Saturday, January 13, 2018

Doll Sized Space Badges

I now have the 18" doll sized space badges in my shop. They are all custom made to order and you can choose any outer colour you would like. If you don't see a colour there that you like, please send me a message on Etsy and I can make a custom order for you. You can click the link here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/586191021/space-badges-for-18-inch-doll-space-suit?ref=shop_home_active_1 or click the box in the sidebar to take you to my shop. I will also be adding some more paper clips to my other shop, Kizzie Clips, on Etsy as well in the next day or two for those planner people in your life!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Year, New Things

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! I have opened a second Etsy shop, and I might open a third one. It all depends on me finding a balance with what's going on and how I want to proceed with everything. I have a lot to tell, so hopefully, you have a cup of coffee to sip while reading. :D First, my new shop is called Kizzie Clips. It carries embroidered felt clips for planners or as bookmarks. Right now, they have a repositionable slider back that allows you to put the clips on the sides of books as well as the tops. I will eventually be able to add a non repositionable back, but that will have to wait until I can get a Sizzix Big Shot and die cut so that I can cover the hole in the back when adding a paper clip. I will also eventually add badge reels for the nurses and administration people for their id badges. With all that, I was having a hard time getting in dolly sewing. That is my first love. So hubby and I decided that since we have 2 living rooms in our house, one upstairs where I work with all the natural light, and a den downstairs where he spends his relaxation time, and the fact that I am pretty much the only person using the living room, we will convert the entire thing to a sewing/embroidery studio for me. When we first moved in, there was a kitchen island that we relocated downstairs as a clothes folding table, as well as a cutting table for me. My fabrics are all around the area down there. That will be relocated again to the living room upstairs for me. We don't need it in the kitchen at all, so that's why it has been repurposed for me. The couch that is in there now, will be relocated downstairs, and the couch down there will be put out in the garage for our daughter as a hang out for her and her friends. I also received a new doll, but need some putty for her eyes. I got a Kaye Wiggs new sized doll. She is a mini Layla with no freckles. I received her a few days after Christmas, having waited for her since April. I am currently in the process of resizing a pattern to make her a dress. I might even try my hand at pattern making. I would also, maybe, open a third Etsy shop with other machine embroidered items. That might have to wait though. I eventually want to get a multi needle machine that I can walk away from and be able to sew while it is embroidering. I have to watch my machine right now, which takes away from sewing. Hence, the time balance issue. I'm starting to find that balance, but it won't be fully realized until the room is entirely finished. Until then, I have several clips to finish, photograph and add to the shop, as well as several outfits that need just a little bit here and there, and then photographed and added as well. The clips are easier to take pictures of, whereas the dolls are a bit harder to get enough light to get rid of shadows. It has been very cold, overcast, and snowing lots here, so the days are not great for that, and I don't have a light tent to make things easier. I will figure something out in the mean time, and hopefully, I can get more productive with less downtime. If you've made it this far, thank you and I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Camera, New Photos

I ordered a new camera and now I am in the process of updating my Etsy photos as well as taking the photos for all my new finished outfits. They should be up within the next week or two. It depends on the weather, as it has been raining and overcast for several days, and the natural light is way too dark for nice photos. I hope you check back soon for more updates. :D

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Merit Badges

Hello everyone! I just thought I would tell you that all the merit badges are up and live in my Etsy shop. There are 6 sets to choose from. You can just order the badges you like from all 6 sets and then check out. I had to divide them into the different sets as Etsy would not allow that many in one listing because of the amount of variables due to the allowed colours to choose from for the outer circle colour. If you just click the link on the right hand sidebar, it will take you directly to my Etsy shop! I hope everyone has a great day. :D

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Coming very soon to my Etsy shop!

I am pleased to say that I will very soon, be carrying scout/guide patches for your 18" dolls! I will eventually be also carrying merit badge sashes so that you can order a sash with badges already added. But for now, you can order just the badges already made to sew on your own sash. They will be made on acrylic felt, and once I get the sashes, the background will be cotton.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter

I am just posting to wish everyone a Happy Easter and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Life....

Life has a way of stepping in and distracting me to the point that I get so little done, it's pathetic. I am hoping that since things have calmed down now, that I can really get back to creating and getting items up in my shop. I have several things to take pictures for and add, and items that really do need new photos for. I got 2 new batteries for my camera, and was hoping to take some sewing videos from it, but alas, the microphone is not the best, so I have to use my webcam for now for those until I can upgrade. I will be starting to film those very soon. I have to also edit and upload my AG collection video, which takes a lot of time. I've had some health issues come up, and medical paperwork keeping me busy, as well as being a wife and mother. I have been sewing a little, and have things I need to put the finishing touches to, and then I will add them to my Etsy shop. It has been overcast and raining here lately, so taking photos in dark light just doesn't work. Now that the nicer weather is starting here, it shouldn't take long for that to get done. I'm hoping to pick up Gabriela, Tenney and maybe Logon this year, we shall see. I also have a wonderful husband who paid for me to preorder Kaye Wiggs new 14" doll that should be here sometime around my birthday, at the end of October or early November, so that is very exciting. :D I hope everyone is having a great week, and I will definitely be posting more often. :D