Santa and the reindeer are now 'frolicking' at the North pole while the Elves work diligently to make toys and holiday gifts. . . and , they are letting Rudy play! (I know you were worrying about that.)
Please excuse me if you are getting this twice. I just posted it on my new FB Page Carolee Creations SewSweet Dolls - patterns for cloth doll making. I think this is useful information that solves a problem many of you have had in trying to make the helmet for Crusher. I would appreciate it if you would go to my new page and 'like' me. (I feel like Sally Fields.) Thanks! It's foot ball season - the time of year when the men in your life won't care if you spend your time sewing dolls. They'll be watching their favorite teams. LOL
A lot of you have been placing orders for Crusher, our football player. That go
t me to thinking about the helmet instructions. When I designed the pattern soft drink bottles had round bottoms. That has changed, but ...it dawned on me today that the top is still round, if you cut off the pour spout. Cover the hole with duct tape and you're good to go! Just follow the instructions on the Crusher pattern. I don't know why I didn't realize that years ago...sigh
Amy is one of the most endearing, enduring favorites from the SewSweet Dolls pattern collection. She is designed to resemble my daughter Amy at age 3, and -"yes", her hair really was that long. I just finished a phone conversation with an old customer who was reminiscing about the Amy dolls she made 20 or more years ago. She is now making them for her great grand daughters.
Amy 16" & Willie Bear 4"
Little girls always like long hair. (Actually, that's not exclusive to little girls - lots of people like long hair.) Amy loved it, as a little girl, and has her whole life. She was really upset with me when she got her first hair cut, before kindergarten. She looked adorable, but - her hair was never short again until she was a career woman, and decided to try it again.
Amy has additional clothes patterns that give her a nice variety of styles to pieces to mix and match. She's a fun gift for little girls, and fun to sew. http://www.caroleecreations.com
The person I mentioned earlier said that she had made dolls for all her daughters and grand daughters. Her son wasn't so sure his son should have a doll, but has changed his mind. It seems that they are 'expecting' a baby boy, and big brother has already named him - so she is making a baby boy doll for him.
Well, it's official. Sorry to say we don't have near enough pre-orders to consider ordering our fleece doll fabric at this time. I would have been willing to offer it if we had gotten close, but we only have about a third of the orders needed. I sincerely thank all of you who supported this effort. If I can figure out another way to do this, I'll let you know. Carolee
Hi Everyone! Just had a wonderful family filled celebration of my Mom's 91st birthday! Now - back to reality.
Pre-orders are still coming in, but we are way below where we need to be. We have about 70 - well short of the 200 we need. Should we keep on taking orders and waiting?? or, should we just accept that this isn't the right time?? This is a difficult decision, because I know how important this fabric is to many of you, and to me, as well. I'm starting to 'see' some new dolls in my mind. I guess I'm getting the doll making bug again.
I'm interested in your thoughts about the fleece situation. Do you have any ideas on how to spread the word and maybe get more orders?
Well, we have just about doubled the count since the last post. Yahoo!! Still a lot to go, but I feel very encouraged. Thank you for your support.
I discovered this morning, that I did not give clear instructions for finding the Special Offers link - sorry about that! For those who didn't figure it out, it's on the second page, after you click on 'dolls a to z'. The next page will have a panel on the right with selections - and, 'special offers' is one of them.
The new web site is still not running perfectly. I have help coming, but it's taking a while. If you find any mistakes, I'd appreciate hearing about them.