Happy New Year everyone. I had such a wonderful holiday and met some really lovely people in South East Asia and if you would like to see photos from this holiday, I have shared some on my Facebook Page. I guess this is why it’s taking me a little while to get back into the swing of things. So I’ve decided to take a break from answering emails and write this blog.
I can’t believe how behind I am with sharing your gorgeous customer photos and comments, as you can see from my first photo, it’s from October last year!
Jean’s granddaughter received a cool Halloween surprise last year….
‘My Granddaughter holding her American Girl Doll wearing the pumpkin costume I made to surprise her for Halloween. Hadn’t sewn in 3 years. Your video explained every step slowly, patiently and clearly. It was so easy and quick to make and all the little tips and suggestions helped speed things up. Love this course and now ready to start sewing more clothes. Thank you so much. Jean’
What a cute photo, I wonder if Jean’s granddaughter got extra sweets for her pumpkin friend?
The next paragraph is an email that I received from Mary and although she didn’t send me any photos, I really wanted to share her excitement with you.
‘Thank you so much for emailing me about the password. I have been in my sewing room ever since . I finished the American Girl Summer dress already! I was very intimidated before I found your patterns and videos to even attempt a dress for a doll. I am so excited and pleased with how professional my dress turned out. Your videos are fantastic and very easy to follow. I am definitely buying more. I sent your link to a friend also, I know she will be as thrilled as I am. My granddaughters are going to be so happy this Christmas when I give them all of the clothes for their dolls I plan on making. Thank you again, Mary. ‘
Thanks so much for sharing this Mary and now that Christmas is over, I hope you will send me some photos of all the gorgeous outfits you made so that I can share them in my next Share and Tell blog.
Marilynn has done a fantastic job sewing my Funky Fur pattern and the beanie made from my Free Beanie Pattern looks really cool when matched with the Funky Fur. In fact, it probably works better when your doll has lots of hair like this one does.
‘Hi Rosie. I am having so much fun sewing doll clothes since I came across your website and started using your patterns and video tutorials. I’ve been making doll clothes for a doll that I’m giving my granddaughter for Christmas. I can hardly wait to see her reaction to all of the clothes that the doll will have.
I’ve been sewing for years but find myself using your video tutorials a lot. A person is never too old to learn!
Attached are a couple of photos of my doll wearing the winter outfit that I made. I also made the beanie which is so fun and easy to do. This outfit is perfect for the cold Canadian winters that we have. Thank you so much for your website and the help and joy that you’ve brought into my life. My sewing room has always been my “happy place” and it’s gotten even happier since I’ve started sewing doll clothes.
It’s wonderful to hear you’re enjoying your ‘happy place’ a little more now and I look forward to receiving more photos in the future.
Again, the following is an email that I received and although there are no photos it tells about Cheryl’s sewing experiences with her granddaughter and I just had to share it because I get goosebumps when I hear how my videos are helping young children to learn the wonderful craft of sewing and creating happy memories for both grandmother and granddaughter (smiley face).
‘Dear Rosie, I just wanted to say “Thank you” not only for great products but for being such a genuinely wonderful person. My 8 year-old granddaughter Lucy, is so excited to watch your videos. She and her dolls (AG and Cabbage Patch) are attached at the hip, and she has plans for closets-full of new clothes for them. (I just taught her how to use a sewing machine on Sunday and she has already completed her first project – after only 2 hours!) Her birthday is November 21st and my gift to her will be your DVDs, a gift certificate to a nearby fabric store and free access to my sewing machine whenever she likes. My husband is a sewing machine technician at the nicest fabric store in our area (near Washington DC, USA), so he will be watching for a machine for Lucy, as well. You have helped launch a new seamstress-for-life and I just know she will treasure her Rosie projects for years. Thank you again. With much appreciation and very best regards, Cheryl’
I can’t wait for an update on how Lucy is progressing with her sewing.
And finally, Louise was having a little trouble downloading her new pattern but after a quick phone call, we got her pattern downloaded and she was able to make this cute winter pyjama set and she even added some lace to the hem of the sleeves and pants. Awesome job Lousie!
‘Love the pattern and video – Louise’
Well, thanks again to everyone who has sent me photos of their doll clothes creations and shared their experiences, it’s always wonderful to receive these emails.
Well, I guess it’s time to get back to answering emails and sewing for all the orders that came in while I was away. Then I can get started on some new patterns while Brad works on some of the exciting changes we have planned for the website.