Happy Birthday Girl

February 19, 2010 | Comment29 comments - join the party! |

One year ago this month, I put my first doll in my Etsy shop.
My, she has grown.

I am so excited to introduced my all gr
own up girl.

My doll grew from wanting to be able to make look alike dolls for my neices , to a full fledge passion. (read the story here if you like).

To celebrate her birthday,

and that I have over 100 fans now. I have a special giveaway. The giveaway is my way of saying THANKS to those you follow and leave me comments. It nice to have people encourage what you are doing. There are a lot of doll makers, and crafty people out there, so thanks for stopping by and thanks for sweet comments.

Photography is another passion of mine. A little fact you may not know, I teach photography.
I came across this little treasure, and it’s just for you.

For my readers, Just leave a comment below. Not a reader? There is a little follow button just to the right side, feel free to join in.

Giveaway will be open for one week, and winner will be chosen radomly via random.org.


29 comments - join the party!

that doll is amazing!!! i am so happy for you. it is so wonderful that your gift for your niece turned into something that you really excell at! your dolls are so beautiful!

hugs to you!

by Susan on February 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm. Reply #

I love what you create. Your dolls are lovely. And I enjoyed reading your "story". I'm about where you were more than a year ago…working on those unique pattern(s). It's nice and reassuring to see that you succeeded.

by bido on February 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm. Reply #

That lil beauty is gorgeous!!! Love her red lips. I am still drawn to your dolls…they are just so sweet. Not kooky, like many others. I love those too, but yours are just so sweet. I think I need a pal for Layla's Red Head!

by melifaif on February 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm. Reply #

Oh please please let me be the winner. That doll is beautiful! You are very clever and I just love your dolls.

by Polka Dot Daze on February 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm. Reply #

Just wanted to say Hi and congrats for the birthday girl! Iยดm sure sheยดs very happy where sheยดs at…
I love polaroids and I have not one but two of them (one of them the old old one that came with in rainbow colors)so donยดt sign me up for the giveaway, this is just to say hi!

by Patricia on February 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm. Reply #

Congratulations on your shop birthday!!! That is an exciting milestone! This doll is beautiful, as they always are! And that camera…*sigh*….what could be better than an old Polaroid? Nothing. That's what.

by Jingle on February 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm. Reply #

congratulations!!! so happy for you!

by cArLa on February 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm. Reply #

Im a follower! I love the doll, Im going to have to check out your store when my nieces birthday comes around

by Laurnie on February 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm. Reply #

i do love your dolls!
and i'm so excited to look back and read your story!
and yes, i love polaroids!
happy birthday and congrats on 109 followers!
happy weekend!

by Kassi on February 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm. Reply #

happy happy birthday for her and you together!
she is beautifull!
and its great that things are going well in your business
thanks for the grat giveawy
im from israel so i am intering only if its ok with you to have some one international enter your giveaway

by carmel on February 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm. Reply #

Congratulations! Your doll is really cute and I love her shoes
paula_lemos at vodafone pt

by paula_lemos on February 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm. Reply #

Happy Etsy Birthday to you ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your dolls and your crowns. I seriously can't wait to see what you create for the Alice swap! How wonderful that something so personal became what it is today.

by Carmen on February 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm. Reply #

your dolls are really beautiful. And from many shed tears… look where you are. It's really inspiring!

CONGRATS to your 100!!! and growing.


by Micaela on February 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm. Reply #

happy etsy birthday! this is so fantastic for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

by amy lapi on February 20, 2010 at 1:23 am. Reply #

happy happy shop birthday and all good wishes to Rice Babies ETSY! Your dolls are fabulous!

by Christy on February 20, 2010 at 2:52 am. Reply #

i love you kellie! you're my favourite etsy mama!! can you make one that looks like me ๐Ÿ˜‰ congratulations gilr! you deserve such success and happiness ๐Ÿ™‚

by Little Trends on February 20, 2010 at 4:03 am. Reply #

Your doll is the cutest! Love the birthday cake too ๐Ÿ™‚

You know my grandma used to buy me and my brothers polaroid cameras every year for Christmas when I was younger. We were so spoiled with them we threw them away when we were done taking photos. Of course the cameras were way cheap back then. I can't belive I don't have a single one left after all those gifts!

by Fallon on February 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm. Reply #

Happy Etsy-versary!

Your doll is just beautiful. I love the little details you have put on her from the strap on her shoes to her gorgeously embroidered face!

by Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys on February 21, 2010 at 5:23 am. Reply #

I just came our of lurker-dom to wish you Congratulations!

by melissa on February 21, 2010 at 8:23 am. Reply #

Love her embroidered lips! Congratulations on the shop. I am off to read your "story".

by Kristi on February 21, 2010 at 10:23 am. Reply #

I LOVE your little doll! I have just started attempting to do dolls and the face is so important! Yours are so cute.

by Patti on February 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm. Reply #

What a great giveaway!! Lola is beautiful! You know I must have her know and add her to my collection….!! Great Job Kellie! =)

by Thuy on February 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm. Reply #

Here's to your 100, may they be many many more to come!

by The Little Fox on February 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm. Reply #

i knew your shop and dolls would be a huge success. you deserve it.

by jozen on February 22, 2010 at 1:26 am. Reply #

Happy Birthday! your craftiness is just too cute and definitely inspiring

by jOi-C on February 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm. Reply #

Okay, well apparently I hadn't clicked the "follow" button before (I'm bad about doing that), but now I'm an official follower according to blogger!

This is an amazing giveaway, and I hope I win ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your dolls are beautiful, and I love your blog!

by danielle and dinosaur toes on February 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm. Reply #

Congrats! Your dolls are lovely! And I am so happy I discovered your blog and became a follower. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Irit on February 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm. Reply #

WOW! I love your dolls and your story. ๐Ÿ™‚ My son just bought a Polaroid camera at the Thrift Store and is desperately trying to find where to purchase film for it. Can you suggest some online resources for him? Your shop is great! Congratulations on your anniversary/birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ blessings, Gypsy


by Cobaltgypsy on February 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm. Reply #

i love your creations! i'm so glad you can post them for the world to see. my gosh its so ironic because i've been dying for a polaroid camera. dying!!! and my gosh your doll is so inspired, unique and gorgeous.


by PetSugar on February 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm. Reply #