Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day!

In honor of the upcoming holiday, which I'm personally excited about as this will be my SECOND official Mother's Day, I've marked down most of my pillows by 20%. So please remember to check them out, and place your orders so I can have them to you by Mother's Day!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Events, changes, etc

So I'd like to start off with a blatant advertisement for another blog I'm working on (one I post on much more often than here!)

It's a geekery blog. It started out as an Etsy geekery blog, but recently it expanded to include all things geekery. So if you're into tech gadgets, music, geeky movies, anime, or anything else remotely nerdy, this is your place to be! SO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! :)

As for events, so far we haven't seemed to find out niche. The last event we did make a few sales, but still not enough to cover booth. So far, the events we've been to haven't really been events where people come looking for handcrafted items, and they're not interested in paying handcrafted prices. So still the search continues.

A friend recently mentioned to me that there is a flea market in the Valley (SFV) that people come to specifically to look for handcrafted nicknacks, so we'll be looking into that very shortly. Hopefully we'll have some success there!

Our next event is the Ventura Battle for the Coast--it's a roller derby championship event, and looks to be a lot of fun!

And finally, I would like to note that we're going to be selling items from Yreka Soap Company. They've got amazing old fashioned cold process soaps, balms, bath fizzies, and lotions that are just FANTASTIC! You can find them at or I hope you love her stuff as much as I do--I have tons of it at home!

Anyway, these are the notes I wanted to make to you guys, hopefully I'll be getting on this blog again soon!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Well folks, tomorrow's the big day! Paradise Valley's Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA!

We're coming stocked with plenty of bunnies, duckies, and butterflies, ripe for the picking! Hope the Easter Bunny swings by and drops some Easter chocolate our way. ;)

Have a great holiday folks, enjoy your time with your families, and make tomorrow a great day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Upcoming events, new items, oh joy!

Okay, sorry for the delay, but here's an update.

We WILL be in the Battle for the Coast, so the new event list is as follows:

Paradise Valley Easter Eggstravaganza
Camarillo, CA 4/23 (that's this weekend!)

Ventura Battle for the Coast
Ventura Fairgrounds, Santa Cruz Building 5/14 & 15

Simi Valley Cajun Festival
Rancho Santa Susana Park, Simi Valley, CA 5/28 & 29

I'm also applying for the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival, the Oxnard Fireworks by the Sea 4th of July, the Ventura County Fair in August, and the Abbott Kinney Festival in Venice in September. Be on the lookout for us!!!

Also, please remember to check out the shop on etsy:, as we've added several new items, and more are on their way! Remember, Mother's Day is coming up, and so is Father's Day! I may be putting up a pillow with a necktie, so keep looking! ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Upcoming Events

Hello followers!!!

So sorry for the lag in posting, there's been SO MUCH to do! Mr. Dummy fans, I am very pleased to announce the first 3 events we will be attending as vendors, so be there or be square!

Simi Valley Community Craft Fair 4/9
This is THIS WEEKEND! Admission is free, it's at Rancho Madera in Wood Ranch. I really hope to see some friendly faces there!

Camarillo Easter Eggstravaganza 4/23
This is a HUGE Easter event, with egg hunts EVERY 15 MINUTES! Bring your kids! I will be bringing special Easter items to this event!

Simi Valley Cajun Festival 5/28-29
Memorial Day Weekend. I will be bringing special Mardi Gras and Memorial Day  themed items to this event EXCLUSIVELY! That means you can't get them online!!! Don't miss out guys!

I have also applied for the Ventura Battle for the Coast Roller Derby event on May 14 and 15, still waiting to hear back. I WILL LET YOU GUYS KNOW AS SOON AS I KNOW!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Freebie offer!

I am now pleased to offer a FREE soothie doll to expectant mothers. :) Just send me a picture of your ultrasound and I'll send you a soothie for your little one!

Soothies are my special line of dolls which contain organic lavender or chamomile, especially to help little ones (or restless mommies) get to sleep at night! I still use the same gentle cotton and polyester plush, so no worrying about harsh or scratchy products!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

First Fair!

Mr. Dummy Dolls will be attending the Pleasant Valley Easter Eggstravaganza as a vendor on April 23, 2011. We will be bringing lots of Easter items, so if you're coming please be sure to look for us!!!

We will be applying for several other upcoming events, so please stay tuned for further postings on this subject. Possible upcoming events:

Simi Valley Community Street Fair
Simi Valley Cajun Festival
Ventura Earth Day
Ventura 4th of July
Santa Clarita Valley Street Fair

We'll post when we get confirmations!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shows and Festivals

So, after hearing I didn't get a job I'd spent several weeks trying to nab, I've decided to devote my full attention to Mr. Dummy Dolls. I'm bulking up my product line, adding some new different ideas, and trying to create a full shop. I'm adding soothie dolls (they'll be stuffed with lavender and chamomile), children's dolls, and character pillows. What's the whole point of this?

I want to get into craft shows and festivals. I'm not looking to win awards or anything like that--I'm just looking for events where I can sell my dolls. This will just be more or less local at first--I don't really want to go any farther than say, Santa Monica. Anything farther than that would require an overnight stay and a LONG drive. But hopefully, if I do well, I'll be able to do shows farther away and travel a little bit.

But please stay tuned for more information on if, when, and where! I hope to see you guys!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What about a Trade Show?

I keep seeing people in Etsy Chat complaining about how Etsy doesn't get enough exposure, and they could do with more of it to get sales. Well, the first key point I need to hit on is that Etsy's exposure is left up to us. That means, if we want publicity, we have to make it happen!

And on that note...

Why doesn't Etsy have a trade show? There are tons of trade shows that happen all the time across the US, and I'm sure in other countries as well. Why doesn't Etsy have one??? Because they LEAVE EXPOSURE UP TO US!!! So what if we took that a few steps further and created ourselves a trade show? Give us the exposure we deserve and need? It would be a lot of work, but I think if enough of us came together, we could make it happen!

Now, I know this would mean a lot of extra hours, days, months for a lot of you. But wouldn't it be worth it to have people notice us and come see our stuff? Come make the purchases we're working so hard to get??? Please, anyone who is interested--share this idea with as many people as you can!!! Someone needs to get the ball rolling on this! The more people we can get moving on it, trying to get ideas and information on what we need to do to go about this, the better! People, we're gonna need sponsors, permits, locations, rules and regulations. So please, if you want this to happen (and I'm sure you do) let's get going on it! Turn some heads onto the idea! Remember, this thing doesn't have to happen in just one place--we could have locations scattered across the country in trade centers, etc. so everyone can participate! And if you're in another country, don't be discouraged--we'll need the same things in your locations too! The more participation we have, the easier and more effective this will be!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My first blog!

Welcome to my first blog! Bear with me, I know it's a little scary for both of us... :)

So welcome welcome, this is where I'll hopefully get to talk a bit about my shop, and maybe get more in depth as time goes by. We'll see how it goes!

My name is Rosie, I make and sell humorous voodoo stress dolls and stuffed toys online. I just started this week on, but I already have 3 sales, and a couple of special requests we're trying to get worked out, so I think I'm off to a good start! Let's just hope it keeps going on in the same strain. This is my shop, please feel free to check it out and let me know what you think! I welcome your comments, as well as suggestions. If there's anything I don't have that you want to see, let me know!

Anyway, I'm a single mom, I quit my job a couple months ago because I hated it and I wanted to spend more time with my daughter. I'd been sitting at home doing nothing for about a month and a half and was bored out of my mind... My boyfriend had been coming home every night for weeks, depressed and exhausted because of his work (which he also detests--it's gotten pretty bad) and I came up with an idea. I decided to make him a little voodoo doll to keep on his desk and poke whenever he was feeling upset or stressed. Well, he loved it, and it's on his desk now! In fact, some of his coworkers requested some--I made someone a pink dinosaur and someone else a giraffe! The giraffe is currently full of pins with names taped to them!!! lol I feel like I'm off to a good start. Slow, but a good start.

Anyway, please check out my shop, hopefully something will catch your eye, and if it doesn't, maybe you'll give me a suggestion for a new item, or maybe a new item will appear that you DO like! Remember guys, purchases from my shop are what are going to keep me from having to go back to work--I'm a single mom and I want to be here for my little girl! So enjoy my shop, and please feel free to order if you like what you see!