Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 24th

There is oh so much going on at my house this week...I am going to try to squeeze some doll making in to keep my sanity!  The last day of school is this week, there is school parties, field day, a graduation party for a dear friend's lovely daughter.  I got 2 special packages in the mail from MamaJudes with some gorgeous plant dyed boucles, and one from NorthYorkshireYarns with some beautiful thick-thin texture yarn in bright, happy colors.  Blondes, redheads, fairies, oh my! 

I finally finished the small 10 inch dolls for my girls...they have waited so patiently.  The dark blond with lilac purple is Cricket, the light blond with pink is Sugar.  I put the dolls on the girls' beds while they slept, it was the first thing they saw this morning when they woke up.   There is nothing like giggles and smiles first thing in the morning :o)  The good news is my youngest is ready for me to share the copper curly girl with all of you, I will post her later in the week with another sweetie...I am thinking another Butterfly Fairy Princess with one of the yarns in the picture above.  I will update this post and let you know on Facebook when the upload will occur. 

***Don't forget, the Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 26th.  Please click on the link to enter if you haven't already.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday, May 17th

This week is going to be crazy...I have company coming in, end of the school year activities, husband's business is crazy busy (more book keeping for me), 2 dolls to finish for my kids (end of the school year presents!), customs to start on, and I want to get a doll done for the shop.  There will be another doll in the shop towards the end of the week, probably a curly redhead.  I will post a preview pic if there is time.

Congrats to Cassie on adding Annabelle to her family...she joins Maisy.   Also, LilBlueBoo got her doll in the mail today, I am sure there will be loads of pics and an incredible wardrobe!

The blog is now at 112 followers and growing...thanks to all for helping spread the word about AppleTreeHouse!  Please remember to enter the giveaway if you haven't already, the link is near the top of the sidebar on the right. 

Thanks everybody!


I am sold out at the moment...I will work really hard to get some more gals done ASAP!
Thank you XOXO Debra

Friday, May 14, 2010

Next Upload

Just a quick note...the next doll upload will be Saturday, May 15th about 1 pm EST.  The pink curls and blue eyed brunette will be in the shop, as well as a surprise doll and a few dresses.  The ginger curly girl will go into the shop soon, my youngest started to cry because she thought it was for her :o)  I am going to make her a doll this upcoming week with the pink hair, then I think she won't mind if the ginger doll comes off the shelf to go to a new home.  There is a link in the upper right sidebar to enter the blog giveaway...please tell your friends.   Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Time for a Giveaway!

The giveaway ended 5/26, Congratulations JennJK!

I have reached 100 follwers on my blog, and as promised, it is time for the Mooshy Baby Giveaway!

To enter the Mooshy Baby Giveaway,you must follow the blog.  Please post a comment here, don't forget to make sure I have a way to contact you, and please let me know how you found AppleTreeHouse.
One entry per follower please. 
The contest starts today, Tuesday May 11, 2010 and will go through Wednesday, May 26, 2010. 
 The winner will be picked randomly and notified by e-mail on Thursday, May 27.
The doll in the picture is an example.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sneak Peek 5/10

Here's a peek at 3 of the 4 that I will list in the shop sometime this week...I am still trying to decide on the hair for the last little lady.  The girl on the left has hair from MamaJudes on Etsy, and the pink curls on the right came from her as well.  The sweetie in the middle has a really special handspun hair from FrolicNfibers on Etsy.  The yarn is undyed and the chocolate and cream colors come from the alpacas and llamas Diana cares for on her farm.  I will edit this post when I have the date and time for the upload.  Thanks as always!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Crazy Week

Things have been more than a little crazy around here...sewing machine jammed up twice, monster wasp terrorizing my studio, no school due to teacher conferences.  My personal favorite moment that put me behind on my work this week actually happened yesterday:  the boys at the corner of the street were setting off FIREWORKS IN THEIR GARAGE while their parents were not at home!!  The only reason I was able to see this was I took my ironing board and fabric onto my front porch to cut out a bunch of tiny little dresses...quite a visual, I know :o)  I kept hearing a funny noise, then I saw what looked like a dust cloud...then it happened again, and again.  My neighbor, a 5th grade teacher was just getting home and started yelling.  The boys knew they were busted, they didn't even try to lie about what they were doing.  The interesting goings on in suburbia!

Back to business....I am putting faces and hair on 3 10 inch cuties.  They will all have light skin.  One will have a mix of warm and sandy brown curly hair, one will have sandy brown and rosy pink curly hair, and one will have darker brown hair, not sure about the hilites yet, if there is something you would like to see let me know!  I will probably wait to put them online until they are all completed, that way people will be able to choose which doll is right for them. 

Also, I am inching closer to the mark...100 followers on the blog and I will give away a baby doll...see the Mooshy Baby post for more info.
Thanks for sticking with me!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 2

This week, I will be finishing up 2 last big girl for Sabrina and Lil Sally for Ashley...both of these girls are going to have amazing hair!  I am also trying to get 3 little girls ready for the shop.  Here is a peek at one of them....I am going to call her Jody (a variation on the name Judy) to thank the wonderful lady who dyed this absolutely gorgeous yarn for her hair.  Judy is on Etsy and makes the most beautiful naturally dyed yarns and other items.  She actually uses plants to acheive these perfect colors.  I highly recommend her work, and you will be seeing a lot more of her yarns on my dolls.