Friday, February 24, 2012

Tater Tot

February has just flown by.  It honestly seems like just a couple of days ago when Team Ashley started talking about organizing an auction... hard to believe it all starts Monday!   I would like to introduce you to a very special little Apple Dumpling Doll I have created, just for this special occasion... please meet Lil Lisa.

Lil Lisa was named for Ashley of Lil Blue Boo's right hand gal.  I have to admit, when the whole idea of an auction came up I was so excited, then stumped as to the best thing to make.  In the past, I have created several BooFeeMooTree collaboration dolls (I love a fun group project!), and this seemed like the perfect excuse to make another.  Lisa is a really amazing woman... you can tell from photos and blog posts that Ashley and Lisa have an incredible friendship.  This little doll is my homage to that friendship.  Everyone could use a friend like Lisa.

My friend Stephanie said the doll needs the nickname "Tater Tot" as Lisa's trucker name is Ol' Tater... those of you that are following Ashley's blog will get that joke :)

Lil Lisa measures a little over 8 inches tall.  She has warm peachy cotton skin, brown eyes, and the most beautiful head of hair.  It is as soft as it looks in the photo.  Like all of my dolls, she is well stuffed with pure sheep wool and she will warm up as you cuddle her.   She comes wearing a pair of special ruffle pants by my sweet friend Melanie of The Melamoose Co. (you will see some special items throughout the auction with this signature Choose Joy fabric designed by Stephanie), a little tank top with an apple applique, and the softest pink hand knit sweater from Maizy Moo Knits.  She also comes with an apple print sleeper, a sun dress, and some hand knit undies.

The package also includes a sweet little purple suitcase and some of the prettiest stickers by Stephanie Corfee, Artist so you can decorate it.   I like to think of it as a Choose Joy to Go package.   I will update this post and post on Facebook when the shop address for the auction is released to the public so please check back!  And remember, if auctions are not your cup of tea, you can always click on the Donate button to help Ashley directly at any time.  Thank you for all of your support.

On to other news....

I have been inundated with more requests for custom dolls and doll making kits.   Next Thursday, I will do a special blog post where you will have the option to comment for a custom doll slot, so start thinking about what you would like!  I hope to have some more kits put together to stock the Hyena Cart Shop by the middle of the month, so please check back for those.

I am off to sew some more... have a fabulous weekend!

xoxo Debra