Monthly Archives: July 2009

planning, planning, planning..

The past few days have seen me and John planning our holiday doll ‘schedule’. I didn’t have the store to plan for last year and I want to make sure that it’s kept well stocked during the crazy time. Anyhow, it may be early September that we’ll stop accepting custom orders for the holidays – […]

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AmandaNickie - July 7, 2009 - 3:35 am

Oh! She is just gorgeous! Absolutely whimsical and I love the detail work on her clothing and wings. Beautiful job!

Monica - July 7, 2009 - 8:02 am

Christina…I am so excited for Emma’s fairy. I can not wait to see what magic you give her!!

I agree about the Tour de France. πŸ˜‰

BerglΓ³ and daughter Krumma - July 10, 2009 - 6:27 am

WOW this fairy’s hair is the best! πŸ™‚ Each new doll you make is more beautiful than the one before πŸ™‚

Marissa - July 10, 2009 - 11:02 am

Christina, love your babies! I’ve signed up for your newsletter twice, but for some reason am not receiving them. Even got the confirmation email stating I’d signed up, so I can’t figure out the problem. Any ideas??


Thank you all so much for entering in the contest for Leif – only a couple of days before I announce the winner! Sweet, sweet comments as usual – seriously, you gals (and guys) are the best! I am SO embarrassed! I haven’t written on my blog for – ever. It’s been a tough few […]

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Aubrey - July 5, 2009 - 10:47 pm

She is so unbelievably sweet – I just love your creativity! Can’t wait to see the Rainbow fairy, and all the other fairies for that matter… I will try very hard to restrain myself from purchasing any. Must…be…strong!! Nice to have you back blogging… will send an update on the newest Bamboletta additions to the family shortly. Arlo was a huge hit and Olivia (purchased way back in November) was finally given to our little Row and she is totally smitten. Again, will send some shots and more news later… Hope your health is on the mend and good luck with Jasper’s partying – kids these days, right? =)

Katie - July 6, 2009 - 12:27 am

I saw that show a couple of years ago, I believe it was made by the BBC, It was a british anyway (I think!) I guess it could have been a joint project, if I remember correctly they had a mix of brits and americans, didn’t they have a visit from some native americans too to help them plant the crops. I would miss a washing machine, especially if they children are in real nappies/diapers!! In the one I saw (if it was different) the teenage girl found out her boyfriend back home had been killed in a car accident while they were away filming. they had the common sense not to film her reaction, but they did interview the others, and the impact she had on them, they all liked her, and I remember one of the men saying her cries affected him deeply. Sorry bit of a ramble, just remembering the show, been awhile since I thought about it.

Maddie - July 6, 2009 - 3:02 am

Your fairy is wonderful. It is touching that you give her extra clothes for days that she just wants to be a kid, something so natural to come to mind when you see her … ” ..but what if she doesn’t want to be in her costume ..” I love that you think about that!

I’m sure it is not healthy, but I am so glad Koah did get to go to a nice new home! She is such a beauty that we were slightly stressed to see her in the store for a while. So stressed in fact that we wondered if this meant that she should come to live with Echo (who has been rebaptised to be called River Echo). It is funny, but wonderful of course, to see that lots of people wait for Friday and that some dolls are snapped up immediately. You are making so many people happy!

tracy_a - July 6, 2009 - 7:11 am

Oh, I loved Frontier House too! Good to know it is on DVD, as my daughter is just into Little House books right now – we could see more about how different life was (It’s funny to realize some of her assumptions, e.g., “couldn’t they ride their bikes?”)

cheryl - July 6, 2009 - 7:12 am

Yes, LOVE the fairy and also the fact that other girls with that fairy potential will get their chance too. Jasper could be related to us for the non-sleeping, as none of my kids did till they were about 3. I think I’m just now catching up from the sleep deprivation. Can’t wait till friday!!!!

Mindy Taylor - July 6, 2009 - 9:02 am

I just wanted to send you an extra special thank you for the special gift you included with Yazmin for my new little girl coming in September. It was unbelievably sweet of you!! I love love love the doll. I can honestly say I will be back to buy more!! So sweet.

Anne Bente - July 6, 2009 - 12:33 pm

I’ve started to read your blog here, it’s such an inspiration.
One question. If I may…(flushing..) Maddie wrote something about Koah. What’s this?? Would love to know her history, if there is some…:)
Lots of love, Anne.

Monica - July 6, 2009 - 12:36 pm

Oh my gosh. She is stunning!!!

Alicia - July 6, 2009 - 12:53 pm

So amazed at your stunning creations! This was my favorite by far (and of course I still love each and every one we have πŸ™‚ ) Which is why your generous idea to create fairy costumes for dolls is brilliant.
Maybe one day your dear friend Con and yourself will have matchy match child/doll fairy costumes??
As for the communal living, we are currently looking exactly for that on the islands, with my computer savvy hubby and my need for tidy we just need to be near water and our family would be content….

One Crafty Mumma - July 6, 2009 - 2:16 pm

Oh my, the fairy is so beautiful – she is fresh, sweet and I do love the green and red colour combination!! Beautiful work!!

Naomi - July 6, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Oh, she is adorable!!!

Colleen - July 6, 2009 - 7:44 pm

I am completely and totally in love with this fairy! I can’t wait to get one for my little girl. I love seeing the new creations every week, it makes me smile every time!

Kathryn - July 7, 2009 - 12:19 pm

Loved Frontier House….there is also one called Colonial House that I’ve been watching on DVD. And, like everyone else, I love the fairies! I wish I had been the one to snatch up that strawberry beauty. My husbands’ family were all strawberry farmers back in the day. That doll would have been cherished due to its significance as well as it’s beauty. Perhaps I could prevail upon you to create a special order????

Ashley - July 7, 2009 - 12:33 pm

My husband and I love Frontier House. It makes us wish for “simpler” times…not that homesteading was simple to do but for the simplicity of life in terms of food, family, outdoors, etc. We’ve watched all of the similar shows and our other favorites were Colonial House and Manor House. Colonial was in the U.S. and Manor was in Englad. We’ve also watched Texas Ranch House but really did not like the family and had a hard time enjoying their journey, as well as 1900 House and 1940 House – they weren’t very good.

LOVE the fairy! Trying to convince my husband that we should get our daughter another doll…but we still have to send in our first to be fixed! Ack! Life with a 2 year old and a newborn sort of puts all other plans on hold…I swear we’ll send her your way one of these days….yeesh….

CanCan - July 8, 2009 - 8:49 pm

I watched Frontier House on TV the day I got back to America from living in a hut in the rain forest in Belize for 12 weeks. It was CRAZY to watch! That Malibu family was ridiculous! πŸ™‚

Wendi - July 11, 2009 - 5:07 am

For a year, we’ve been trying to recruit some families to move to PEI with us to start a homestead together. Wind power for the house, and a shared cow. We love PEI, I’ve never seen any place that I love more. (Although England and Hawaii are a close second.) I love farmland, though. The fairies are A-DOR-A-BLE! I love working with wool as well.

Ann Bachhuber - July 14, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Christina: Love your fairies…the blueberry fairy is amazing. Love the clothes…and it looks like there is color in her hair…Love it. I just like to check in and see your wonderful creations. You are a true artist. I wish I lived in Canada so I could help you w/your sewing…Can’t wait to see your next give away. Thanks, and take care.

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