Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upload 8/27

Sorry for the last minute notice....but I am planning an upload for
Friday, August 27th  at 8  p.m. EST.  There will be 5 Mooshy Babies and hopefully a little brown eyed red head.

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway!  You can enter one time each on the bag pic on the right to be taken to the right spot to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!  XOXO Debra

Thursday, August 19, 2010


It is time for a giveaway! Since we just started back at school here last week, school bags have been a big topic here.  So, here is the prize:

It is a super special one of a kind hand knit bag from Tia at
It was made as a full size bag for the 10-11 inch dolls, but will work well as a smaller bag for bigger dolls as well.  I just love the apple she put on it :o)

To enter the giveaway, simply be a Fan on Facebook, follow the blog, & leave a comment here...each person can enter one time per day.  The winner will be drawn randomly on September 1st at 2 p.m. EST.

Also, thanks for an amazing upload on Wednesday...all three dolls (shown below) sold in under 30 seconds.  As a doll maker, it is truly overwhelming to see my dolls so loved by so many people.                                    If you missed out, please do not despair...I am always working on another batch, and the uploads are announced here first. 
FYI...there will be a couple more doll kits available Tuesday, August 24th at 8 p.m. EST.

XOXO Debra

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Upload Wednesday, August 18th

Ok, you heard it here first!  The next upload will be Wednesday, August 18th at 10 a.m. EST...I know that is a little earlier than most uploads, but I am hoping the west coast mamas will get a chance before their day gets too crazy.  Here is a peek at a dark skinned beauty that I just finished....

There will also be a light tan skinned doll with blue eyes and rainbow hair and a medium tan skinned doll with black, purple and pink hair....

XOXO Debra

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Next Upload

Just a quick note...there will be an upload next week, either Wednesday or Thursday depending on when I finish this batch.  There will be a dark skinned gal with natural colored hair, an asian beauty with pink and purple dreds, and a rainbow haired lovely that I am having a hard time parting with!  I will announce the exact date and time this weekend.

I am also planning another giveaway!  It is a Bitty Bag in honor of school starting here.  Tia of Bitty Bags made the most beautiful little sack with an Apple on it...I will announce the details in the next post.

XOXO Debra

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Here is the doll I am entering into the Li'l Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Ugly Upcycle Challenge!
You might remember her a little differently from an earlier post...she had lighter eyes and lips and was called Hope.  Well, not too long after that post, another doll maker decided to name a dark skinned doll she made Hope.   I was not 100% satisfied with her face, so I decided to re-do it and give her a new name to go with her new expression, and hopefully some good new energy.  I am thrilled with the way she turned out!  My family thinks she looks like a dark version of Li'l Sally, which really made me chuckle as I spent a lot of time looking at Li'l Blue Boo's photos when I was piecing the dress.  I am also sure you have all noticed the dress, and yes, that is my special doll portrait from Stephanie Corfee printed on the front of it!  I am not licensed to sell Li'l Blue boo doll dresses so you will be seeing this design show up on doll t-shirts at first, and maybe some kid sized stuff too, along with my slogan "individuality is healthy" :)  More details soon!  Please take a second and stop by the Facebook Fan Page and vote on your favorite picture of Zoe...the winning pic will be submitted to the challenge.
Thanks!  XOXO Debra

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer is over here...almost!

It is so very, very hot here, but summer must be almost over.  School started here yesterday...can you believe it?  I have mixed feelings about this.  It is nice to have time to sew (and take care of my other "real" job) without interruptions, but I have to admit that I miss my girls!  I am so very proud of them, they are growing up so very fast and are such nice young ladies, so kind and confident.  Now I am tearing up again!

The last few weeks have been full of neat things.  I have to say that my favorite was a collaboration with Stephanie Corfee.  I heard about Stephanie first on Li'l Blue Boo's fan page.  I loved the whole idea of Stephanie's "When I Grow Up" print, the idea that kids can be encouraged to imagine.  I contacted Stephanie and asked her about a custom print.  I wanted a picture of a doll with my new trademark "Individuality is Healthy".  Stephanie looked thru my album at pics of the dolls I have made and this is what she came up with:

Stephanie did such a fantastic job!  It came out better than I could have imagined.  I was very surprised when Stephanie asked about a doll for herself...she wanted one that evoked her personality without being a total lookalike.  We decided to use her fabulous "Baby Bohemia" print as the inspiration for her doll's hair.  I contacted Syrendell on Etsy about having a custom yarn done in the correct colors, and this is what happened:

Don't you just love her outfit?  Li'l Blue Boo was so very kind to send a super special OOAK dress with Stephanie's artwork on it for the doll to wear.  We thought it would be nice for Stephanie to have something as she doesn't have a little girl to dress (yet!).  When you get a second, stop by Stephanie's Etsy shop
and look at her wonderful artwork...I have several things hanging around my house now :)

I have gotten a lot of enquiries about custom doll orders lately...I am still working on the last batch, so as soon as I have an idea of when they will be finishing up I will re-open custom orders for fall.  I am thinking of opening a bigger number and promising delivery by the end of November, but it will all depend on my sewing help and the loads these mamas  are able to handle.

Also, there will be a giveaway soon!  I am hammering out the final details....

XOXO Debra