Monday, July 25, 2011

Simeon


This wee 13" Moonchild doll just warms my heart.  His mama,  Kristie,  gave me the go ahead to make what ever I would like for her.  Because she had originally ordered a boy, I did stick with the gender she chose.  When I don't have a plan, the whole thing just seems to fall into place.  I like that.  All of the fabric and some of the ribbon came from the lovely Yvonne of Bunte Fabrics.  She has a great selection and even better service!
xo

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Forest Friend Moondrops

This is the actual set that I am sending to the winner of the Second Annual "Hey It's My Birthday!" Giveaway.  There is still time to enter.  Just leave a little note in the comments on the post below this one.
xo

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's time for the 2nd Annual "Hey It's My Birthday!" Giveaway

 The winning number is #75!  Vanessa Crandall Giasi said: "Happy Birthday! Mine is on Sunday. Thank you for the giveaway. My girls would love these little precious ones."  I have sent you and email Vanessa
 Thank you to all who entered and for all of the wonderful birthday wishes!


This year one of my dear readers will receive a sweet little box filled with my Forest Friend Moondrops.  6 little ones to delight your little ones.  A Toadstool, Hedgehog, Acorn, Dragon, Boy Gnome and Girl Gnome will come nestled in a cardboard suitcase and tied  with a pretty ribbon.
This is as set I made years ago and I have the new set almost finished.  My birthday is this Thursday the 21st.  Please leave a little note along with your email address and  in the evening I will have Mr. Hamby choose a comment number to select the winner.

Thank you so much for spending a little part of your day peeking in on a big part of my life.
xo

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dear Pearl

My dear, my camera.    I know we have gotten off to a rocky start.  We have been together for almost a year and I feel like we hardly even know one another.   Even though we live in the same house and I hold you in my hands many times a week,  I just don't know what you are even capable of.  I fear you may already know my limitations.  I am much less mysterious than you.   Even though you came with an "owners" manual (really...who owns who?) and it's written in my native language,  I have you set on your auto mode.  Such a disservice to you and your capabilities.....what a shame.  I vow to become a better partner to you and to become better acquainted with your gifts and talents.  Thank you for being so patient with me.
xo

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bon Voyage Sonatine

Sonetine is off the the beautiful country of Belgium where she will become best friends with Miss Claire.  I am sure they have many years of wonderful adventures awaiting them.  We will miss here here on Whidbey Island.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Turned my back for just one minute and......

 Sweet Sonatine wanted to sit in the afternoon sun and contemplate her next move.  I told her I needed to go into the house and I would be right back. 


 What do I see when I returned?   Gasp!   "Sonatine! What are you doing?"

 This little cheeky sprite has climbed onto the railing.  It is 2 stories up.  "Hold on Sonatine I'm coming to help you" I called to her.

 And then she really started to get herself in a pickle.  She is such a daredevil and she is in such.......


TROUBLE!

Or not......Papa Hamby has swooped in to save Sonetine from falling off the railing.  He gave her a big squeeze and a comforting snuggle.  He has saved the day......again.

Sonetine gets dressed


Sonatine

Oh Sonatine.....don't let the sweet name fool you.  Sonatine is a Wild Child!  This little one has been so mischievous about the house.  Getting into my fabrics and trims, unrolling spools of thread, hiding my best scissors.  She even found my little chocolate stash.  I am glad she didn't get any melted chocolate on her as I doubt she would cooperate with being bathed.

Sonatine is a Wild Child by Moonchild Dolls.  She is 16" tall.  Her hair is mainly what sets her apart from a traditional Moonchild doll but her body is a little different as well.  Very gently curved legs and very movable arms help her to be quite active and able.   I think that with the right little mama, Sonatine will learn a little self control and to play well with others.  Well......I hope so at least.
A 13" Full Moon Baby girl named Fifi,  little rascal Sonetine  and a bunch of Moonchild Clothes will be available in my Etsy store this Friday at Noon (Pacific Time).xo

Sunday, July 3, 2011

An Invitation

This gaggle of Moonchild dolls are waiting to be chosen by their new families. I am hosting an Invitation Only Sale this afternoon. While this one has been full for some time and the August one is full too, I do have a few spots in the October sale.

The invitation only sales are set up like so. You email me to ask to be on the list. About a month before the sale I send all of the information to the participating group. You are then "invited" to join my private blog. That is where I will post the pictures and the information about the dolls for sale. At a designated day and time, I open the comment sections and the first person to comment gets to purchase the doll.

I limit the number of participants for each sale. This month has 34 participants and 17 dolls. This makes for very good odds. This is my first time selling this way and I think it will really help keep a good balance between repeat customers and new customers. I will still be listing dolls in my Etsy shop.

To see these dolls more closely you can check out my Flickr page
xo