To welcome in the new decade, I’m having a sale! For one week only, save 20% off select items in my Etsy shop, including dresses, calendars, petit point pillows, and more. Start shopping Here
It’s hard to believe, but this morning I made my 1,000th Etsy sale.
To celebrate, I’m offering 10% off anything in my Etsy shop when you use the coupon code SALE4U.
I first opened my Etsy shop, Hankie Chic, in the spring of 2013. I’d been making doll dresses and posting pictures on Pinterest for about a year when author Cheryl St. John messaged me and asked to buy a dress she’d seen on Pinterest. I’d honestly thought about setting up an Etsy shop for a while, but this was the kickstart I needed to actually do it.
In the six and a half years since I opened my shop, I’ve made new friends, attended Barbie conventions, acquired a bunch of dolls, and learned how to make all sorts of 1:6 scale miniatures to enhance my photos. And I’ve received so much support, advice, and inspiration from my customers, Etsy colleagues, bloggers, and fellow doll dress designers. I can never thank you all enough.
A special thank you to Rebecca Berry, who first featured an interview with me on her wonderful blog, https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com, a few weeks after I opened my shop. That interview really launched my shop … I think I sold something like 24 dresses in 24 hours because of Rebecca’s endorsement.
And thank you, Cheryl, for purchasing that first dress.
This is a custom order, so it’s already spoken for. The dress is made from a green linen hankie, and the waistband and side drape are made from amethyst dupioni silk.
An Etsy friend sent me this hankie in lovely shades of red and pink along with my last order of embroidered hankies. It had a tiny hole in one spot, so she couldn’t sell it, but she thought I could work around it. I knew I wanted to show off the angular lines without breaking them up too much, so I opted for a simple sheath with portrait collar. The belt, brooch, and hat are included, of course. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Did you spot my new lamp in the background? I’m trying to come up with workshop ideas for the next GAW Barbie convention. The lamp even lights up, although it’s hard to tell in this photo because of the photography lights I use.
EBay seller Dolls-in-Reverse is at it again. Today she listed two more OOAK repaint/reroot dolls. Here are a couple photos. Looks like these are both curvy Barbies. So cute. She really has a gift. Someone please snap them up so I’m not tempted.
I had a request for photos of some of my round hankies. So here are 22 of the round hankies in my collection. This is not all of them … but a good portion.
For unto us a child is born … the best Christmas gift of all. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.