Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's December!

Turned another page on the calendar today - last one of the year. That always means time to get out the Christmas decorations and wrapping paper at my house. And lots of shopping for all my favorite people. Don't forget your favorite dollies! They need some presents, too! Little Whimsies has some cute and affordable Christmas dresses, all ready and waiting to ship.

So stop by and have a look!

The countdown has begun: 24 Days Until Christmas!

Happy December!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas is Coming!

Wow - just a little over a month and the Big Day is here! I'm burning the midnight oil in the sewing studio with my Blythe helpers to get the new Christmas dresses in the shop. This little deer dress is one of my favorites - I'll be making more up this weekend.

Pop on over to the shop to see what's there. If your favorite isn't there, send me a note and I'll make one for you!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pink and Peaceful

A new dress for the shop! This one is modeled my newest Blythe - Birdie; a Punkaholic People! I love her! Her haircut is adorable and her coloring is very pretty. I needed a dark-haired girl for my bunch and she is perfect!

I know it's been awhile since my last update - much has happened! BlytheCon was a wonderful experience. I met many sweet dolly people and some famous dollies! I've got lots of pictures in my Flickr. Halloween is also in the past; my dolls had fun getting some new Halloween outfits and doing a photo shoot for Flickr. My Emerald Witches came out of hiding for the event; and my small collection of Wonder Frogs showed off their costumes. I'm considering sewing for some of these dolls for my shop; leave me a message if there is one you would like to see clothing made for in particular.

I have a new love, too! My Pukifee Ante is adorable and so much fun to make clothing for. I just ordered a Ruki from Latidoll. Hopefully, she will arrive soon and I'll be sewing for her as well.

Friday, September 25, 2009


They're creepy and crawly...spiders! Eeek! And they are on the new dresses I just made for Blythe. Get yours...before they're gone! Trap door to the store!

If you don't see the one you want in the shop, send me a note and I'll make one up just for you!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Halloween - It's Just Around the Corner!

It is coming! The creepy crawlies and ghouls and goblins! We are getting ready for the season with some new dresses for Halloween. We've got bats and cats and candy corn. Coming soon: Spiders!

Come on over and take a peek! Little Whimsies

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Going to BlytheCon!!!

I just sent these dresses off to Linda for BlytheCon prizes. Can you believe it is just a month away? I have lots more sewing to do...guess I'd better get busy on that.
I will have a shop update later tonight; I just put up some photos on Flickr. It's going to be challenging to stock the shop AND put aside dresses for BlytheCon. My time is kind of limited just now. I've been working inside all morning, but the sun is shining and I have lots to do outside before I have to start driving kids around after school. So that's all for now!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A New Bunch!!

Look what I've been busy making! A new batch of dresses!!

I have to pick two to send to Blythecon for the raffle; a few may go in my poor, neglected shop and the rest will be packaged up to go with me to Blythecon. I've got another pile started; and I want to make some maxi dresses to take down as well.

My Etsy team, Blythe Handmade Collective, will have a table at Blythecon with an assortment of items from our members. Make sure to stop by and see us!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just a quick update!

Summer is winding down and I find I have zero time to sew. I'm a bit stressed getting all the last minute stuff together to send both kids off to high school. Yes, my baby goes to high school this year. {cries} I tried last week to make some new maxi dresses - I've got some new fabrics just begging to become maxi dresses! - but I'm feeling rushed and distracted. So my dolls ended up with a new, less than perfect dress. And I have nothing new for the shop.

But my kids return to school on Tuesday and I am planning a major sewing marathon. No phone, no distractions...just me and the sewing machine, a pile of fabrics and some dolly models. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? So look for some new things by the end of the week!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer of Love

Isn't it funny how fashions come back in style? When I was a little girl, I wanted maxi dresses and a gypsy haircut. Anyone else remember those? One of the reasons I love Blythe so much, other than she is a doll of the same era, is that I can create outfits that I would have loved to wear way back then. My mom wasn't a very fashion forward person, and most definitely not a hippie, so I didn't get the maxi dresses or the gypsy haircut. But I can make them for my dolls!

This one is available in my Etsy shop and I plan to make several more dresses in this style with different fabrics. Check back soon!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Shop is Open Again!!

After a longer than intended summer break, I'm happy to announce that my shop is open again! I've added a few new dresses; there are still some cute dresses on sale, too. I'll be adding new dresses as time allows.

I also need to get busy on my things for Blythecon. I'm very excited about the opportunity to be there and meet people I've only known through the internet. I will be sharing a table with other members of my Etsy team, Blythe Handmade Collective. And we'll have some Blythe goodies for sale! Yay! And a couple of my dresses will be given as prizes. So, I've got plenty to do between now and then!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just a Few Left!

All Blythe dresses in my shop are only $5 and I've only got a few left! I'll be closing the shop in a few days for my vacation. When I get back, I've got some fun new things planned. So stop by and help me clean it out!!

I've been a little busy with my kids swim team lately, and I've missed being on Twitter and Flickr. But after vacation, things should slow down a bit and I can get back to my dollies. And my sewing machine; it looks lonely sitting there, waiting for me to come and sew. The dollies are just waiting, too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Some Summery Dresses in the Shop!

After a long week with numerous interruptions, I finally completed the dolly dresses I started out to make on Monday. These are all new fabrics -- bright and happy summertime prints. I think they turned out very well. And I am really liking my new custom ILYIT that I adopted from Kristen. She's been sandmatted and has some pretty chips and sleep eyes. All the things I thought I might like to change on my original ILYIT but never had the courage to do. I'm kind of tempted to paint her lids...I love girls with sleep eyes and painted lids - so pretty! But for now, I'll enjoy her the way she is.

Peace, love, & happiness to Blythe fans everywhere!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Three Little Dresses

New today in my shop: a cute trio of mod dresses. This A-line dress is my current favorite dress to make and so cute on Blythe! I love these prints!! The psychedelic fabric has been very popular and is almost gone. I love the yellow and black floral and none of the dresses look alike because the pattern is so big. The third print is a new one...it's got fun circles that sort of look like planets to me, and gold metallic highlights. Pretty!

Tomorrow I hope to spend some time sewing some new dresses for my girls to wear...they don't have many dresses of their own to keep. I'll be experimenting with some new styles that will hopefully be in the shop soon. I also want to make some clothes for my new Momoko and my Nikki and Odeco...they are all anxious to make their debut, but they've got no clothes! Better get busy, I guess.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Shipping!

Just for fun, I'm having free shipping this weekend in my Etsy shop. All items ship FREE, anywhere in the world! So stop on by and have a look...

I've got several recently listed dresses available and a few more ready to list tomorrow. The pretty floral dress Viv is wearing is ready to go in the mail! And isn't her hat cute...it's made by Polly, also on Etsy. We love it!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Things for Spring!

I'm trying out a new style dress for my Little Whimsies shop on Etsy. I think it is cute and perfect for spring and summer. It is a mini dress, with a pleated skirt. It's got velcro at the back, which is a bit different for me, but the snaps were bulky and left a gap. The finishing touch is a ribbon belt with a sweet flower-shaped buckle. I've a few more fabrics I'd like to make up in this style, so keep an eye out!

Next up - more mod A-lines! By the end of the week, I'll have more mod A-lines ready to put up in the shop. Some new fabrics and some old favorites. I'd better get busy!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chloe in Daffodil

Just listed the second three piece ensemble in my Etsy shop! This one is a lovely shade of yellow. So happy and Spring-y! Chloe got the modeling gig for this one; she's one of my favorite girls. I think she looks terrific in yellow!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tangerine Dream

My design for the Blythe Handmade Collective Easter Parade Challenge is finally complete! I listed this today in my shop, Little Whimsies, and also posted photos on Flickr. I'm really quite pleased with how it has turned out. I will make this design in the orange fabric as shown and also in yellow. I need to finish up the yellow one and get it listed. These will be limited since they take quite a bit of time to make. I also have a very limited supply of the yellow striped fabric and I can't find anymore. I've called every Hancock Fabrics within 100 miles and none is to be had. I've got more belt buckles ordered and on the way from Thailand.

This little outfit was inspired by a memory of an Easter outfit I wore a very long time ago. It was green, but it had the matching dress and hat with a pom pom and it just popped into my head while I was thinking about what to make for this challenge. If you look closely, you'll notice my side glance...just like Blythe!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Daisies Make Me Happy

Especially on cold, wintry days. Wishing Spring would hurry up and get here! Snow's in the forecast for the weekend. No thanks, we've had enough!

Anyway, making cute little dresses for Blythe chases the winter blues away. And Gypsy was the perfect model for this one.

Stop by the shop!! For the month of February, I donating $2 for each dress sold to the American Heart Association. I've got 3 more A-line dresses nearly finished; they'll go in the shop as I get them done.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Little Whimsies Girls Wear Red!

Bryn and Chloe wear red to show their support for Heart Disease Awareness. Visit the link in my previous post to learn more about heart disease and what you can do.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wear Red!

Frame 1: Text – "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear" Frame 1: Photo – Celebrity Red Dress Photo, The Heart Truth Logo | Frame 2: Text – "It's The #1 Killer Of Women." Frame 2: Photo – Celebrity Red Dress Photo, The Heart Truth Logo | Frame 3: Text – "Learn What You Can Do To Lower Your Risk." Frame 3: Photo - Celebrity Red Dress Photo, The Heart Truth Logo | Frame 4: Text – "Learn What You Can Do To Lower Your Risk." Frame 4: Text – "earn More" hyperlink to www.hearttruth.gov Frame 4: Photo - Celebrity Red Dress Photo, The Heart Truth Logo

Wear Red on Friday, February 6 to show your support for women and heart disease awareness. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. To learn more about your risks, visit the link above by clicking on the image. Consider making a donation to this very important cause.

My mother died in 2001 from a heart attack. She was only 63 years old. It was her first heart attack. Heart disease can be hereditary; it does run in my family. I've lost my mother, my grandfather and a 35 year old cousin to this insidious disease. I miss her every day. I wish she had taken care of her heart, so she could still be here. Learn more now to recognize and reduce your risks. Don't put it off. Encourage those you love to learn about their risks and see a doctor.

Take care of yourself and the ones you love. Get the facts -- visit the link!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Groovy Love

Fun A-line mod dress in a really groovy heart print. Add a pink bow and we are ready for Valentine's Day!!! I'm thinking that this is just about my favorite dress...ever - or at least so far!!

Busy days ahead...keep a watch on the shop!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Celebrating the end of January with some mod fireworks! I love how the large pattern of this fabric looks in this style of dress. And the colors suit my Aubrena, Gypsy, so very well.

This weekend is a rather busy one with swim meets and such. I hope to be listing some more new dresses early next week. Hello February!!

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wild Hearts

I've spent this week trying to catch up on some sewing and get ready for the next month. Hard to believe February is just a couple of days away! I'll be having some specials to recognize Heart Month. Heart disease prevention is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.

This is the first of my Valentine's Day dresses. I won't be doing too many, just this one and a few others. I can remake these if there is interest. I have a couple more in the works that I've run out of time to finish this week. Hopefully, I'll squeeze some time in this weekend. The weekends get so crazy with all the kids swim meets and other activities. So much sewing and so little time!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dreaming of Spring

Just finished some new party style dresses today. It's been so cold here that I chose some fabrics in pretty spring colors. They are over at the shop.

Bryn is very happy with her new eyechips. I think the light blue is a perfect color for her, even though they're called "Teal." They really just look blue to me, but very pretty for Bryn. This was my first eyechip change and now I'm eager to yank out my other girls' unflattering chips. Gotta order more chips...so many choices...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

She's Gone Mod!

At last, some new dresses in the shop! It's been difficult getting back in the swing of things. But I'm spending time in the sewing room when I can. I have so many ideas for new Blythe outfits and piles of fabric, just waiting to be transformed into new things for the shop.

Today, I listed a few new shift style dresses in my Etsy shop. They are fun and mod. Stop by for a look!