Monthly Archives: July 2008


First off I have to say how much I LOVE this toy I got for Ben. We originally bought it for him as a birthday present but he was a tad too young for it a few months ago. Yesterday he was telling me about this contraption that he built, he’s really into contraptions lately. […]

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Christine - July 5, 2008 - 2:14 am

I understand you can’t say who the celebrity is, but of course I’m dying to know!!! Will I see a picture on Perez soon of a little girl with a Bamboletta? ๐Ÿ™‚
I’m married to a Virgo btw, and I never knew about how much they love long term planning. I should pay attention more! Although we did talk about saving money to also make a big move in about 5 yrs, and that was his idea. Hmmm…

Christine from the NL

Leanna - July 5, 2008 - 8:22 am

I totally understand the celebrity thing too, although I would secretly want to scream it from the rooftops! That is pretty cool. I am just happy that “regular” people think my dolls are pretty cool! Congrats

How goes the chickens?

admin - July 5, 2008 - 8:08 pm

No Perez I’m afraid ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, maybe.. who knows? Us Virgos love long term planning, oh god it makes me so happy. researching is my favorite!
Leanna- no chickens yet. we just bought some plans for the coop and my friend is hooking us up with the Banties. I’m a tad nervous about building a coop with John. I love my man but he has a hard time putting ikea together. it’s always the alan key’s fault.

Allison - July 7, 2008 - 4:23 pm

My daughter looooooooovvves the marble thing at school, I’ve been thinking about getting her one at some point for home too. Thanks for the reminder! And I too am dying to know which celeb bought a doll from you!

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I am loving this dying my own yarn thing. I’ve just been doing browns and I did one skein of black- it is so satisfying and fun.ย  I’ve been using natural dyes and experimenting with a low impact, no bad stuff dye from Maiwa that I got this weekend while visiting the ‘big city’.ย  Tomorrow […]

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Christine - July 3, 2008 - 3:17 am

Brilliant or a stoner, haha. Well, isn’t that the risk for all of our children, no matter where they grow up?
How large is 8-10″ in centimeters? I’ve done two little dolls I call “pocketbabies” (can fit in a toddler pocket and are a bit smaller than my hand), they’re the favorites here because they can ride in cars and live in a wooden block house. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter calls the big ones “doll”, but the small ones are always “baby”. Sewing the clothes was a nightmare, though.
And are those cherries insanely big or did you do a close-up?
I love cherries!

Christine from the NL

Lindsay - July 3, 2008 - 8:25 am

oh I want a pippi doll! yes yes yes! When I was a child, she was my HERO! Ive even said I would name my daughter after her. My husband has preped his parents for this, because he knows there is no other choice ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that was why I bought your amelia, because she reminded me a bit of pippi ๐Ÿ™‚

I too have debated the rural vs. urban living situations. There are so many benefits to each!

devon - July 3, 2008 - 8:50 pm

ok – the house is cool. but so are you. you can’t move… but if you did i would come visit:-)

admin - July 4, 2008 - 10:24 pm

Hi Christine- I think they would be about 8 a bit taller then your hand. I’d make the clothing in one simple piece, probably from felt. Easy on and off. Lol, I know the threat of stoner children is anywhere you live. I just wonder if living on a small island would drive you insane. I’m already insane so I’d be in my element.
Lindsay- when I make her I’ll email you pics ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE the name Pippi, Pippa was one my shortlist for girl names.
Devon, come on! I’ve got Erin and Tracey on board..we are thinking of buying a chunk of land together and raising livestock and tending crops. Seriously. All with Rocket Dogs and Betsey bags! Who says you can’t be a hippie and like nice bags? See you on the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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