I can make a couple more shop cuties :o) I got some of the new yarn in and I am dying to use it :o) There will be at least two enchanted friends next week, Based on the outcome of the poll, they would be very different :o)

More dress ups are coming too...I have been seeing a pirate ensemble in my head for days now :o) I am going to have to see if I can translate it into reality this weekend :o)

Well, that is it for now, I hope its not too rainy where you are...then again, I do like the odd rainy day :o) Have a great day, and don't forget to let me hear your opinions :o)


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Well, the three shop girls I had been working on this week are listed on Flikr. They should be rotating on the side bar now :o)

They will be listed tomorrow afternoon along with a bunch of customs :o)

I think they turned out wonderful...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Ya know, I have been meaning to sit down all week so far and post something. I just never seemed to get around to it. With the normal chaos and hullabaloo around here the time just never really presented itself.

Well, I finally have some time so I figured that while I have this bit of semi-quiet time (the older kids are not downstairs yet so it's just myself and my "littles" hanging out...oh and their dollies too of course :o) ("the littles" is our code name for anyone under 9 around here)

Yesterday was just one of those days, you know the ones, when you are trying to focus and get something done but something inside just will not turn on. You sit and stare at the same paragraph for 30 minutes until you realize you have no idea what you are looking at. It was like that. I must have read one particular math word problem my DD was working on at least five times before it occurred to me that my focus was shot. Really though, why do we care how fast John will arrive somewhere if he takes a shortcut that takes 15 miles off of his trip but drives 4 miles per hour slower...I remembered that much at least :o)

Say it with me...word problems are the worse. Toss in some long division, fractions and solving for y and woohoo we have a party!

OK, I'll stop whining about math. I could go on for hours :o) That is why math and science are hubby's domain while art, literature and history are mine :o)

Today is starting out better. After sleeping with a dolly's hair in my face all night then being poked and whispered to for about 30 minutes by a little voice saying "wake up. I want chocolate milk" I was able to spend a few minutes hanging alone with the younger kiddos in relative quiet.

DS (13 stb 14) just woke up ...he comes down the stairs like a freight train. Seriously, he is the only person who is unaware of how big he is. He has grown so much in the past year. He still moves around like he is a little boy, but he is physically taller than I am :o) (Both of my older kiddos are now taller than I am. I am becoming the smallest person in the house ) When he comes downstairs, his first stop is always the kitchen. This kid is always eating food, preparing food or looking for food. His brother (12) is right there holding his own...not quite to the point of his older brother yet but we can see it coming.

DD (15) is still sleeping...with her teen dog :o) This dog thinks she is a teen girl...really. She even has emo days. The two of them would sleep all day if they could, then they would be up all night. Its OK though in a bit the others will head upstairs and as the wild rumpus begins, the two of them will get up and join the rest of us :o)

As for me, today I look forward to taking the four older kids out for "coffee" this afternoon. We'll hang out and hit some art supply stores as well as a bookstore or two then head home. Hubby gets to stay home and play with the "littles".

Hope you all have a great day...enjoy your "littles" they become "big folks" way too soon.

Have a great day...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Jan 15

Good Morning All...

Hope you are having a good day. Its all busy and loud and funny here...typical morning :o)

I wrapped up some customs this week, I still have some work to do for the last one this week, she and her dressup will be ready tomorrow :o).

Next week is a whole new set of customs to work on. Yay!

I will be working on some more ballerina outfits. I cannot say how many I will list for sure yet but I do know there will at least be one pink and one purple...yep, purple :o) More really cute outfits as well.

For new dolls...

Today I am listing Noah and Autumn. It took me a bit longer to finish Noah than I thought but he is finally ready to go home :o)

I am working on a 12 inch baby doll and a couple of 16 inch dolls (both girls) as well as an aqua mermaid. I hope to have these listed throughout this week. Some more 12 inch dolls are coming as well...we will see if we can get to them or not this week.

We are busy working on the new website. Well making the old one actually work :o) I am absolutely in LOVE with the graphics :o) The images celebrate childhood in a real heartfelt way...I am pretty sure when you see them you all will agree. The new site will make it easier to order customs as everything will be there in plain view for more paging thru hundreds of sold dolls :o) More news on that when we are ready...

Well, I guess that's it for now, I hope you all have a great day.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Jan 11

I thought I would show off a couple of girls who are ready to go home that I have been working on.

Aisha's girl here...

She wanted a ballerina dress up too so I whipped this ensemble up for her :o) I am in love and I honestly don't know why I haven't made one earlier. Our QC crew are enthralled :o) Suffice to say,this outfit is completely approved by Rory and Shannon :o) and is now on their "gotta have" list.

Side note...for those not too familiar yet, Rory and Shannon are my two youngest kiddos they are 8 and 6. I call them my Quality Control (QC) group because they help me to make sure the things I make are sturdy :o) they do a lot to inspire me :o)

This is Sue Anne's girl. She will be going to one very lucky granddaughter real soon :o)

New this week?

There will be more mermaid dress ups listed today for 16 inch dolls as well as this awesome pink faerie dress up for a 16 inch doll.

I have more dolls for the shop that I am working on this week as well as the customs I have listed. Check out Flikr to see some pics. I am working on another autumn faerie this week :o)

Well that is about it for today...I am off to list some items in the shop.

Peace and warmth to all :o)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday Jan 7 :o)

I have to come up with some snappier titles for my blog entries :o)

OK, so I promised a list of the customs for this month in order of when I intend to work on them and have them completed. I am listing them by weeks, which means that your doll will be complete by the end of that week. The weeks are starting on Mondays and ending on Sundays :o)

Here goes...

Remaining customs for Week of 1/4/10

Cathy 1078

Week of 1/11/10


Week of 1/18/10

Alitx99 (2)

Week of 1/25/10


If you all have any questions convo me. As of right now this is the schedule. I intend to be sending off the last custom for the month by the 29th :o) Pretty busy, eh? You guys are all are keeping me busy.


On another note...I am wrapping up the sweater instructions...hopefully they will be ready soon :o)

I had a request for a ballerina dress up...been working on that, and it should be available shortly as well.

Another item that is new...Faerie Dress ups :o) Here is a picture of the first one. This is for a 12 inch doll and I will be listing it tomorrow. I am hoping to get a 16 inch one done in the next day or maybe list on Monday or tomorrow if I can get it done today :o)

Anyway, it looks like that is it for today. It snowed here last night...not enough to be fun but just enough to be a bit white outside.

Have a great day folks...


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5

Looks like this year is going to be a busy one...busy is good :o)

I just wrapped up the photographs for the sweater instructions I have been working all I need to do is sit down long enough to finish writing them out :o) So by the end of this month sweater knitting instructions will be available...Yay!


Here is the first custom doll for 2010 for Rachelle. I am soo in love with her hair. The colors are gorgeous and the extra long "princess length" is wonderful.

She has the cutest sweater and ensemble featuring the "Sprites of Tillbrook". Way too cute.

She will be ready tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 2010...First Posting of the new year :o)

Happy New Year everyone! We all hope you had wonderful times with friends and family. The down time was a welcome change around here.

Here we are at the start of a new year...its cold outside. Some times I really like the winter, while others....I am pretty excited about what this new year will bring. I have lots of images in my head of things to make...hopefully I will get to them all in time :o)

January is pretty busy for me as well as custom orders are sold out and I have opened up the March slots...busy, busy, busy. We have a move coming up too. You all will probably not notice it at all aside from the change of location on my Etsy front page :o)

We have our winner for the December giveaway...


Thank you for reminding me of a time long past in our family when hubby and I were young, new parents with one little baby and not many material possessions at all. Enjoy that time, it goes away too fast and the babies grow all too quickly into bigger kids then young adults :o)

Thanks so much to all the rest of you who entered, I really enjoyed reading your posts... They sounded so wonderful :o)

I am not sure if I am going to get around to a giveaway for January. We might just have to wait until February. Of course, I will post when I know what we are doing so stay tuned on that one.

Anyway, with all of that, I am off to update the shop and pull up the shutters on a new year :o) If you wish to know what is coming up, check out my Flikr app on the blog here. Images of the dolls to be posted will show up there at least a day prior to them being listed.

Have a great day. Here's to an awesome start to a new year!