Monday, November 30, 2009

Help Me - I am Blog Obsessed!!!

I have not been able to do much lately and have been doing little more than surfing on my computer.  I am amazed at the blog stuff out there.  There is a universe of information, graphics, opinions, links and so much more and the best thing is that it is all FREE!!

The hard part is not saving it all and trying to get off the computer.  I have become obsessed with blog freebies like backgrounds and headers and soooo many gadgets.  I just cannot believe the coolness of these things and more, that their creators give them away freely and generously.  Some favorites that you may want to check out are listed below.  If you make anything, have a child, just want to blog about anything, you will find something you love on these pages.  Be careful though - you may get hooked like me and it is so hard to stop!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall is A Time to Celebrate!

I just LOVE Fall and I can't really believe it is here again!!  So many fun things go on during this time of the year and it is always so exciting!!!  Like the colorful leaves from the trees, ideas for new projects just waft through my brain.  If only I could materialize all of them, or at least some!  For me that is one of my favorite things to do - dream about all sorts of things that I could create!!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to recognize a very special lady - Vick Riley with  She is a breast cancer survivor and so much more.  Vicki works tirelessly to help others in any way that she can.  She donates patterns, materials, as well as profits from the sale of some of her patterns and way to much more to mention here.  If you are fortunate enough to know Vicki, then you will know what a huge heart she has!!  All of us in the DinkyBaby Yahoo Group would like to pay special recognition to her this month and hope you will too.  Stop by the DinkyBaby Fan page and leave a message for Vicki - she would love to hear from you all!  We can't thank her enough for all her support and generosity as well as sharing her secrets and knowledge!!

November is Prematurity Awareness Month for the March of Dimes and so fitting that we also recognize Vicki during November.  Vicki created a special pattern for us to honor preemies and she donates a portion of the profits for each of these patterns.  She also donated her prototype "Teenee Preemee" doll to SC Chapter of the March of Dimes and they use her in their teaching programs.  You can find kits for this doll on Vicki's web site at as well as a downloadable version of the pattern at

 Help us recognize Vicki and thank her for all of her efforts as well as recognizing her for all she does for those in need!!  Send her a shout on the DinkyBaby FaceBook Fan page, purchase a pattern and let her know we appreciate her, or just visit her blog and leave her a note.  Fall is our time to appreciate Vicki Riley and!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Exciting News..........

This is Riley - probably one of my most prized posessions and he is a 14 inch DinkyBaby!  He was a gift to me from Vicki Riley and she created and made him herself.  He is a "real" boy and he is helping me get ready for some exciting news about our relationship with DinkyBaby!  We will be making an announcement soon!!

He is also pictured with a new set for fall - a punkin hat and booties along with a security blankie - made just to size for Dinkies his size.  This little set will be available soon to raise money for the March of Dimes.  Riley is pretty excited to be our model this year!  Be sure to watch for more items we will be adding to the site and also our exciting news!!!  Visit our site often at!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Emmie is Ready For Her Close-Up!

This is little Emmie - she has a very big smile on her face because she is complete and ready for a diaper and clothes! Emmie was created from a little 6 inch DinkyBaby pattern and she is ready to play. I am definitely not an expert at cloth sculpting but Emmie and Tico are helping me to learn. She is wearing a handmade pink cap covering her sweet little bald head. She is giving me all sorts of ideas for her clothing and she will be modeling them very soon. If you want to learn this type of cloth doll creation, DinkyBabies are a great place to start!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Said Stop Procrastinating!!!

How many times do I tell myself this - every day, every week.......but then I procrastinate!

Little Tico sits on my desk and while he has a very sweet face and hair, his hands and feet are not done and he is not dressed! He wants to play football but with claws for hands, it is hard to say the least. He keeps whispering to me that he is not the only one! There are patterns all around me and dolls that are cut out, one that is dirty and needs to be cleaned and new clothes made, and etc, etc. and on and on. They all speak to me and know that their day may never come if I don't get back to working on them.

I tell Tico it is too warm for his cute new hat and booties and so he takes off the hat and says he still can't hold the football and round and round we go. I tell him I am outing myself by showing my friends his pictures and possibly that will motivate me to finish him up. My health issues do slow me down and make me forget but......I still need to get something finished!!! It is good for me, good for Tico, and most of all will be good for the babies we try to help through the March of Dimes.

It is so true what they say about doing for others - when you are so consumed with your own personal issues, whatever they may be, the best cure is to focus on doing something for others!! Right now it is saving my sanity in so many ways - Tico would agree! Hut - Let's play ball!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Getting Ready for Prematurity Month!!!

November is Prematurity Month with the March of Dimes!

We are gearing up for a great month raising money for the March of Dimes in November. There are many activities planned to help ensure that all babies are born healthy. We have several listings online and our Web site is dedicated to helping babies through the March of Dimes. Please check it out at! Our Ebay listings are at

In our State of South Carolina the statistics are not good and nationwide they are very scary. We all need to work together to give all babies the 9 months they need!

Peristats for an Average Week on our State:

184 babies are born
33 babies are born
very preterm
121 babies are born
22 babies are born
If you have healthy children in your lives, donate in their honor!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm Back!

I'm Back! I finally decided today to put on my big girl panties and get back on the March of Dimes fundraising! I have been a little down and out and haven't accomplished much for the last month or so. Well no more - I have to put my best foot forward - albeit a little wobbly at times. I have materials all around me and a small little room to work in - all I have to do is get motivated.

I have several partners in crime and they create dolls, patterns, etc. to help with not just this effort but also several others. Creating for a cause is our goal and our passion. Check us out at and see what we have been doing. Our babies Help us Help Babies! A portion of everything we do goes to the March of Dimes!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

We only have one week left to raise money for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies!! This little cutie was designed by Vicki Riley of Vicki graciously donated her and she is our model for the Prematurity Project and she travels with the March of Dimes here in South Carolina to give others an idea of how small a preemie is. Also thanks to Vicki, a portion of every purchase of this pattern or kit will be donated to the March of Dimes. This is an ongoing project for us but we would love to increase our total for the Walk for Babies which ends on 4/25/09. Please consider helping out! If you have a child in your life or your family or friends have been touched by prematurity, please make a donation. Just click on the MOD link on the right. It is tax deductible and very easy to do. Any amount is appreciated!! Help us continue to Help Babies!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Walk for Babies ~ March of Dimes

We are so excited - it is that time of year - time for the March for Babies! See the link below:
March of Dimes
Please join us in working to support the Prematurity Project through the March of Dimes! This is so important, especially in the economic times we find ourselves in now. So many new moms don't have insurance or good prenatal care which is the best assurance for a healthy baby! We will be loading new dolls to our site to sell for the benefit of this fundraiser - please check back often and help us help babies! They are the key to our future.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We're Moving!

We will be moving the Miss Myrtles site in the next few days. Due to the fact that both my husband and I were unemployed for the last 3 months, we are finding it necessary to cut every corner possible. I am sure lots of others are in the same boat. Anyway - we will be combining all 3 of our Web sites in one place. We will still be raising money for the March of Dimes and the Prematurity Project, we will just be doing it under our WordLee web site. The site should automatically send all visitors to that site within a couple of days. We have some exciting dolls to sell for the cause and should have them loaded soon!! Check back often to see what we have. Let us know your thoughts about the new site - it is under construction now.