Friday, April 27, 2012

...a new delivery...

Good morning to all!! I just opened up a new package that arrived on my doorstep yesterday from Karyn in Colorado, what wonderful little gals. I have been meaning to write about how much I appreciate that some of you have reduced the pattern size so that the dolls are smaller. A GIANT thank-you on that account.
It's funny, when Lucy contacted me over a year ago and asked if she could make a pattern that could then be published in sewnews, I just said, "sure, that'd be great". eh' and that was that...but then she ACTUALLY came back with a pattern, and it was fantastic. It met all the specs, cute as could be and user-friendly. Wonderful! Sure!
Now, I have to admit that behind the scenes, I'm encouraged, but, once again, eh' people have asked before, and I've gotten a couple of, I naively thought, eh' It will be nice to have our project written up again and receive a few of these dolls....oooooohhhhhh, how naive I was!!!
Facts are, I have received HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of these wonderful dolls.
40 Comfort Dolls from Karyn of Firestone Colorado

That's is why the request for reducing the pattern size to 75% or smaller if you like. I'm able to combine the sizes in my packaging which keeps the weight of the package 13 0z or less, which greatly reduces the postage.

So, thank you, thank you all!!! for helping me remedy my postal conundrum!!
Smiles to All,


  1. I just saw this blog for the first time and I absolutely love it! My mind is already churning as to what craft supplies I have sitting around here that could be made into dolls.

    I hesitate to comment on this next part, but I decided that I am going to, as your project seems so very important. On your Doll Card, there is a typo. I don't know if it is on the one you send out or not, but it is on here and correcting it would make it read much smoother.
    "Like me, your are unique, worthy, beautiful and deserve..."
    The 'your' should be you.
    I promise, I am not trying to be nit-picky at all, but a help. At that point in reading the card, I stumbled and my thoughts stopped and focused on the typo, completely forgetting what the remainder of the card said. It may not seem like much, but it is unbelievable at how something so tiny can really hinder something.

    Congratulations on such a great project that I am sure is a comforting blessing to many, many people! I look forward to coming back to visit often, and hope that I can get some dolls made, too.

  2. I have a question. I see that most of the dolls are sewn. Can the dolls be knitted?

  3. Anna, how wonderful you are!! Thank you for the proof reading, rest assured that I had noticed it on the actual card and made the change. Thank you for sticking your neck out and helping me. In answer to your knitting question, yes...knit away!! There is no "right" way to make a comfort doll, I do ask that they be no larger than 6", smaller if possible (it helps save on postage) So, let that imagination soar!! I look forward to seeing your dolls. And once again, thank you for your help!! Smiles to you, Brenda

  4. I just went and re-read the cards...SHOOT!!! There it is ARRGHH!!! so now even MORE of a thanks!!! (I must have corrected a different "you"....Smiles again, Anna!! Brenda

  5. You are very welcome! So glad I could help out already.
    I am somewhat of a knitaholic and I have loads of "small amounts" of yarn laying around here. I had recently found a small knitted doll pattern that I liked, got it out, made a couple changes to fit the purpose, knitted it up, and it came out to be exactly 6-inches. After I get through my hectic weekend, I will knit another one up, find out how to show you a pic of it, and see if it will work okay. I am so anxious to get some made, now.