Monday, January 27, 2014

--looking back and forward.

It's almost February and I look back at 2013.
Crazy busy. Stressful. Too full. Exhausting.  A big fat mess.

I'm still sitting too close to the end to see the far bigger picture of it all. 
I KNOW there is a far bigger picture.  I know that in Christ there is always a season of growth... and often, growth hurts.  Feels like a bit of a shambles....ashes in the mouth.

It's hard sitting in a position that everyone can see the pile of shambles your really in...

When you fail and fall flat on your face....

Everyone standing around watching. Some use words that hurt, cut deep because they are true.

But it's then that you look up...
There is always Hope and Redemption in Christ.
He is your defender and He will make beauty from the pile of shambled ashes. 

As I look out my morning window, the sun rises. 
The sky filled with His splendor...a brand new day! 

2014 is brand new! Full of His mercy and grace!  So I put off the old and I'm putting on the new!
A newness in Christ.  A refilling of His Spirit!  Not afraid of what has been or what's to come...

My heart has always been to glorify Christ.  It's only through abiding in Him that I can really do that.


I would like to thank all those who purchased a Baby be Blessed doll.
Last year was a bit of a shambles...and some in part, because I overcommitted myself. 

But today is a new day.  2014 a new year! 

This year holds changes {and I'm not even sure what those are yet} but I look forward to each one!

Thank you for your love and patience!

Here's to a brand new year filled with spreading His doll at a time!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

So, it's Thursday and I'm thinking of following the #ThrowbackThursday trend for a while + take a look back through some older photo's!

Can you believe that this photo was sent in 6 years ago?!

Here is precious Skyler in 2008.

I bet he doesn't squeeze his doll like that anymore...but what a sweet moment captured forever!   XOXO

They grow up so fast!  Cherish today!!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Something NEW! --Personalize your own finished doll!

It's been a while since we've surprised you with something new so I'm excited to share this new idea!!!!

How about personalizing your very own doll?!

Months back (and I get asked the question A LOT), Lori and I were talking about a way we could personalize dolls AFTER they have been sewn together.  The only way to add a scripture patch after the doll has been put together is to quilt or whipstitch the patch to the top of the belly of a doll...which you can do, but it doesn't look as clean as using the machine.  So after thinking over different options we came up with the idea of using a fabric marker!  Simple but GENIUS!! 

Fabric markers have come a LONG way.  They come in a variety of colors and also in different size tips --fine point is my favorite. 

The original concerns I had was about the ink being waterproof and the marker not bleeding in the fabric.  I was excited to discover that certain brands are available to be heat set with an iron and I did not have an issue with bleeding (unless I held the marker still in one spot).  Writting the name was very easy and looked very clean!    Isn't that awesome!!

So over the next few weeks I will slowly introduce these dolls in the Finished Category of our website.   The fabric markers --will NOT be included-- with the purchase of the doll but I will add in the listing which brand of fabric marker worked best for me. 

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

This will not replace our Personalized Dolls (the carts WILL re-open =) but I think this might be a special alternative to add a special touch to a finished doll.

How sweet would it be if your child wrote their own name on their doll?!! Or a name with a hand drawn heart from Mommy or Grandma --SO FUN!!  It's all up to you!

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Just a side note: We are not responsible for any errors or mishaps such as marker malfunctions, typo's, bleeding or any other issues that could arise as you personalize your doll. I will however include a fabric patch scrap so you can practice with your fabric marker before you use it on your actual doll. --Thank you!!!!  XOXO

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Too Cute Tuesday!


This is Meredith with her "Little Meredith". She loves sleeping with her at night!! I know you really can't see my daughter's face, but the doll looked like she was posing. I had to snap a quick picture!

Thanks for your ministry!



{So Sweet!} THANKS BETH!!
--If you have a photo YOU would like to share for Too Cute Tuesday, please email them to!  XOXO

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Right this moment....

Forget about what’s happened;
don’t keep going over old history.

Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.

It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?

There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
~ Isaiah 43:19, MSG

post signatureGod's into doing new things in 2014!  --Be alert, be's BURSTING out!  XOXO