Monthly Archives: November 2008

Tofu love

‘Tofu’ is well loved at our home. This is ‘Tofu’ the doll , John really dislikes tofu to eat. Anyhow, Ben received this doll about 15 months ago and has slept with him and carted him around daily- it is so sweet to see this relationship develop. It’s different than how a girl plays with […]

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chris - November 16, 2008 - 9:33 pm

we would love to be entered in the contest to win a doll. Too late to order for Christmas, but I have been looking for them on Etsy…waiting to try and get one…wining a giveaway would be fab…I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

Monica - November 16, 2008 - 9:54 pm

Christina~ Boys really do love on their babies differently, huh? Bear and Gracon (who is called baby boy) are inseparable. Not in the way Emma and Paige are, but, like you said, in a more understated way. Bear makes sure he comes out of his room each morning and goes to bed each evening. If we’re in the play area, so is baby boy. If we go outside, often baby boy does too…it’s just darling. Baby boy almost got into the tub tonight when I turned my back. That was a close call. 😉
Needless to say, this baby is loved. :)

Naomi - November 16, 2008 - 10:01 pm

Oh, those pictures are so sweet! I am so anxious for my Jasper to find his lovey but he has shown no signs of favoring anything yet. Is your Jasper ambivalent to the dolls?

Lou - November 16, 2008 - 10:27 pm

I am ALL OVER a give-a-way :-) And will mention it on my blog :-)

Absolutely darling pictures. I love little kids breastfeeding- it is so sweet.

Confession- when I held Maggie’s Christmas doll- I felt such warmth toward her I actually had the urge to breastfeed her. I know that is so silly- but there was just such a sweet nurturey kind of love there :-)

pascaline Legros - November 16, 2008 - 10:42 pm

how lovely are your pictures… cars … my boys are fan too here.. unfortunately!! but I still resist for the cars pyjama… Max wears the underpans and socks … that s enough for me no? have a good week

Kristin - November 16, 2008 - 11:00 pm

Please count me in for the November doll give away, we’d be so lucky to adopt one of your beautiful babes!

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) - November 16, 2008 - 11:33 pm

I’m so excited for the giveaway on Wednesday! As much as I would love to win, I am also going to talk about it on my blog so that others can be in on the action!
I’m so intrigued with the way my 2 boys play with dolls. We have a rag doll and also a big, bald plastic-headed baby doll. Earlier this week they got in a big fight over who was going to play with the baby doll (they are 4 and 1 so it was mostly a wrestling match). I couldn’t help but just watch them, like I was observing gorillas or something.

ELla - November 17, 2008 - 2:04 am

aw Ben. that’s just adorable. i have a little gal who comes to bake bread with us (parent&tot style)on Tuesdays and the first thing she does after waving to her mama in the window is head upstairs to find Little A’s dolls. She loooooves them. Her love has actually inspired little A to play with them more. He’s mostly into changing their clothes.

andrea - November 17, 2008 - 9:09 pm

oooh! hope lives again! might it be a boy doll-in honor of tofu and ben???!! haha, just speaking for all the mamas of only boys out there. i love that you updated tofu’s story, i read that entry about him several times. here i am still trying to make my little boy his first doll. i use your dolls as inspiration, hope you don’t mind.

Anna - November 18, 2008 - 12:46 am

What a touching story! And I like such morning moments so much too;)))

Christine - November 18, 2008 - 5:40 am

How cute!! My son plays with dolls on a regular basis, he reenacts what happens around him or what happened during the day. My daughter never plays with dolls and never has, which is kind of sad for a mama like me who loves dolls and makes them herself, lol
Of course I’m going to enter the giveaway when you put it up, if I can of course (shipping to Europe’s probably expansive). Congrats on having such a wonderful holiday season with so much work!! You deserve all the success, enjoy it.


Meike - November 18, 2008 - 7:20 am

*giggles* And such a naughty secret it is! 😉 I can’t stay behind now – confession time! My son has about 20 Cars cars… *blush*

The pictures are precious BTW!

April - November 18, 2008 - 8:38 am

Lightning McQueen – I’m glad we share the same little secret. My kids LOVE Cars, thanks to their uncle Stevie and their Bubby and BubbyDash (that’s Grandma and Grandpa-with-the-mustache in 18 month old vernacular, and it stuck!) But I have to admit, though I’ve seen Cars one too many times, I still enjoy it.

I’ve now made 7 dolls – I just can’t stop – and for whatever reason, the first one I made for my little guy’s first birthday is the one both of my kids like best. He’s lopsided, has funny hair, and I didn’t give him a nose – he’s probably the least “technically” perfect, but he probably has the most love and energy in him as I thought about my baby’s birthday while I was making him. He is always naked, but he’s always around, just like Tofu.

Happy Holidays! I’m in the spirit!

admin - November 18, 2008 - 12:49 pm

Thanks everyone :)

And for all the mama’s who have the same secret as me Ka-Chow! OMG? Did I really write that?

Andrea, I think the next doll give away will be a boy doll- thanks for the idea :)
Naomi- Jasper has a lovey- it’s me. He follows me around shrieking and makes the sign for breastfeeding – I’m the comfort object :)
Thanks Leah and CanCan for the blog mentions :) The more the merrier!
I’d love to respond to all the comments, but I have to get back to work!!

I don’t know if I can sell these dolls…

 Holy Moly! I can believe how quickly these dolls sold! I wasn’t even finished listing the second doll before the first one sold, the same thing happened as I was listing the third one the second one sold. I received beautiful emails from all three mama’s sharing their excitement- I can’t begin to tell you […]

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Lou - November 13, 2008 - 10:55 pm

Absolutely beautiful! The fairy with the blue hair is still my favorite- they are all wonderful creations!

Monica - November 14, 2008 - 12:20 am

Oh. My.
I’m in trouble, I think. 😉

Christine - November 14, 2008 - 5:33 am

Christina, they’re unbelievable!!! I love their hair and the colors on them!!! I bet they’re all sold by tomorrow. Congrats on how wonderful these turned out. I’m so jealous (a good jealous, that is)!!!


Theresa - November 14, 2008 - 7:57 am

Wow! You did an amazing job. They are fantastic! 3 little girls and their mommies are going to be really happy! I thought my favorite would be the blue one, but I’m really lovin’ the green eyed tree fairy!!!

Alicia Wilson - November 14, 2008 - 9:36 am

These girls are just gorgeous!
You can just feel the delight and love you put
into creating them.

Amber - November 14, 2008 - 10:32 am

So pretty! If I didn’t already have a doll on order for Christmas, I would be stalking Etsy this afternoon. I can see why you don’t want to let them go.

kristine - November 15, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Oh my goodness! I think these are my favorites yet! I’ve been drooling over your dolls for awhile now and will buy one soon for my daughters 6th birthday. I hope you’re making more like these. I love them!

admin - November 16, 2008 - 8:46 pm

Thanks so much gals! Fingers crossed I’m hoping to have another trio ready in about 2 weeks time, I want to make one with a bird on her, another one with a dragonfly and I’m not too sure about the third.. any suggestions?

Garland - November 17, 2008 - 12:22 am

They are gorgeous, Christina, you are truly amazing!

Diana - November 17, 2008 - 8:36 pm

The dolls are all beautiful! No favorites here, I love them all.

Meike - November 18, 2008 - 7:50 am

Congrats on the fast sales – well-deserved, as they are gorgeous! About the third doll – a butterfly, maybe? Or… a bee?

Amy - November 20, 2008 - 1:23 pm

OMGoodness! What pretty fairies! I’m so glad you’re planning to make them on a regular basis!

Sarah B - December 7, 2008 - 8:13 am

Oh my! This dolls are just wonderful wonderful wonderful!

You are an artist, they are sweet as pie. So glad I stumbled across your website and blog, thanks to Soulemama.

The Process of Making a Fairy

Another very quick post (must get back to sewing!). I thought it would be fun to share a few pics I took today of us working on the fairies. The bodies, hair and faces are done- so now we are working on the outfits. I cut everything out and this afternoon John glued it together […]

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Hope - November 11, 2008 - 8:51 pm

I would love to see you put some of the fairy costumes for sale on Etsy. Matching girl and doll fairy costumes would be might cute around next Halloween!!!

Monica - November 11, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Look at John…hands all aflutter! I love it! (I agree…a fairly costume would be so wonderful!)

devon - November 12, 2008 - 8:26 am

I’m predicting that rainbow fairy is going to sell in seconds! Soooo cute, way to go team!

Cheryl - November 12, 2008 - 12:15 pm

They are soo cute, I might be needing a rainbow fairy in the near future.

Lou - November 12, 2008 - 5:50 pm

Look at that blue hair! Be still my inner punk lol!

Can’t wait to see them in all their glory!

Oh- my doll arrived in town today- BUT the postman missed me! I have to wait until 9 am tomorrow to pick her up! I’m so excited!

Dayna - November 12, 2008 - 10:23 pm

:) SOOOOOOO sweet, I love all the bright and colourful wings John’s working on.

Abbie’s really loving her Plum Fairy – She had to remove her shoes the other day to put her toddler sized socks on her. They hung off the ends – it was quite comical to see her float around the room with floppy socks. Abbie then made her ‘ride’ her stuffed unicorn around the livingroom. They are best friends now, the doll and the unicorn… whom Abbie calls “Horey” – I HOPE in effort to be saying ‘horsie’ 😉

Glad you are making it through your busy season! Keep on living the dream. 😉

Theresa - November 13, 2008 - 9:19 am

OMG Christina GORGEOUS!!! Where can we get our hands on them when your finished? LOVE the blue hair!!!

Three New Gals

Hey everyone! I’m thinking I’m going to post on my blog whenever there are new girls (and boys) available or soon to be available.                                   I have these three gals – Clara, Sally and Annabelle that will be going to Natural Pod very soon. They should be uploaded either tonight or tomorrow at some point. […]

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Naomi - November 10, 2008 - 9:33 pm

Ooh, can’t wait to see the Urban Fairies!

melissa - November 10, 2008 - 10:13 pm

The new dolls are lovely, but one question, will there be at least one available with tan or dark skin?

admin - November 10, 2008 - 10:37 pm

Hi Naomi!
Hi Melissa- I have 3 darker dolls that I’m working on at the moment that will be going up for sale soon. Keep checking back. At the moment, I’m working on get as many of my custom orders finished up for the holidays but will be posting more ‘ready to go’ dolls at the end of the month. I hope this helps!

Carolee - November 10, 2008 - 11:01 pm

I love Clara’s outfit and hair OH MY, and Sally is ubber cute with her bangs. I can’t believe how fast your girls/boys are selling these days, sooooooo glad I was organized this year! And good for you!

Amber - November 10, 2008 - 11:05 pm

Loving the Urban Fairies idea – I can’t wait to see how they turned out!

molly - November 11, 2008 - 1:01 am

They are SOOOOOO beautiful! Just makes my day looking at them….

Christine - November 11, 2008 - 2:46 am

Another bunch of cuties, they’re beautiful. Can’t wait for the fairies to arrive! I’m curious. Too bad you don’t have time to post, I miss your stories. But I understand! Enjoy the work. :-)


nathalie - November 11, 2008 - 10:04 am

i can’t wait to see the urban fairies!!! i’m sure they will be super cute!!!

Monica - November 11, 2008 - 11:00 am

Whoa….Clara is the name Bear would have had if he’d been born with girl parts. I think I need her.
Christina…you amaze me.

bethany - November 12, 2008 - 9:32 am

I LOVE the fabric of the dress on that red-headed doll! It looks like art. Gosh I love your dolls soooo much!!!

new dolls!

  Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you all know that I have posted 4 new little dolls up for sale on Etsy today.  These little gals are great for small hands and their clothing is simple to put on and off- a saving grace with a 2 year old obsessed with putting […]

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Monica - November 8, 2008 - 11:44 am

Oh Gosh!!! Resa is thinking about being Paige’s little sister. Somebody stop me….

Naomi - November 8, 2008 - 11:54 am

I love Olivia and Resa…

Monica - November 8, 2008 - 7:47 pm

And….she’s off to a new home….Phew….that would have taken a little chunk of our remaining Christmas money…lol
Christina…as always, your work is beautiful!!

admin - November 8, 2008 - 8:52 pm

Ha! Monica, I was about to tell you to get away from the ‘Add to Cart’ button! You are so sweet,
Hi Naomi.. I love Resa too, and Olivia- but really like Resa.

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