Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sneak Peek -- Camille

Here is a peek at the Butterfly Fairy Princess Camille (as she is called at our house)...

Oh, and don't forget to tell your friends about the blog...there will be a giveaway when I reach 100 followers :o)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, 4/27

This is going to be a busy week!
I finished Tiffany's custom, Gigi :o)

I love the coloring on this sweet girl...I have some of the yarn left so I will definitely be making a small doll.
I will be finishing Celine's custom...she will be going to live in Malaysia.
I have also started on the Butterfly Princess... she will be a beauty!  Look for her on Thursday.
Don't forget, tell your doll loving friends to follow the blog, when I reach 100 followers,
 I will be giving away a doll. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Mooshy Baby" Doll Giveaway

I have not been great about promoting the blog, so to fix that, I would like to do a Giveaway!

When the Blog reaches 100 followers, I will do a giveaway for a brand new pattern...the "Mooshy Baby"!
My kids picked out the name for this one :o)  It is about 10 inches high, and is lightly stuffed and suitable for all ages of children.  My 10 year old wants one to snuggle with, so I know it is a winner!

When we get to 100 followers, I will announce the Official Start of the Giveaway.  Please tell all of your doll loving friends about AppleTreeHouse Dolls!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great Giveaway from LilBlueBoo!

Here's a link to a really fantastic giveaway by LilBlueBoo...


She makes the coolest up-cycled tshirt dresses you have ever seen.  I had the opportunity to do a dress for one of my dolls for a customer of mine with some leftover fabric so the doll would have a matching dress...remember Lily?

Friday, April 16, 2010

The "Perfect" Doll

This is Maisy...she is a 10 inch Waldorf Doll.  I had so much fun making her, and I think it shows in her sweet expression and amazingly soft hair.  I am going to take a break from the bigger dolls for a bit (I will still take custom orders for this size) and focus on this 10 inch size.  It is the perfect size for a small child to have as a special companion that they can tote around, and as a bonus it will easily fit in mom's purse if they need both hands free!  I also think the 10 inch size is great for the bigger kids as it is closer to Barbie / action doll size without having to deal with the horribly unrealistic proportions...it will let your kid be a kid and not worry about body image.
This smaller size doll is going on lots of adventures at my house!  
There will be a lot more clothing styles, and soon matching kid and doll clothes...my dear friend Cynthia is gathering fabrics and working on patterns as I type.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's a BOY!!

My oldest picked out the name "Mikey" for him :o)  He will go in the shop as soon as his shirt is done!

 He got his professional haircut courtesy of Chelsea...I named an early doll after her... Thanks Chels!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Can you keep a secret???

I have been working on 2 new things these past couple of weeks....

One of them is a 10 inch doll!  I am definitely going to be doing many more of these, it is such a sweet size for little ones and great for all kids when you are on the go.  I'll call this size the "Apple Dumpling Gang" :o)

The second secret is of the 15 inch variety...I think I will keep this secret for a little longer.  Here's a hint:  there have been a lot of requests for this "type" of doll.  Feel free to post your guesses, I'll let you know when someone gets it right!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hayley & Michelle

Hayley and Michelle are the new dolls I made for my darling daughters....they had a pretty fun time picking out what they wanted!  My youngest wanted her doll to have "too much hair".  :0)  
I will eventually make a twin of each for the shop...I have a lot of ideas for the dolls I want to make, just need to find the time to get them all done!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lily and the Special Dress

This is Lily...she is a custom 12 inch doll that I did for Judy's darling daughter in NY.  Judy sent me fabric remnants from a favorite LilBlueBoo dress.  Lily also has special hair, the yarn came from Syrendell on Etsy.  She was so much fun to make!