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.

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Custom Made Dollies

Am Glad there are mom’s out there who are want to share handmade toys to their little ones. And to date I’ve met several that has kept my nights, wee hours in between night and day, and weekends busy. Not complaining it’s a happy problem.

I just get so nervous thou when I finish a project and ship the doll. I get nervous they won’t like it.  Not to mention its their Christmas gift for their little princess. I do hope the child goes yehey! instead of “ha? where’s the real gift?”

Here’s what I’ve been making so far.

A yellow dollie for a yellow lady. A specific request of yellow on yellow.

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A red purple delight doll with purple booties. Yep Dusted off my crochet skills.

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Dusted off my crochet skills

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A red hair cutie for a little girl who specifically asked for red yarn.

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a bob cut brown hair for a niece of a “Happy” mom who looks like this doll.

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A red hair doll for a little girl who deserves a second dollie for patiently waiting for it to be finished.

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A re-take. as the mom wanted Long Brown pig tails instead.

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Cheers to mom’s who teach their kids handmade! Now back to more sewing!