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. 😀 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? 😉 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. 😉

IMG_0749

IMG_0748

IMG_0722

IMG_0751

IMG_0734

signature

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. 🙂

Earrings-11 Earrings-8 Earrings-1221 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10signature

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!

Happy Birthday CaydiDoll Giveaway 2014 Results

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.

IMG_0521

IMG_0523

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

signature

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!

MyHmongyDoll - Cayla

signature

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.

Nyob Zoo First PlaceNerdy Caydi Etsy