Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bright Spot

I'm absolutely loving this spot in my entryway and the white closet doors for taking photos. The morning light makes this an ideal spot for capturing the best colors!

Don't these colors make you happy...especially on cold, gray days like today was (in NY, atleast...but thankfully we haven't seen snow...yet!)

Ava Raye

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Our giveaway winner is comment #23 LEANNE who said,

"Love these dolls so much! My daughter would adore having a new baby for her collection."

Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Hooray for Leanne!!! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!!!

Dress and Fabric Choices

I somehow managed to create this fabric collage via piknik for customers to make their dress & bloomer fabric selections. I'm always trying to find new ways to show my product without going crazy sewing and ignoring the more important things in my life. Like family, kids, home school, etc., etc. SO...we'll see if this works!

I have enough fabric to make @ 3 or more dresses from each fabric. I think it will be easy to update the collage with new fabrics when I run out of one.

The only thing that makes me laugh is that I couldn't find a way to add "normal" looking numbers in the little time that I had to create the collage. Those are "stickers" from piknik...they're birthday candles! He, he!

But it works and I'm not going to obsess over this little deal.

That's the old me...perfectionist. The new me is rollin' with it!!! (All the new me stuff is about heart changes and my relationship with Jesus and how He is makin' me new. If you wanna know more, you can meet me and my peeps here...)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's a Giveaway!

***giveaway now closed***

This summer has been a whirlwind of activity mostly related to packing and moving our family of six to a new home. As a result, many of you know that I've not been making dolls or capes for a while. However, to celebrate feeling kind-of, mostly settled in our home (and secretly, more importantly, my sewing room - ha, ha!), it's time for a GIVEAWAY!!!

I am so blessed that my husband agreed to let me "have" the extra bedroom for my sewing room!

At least until the kiddos get older and need to spread out more...

Ahhh...I was sorta, kinda embarrassed at just how much sewing, creative, artsy stuff my loving church family helped move to this room...yeah, addict. That's what I am.

One side of the room pretty well settled...there are no pictures of the other side of the room, for good reason! Lots of boxes full of home dec stuff...when will I ever find time to hang this stuff up?!

Thrifted, vintage sheets...(oh my, I have a problem and too many great thrift stores in my area)...but they're so pretty and make such pretty things!!!

Alright, enough rambling, right?!

I will be giving away ONE (1) CUSTOM PERSONALIZED DOLL with a RUFFLED SLEEVE DRESS and BLOOMERS and a set of HAIR PRETTIES! (or if you want a boy doll, I'll gladly dress him in overalls and a shirt!)

To enter this giveaway, you MUST "like" Hidden In My Heart Dolls on FACEBOOK!

You may comment only once. Tell me something, anything that will make me smile. Or don't and just leave your name :o) . But I'm a comment addict, too, so make me smile, please?!

For an extra entry, follow my blog using the "follow" button on the left hand side and let me know that you are a follower!

The giveaway starts NOW and will run until 9pm on Wednesday, September 21st.

I will choose the winner via random number generator and announce the winner on my facebook page and blog Wednesday evening. If your contact info is not available when you comment, the winner will have 48 hrs. to contact me or I'll choose a new winner!

My etsy shop will be open Thursday, September 22nd for Christmas and other orders!!!

(Thanks for being patient with me as I balance family and all!!! And thanks for all your sweet comments and encouragement!)

Now, leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tessa Sue

You're my sweet green eyed girl!

Bone skin, green eyes, latte brown hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, purple hair pretties, purple ruffle sleeve dress

Happy 1st Birthday, Tessa Sue!

Brynn and Cameron

Sisters and friends forever...

Lovely girl with bone skin, blue eyes, latte brown hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, purple hair pretties, and a fresh diaper to match her oh so fabulous purple ruffle sleeve dress...

a little rick rack embellishment

Little Miss with her bone skin, green eyes, blonde hair, side swept bangs, straight piggies, pink hair pretties, and fun diaper...

Hope these sisters have many years of fun and adventure together!!!

*As a side note...if you purchase a doll listing from me and would like multiple dolls, please email and ask if it is a possibility to make more than one doll at that time. This mama mentioned that she wasn't sure who to give the doll to - the older or the younger sister. Because I had time in my schedule, both of her sweeties received dolls at the same time!*

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Josephine Quinn

A precious baby girl was born at the end of June...Miss Josephine Quinn. Welcome to the world!

My customer asked if I'd be willing to attach the tag directly to the body in a heart shape. I am certainly willing to accommodate special requests at really just depends on what the request is. I think the heart is super cute sewn directly on the doll.

Now be a sweet girl, sleep well, eat well, and let mama and daddy get a little night-time sleep...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Family of Supers

I received a request from a mom who wanted superhero capes for her four children. As our conversation continued, she decided that everyone in the family needed a and dad, too! It's a family of supers!!!

It turns out that dad is a real life super hero. He's a soldier and is currently deployed to Afghanistan. The plan is for him to wear his cape as a surprise for his children upon his return at Christmastime. Wow! What a sweet homecoming that will be! (And I'm not talking about the cape...)

Spending time working on these superhero capes opened my eyes to all the blessings right here at my fingertips. What must life be might like for this family?...a daily sacrifice, risk, separation, heart longings and physical longings, single-parenting, and so on. It's easy to go on about my normal day when it doesn't hit so close to home. I'm thankful for the reminder. I've spent much time praying for this particular family and others in their shoes over the past few weeks. May we all remember and pray for these families!

Thank you, "T" family, for your sacrifice for me and mine...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Caroline Elizabeth

What a bubbly gal...just look at Miss Caroline's sweet dress to match her personality!

Girl doll, bone skin tone, latte brown hair, wispy bangs, straight piggies, blue eyes, hair pretties and ruffled sleeve dress.

Have fun playing dress up with your new friend!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Avery Madison

Adorable little girl...less than 2 months old. Welcome to the world!

hair pretties and ruffled sleeve dress

I absolutely LOVE the orange haired dolls. Oh my!!! It makes me giddy every time I have the privilege of making one!

Girl doll, bone skin tone, orange hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, blue eyes

Harper Madelynn

Miss Harper Madelynn, you are so precious!

Girl doll, bone skin tone, blonde hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, blue eyes

I love that ruffle pretty!

Caleb David

Aww...Caleb David. Sweet baby boy newly arrived.

Boy doll, khaki skin tone, chocolate brown hair, sideswept bangs, brown eyes

Boy dolls come with denim overalls and shirt!

Welcome, little guy!!!

Superhero Capes

Never fear, the superhero capes are here!!! I'll be offering superhero capes for sale in my etsy shop on a regular basis from now on! For boys and girls! Customers choose two colors, an initial for the outside back, and can add a message tag to the inside similar to the ones hidden in a doll's secret heart pocket. The capes are reversible and come with a velcro closure. Keep watching for more listings! I'm in the process of making a whole family of supers right now!!!

But this cape is for JACK!

light blue and medium blue

Jack's Scripture message from grandpa and grandma...encouragement to live a Godly life!

I wouldn't be surprised if Lucy (from the last post) secretly wears this cape during their trip to California! He, he!