Wednesday, October 31, 2012

halloween dolls!

do you get involved with halloween? or do you light party it out?
in some ways i think it'd be rather fun to dress up and hang out with your neighbourhood every year on Oct 31st. but, mostly i'm relieved i don't have the insane stress of finding 7 different costumes every year on Oct 31st! ha. (phew!)

anyway, i made these dolls - mostly for fun, but also to help cover airfares for me and the kiddos to visit my sister - at exactly the opposite end of NZ - later this month.

they're available via a 3-day silent auction. that's where you email me an offer (tinyeyesnz(at) and on Saturday 3rd November the highest bidder wins. more details at my facebook page. me and the kiddos will be so grateful for any offers.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

oh hai!

there is SO much to say, and catch up on, but blogger is being such a brat to me since we've been up north again and i'm not really sure why....
we have been back up north for over 4 weeks now! it is all so familiar, but very different this time too (ie, we're living in a house, not a shed!) hopefully my blogger/photos issue will resolve (if i ignore it long enough?) and i can share some our happenings and doings.

for now, check out this blog post that totally made me cry.
(it's my MAMA! and her HOME! and her GARDEN! and her awesome QUILTING skills!)
thanks for sharing the link, Julie x

Friday, October 19, 2012


check out the view every morning from my kitchen window.
and want to know something else that is mega-cool?
there haven't been two sunrises the same, so far.

it's like sunrises are equivalent to fingerprints, for God.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dee*Luxe Dolls *LAUNCH* & *GIVEAWAY*

it's finally happening!!!

I am so excited and relieved to announce that after teasing you with previews for the last nine months, my Dee*Luxe Tiny Eyes dolls will FINALLY be launched on Thursday 1st November, 2012 and available for purchase from my Tiny Eyes Felt shop.
As a way of saying THANK YOU to everyone who has supported, encouraged and followed along on my Facebook page, I will be giving one of my very favourite Dee*Luxe Dolls away.

Giveaway Details
1. Give away is open from Wednesday, 17th October 2012 until midnight (NZST) Friday 30th November , 2012. Winners will be notified by email and announced on Saturday the 3rd of December.
2. Open internationally.
3. Your first entry is gained by commenting on this post (you do not need to be a follower of this blog, but I would genuinely appreciate your promotional assistance via social media)
3. All extra entries are gained by sharing the above image via blog, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest (one extra entry per share) accompanied with a link back to this page.
Each extra entry MUST be made by an additional comment.
4.  Please be sure to provide an email address so I am able to contact you.

(i have to apologise for the crude layout of this post. blogger is NOT being kind to me these days at all)

Thursday, October 11, 2012


we've been back up north - and without internet - for two weeks now.
today is my first chance to post and blogger is being extremely uncooperative but i really just wanted to pop in and say "hi!" and...I MISS YOU!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

get stuffed!

I’m just going to be honest here and let you know I want you to get stuffed. I’m serious! You guys have all been so supportive and encouraging that I think it’s time YOU had a chance to Get Stuffed (…in a good way)! 

If you’ve been following along via Instagram you will have seen the sneak peeks of what my Dee*Luxe dolls are wearing. (I have had the best fun dressing vicariously through these dolls!)  BUT…I have one more Dee*Luxe Doll to make and, as a way of acknowledging your support, I want her to be wearing YOUR outfit.

Here’s how: post a picture of you wearing your favourite outfit to the Tiny Eyes Facebook wall and the outfit with most likes and/or my personal preference will be made into a Dee*Luxe Doll and sold during November along with the rest of the Dee*Luxe range.(The winner will have first option on purchase, of course)

You have until midday next Wednesday 17th October.
The winning outfit will be announced sometime that afternoon (hopefully!). Ready, go!

Monday, October 1, 2012

{sawyer's seat} 7 months

does this make my muscles look big?
ha ha haaa, i'm hilarious.
seriously, hysterical.
such busy, grabbing hands.
two (sharp!) teeth.
and shining blue eyes.

my seven month babe.