Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010... Where did it go?

Is it just me or has this year completely flown by?  I have experienced so many milestones, both personal and professional.  I have made so many dolls, and so many more friends!  I have been able to be part of some wonderful collaborations and have some more fun stuff in the works... here's a little hint at one of them:

As you are giving your children their dolls or watching your kids play with their dolls, please take pictures!  There is no way to measure the joy it brings to me when I get to share a special moment by way of a snapshot.  You can post pics directly to the Facebook Fan Page, or you can e-mail them to me at and I will be glad to post them for you, or I can just keep it to myself if you prefer.  There will be a fabulous and fun photo contest in January, I am just working out all of the details now and I will announce it at the beginning of the year.  There will be several categories and more than one prize :)

I have started a "Reviews" tab on the Fan Page for all of the Facebook mamas... when you get a second, please leave one so others will know how you feel about AppleTreeHouse, no matter how you came to acquire her/him.  When I get 50 reviews, I will randomly select one to get a special little present for their AppleTreeHouse doll.

Also, regarding rehomes, if you should happen to be the recipient of one, please let me know!  I will update the Club Members Album pic with the new location and I will also be happy to send you a new, personalized care card. 

I would also just like to take a second and thank all the friends, fans, and customers of AppleTreeHouse. I am so very grateful for each and every one of you.  Being able to create dolls and have them find special people to live with (be it from a direct purchase, a gift, an "angel", a rehome) is so very rewarding for me.

I hope everyone is able to enjoy special times with loved ones....

XOXO Debra 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last Upload of 2010

It is hard to believe that we are almost one week into the last month of the year... it has been a busy, fun time around here!  Pink Sparkle, our first Apple themed doll, got made and is on her way home to live in Nebraska with a very special little girl who is new to the Waldorf Doll world.  I am so excited by the way she turned out. 

This week will be the last doll upload for the year.  I am aiming for Thursday, 12/9 at 8pm EST... this is not set in stone yet, if if looks like I can finish an extra doll I might delay it until Friday.  I have 3 dolls waiting for faces and hair, as well as a couple of Mooshy Babies started.  I am planning on reserving one of the dolls for newbie mamas for the 1st 30 minutes, then she will be fair game for all.  Please check the Facebook Fan Page (click the image on the right side bar) for the latest upload updates. 

I would also like to take a moment to thank all of the friends and families that have become such a vital force behind AppleTreeHouse.  Without your support, I doubt my little doll making company would be where it is today, thriving and growing.  I am truly overwhelmed and humbled by your response to my little dolls.  Thank you for making what I do even more fun!

xoxo Debra