Wednesdays in the shop..

Snapping pictures of our Wednesday. Typically on Wednesdays myself and Rachel are still on the cozy chairs .. I’m doing eyes and she’s working away on her stuff. Shauna cuts hair and blushes the dolls. Brandi with Jennie does the shipping for the clothing upload the day before and Thamar, Nicole, Kristin and Brooke are sewing away.

w6I had a GREAT surprise show up at the post office today!! This is my FIRST ever doll that I made (I lie – first ever doll I made to give away .. she is my second doll – my first gal is here). I made her for my niece in England for her birthday. John mentioned to his sister Jackie that it would be nice for me to see her again so Jackie sent her for a little visit. She is made from an old tshirt I had kicking around and stuffed with clippings from an Ikea sheepskin rug:)We are going to fix her up a bit and send her home with a friend!

w5Brandi among all the clothing! She is piecing everything together … while she is finishing off this part Jennie helps Shauna with hair cuts. Then Brandi and Jennie pack up orders all day long. Tomorrow the put the stamps and customs forms on everything. Lots of shipping.

w2Shauna and Jennie cutting hair. I think Shauna spent all day cutting hair today with a bit of help from Jennie and Brooke and there are still about 10 to do tomorrow morning .. hair cutting takes a long time.. You can tell the morning pictures because everyone has their jackets on. Our power went out and the studio was freezing! All fixed now.

w4Cutie cute Nicole and her big pattern book! This is one of our cutting tables ..

w9Brooke and Kristin sewing away .. again.. and yes, those are posters of Ryan Gosling it’s a bit of a giggle at the shop.

w1My Riley Blake rep Peter came in today to show me the new Spring and Summer lines .. Oh. my. goodness! I am so excited to show you gals the cuteness that will be coming up in the months to come. This is me probably saying ‘But Thamar we can’t have ENOUGH polka dots!’ and Thamar saying ‘We don’t need anymore polka dots … no more.’ , or something like that 😉 I’m still wearing my headlight reading glasses from sewing and eating my lunch at the same time while placing an order with my rep. It’s seriously like this all the time with me.

See you tomorrow with previews!

jennL - February 29, 2012 - 8:47 pm

:) fun, fun! well, except for the part where y’all froze. :)

Cassandra - February 29, 2012 - 8:52 pm

So very cool! The studio might have had the power out but still feels like there is a lot of warmth there! Very cool little peek!

Cassandra - February 29, 2012 - 8:53 pm

I forgot to mention that I LOVED you get to see the first doll you made and how you will be fixing her up and sending her home again with a friend. How she was put together and how she looks and held up is amazing. So LOVE!

Anne - February 29, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Love these glimpses! And you can’t have enough polka dots…. :)

victoria - February 29, 2012 - 9:19 pm

I am loving the sneak peeks! SO fun! Can I come and work there too?

Jenn E. - February 29, 2012 - 9:30 pm

What a lovely surprise to see your first doll again :). Please share a pic of her touched up before her trip home :).

Linzy N - February 29, 2012 - 9:38 pm

heehee My first doll was made from my sons old hoodie, and I contemplated using the wool from brushing my sheep skins… You CLipped yours LOL.

Amy - February 29, 2012 - 9:46 pm

I see more chickens! Can’t wait to see what fabrics are coming for spring :)

Theresa - March 1, 2012 - 12:03 am

it’s so much fun to read these posts :) its like being with you in the process a little bit

Linda JT - March 1, 2012 - 12:08 am

Love seeing the ‘behind the scenes’ dvd action shots. Gotta say Brandi looks drop dead gorgeous in this photo and that yes, I agree, you can never have too many polka dots! Love you guys….

Suzannah - March 1, 2012 - 4:13 am

Careful when you fix your “First” doll up! Not too much! I’m betting the niece loves her just as she is! My mom “fixed up” one of my beloved’s once and I was crushed bc it was not the same!
Love love the daily day-by day plays! THANK YOU!!!!!

Suzannah - March 1, 2012 - 4:14 am

And Shauna looks JUST LIKE a friend of mine named Shanna! How funny!

Charleen - March 1, 2012 - 5:00 am

I’m so proud to be a supporter and have taken part in such a wonderful experience. Your positivity radiates and truly comes through in the work done there. Sounds cliche but we feel this positivity and magic when we are with Mya (our Bamboo). Keep on ladies your contribution is so very special!

Charleen - March 1, 2012 - 5:00 am

Oh and needless to say I just love love love the story of the second doll!

Kim - March 1, 2012 - 6:23 am

Truly a great way to experience a pinch of your daily schedules during the week. Fun! I thought you had some “Fairy Bits” in your hair when talking to the rep…. nope, just the glasses. LOL. (I dig that huge cup/bowl – it looks like a camping bowl.) :)

Jennifer B - March 1, 2012 - 6:57 am

What fun!! I absolutely adore Handmade Ryan Gosling, lol!!

jai conroy - March 1, 2012 - 10:50 am

Love it!

Tara A - March 1, 2012 - 10:59 am

Cutie-Pies! Seriously how is everyone who works with you so darn cute? I also love the old doll- how fun to have a visit with her.

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