I did it! Finally. At the urging of friends and complete strangers, I've finally opened an ETSY account. Now, before you get too excited, there's only ONE item listed so far. Yeah, I know, pretty lame. But after spending the morning taking a kid to the dentist and squeezing in some quick grocery shopping, I thought I'd just open up an Etsy store "real quick". HA! It took me the better part of the afternoon to figure everything out, my computer wouldn't load my pictures, and then we lost internet service while I was adding important information on my account which caused me to have to start ALL OVER. I almost quit. Oh, and I did I mention that we are in the middle of a heat wave and our house only stays cool downstairs (my work area is upstairs), so add sweating to my frustration and I was not a happy camper. But you'll be happy to know that I persevered! My shop, DotsydoodleDollies is now open for business. With one item. But hey, it's a start!
Here is my American Girl Wellie Wisher "Willa", modeling the item of discussion.
I created this pattern on my own. Aren't those pockets just the sweetest?
I had been hoarding the lace trim in my stash for a long time. It's 100% cotton and two-tone. So pretty.
When my 8 year old saw this dress, she said that she wanted me to make her one just like it, only in HER size. I think that's a compliment.
Hearts 4 Hearts dolls can wear it, too. This is Shola. She is made to represent a little girl from Afghanistan. Hearts 4 Hearts dolls were just recently introduced again after being off the market for awhile. I'm glad. They're really such pretty dolls, and their price point of around $40 makes them more affordable than the Wellie Wishers (which cost $60)
So there you go. I'm kind of proud of that one item. But rest assured that I will be listing more. I've got some darling outfits for the Disney Animator Toddler dolls, as well as for the American Girls. I have plans to have clothing available for many different dolls, so check out my shop if you're interested. Meanwhile, it would sure be nice if nobody needed me to cook, or do laundry, or clean the house (and let's not even talk about how I've had sick kids for the past couple of days so I've played nursemaid as well, cleaning vomit bowls and administering cool washcloths to fevered foreheads)...just think how much sewing and listing I could get done!