Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Not sure this ghostie will be in the shop because unfortunately I didn't get her done in time for Halloween arrival.  But I thought I would share her with you anyway.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Give Away Time!

Hi everyone!

It has been a long time since I did a give away and I have decided to do one now for a couple of reasons. One reason is that I am trying to boost my likes on Facebook (help me reach 1000!) as well as increase my overall shop awareness.  The other reason is that the BeBes are finally settling in in Mexico but I am unsure of the best shipping options for future orders.  There are only two options I am looking at; Fedex and Mexico's regular mail.  Like the US, Fedex is about 2-3 times more expensive compared to regular mail, but from what I am told is much more reliable than Mexico's government mail system.  I want to give my customers the best price, but of course I also want to make sure the dolly arrives in a timely fashion (or arrives at all).  So I have decided to send two "practice" packages, one via Fedex and one via regular mail.  I am going to see what the best price and shipping time is.  This give away will be sent Fedex.  

What are you entering for you ask?  Well because it is nearly Halloween I have decided to offer you a cute and spooky Vampire BeBe Bundle!

This little Bundle BeBe is made from cotton and flannel fabric.  My dolls are all recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Now the details and how to enter.  There are several different ways you can enter and the more things you do the more entries you receive.  Here's how:

1.  Comment on this post for 1 entry.
2.  Post this give away on your blog for 2 entries.
3.  Like BeBe Babies and Friends on Facebook for 3 entries.
4.  Post this give away on your Facebook page for 4 entries.
5.  Favorite the BeBe Babies and Friends shop on Etsy for 2 entries.
6.  Visit the BeBe Babies and Friends shop on Etsy and tell me which item you like the best for 4 entries.  (Post your favorite in the comments section here).
7.  Email me at and join my mailing list for 2 entries.  You will only receive one email per month with the most current BeBe Baby news.

Comment on this post and let me know all of the things you have done so I can calculate your correct amount of entries.  This give away will run until Sunday, September 20th.  I will draw the name on Monday and send the Vampire BeBe out at that time.  Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for helping me!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The BeBes are Finally Moving to Mexico

Hello everyone!  I am sitting in the San Francisco airport waiting for my flight to Mexico.  I have a 6 hour layover so I thought it would be a great time to fill you all in on the recent BeBe Babies news.  I spent 6 months in Mexico looking for a job and setting myself up and now I am returning after a two and a half week visit home.  Unfortunately it is very difficult to find supplies for BeBe making in Mexico but I'm making some headway there.  Mexico has very large and wonderful fabric shops but it seems they only stock utilitarian supplies (think curtains, table clothes and uniforms) and not a lot for the crafter.  I can not find wool felt, fabric pens, weighting materials, bulk stuffing, jointing supplies, etc but I will keep looking.  I am trying to avoid ordering too many supplies  from the US because I do not want to drive up my dolls prices.  I do have a sewing machine there and the rest of my supplies are packed securely in my luggage as we speak, so hopefully they last a while.  

OOAK Fern is available in the shop here.

I am now the proud owner of a Mexican visa and I have a great new job teaching English at a wonderful school in Mexico.  I have a one way ticket and no immediate plans to return to the US.  What that means for BeBe Babies is that going forward all BeBes will be made and shipped from Mexico.  What is currently listed in my shop is available and will be shipped from the US by my Mom.  I will be opening a new Etsy shop in Mexico that will have correct shipping and retail prices.  I am still unsure how this will effect my customers regarding prices, but I promise to bring you my creations at the lowest possible price, as always.  

OOAK Mindy is available here.

Shipping time will increase greatly as well so if you are interested in Christmas shopping you will need to let me know well in advance to make sure the dolls arrive in time for the holiday.  Most likely I will be unable to accommodate last minute Christmas shoppers.  This makes me very sad but it is the way it is I suppose.  Once the shop is open in Mexico I will let you know right away.

OOAK Holly Hobbie inspired doll- Custom Order

I hope that if you are looking for a special Christmas dolly you can find a large selection in my shop now.  There are several Soft Hearts, Pets, Bundle BeBes, Sweeties and finally some new Cuddle BeBes.  Here's a look.

I would like to share one last custom order that was a new design for me.  A customer requested this giant BeBe Pet bear to have arms and legs like my regular BeBes.  I love how he came out so much that I think I will be making more.  What do you think?

Well I think that is enough sharing.  As always you can find all my creations, including custom orders, in my Flickr album.  Thank you all for your continued support.