Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Little Angel Annie

This is a custom order, and I am really pleased with her. She has beautiful mauve velvet clothes with silver stars, highlighted with a silver star button, and lovely white feather wings. It'll be a shame when she goes to her new home.

Dolls in ... dolls out ...

Today my favourite Annie ... the ladybug Annie ... left for her long journey to California. As soon as she went, though ... more Annies are going up in the shop. And most interestingly ... Andy!

I have 2 bald and one unstuffed doll sitting on the table, 2 for the shop, one custom order. They'll be attended to shortly. Most exciting, though is another trip to the fabric store tomorrow for another custom order that I'm really excited about ... Dorothy Annie :D Thankfully hubby is taking the princesses to work with him, so I will have the entire day to myself!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Cool giveaway ... check it out!

People on Etsy are the nicest people ... seriously! This lovely lady not only has an awesome blog, but she's also offering a most generous giveaway. Check it out ... a fat envelope of fabric scraps. I know what I would do with it (*cough* dolly dresses *cough*), but what would you do?

Click this link to see the giveaway.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Japanese Cherry Blossoms

... well that's what I think of when I see this fabric. Simply couldn't walk out of the fabric store without buying just a little bit! This is Hanimi Annie. Hanimi is a traditional cherry blossom viewing party. She's available in my Etsy shop ... www.HelloDollies.etsy.com

Friday, December 26, 2008

Australian Girl clothes

So ... when you get a new doll the first thing you think of is clothes ... right? Right! Despite receiving 3 lovely outfits to go with their new dolls, my princesses batted their long eyelashes at me and said "Please Mummy" ... and so both dolls now have another piece to their wardrobes LOL. I desighed this maxi dress for Jasmine, and a shorter one for Emily (due to lack of fabric). I'd do them a little differently next time, but needless to say, both dolls look fabulous ... and the princess have put in an order for a mermaid dress-up outfit. Guess I know what I'll be doing this school holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dragon Dress-up Annie

This custom Annie was created for a local lady to give her daughter. The spec was a purple dragon Annie doll with fuzzy hair. Mission accomplished, I say! I'm delighted with the results, but not as much as Annie's new family! This one is one-of-a-kind.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blogging about blogs!

Today I was thrilled to find that a fellow Etsian had blogged about my shop HelloDollies on her blog. It's absolutely stunning, packed with incredible gift ideas for children, so do check it out. Thanks Jenna!

Click here to see the article

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just keep swimming ...just keep swimming ...

Yes ... we've been to the Sydney Aquarium today, and we did find Nemo (and the rest of his friends) LOL. I did get some incredible photos, but these are a few of my favourites so far.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pink & White Annie

This gorgeous little doll is on her way to Victoria, a wonderful custom order from a great Etsy client. I'm so happy with the way she turned out that I've got pink/black/white combo's dancing in my head for future dolls!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Custom Dolls

This week I've completed 2 more custom doll orders. This little beauty is going to Canada, whilst the other is on her way to Victoria in Australia. Last week 2 dolls flew to the USA. All will arrive before Christmas, and I hope their new owners love them as much as I do.