Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway...wowzers...227 lovely comments! Your sweet comments warmed my heart and made me smile. Seriously! I absolutely love making these dolls! It's even more exciting when I hear that others love them, too!

I am so excited to announce the winner and get started on their doll!!! For the rest of you, I will begin listing custom dolls for sale in my etsy shop starting June 1st...just a few at a time but with plans to have quick turn around times making it easier to make lots of dolls over summer break! If you want a "heads up" about listings before they are listed, be sure to "like" my facebook page!

So without further delay (and thanks to random number generator by the winner is...comment number 80!

LISA said, "Handmade dolls are great simply because they are handmade...with love. And you don't see them on commercials. And little girls play with them and as big girls we keep them forever!"

Congratulations, Lisa!!! I look forward to discussing details for your doll with you!!! I do hope you keep yours forever!!!

Thanks again to everyone who entered!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Giveaway Day

***The giveaway is now closed***

Hooray! It's "GIVEAWAY DAY" all over blogland! Thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew! for coordinating this event! There are all sorts of giveaways so head over to Sew, Mama, Sew! to see who else is participating and try for your chance to win!

So enough about everyone else's giveaways, right?! You came here to for MY giveaway. One sweet person will win a CUSTOM, PERSONALIZED DOLL and a RUFFLE DRESS with BLOOMERS for your doll from my etsy shop! That's a $40 value...all free...just for commenting! And I love comments!!!

If you are not familiar with Hidden In My Heart Dolls, they are 100% handmade from head to toe! Customers choose many of the features on their doll - skin tone, hair color, hair style, piggie tail style, and eye color. Each doll comes with a "heart pocket" on it's tummy that hides a special message tag...anything from a child's name, birth date, Scripture verse, special message, etc.

Below are sample pictures of what your doll could look like if you are the winner!!! If you'd like to see more pictures of finished dolls, you can visit my facebook photo albums. (Don't forget to "like" my facebook page if you visit!) All the details for making your choices are found on the tabs at the top of this blog...

Doll on left: light skin, chocolate brown hair, wispy bangs, straight piggies, brown eyes

Doll on right: light skin, latte brown hair, sideswept bangs, curly piggies, blue eyes

This precious doll has light skin, chocolate brown hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, black eyes, and light blue hair pretties.

This sweet darling has light skin, latte brown hair, wispy bangs, curly piggies, blue eyes, and orange hair pretties.

Sample of a message tag - child's name, birthday message, Scripture verse

The doll's dress hides her heart pocket for keeping her message tag.

Here's how you can enter for YOUR chance to win...

Leave a comment telling me what you like about handmade dolls/animals.

(And become a follower of my blog if you're interested!!!)

The giveaway is open from May23rd-May 25th. You may only comment one time. I will ship internationally! The winner will be chosen by random and announced May 26th on my blog and facebook page!!!

Thanks for visiting!!! Come back again!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Girl's Picnic

One fine day in May, four sweet girls headed outside for a picnic and photo shoot. Everyone had a lovely time. But all great parties must come to an end and these girls are headed home this week!

chocolate brown hair, straight bangs, straight piggies, black eyes

blonde hair, wispy bangs, straight piggies, black eyes

chocolate brown hair, sideswept bangs, curly piggies, black eyes

Kendall Elisabeth

Miss Kendall is headed home this week! She has a happy smile on her face because NY finally has sunshine and pleasant temperatures! She's been out enjoying the sun with a few other girls headed home this week, too...a picnic on beautiful blanket.

I need to make her a set of hair pretties, too...what color do YOU think I should make?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Delicious Clementine

One of my daughter's dolls...Miss Clementine or "Tine" as she commonly refers to her. My Sadie is only 22 months right now so I got to name her doll...he, he! Don't you think that orange hair is clementines?! I could eat her up!!!

"Tine" loves fish...she's a healthy eater.

You know a girl loves her doll when she shares her booster seat...a seat that she usually is super protective of when anyone else even looks at it with a longing to sit.

What a good mama!

Dolly Layette

This doll went home with a sweet little coordinated layette set for lots of playtime fun...

*two ruffled dresses

*two bloomers

*two diapers

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Under Construction...Really, I Mean It This Time...

A sneak peak of items to be listed very soon in my etsy shop...

ruffly doll dresses

doll quilt

I've appreciated the way Facebook and my fans have helped me to get the word out about my teensy, super fun business. My goal for this blog is to post lots of pictures...just dolly eye candy really. Oh, there might be a giveaway here and there, too. And I'll still have my etsy shop unless I go gangbusters on making dolls (which I won't!).

sweet ruffly dress

doll quilt

Check back on Monday, May 23rd for your chance to win a FREE custom Hidden in my Heart Doll and ruffle dress in a blogland giveaway organized by Sew, Mama, Sew!!!