Sunday, March 29, 2009

Local story about Etsy

Local crafters put their stuff on Etsy

The site is an explosion of handmade crafts, some good, some bad, some strange.

People just aren't making things like they used to, said local artist Melanie Falk.

You go to almost any store, and you'll find the sleek, slick, small and mass-produced, but it's all almost entirely UN-unique. Where's the personal touch? Where's the evidence that a living, breathing humanoid crafted this item?

For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

http://journalstar.com/articles/2009/03/29/living/402/doc49cbc3a275ce2544519755.txt

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet Thistle!

I know, some of you are probably thinking "Thistle? What an odd name for a doll, associating one with thorns...."

BUT, as the person who suggested the name pointed out (thank you hundredpoundradish):
"Many thistles have a beautiful pinkish flower top, but they also have huge spikes that will wound you if you mess with them."

That's my girl!

Monday, March 23, 2009

And the winner is....

We have a winner! Actually TWO winners....read on...

Here is a list of all of the names submitted for the "Name This Girl" contest:

  • Paisley
  • Cotton Candy
  • Macaron
  • Cerise
  • Coral Pink
  • Lavender Pink
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Pinky Rose
  • Thistle
  • Pim
  • Delilah
  • Elliot
  • Annelie
  • Mia
  • Lavender
  • Lydia Biscuit
  • Marissa
  • Adelaide
  • Dinky Devereaux (Dink for short)
  • Tilly Harvard
  • Petunia Lee
  • Delphine
  • Pansy
  • Leilani
  • Dusty Cosmos
  • Lily Primrose
  • Poppy Kinneret (Hebrew for harp)
  • Floss
  • Mimi
  • Blush
  • Hayley
  • Kitty Wise
  • Vega Lune
  • Flamingo
  • Trinity
  • Neon Rose
  • Genesis
  • Varda Valentine
And the winning name is.....

Thistle
submitted by the
hundredpoundradish (TIB).

And the winner of the drawing is....
Carrie Me! (blog)

I will be personally in touch via Etsy and TIB!

Thanks to everyone who played, it was fun and I'll try to think of more challenges!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Name this girl! - win a Project Blythe dress!

Two prizes for this challenge! (read on) Leave a name suggestion in a comment to this post, and you'll be entered to win from a random drawing.

I got this girl several months ago, and have yet to find her name. Let me tell you about her...


I just got her some new pink eyechips. I thought it was a crime for Takara to give a girl pink hair w/out matching eyes, so I bought some pink eyes from TIB and switched them out.

She's kind of like Reese Witherspoon's character in "Legally Blonde," in that she is a total girly-girl and highly intelligent. She's not a law student, though. She likes to wear her hair in a one-sided ponytail like the character "Sissy" in "My Favorite Uncle"--60s-70s TV show - do you remember that one? She's a cat person.

She has her dark side, though, and you don't want to make her mad. When she is manic she turns into a goth version of Courtney Love with pink hair.
I want a name that usually isn't a name, like her stock name "Biscuit." It could be the name of a flower, a foreign version of a word, like "Belle," or any interesting smart and girly word.

There are two prizes attached to this challenge, shown above. One dress will go to the winner of a random drawing of comments on this post. The other dress will go to the person whose name suggestion I pick. If I don't pick any names, I'll randomly draw twice.


If the winners of the challenge would like a different dress from my shop (on the right side of this blog), and if I have the fabric available, I will make the winner's choice.

So, leave your suggestion for a name as a comment on this post, and you'll be entered to win one of the dresses from Project Blythe.

Deadline: Sunday, March 22nd, midnight Central Time

Tuesday, March 3, 2009



Another spring-like dress in the shop.

Sunday, March 1, 2009