Just part of the patterns.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Logo Sets are coming....

I have just finished designing some cute little blanket sets that include a hat and booties. These sets will come in pink and blue and complete with the Dinky Baby logo. What a great way to keep your Dinky Baby warm or any cloth doll. Go to my website or my eBay store for more information.
You will soon see the Dinky Baby logo on my little onesies and other items.
Three NEW patterns will be comeing out soon.
Making cloth dolls that are soft sculptured are fun and seem to be making a resurgence since the China toys are so dangerous. If you would like information on a Dinky Baby business please just e-mail me.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

How many days till Christmas?
No, I do not have all my shopping done! As I get older I think more about the true meaning of Christmas and wonder how it all got to this point.

I remember being a young mother and wondering if I bought enough presents for each child and if my dinner was going to be special enough. I wore myself out making sure no one was going to be disappointed on Christmas day.

When it all came down to it, everyone was happy just being together. The presents were opened and sitting idle as we all watched Christmas movies on the T.V. Later we would play a game as a family and eat homemade fudge. It was always a perfect Christmas even if I didn't buy all the gifts I wanted to give.

After all Christmas is about family and spending time with them. I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families. Enjoy them, they are the true gift.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Busy, Busy and busier...............
This is the time of year we are all so busy. I have just added some knit fabric to my eBay store. These knits are perfect to make cloth doll clothes with. I have specially selected these knits for color and quality and have put them together in sets of three. Each set has three 1/2 yard pieces along with 1/4 yard of ribbing to make your cloth doll clothes look professional. Your Dinky Baby will have hats, booties and wonderful buntings when you use these knits. These knits are about 60 inches wide each.
Visit my eBay store for a great selection.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Only you know, so tell me. If you have been a good girl and want to get a FREE pattern for my Booties and Hat for your Dinky Babies, let me know. Post a comment and then send me your request for your FREE pattern.

Santa's Helper
Help From the Blogging Goddess

Suzanne from Let's Talk Organizing came over tonight and we had a wonderful time indulging in beverages and goodies from the local corner restaurant. Our main focus, aside from enjoying each other's company, was to get Dinky Baby's blog up and running smoothly!

Not only did we have a few good laughs, you are now seeing us in our new Dinky Baby digs for the new year!

If you have any comments, suggestions, or if you just want to add your two cents worth in on our new look, please feel free to comment! Also, take a look up to the top of the side bar and don't forget to sign up for your free bootie and hat pattern!

It's our special gift to you!

Happy Baby Making!

Vicki from Dinky Baby
The Dinky Night Before Christmas
by Sandra Wheeler
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except Mary-Ann mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Santa soon would be there;
The Dinky’s were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of gumdrops filled their little stuffed heads;
And Ms Vicki in her 'kerchief, and Angie in her cap,
Had just settled down for a much needed nap,
When out of no where there arose such a clatter,
They sprang up from their nap to see what was the matter.
Away to the computer they flew with emotion,
Checked out yahoo and saw all the commotion.
On this night before Christmas sewing machines were quiet,
But some one was causing a very loud riot.
"But I did see him" they watched Gumbi write,
He was standing right here, but he slipped out of sight.
"Who did you see?" was Carrie’s reply,
"I saw Santa" wrote Gumbi and let out a sigh.
"He had something to tell me, but I couldn’t hear,
Please, every one look and see if he’s near"
"Wait" typed Ms Vickie, "I hear something outside"
"It is a big red sleigh and a man taking a ride"
"He just spoke" said Ms Vickie "and here’s what he said"
"I can’t use the toys, they are all filled with lead"
"I need toys that are safe for the children so dear,
I need Newborns and Belles! And even a bear’"
I need Tommers and Chloe and sweet little Sassy!
I need toys for the lads and especially the lassie.
Please all you Dinky makers, unite.
I need all these toys and I need them tonight!
Check in your closets, check and then tell.
You must have some dolls left that you didn’t sell!"
All over the world Dinky makers went hunting,
They all found some dolls, even one in a bunting!
They packed them all up and got them ready that night
They wanted to help Santa make everything right.
They made Santa so happy that he gave Ms Vicki a hug,
"I knew they could do it" said Ms Vicki with a shrug!
"They are the best doll makers that could ever be,
And to think that they learned it all from me!"
Emmett helped Santa load up the sleigh,
They loaded things on and were soon on their way.
But I heard them exclaim as they drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Dinky good-night."
Wasn't that just the cutest poem. I have such creative distributors. Hope you season is going well and you are making lots of cloth dolls from my Dinky Baby patterns.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange, Just for fun.
(I got this idea from Linda’s Blog)

It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.So here’s how it works: I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month. I'll probably send it next month or the month after. It will definitely be sent and that’s a promise! More than likely I'll get it made after Christmas and sent out early in the New Year.What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog to 3 different people. Unfortunately this is only possible for those of who have a blog.So the first 3 people to comment to this post on my blog and join in will get a handmade gift from me....(sign your name with your e-mail address)Ready, Set, GO!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

You would think that would be such a wonderful thing to do on a rainy day in Arizona. Not if you have the flu. I went to bed on Friday night not feeling well, thinking I was just getting a cold. NOT!

I woke up during the night to chills and a terrible head ache. I was going to die! I am not one to get sick, but I sure was.

My husband confused by my behavior came to check on me twice that I knew of. Once to ask if I was going to stay in bed all day. The second time when I told him I was thirsty (probably the high fever). He brought me a small (I mean small) glass of 7-Up with more ice then 7-UP. He was also determined that I eat. He brought me in some soup. It was not chicken noodle; it was a spicy southwestern bean soup. The smell almost made me barf. Being a good wife I sipped a little. Nothing is worse on an empty sick stomach then something spicy. He tried.

During my delirium I had thoughts of Dinky Babies, new cloth doll patterns I wanted to make and design. They were spectacular! I was so impressed with my dreams and ideas. Alas, I woke up this morning able to move, with just a headache and shaky hands. I made it to the kitchen to make some coffee. What did I find? A sink full of dirty dishes and a trash can over flowing. I politely asked him if he knew how to use the dishwasher? He said he did but was not sure about this one. (They are all so different you know. ) I opened the dishwasher and put the dirty dishes in, bagged up the over flowing trash and made my coffee. He asked what we were having for breakfast. I turned my pale face towards him and said, “you are on your own”.

I tried to remember my new cloth doll pattern designs, but they must be locked away only to return the next time I am ready to die.