MOMMY MAKER DAY

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The streets were still empty and the day was still way to early for me. No I was not joining some kind of Fun run but instead I was conducting a Doll making workshop. And drum beat please…it was at FULLY BOOKED, Fort. I have to say I was beyond excited! I couldn’t believe that I will be teaching doll making let alone in FULLY BOOKED.

Thanks to the lovely ladies and gents of Craft MNL who with Mommy Mundo made this day possible.

After swallowing all my stage fright I set the room up in a hurry to give myself time to grab coffee and a waffle from Star Bucks.

What made this class extra special was that it was a Mommy Maker day meaning it was a mommy and daughter class. Both the mom and daughter will get to make their own mommy and me dolls.

I had to redo my kits for this class to make sure that the dolls were manageable for the mommies to make while trying to help their daughters sew as well. Not using the 14 inches doll pattern I had to make a new pattern instead. A 10 inches and an 8 inches doll. Each mommy and me kit contained all the essentials which they can bring home in case they can only finish one doll in our 3 hour long session.

Kits for both mommy and me

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I made sure I was super organized for this class as it will be a big class and the daughters will require help so I had to make sure everyone had their supplies including the poly fiber on hand.

As the class started and the introductions began it was apparent that the kids where younger than expected and the moms were not exactly occasional sewers. But every one’s spirits were up and all were excited to learn. The result was a messy room filled with raisin bread crumbs, poly fiber on the floor, tangled yarn balls every where and happy faces.

All the little girls beamed with their new dolls in tow.  It was a morning I would never forget.

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Thank you to all the moms who spent their Sunday morning with me and being patient to learn a craft with their little ones. Thank you to Craft MNL and Mommy MUNDO.

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Labor of LOVE

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DOLLDALITA sending their love on love day

Labor of Love and that’s how February is turning to be. Labor of love indeed as I struggled to finish 8 dolls for the LRI art Center fair and the kits for the Doll workshop at Fully booked.

Since i closed shop last Dec 23. I haven’t sewn or made any doll heads and it really was a struggle to get back in the stride of things. More so as I was getting distracted with doing the new marketing collateral for Dolldalita, making the new doll heads, plotting out work load for the weeks to come, teaming up with a talent to be the head master (doll head maker), getting excited with creating two new themed doll series, working on the name for the new dolls and opening my new stash of  yummy yarns. Plus ordering a bit more!

Nonetheless I survived the week sleepless but dolled up. (sorry for the pun). Even found the time to share doll moments in instagram.

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Working on some dainty DOLLDALITA signage

As I had this idea when the year started I had to make them. Actually this week was a good practice for the upcoming events this March and April. I got to figured out how to make the book series and even name them. Also I am officially onesies addicted as the dolls looked too cute with their onesies!

Meet the DOLLDALITA BEDTIME STORIES BUDDIES.

First dolls off the sewing table were MAX from where the wild things are and Peter Pan. Both of which got sold while being made. Thanks to instagram! It made my heart skip a beat that people loved them as much as I did. And I sometimes pinch myself as I can’t believe how adorable the dolls turned out!

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MAX where the wild things are

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Peter Pan

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Madeline needs a hat

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My favorite ALICE

Watch out for more BEDTIME STORY BUDDIES as I will be making more of these adorable Dolldalitas.