Thursday, July 28, 2011

Buttons and Snaps and Velcro OH MY!!

A couple of weeks ago when Hillary came to visit me I got to meet her beautiful Tumbleberry Doll and see the beautiful work Amy does when she makes clothes for Jen. It got me to thinking about using snaps on my doll clothes and what other types of closures I could use other than Velcro. I thought I would experiment with snaps on my clothes and found after some trail and error to really like them, so now I would like to offer the option to you... On most of my doll clothes you will be able to convo me and let me know what type of closure you would like.
Here are some pros and cons
Velcro is much easier for children to dress their own dolls with however, can get snagged in the beautiful doll hair.
Snaps are sometimes difficult to snap and unsnap for little ones but obviously wont get snagged in the yarn.
Buttons are also a great option but if you are worried about a choking hazard they would not be for you.
I am having such a great time dressing my new Piccoli doll and I can't wait to show you about the newest idea I have :) Sometimes funky haired girls can be hard to dress... I think I'm coming up with a solution... stay tuned ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1,000 Fan Giveaway And A Wish For You!

Originally when thinking about this post and how I wanted people to enter to win this giveaway doll I thought I wanted to ask you to post your “guilty pleasure” It didn’t take me long to think of what my guilty pleasures are…. Zena the Warrior Princess, chocolate, and the love of my life SAM!! It seemed like a great idea and Hillary and I were all ready to post the rules and move forward until last night…

I recently picked up a copy of the magazine Where Women Create I browsed the photos of the amazing spaces these crafty women work in when an article caught my eye… it was the letter from the editor called “From My Kitchen Table” written by Jo Packham. This article was amazing and inspired me so now instead of asking you what your guilty pleasure is I will use Mrs. Packhams words and pose this to you…

“If you had the power and the privilege, the responsibility and the honor, of granting one wish to someone, what would it be? What wish would you wish for yourself?”

You are entering to win Dandelion a 10 inch doll made by myself! She has a double layer of skin for extra durability and stuffed with clean, carted wool from a woman who lives locally to me. She has sweet blonde mohair with soft pink hi-lights and embroidered green eyes. She will come with a flannel dress with frogs made from Heather Ross fabric and sweet pink crochet shoes… and every doll needs a bunny nightgown with slippers too. She also has a darling little diaper with buttons (no velco on this doll J) This giveaway is open worldwide and will receive free shipping. One entry per person and the giveaway will end on April 17th at 8PM PST and the winner will be chosen via random number generator.

So close your eyes share your wish and blow that dandelion into the wind… and in case you were wondering my wish…

I will again quote the brilliant Mrs. Packham

“So my hope, my prayer, my wish, is that the one wish you wish for yourself… and each one that you give away… does indeed come true”.