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kiri’s new hoody

  • Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

kiri liked the big girls hoodies so much that she begged me to make one for her too. i had to completely redraft the pattern. her proportions are sufficiently different from the older girls that it was easier to start from scratch, and then it took three tries to get the hood to work out in this size. but i think in the end it was worth it ’cause it came out really cute. here she is in the first one that worked. kiri's new hoody
now all the little girls want one! 😆 so i’m off to see what other fabrics i have that would work for my girls, these will be available on etsy soon 🙂

update. they are available now

select styles

  • Posted on November 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

a few of my favorite pics from the new sweaters posted.

charcoal sparkle turtleneck
nice and cozy

bright pink tunic dress
nice and bright

black cowl hoody
who says you can’t be cute and warm?

lacy curtains

  • Posted on November 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

ananda, shaelyn, meg and i spent a lovely snowy weekend at chateau lake louise. the snow fell almost continuously with those lovely fat light flakes drifting down endlessly, muffling the sound and obscuring the view. when we woke up this morning we could see that almost a foot of snow had fallen while we were there. yesterday ananda and i went for a walk around the lake. i got some great glamor shots of the new minifee sweaters i’ve been making. the snow was so deep that i couldn’t take pictures of the skirts. the girls only had shoes to wear with the skirts and that looked really silly with the snow anywhere from their ankles to their hips, so we concentrated on sweaters instead and got some great shots! i’ll be putting the best ones up over the next week or so and working hard to get all of them up in the shop as well.

shaelyn decided to play diva and refused to go out for the walk, she said she had only brought her dress boots, so she stayed back at the lodge with meg – who forgot her stockings and got too cold. meg and shaelyn read books in front of the fire in the lounge and flirted with all the boys in town for the world cup ski race next weekend while we were out.

on the walk ananda and i discovered a ledge hung with a curtain of snowflakes. it was the prettiest and most delicate thing i’ve ever seen

lace snow

lace snow

to be continued

first etsy sale

  • Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

i made my first sale on etsy this week. you wouldn’t think it would be that big of a deal. i’ve been selling bears and patterns for almost 20 years now. but this is a new direction for me and hopefully a change in what i’m doing. bjd’s allow me to incorporate so many more crafts than anything i’ve ever done before. i can knit, crochet, sew, quilt, bead, needle-felt, woodwork.. well you get the idea. for someone with craft add they are perfect! i can keep changing without switching hobbies all the time 😆 anyway i sold a hat this week and hopefully it’s the first of many

dusty green front

i’ve been working like crazy on a new line for my minifees. we’re going to lake louise later this month and i want to take a bunch of clothes along and do a photo shoot in and around the chateau – depending on the weather of course. ananda got a new face up in preparation. poor girl fell and chipped her’s earlier this fall. and i desperately need to figure out how to fix ember and shaelyn’s bodies so that they will pose properly before then. if anyone has any ideas on how to fix recalcitrant minifee bodies please post suggestions in the comment section!

operation christmas child

  • Posted on October 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

i’m taking a break from all things bjd today to pack shoe boxes for operation christmas child and just wanted to put in a plug for one of my favorite charities. occ is a great project where you pack a shoebox full of toys and goodies and they get sent to needy children all over the world. kids who otherwise would get nothing for christmas. the canadian link is here but there are collection centers all over the world. my kids have way more stuff than they could possibly use, but i can’t resist a really good bargain, so i shop year round for toys and stuff and then at this time of year we pack boxes to give to kids who don’t have much. for me it’s more meaningful than just writing a check. a win win situation in my book, and maybe something to keep in mind as you are starting your own holiday shopping 🙂

animal hats

  • Posted on October 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

so i promise this won’t become just another store, but right now most of my pictures are of the stuff i’m listing for sale and i just had to show off these hats for my littlefees that kiri was kind enough to model just in time for halloween
a giraffe
ltf giraffe
a duck
ltf duck
and a funny blue monster
ltf blue monster
enjoy and if you like have a peek at onebluestocking on etsy for more stuff including hats in pukifee sizes 🙂

etsy store is open

  • Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

i just posted my first listing on etsy :tapdances around the room.

introducing wisp


i have a long way to go to finish stocking it, but the first item is up so at least i have finally made a start, after all the delays and procrastination. i have 21 dress, 28 nap blankets and a whole pile of hats ready to go so decided to just get there and start listing even of all the pictures haven’t been taken. the weather isn’t cooperating today anyway so i’ll try to finish up the pictures of what i’ve got done over the next week. then i’ll be able to start on some new stuff with a clear conscience.

take time to relax

  • Posted on October 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm


we’ve been working like mad the past few weeks trying to get stuff ready for an etsy store opening, it seems there is an endless amount of things to do!. tumnus reminded me today to take time to just relax and enjoy life

the boys run away…

  • Posted on October 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

today was the first of several photo days to try and get my etsy store up and running. the little girls were fairly cooperative, i think it helped that it was kind of like playing dress up for them, trying on lots of pretty dresses then twirling in front of the camera, but noah and tumnus ran away to look for boys to play with. “too many frills!” they exclaimed

noah and tumnus

tumnus is a lot less cooperative since he got his new curly wig and dropped the “mr” he now looks and acts much more like a little boy than a grown elf. noah who also got new curlier hair likes the change since it gives him a boy closer to his age, instead of just girls!

blocking dresses

  • Posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

the parade, and everything else has been put on hold this week as i try to finish up last minute stuff to open up my new etsy store. after months of research, delays and procrastination i am committed to getting it open by next friday at the latest.

blocking dresses 1
blocking dresses 2
blocking dresses 3

after spending the summer crocheting pukifee dresses from assorted cotton sewing thread, i sorted them by color and washed and blocked them. once they dry i will thread a ribbon around the middle, then i need to make petticoats to go with them.