Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trendy Shoppes

I made these little cuties and mail them off with some birds to Trendy Shoppes! They should be up soon. I'm really excited. It's a brand new site and I get to be on it from almost the beginning! Plus the site owner is really nice.

*sigh* I really need to improve my pictures. I know my dolls look so much cuter in person! I'm just not a photographer, but I really want/need to be if I want to show off how cute my dolls really are. Arrrhg! It's frustrating, as a small home business owner I have to wear ALL of the hats. Some jobs I'm good at, some I'm not, like photographing. And marketing. If I could just sit back and dream and sew I'd be perfectly happy!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New dolls

I've been designing some new dolls and trying to figure out how to make my embroidery machine do the faces and attach them. Here's what I came up with.

The one on the right is my first attempt. I think it's kinda scary looking, but Willow loves it, so I gave it to her. I even let her sew up the stuffing hole all by herself. She did a really good job!
I like the one on the left a lot better. It has a much bigger head and smaller face. I really like the feet! They're just so cute!

While taking pictures of these babies, Violet insisted that I take a picture of her baby too. Why does that one look so much better? Usually my pictures are just average and the one in a while I'll get one that's "wow", but it's always on accident.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Worst Blogger Ever

Has it really been almost a month since I've blogged? I suck! I have been busy, but not that busy.
I've been selling my goods at a new site. Made it Myself is still in Beta testing and I think it shows great potential, plus it's free right now. I always like free.

Willow got to cook dinner all by herself the other night. She has been awful about complaining about what I cook for dinner for months, if not years. No parenting tips please, I'm doing my best!
Anyway, I finally said "Fine, you get to cook tomorrow night." And she did, with a very small amount of help from me.

She made biscuits and sausage gravy. She only burned her fingers twice. I was able to convince her that baking soda in the gravy wouldn't taste very nice. Her biscuits were very heavy. But it tasted pretty good and she was very proud of herself and best of all, hasn't complained about dinner since. That makes me very happy.