Thursday, June 30, 2011

Remembering why I love my new business

I was so busy trying to do the things I hate about the business I was getting unhappy. So today I decided to sew and remembered why I am doing this.
Another diaper bag/ changing pad for doll with pillow.

 Baby girl doll blanket

Babyboy doll blankets of Minky double sided.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hurray! Website Shopping Cart complete!

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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A satisfied customer and his look-a-like dolly.
Close up of his doll.
Dolly gets a shot. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Altered Preemie pattern

Well, I have created a preemie baby from Asia. Sweet. You guessed it. A sock sacque(sp). Why do I dread the clothes? Guess I will bite that bullet ...tomorrow.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Idea to patent

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.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Revelation to pass on with my dolls

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.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ashley goes to the Annapolis quilt show.

 Look at Aunt Wendy's beautiful flower pot!
 Wow! I love these brachio...something or another.
 I'm stuck in the Climatis!
 We went to the Annapolis quilt show and I saw these kitty cats just my size.
 This quilt must have been difficult to make. The pieces are so tiny!
 This is a magnificent divider screen. The next pic shows the detail up close.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Whew! That's much better. Can't have a baby with no ears!


 This is Ashley born 6-8-2011. Her hair is ash blonde and curly and she has blue eyes. She is 10" tall and weighs about 3 oz.
 Uh Oh, I forgot her ears... back to the sewing table.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teenie Preemie is sweet as chocolate

This is the Teenie Preemie Dinky Baby. I used Chocolate craft velour. I used yarn for hair and it is sewn down. The hat is a baby sock. I love the pattern size and its very cuddly.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

What a great day for creating a baby basket..

 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 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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Charle makes it in the movies.

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.

My First Doll by request

This little boy was made per my customers wishes to look like one of her twin sons. He has real human hair which was the first time I have ever worked with it. It turned out cute.