Doll #3

The two previous dolls I shared and sold have names now! Crystal and Addison. The girls who received the dolls looked so happy and that was a great feeling being the creator!

I’ll be honest when I was younger, dolls never were my thing. I had these eerie feelings they would come alive and you know, run around with a knife in their hands. Haha. ūüėÄ One year my oldest sister bought me a porcelain doll that played music, it was beautiful and I named her Juliet but deep down inside it freaked me out. I think I still have it and it might…be in the closet packed away? ūüėČ I’ll look one of these days to see if it is there. Anyway what I was saying was that I never thought I’d be sewing dolls since they freaked me out so much as a child. There is definitely a rewarding feeling I get when I make my dolls and I have come to appreciate the work and craftsmanship that is behind each handmade doll. Roughly estimating, one doll takes me about 12 hours to make if I do it non stop and skip meals completely! Whew, that’s a lot of time!

I started working on another doll shortly after Crystal and Addison. She is the same as the other two just with a few small difference in her clothing. I will be listing her at Etsy¬†soon. Here she is. I wonder what her future owner will name her? For now she will be Caydi. ūüėČ

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Etsy Shop Reopened

I started making these little plastic stud earrings. I love them! They are so fun and cute to wear. You can find them soon at my Etsy¬†shop which is now open again with¬†my newly revamped My Hmongy Pillows. Check it out. ūüôā

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Happy Birthday Giveaway Results

It’s already February! :O

Anyway, I announced the winners for my last giveaway a week ago on Facebook but wanted to share the two pillow designs the winners received. I hope they like them!

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The first pillow was used for the Happy Birthday Giveaway and the second pillow was used for a “Side” drawing which I decided to do for a small amount of people on Facebook.

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These pillows will also be available at my Etsy shop by late March¬†if you like them! ūüôā Have a great night!

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My Hmongy Doll – Cayla

She’s here! She’s here! She’s finally here! Cayla is here! That’s right, my first Hmong Doll – Cayla! My Sis in law named her and I think it’s a perfect match.

I always get really excited when I finish a project because I get to share it with everyone but this little doll just makes me so happy! When I look at Cayla, I just can’t help but admire her.

Cayla is 12 inches tall and is made from a soft knit fabric and stuffed with polyfil. She has enough clothing to make three combinations which are all removable. She also has two aprons,¬†two headbands, a pair of cute shoes, two bracelets and a necklace. Oh, and a head full of hair! My goodness, if you read my last post, then you know how long it took me to get the hair done. -_-” All her hair is free flow, so it can be styled and played with. I will be selling this little doll at my Etsy shop and hope that a lucky little girl out there will be able to soon have Cayla to hold and play with!

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Hello 2013 Giveaway

I’m doing a small giveaway on my CaydiDoll¬†Facebook Page for 2013. It will be a random drawing for three winners. First placed will get this lovely “Nyob¬†Zoo” 15×15 pillow which means “Hello” in Hmong to welcome 2013! Second and third place winners will receive my “Nerdy Caydi” mini pillow. Ends January 31st, 2013. Check it out here.

*UPDATE* New end date: January 11th 2013.

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Thank you!

Last week¬†I sent out an order for three of my Love Noms Noms¬†pillows to South Dakota for an expecting mommy to be. ^_^ A few days¬†after she received the pillows, I got in my Etsy¬†inbox an email from her. To my surprise, she¬†sent a picture of the¬†pillows, and for some reason it made me so happy. Seeing¬†my creations I have¬†dedicated so much time and effort into¬†in someone else’s hands felt so good. It definitely made my day! *_* Thank you!

So far from having my Etsy shop and being a seller, the part I have enjoyed most is packing up my pillows and sending a thank you note.¬† Just knowing soon it will be in¬†a buyer’s hands make me so nervous but¬†very happy.

To all my previous¬†buyers and buyers to come, you just don’t know how much¬†I appreciate it!¬†Thank you. ūüôā