Only one week left on Boy Story Kickstarter campaign!

Just a quick reminder:  if you were interested in the Boy Story Kickstarter campaign, you only have a week to make a contribution.  They are getting SOOOOO close to hitting their goal, it would be a shame for them to miss it and have to start all over.  If you are thinking about it, do it now!  You can check out the details here:

****PLEASE NOTE****this Kickstarter Campaign has ended.  They were successful in raising over $28,000, their goal was $25,000, terrific!!! 

Boy Story Kickstarter Campaign


There are still plenty of options left, and they did add an international package.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to help with a new product!

Great Doll Blog Award


Thank you to Nonna from Mommy’s Doll Club for nominating me!!
Award Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you.
  • Answer the questions given to you.
  • Nominate at least 5 others who you think have a great doll blog.
  • Notify them that they have an award.
  • Leave them at least 5 questions to answer.

Here are the questions I get to answer:

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve (doll related or not)? Abandoned blogs.  Can’t tell you how many blogs there are out there where the person in charge just suddenly quit posting.  I’m not talking days or weeks, there are some that have been months and quite a few where it’s been years!  If you have lost interest, please post a “final” posting, thanking readers.  You have no idea how much this irritates me.
  2. What is your favorite thing about dolls?  The fact that all the stuff is miniature.  Clothes, accessories, furniture–all of it!  The more detailed, the better.
  3. Who inspired or inspires your doll “life?”  Definitely my mom, she loved dolls and that rubbed off.  I was very lucky in that aspect, growing up I had a ton of Barbie stuff because she liked it as much as I did.
  4. What doll item would you get if money was not an object (it doesn’t have to be a real item)?  If money isn’t an object, I’d need a different house as well, I’d love to have a doll house for 18″ that took up an entire room on 3 sides, with the fourth side for storage.  A BIG room. 😉
  5. What does every doll need?  A creative human being to bring them to “life”.

Now I get to nominate 5 blogs…let’s see…I nominate:

Faking It Mostly

Canadian Doll Notebook

AG Doll Awesome

Clara’s Craft Corner

Herstory AG

Now for my questions!

  1.  Besides dolls, do you collect anything else?
  2.  What is your favorite non-doll item (not made originally for dolls) you have that you use for your dolls?
  3.  What is something that you don’t know how to do that you’d like to learn?
  4.  How do you come up with names for your dolls?
  5.  What made you decide to start a doll blog?

Thanks again Nonna for nominating me!  And to my nominees, have fun!


Another Awesome Etsy Find!

At the beginning of the year I commented that I wanted to finish my AG wish list as well as check out some new Etsy sellers.  I’ve managed to do a good job of both!  I had a very busy February on Ebay, selling off some stuff that I no longer had use for.  I used the windfall to get some doll things I had been drooling over.  One of those things made me drool even more once it arrived.

I was familiar with Stitches by Marlene because Evil Twin had purchased a sweater from her.  It’s the one Zoee wore when we went on our trip to Fort Necessity.  I thought it was very cute, and as a result I had regularly been looking to see what was in the Etsy store.  I kept looking at a sweater and hat set, but hadn’t decided to purchase it.  One day I finally just decided to go for it, and I was so glad I did.

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When I opened the package and saw it, I was super excited! As someone who owns multiple Irish made sweaters, this pattern immediately reminded me of them. The craftsmanship was amazing as well.

Here’s a photo of the back. I love how the cable knit design goes the whole way around. This one is even made like a traditional Aran sweater in it’s assembly, the back and sides are one continuous piece with the sleeves set in it. Gorgeous!!
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As impressed as I was with it straight out of the package, I was even more impressed once I put it on someone. Sophia happened to be close by, so she became the model for this set. The fit on it is outstanding, it’s much more difficult sometimes to get things this perfect when knitting or crocheting, depending on each individual’s technique.  She nailed it!

Here are some photos I took of her outside. We have been experiencing chilly (but not freezing) weather, so this made the perfect set on the morning I took these. She didn’t want to take them off!
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Doesn’t Sophia look like an Irish lass in this set? I just love it, and I’m sure I will be purchasing more from Marlene in the future. Be sure to check out her Etsy store: Stitches By Marlene.