I can't believe it. I managed to get the shopping cart active on my web site. It took more work than I imagined but it is worth it. Now to go to the next " what I hate to do" thing on my list to check it off. I know it has to be promoting and joining the area Chamber of Commerce and visiting hospitals and gift shops. I'd rather enter receipts in my QuickBooks. Procrastination! Procrastin-a-a-tion is taking me down.Carly Simon almost got it right.
I am so excited about the prayer pocket heart on my dolls. I thought "OH I don't need to patent this idea. It would be a blessing if all dolls had this." Then my sister points out that if Mattel gets a hold of the idea and gets it patented then I can't use it. So, I have started the copywrite in motion. It is disheartening that good things can turn bad in spite of ones intent. I guess it goes to show you must be specific in your intent and protect against the negative. Lawyers...the epitome of positive and negative.
I was speaking with a patient of mine today, telling her about a set of dolls I had seen that represented an Hawaiian spiritual custom and belief. I told her I want to do that with my dolls as well but instead of a custom I want to pass on an intent for a blessing. She suggested I call it a prayer pocket and make it a jeans like pocket on the little boys butt or a heart that's a pocket. Then I can put whatever prayer intent the customer wants to pass on for the child in the doll's heart pocket. The intent or prayer can be changed as the child''s need changes. I will now have words made for the pockets . I think the heart pocket is appropriate for all my dolls. I am excited about this addition. So all my dolls will have a prayer pocket. Cute and awesome idea! Thanks Tracey.
Today my sister and I spent the day with our sewing machines on the screened-in porch enjoying the breeze and music and each others' company. This is what I made this weekend.
Lilo has a new basket carrier. It's a perfect fit for her, but she can't grow an inch! I had so much fun making this basket. The fabric is seersucker and so colorful.
I used 3 different prints...one with rainbow colored hearts, one with stripes, and the other with rainbow colored butterflies. There is also a matching mattress that is removable and reversible that is stuffed .
Here you can see the inside of the basket and the matching reversible blanket.
This basket is larger and fits the Newborn size Dinky Baby just perfect which is 11inches long.
Here is the diaper bag I made, complete with a pillow, and it opens to a changing mat. The handle is sewn on one side of the grommet and the other is velcroed so it can break away for child safety. This was a pattern created by Vicki Riley as well as the basket patterns for the Dinky Baby dolls.
Remember Charlie, my cloth son I sent off to be in "Crackerjack" the movie? Well, here is a picture from the movie and if you enlarge the pic you can see him with his hat on. In fact, he's the only one you can really identify. You go Charlie! Looks like he's in danger though. That guy doesn't look too happy and he has a bat. Duck Charlie duck! I'll keep you posted on any other tidbits I hear.