When I was in Connecticut during the first half of this month, Bruce and I stopped at a Barnes & Noble (long-time readers might remember that I used to work for B&N). We love to have regular “coffee dates” there, whether we’re here at home or on the road. Anyway, I wandered over to the Craft/Needle Arts section, and the most glorious, colorful book was on display and caught my eye IMMEDIATELY. It was this delightful gem, and I bought it on the spot.
All my life I have collected and adored hankies. All my life I have had and adored (and gave birth to a daughter who had and adored) fashion-sized (“Barbie”) dolls. I sewed clothes for the dolls as a child, as a mother, and in between as a crafter before my daughter was born.
But never had I seen or created anything so beautiful as Marsha Greenberg’s Hankie Couture!
I was smitten! I read the book cover to cover, visited the Hankie Couture website, watched the video and visited her Ebay Boutique. I ordered one of Marsha’s lovely dolls that she had custom made to her specifications, and it arrived so quickly I couldn’t believe it!! The doll is of high quality. And look at the beautiful face! This is no cheap-looking doll; Marsha has created quality down to the roots of the doll’s lustrous hair!
My dear doll arrived naked, of course. For modesty’s sake (not that THAT is a big issue here) I have pictured her semi-clothed in a couple of the hankies that I will be giving away. But I am getting ahead of myself. ..
So, I plan to make my doll a
NAME THAT DOLL CONTEST!
To enter, just leave me a comment ON THIS POST with your suggestion(s) for a doll name. That’s it! Let`s limit it to 3 name suggestions per person. Of course, while you’re at it, you can visit the links to Hankie Couture the website (or go directly to Amazon and buy the book, LOL!!) and let me know what you think about them!
Here is what I am offering to the commenter whose suggested name is chosen; eight vintage hankies from my collection, two of which have already been modeled for you by The Doll With No Name.
Let’s run this contest for a week, so please comment ON THIS POST by Friday, May 6, 2011. The winner will be selected solely on the doll`s name I choose. :-) So you can tell your friends about it and it won’t affect your chances of winning, LOL!
As far as names go, I would like something traditional or classic or old-fashioned, just not cutesy (like “Barbie” or “Tiffany”) .
And here’s a heads-up. Once this contest is over, there will be ANOTHER giveaway the following week. It will be a bit more involved than this one, but a SUPER prize awaits! Marsha and I have struck up a friendship, and I have to tell you how delightful and sweet she is! We have cooked up some fun for you! Stay tuned because you won’t want to miss it!