Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cookies and then More Cookies....

For one of my first posts I thought it befitting that I include a quality comparison picture of my beginning attempts at making food for my dolls.

This picture is from about 6 years ago.

Back then I knew there was definite room for improvement.  They were, however, good enough that I was inspired to continue to challenge myself.   But I knew I could produce something better,  something more palatable. 

Here are some more recent versions of the same.

Clearly there are differences.

For my grand re-opening this August I will be offering more chocolate chip cookies like these, plus a host of other goodies- some of my more popular shop staples.  I will be posting a full list of what I will be offering very soon.   

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Etsy Shop Blog

After a long, yet enjoyable hiatus, I am finally back!!  And now with a shiny new blog to accompany my shop, I will be ready to reopen come August.

It was no easy decision to put my Etsy shop on hold for a few months back in April.   I injured my arm and shoulder in December and had a fair amount of pain during the months following.   I finally resigned myself to my injury and decided that I had to step away from my shop.

Disappointing as it was, the little time out was truthfully beneficial.  Yes, the arm is feeling refreshed, but moreover that step away helped me to see that I needed to make some changes in the way I run my shop.  More on that later.

I am hoping to feature monthly  projects, pictures, tutorials and fun ideas for the American Girl dolls.  My dolls are very excited to be a part of this and cannot wait to get started!