Just part of the patterns.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jingles is coming soon!

Look at who my sister is holding. Jingles is quite happy with a little paci in her mouth. I don't think I will be able to get her away from my sister now.
This little one needs a collar with a bell. She cannot walk yet, but boy does she crawl fast. The only way I know where she is, is by the jingle I hear.

Pattern pre-orders soon to be taken. She will come with a jingle collar and a magnetic paci (thanks to my sister).

Monday, January 28, 2008

Pocket Babies & Carry All

What it looks like closed

Side view

Three little Pocket Babies insideTo order this pattern and the Carry All, just e-mail me.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Make a Button Baby Basket from our new kit!
If you would like to order this kit, it is only $12.50 plus shipping.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Earlier this week my sister Bobbi said that I should design a basket for my newest pattern, Mel-O-Dee Button Babies. As I thought this over, I thought that this is a great idea. I just didn't want to do the ordinary, so this is what I came up with.

My sister and I spent the day working on these new little baskets. We had a ball and were so inspired about what we could do with these little baskets. Aside from enjoying my sisters company, she is an inspiration.

I will soon offer a kit that includes three different baskets and all the materials to make them. These baskets will hold the Mel-O-Dee Button Babies and more. More surprises are coming.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mel-O-Dee Button Bear

Brainstorming is taking place!

My sister and I were working on my latest release, "Mel-O-Dee Button Baby" and she said something and then it started making me think. As we kept talking about this new idea, it was getting better and better. We got so excited about it that it was hard to stay focused on what we were doing. This is going to be something that everyone will want to make and can make.

It is funny how you start with one thing and it leads to another idea and sometimes something wonderful is born. Because I love this new design, I am even coming up with a contest centered around it. You will be able to win $100 in Dinky Baby products for first place and there will be a second and third place prize as well.

Keep watching for the details coming very, very soon.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fantastic Find!
I am ever the bargain shopper. I think it stems from my childhood. Growing up poor, we learned very quickly the value of money. Our mother taught us how to make something from nothing, this is what started me in sewing.
I digress. I found something in the Christmas close out section of Wal-Mart, it is called Buffalo Snow. This stuff is great for stuffing cloth doll heads. It has the same teteture feel as Morning Glory or Mountain Mist stuffing. The price was fantastic, 75% off the $2.93 price, which made it about 70 cents a bag.
It may be too late this year to find any left, but there is always next year. After Christmas reductions at Wal-Mart can be great.
Do you have a great find that you would like to share?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Dinky Baby Certified.....

No, I did not say certifiable! Sandra Wheeler (a Dinky Baby Distributor) was Dinky Baby Certified Jan. 10, 2008. What this meas is that Sandra has met all t he quality standards set fourth by Dinky Baby to teach classes or to officially refer to the dolls she makes as genuine Dinky Babies. Whoo Hooo Sandra, way to go! This is her certificate and her baby she made for certification. If you would like to contact Sandra just send your requests to me and I will pass them on to her.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Mel-O-Dee Button Babies Kits ready for pre-order
Here they are the Mel-O-Dee Button Babies first photos. These little 6 inch soft dolls are perfect for baby gifts, Easter baskets, thank you gifts, Valentines day, babies first tooth or just to give to a special someone. Beginning the month of February I will have a contest for the most unique way to use the Mel-O-Dee Button baby. So start thinking how you would use this doll.

Each one is made with a music button tucked inside its body far away from little ones to find. Made of super soft Minky Chenille fabric and lightly stuffed they are just perfect for little hands. A simple little removable hat tied with ribbons covers a bald head with just a tuft of hair in the front.

Join my mailing list to see how you can order one of the first kits available.

Mel-O-Dee Button Baby for Valentines Day

Back of Mel-O-Dee Button Bear

Up close of Mel-O-Dee Button Bear

Mel-O-Dee Button Bear

Back of Mel-O-Dee Button Bunny

Face of Mel-O-Dee Button Bunny

Mel-O-Dee Button Bunny

My Granddaughter with all of the Mel-O-Dee Button Babies

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The First Week of 2008
What a great week! I did not break any New Years resolutions. That could be because I did not make any. I decided this year I was going to approach things differently. I set some goals for myself that I intend to work towards. These goals are personal as well as business. I may share those at a later time.

One whole week under my belt and so far so good. Dinky Baby had a great first week for January adding new customers and two new counties which bring us up to 23 different countries. I am still bothered that we do not have ONE customer in North Dakota. If you know anyone from that great state, tell them to e-mail me. I have a great gift for them with their first order.

I will be releasing the pre-order information on how you can pre-order your kit to make my newest tri of babies, the Mel-O-Dee Button Babies. If you do not receive my e-mail updates please just e-mail me.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Valentines Day is coming and right behind is Easter. I have come up with something new but I am still working on it. This is just a sample of my proto type. This little super easy to make doll comes with a music button. Depending on the button you choose it can play any tune. I will be telling you more so keep watching and learn how you can get this kit.