Thursday, January 2, 2014

I'm Moving

Well.  I am staying put actually but my Blog is moving.  The content in this blog with stay here for now.  The new site is Right Here .  I will blog, offer new tutorials, show what I am working on and give a heads up to you when there will be doll listings.

Please come and join me

xo Barrie

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moonchild Dolls is now on Instagram.

I am slowly working my way into some serious social media.  I have joined Instagram.  This will enable me to show snapshots of my day and the projects I am working on.  I am always surrounded by delicious materials, lovely trims, thread and floss.  Throw some doll bodies and yarn in the mix and there is my world in a nutshell.

I am excited to share this corner of my world with you.  My first picture on my Instagram page is, of course, my sweet girl Luca.   I love this little lady.  She makes my sewing room just a little more cozy and warm.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog Neglect at its Worst!

Once again I have been adhering to my own bad advice.  'Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow'.  

I will blog tomorrow.  Gather photos...think of something clever to say...share what I am working on...share life's get the idea right?  Well it has been almost 5 months since I last shared here so let me sum up.

Loads of dolls have been made and shipped.  
Middle child graduated from boot camp.  
Oldest and youngest daughters (who had shared a home for a year) made some changes in their living arrangements.  
I bribed oldest to move home for a year. (reason will be explained in a moment)
Youngest rented an apartment from her employer.
My Mr. Capt. Hamby went to training for his new job as an Operations Chief with Military Sealift Command (They provide Naval support)
Said Capt. Hamby will be gone for many months at a time.  Whaaaaaaaa!
Said oldest daughter moved home so dearest mother (me) doesn't have to live alone for the first time in her life.  
Capt. Hamby is in Singapore today to start his new post on the USNS Amelia Earhart.

I am working through my customs list and planning some fun and interesting new dolls.  New body types, new clothing.  I am thrilled to share a logo that my oldest is working on.  
The first series of dolls is called The Magpie Girls.

More about The Magpie Girls will be revealed in the next month or so.   Once I have these girls well on their way I will start work on the boy series.  They are The Knuckleheads.  Pretty exciting stuff for me.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Fifine is a 17" tall Moonchild doll.  She is made with honey colored Swiss tricot and has white Tibetan Lambswool hair.  Her grey eyes are mischievous and bright.  She comes fully stocked with 17 diferent items of clothing.   Fifine will be available for sale (auction style) in my Hyena Cart shop this coming Sunday.  The sale will begin at 9am and culminate at 9pm (Atlantic time).  There will be a few other items for sale as well.

See you Sunday.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Quilt for Me

This is a little something I made for my sewing room.  It seems that I have a habit of letting go of every quilt I have ever made.  I have lovely pink walls and this quilt looks wonderful on it.  The pattern came from The Fat Quarter Shop .  I made a few changes to suit my whims.

Fancy Schmancy

This Christmas was destined to be a small and simple fĂȘte.  One of my projects was to make some laundry soap to give to our girls.  So using this recipe, I made over 2 gallons of powdered soap.  A fancy jar from our local hardware store, a colorful wooded scoop and a label using my Cameo Silhouette made it all come together to make a lovely gift for Amber and Julia.  They received this and a big bag of soap to refill the jar.  
No fancy soap for Olivia.  She is in Idaho and will be leaving for the Army National Guard soon. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Pomeline is on her way home to Christine's house.  Pomeline  is a 14" Moonchild doll and she is wearing a dress made of one of my favorite corduroy fabrics.  It is so soft and vivid.  Bon voyage sweet Pomeline

Rafi & Romy

Rafi and Romy are 14" Moonchild dolls and are on their way home to Becca's house.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jasper Bram

Jasper is on his way home to Utah where he hopes to take up Lego construction and cookie eating.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Oliver Knox

Dear Oliver Knox is ready to be on his way home to Canada.   Happy Christmas Ollie!