Saturday, May 22, 2010

He loves Me

A dear friend of ours captured some very special moments from the wedding on video. Mr. Hamby gave a little speech and it brought tears to my eyes. I love that man with all my heart.

Monday, May 10, 2010

We Have A Winner!

I want to thank you all for the wonderful and heartfelt advice for a long and happy marriage. Mr. Hamby and I have read each and every one. I assigned a number to all the entries and a second one to the advice given. There were a few on my Facebook page that were added also. Some people had a difficult time working the comments section on Blogger.

Our winner is:

Adorable dolls.

As for advice: Always try to go to bed at the same time each night. Going to bed separately (whether due to work or what-have-you) can really make you feel disconnected after a while. :)

Congratulations and good luck with those final preparations!
Michelle K

Also... I love this piece of advice. Mr. Hamby and I had already established this as a "Hamby House Rule". It is very imortant to us both.

Thanks again for all the words of wisdom!


Monday, May 3, 2010

My First Doll Giveaway and Truth in Advertising

Well first off Truth in Advertising. I have been making 14" and 16" dolls for a long time. Right? Apparently I have really been making 15" and 17" dolls. While making the wee 12" doll for the Big Doll Giveaway, I discovered she is really 13". This prompted me to measure the other dolls on my work table. They are each an inch longer/taller than I have been stating. I am going to change the descriptions in my Etsy shop and on this blog. I do hope that this hasn't caused any confusion to any of my customers.

Now for my very first Hey Look...a Big Doll Giveaway. As many of you know, I am getting married in less than 2 weeks. I am over the Moon happy. One of the myriad of wonderful qualities that Mr. Hamby possesses (<-----look at how many s's that word has!) is his complete support of my little doll making business. He loves that I get to stay home and do what makes my heart sing. His encouragement to look at this as more than a hobby and make it a real business has inspired me to 'up my game' and work smarter and harder.

I have amazing customers and blog readers. You keep me inspired and enthused. I am so grateful for each of you. One way to show my appreciation is to have this Big Doll Giveaway.

Here is Adelaide. She is a 13" (that's right, not 12") Moonchild doll. Adelaide has on a Kimono style dress and red and white polka dot knit leggings. She is wearing hair ties in her hair as well. Adelaide also comes with her own Forest Friends Quilt.

This is a 'no strings attached' giveaway. I will pay postage worldwide.

To enter the giveaway just leave comment on this post. For 2 chances at winning add your best advise for a newly married couple. This giveaway will end in 1 week. 12pm on May 10th.
Good Luck and THANK YOU!!!!