I've known Ruth online now for about 2yrs, and she is a wonderful lady. She is a SAHM to two boys and expecting her first little girl later this month. I kind of look up to her with how she makes all this cute stuff! Here is a little bit about her Hyena Cart store Daffodil Dolls:
"Daffodil Dolls provides quality, affordable, handmade doll clothes and accessories. I began making doll clothes shortly after I received my first American Girl doll as a birthday gift. We didn’t have a lot of extra money to buy a bunch of clothes for my dolls so my mom taught me to sew. After my mom passed away from breast cancer sewing became a very special hobby for me and my store is named after one of my mom's favorite flowers. Now almost 20 years after making my first doll dress I still love sewing doll clothes. When I became a stay-at-home mom I turned my hobby into a small business. It is my desire to provide handmade doll clothes at reasonable prices so that anyone can enjoy having a fun wardrobe for their dolls.
I have try to provide outfits that will fit a wide variety of dolls. I personally own 18" American Girl dolls, and 15" Bitty Baby dolls so I know the clothes will fit those specific dolls. While I cannot guarantee how they will fit every type of doll many of my outfits will also fit Waldorf dolls and a variety of stuffed animals. I am always happy to provide the measurements of my outfits so you can check to see if they will work for your doll.
I also enjoy doing custom orders which include making outfits for boy dolls. I can also making matching child/doll outfits.
When necessary I recommend hand washing doll clothes in cool water with a mild detergent and laying them out to air dry."
Ruth was super sweet and even asked if she could send something for Seamus too to use on his stuffed animals. Seamus helped pick out the shirt for one of his animals and he loved being able to do that. It didn't take long at all to get the clothes, and when I did I was shocked to see that a couple of the items had only been made days before! Ruth has these super cute tags that she sews into the clothes and dates them so you know when they were made. The shirts and dresses close with aplix. I love the aplix on them because its easier for the kids to get them on and off with out having to mess with hooks or snaps. The bottoms are elastic waisted and super easy to pull on and off.
Seamus was super excited to get something for his animals, but ended up taking Kieran's bear (standard Build a Bear bear) to play with. He got the shirt on super easy and thought it was funny he could dress the bear. The pants he had a little hard time with (partly due to his SPD though) but the bear is stuffed more then usual cause we made him with more stuffin's. Seamus spent over an hour taking the clothes off and on he loves it.
Kieran still isn't too sure how to put the clothes on but she sure figured out how to get them off and brings it right back up to get them on, hehe. We recently bought Kieran her first real baby doll and it was perfect for the dress and bloomers. The dress fit really well and I think it could even fit a doll that was a little larger and still be a good fit. I love the more "classic" look of the dress, so much nicer then the clothes a lot of these dolls come with now days.
Overall I really really loved these, they are super well made. I think Ruth pays good attention to her products and does a wonderful job making them. I'm actually making a list of some to buy Kieran for Christmas!
Daffodil Dolls doesn't just make doll clothes though, they also offer a nice range of accessories from gloves, to scarfs, doll leg warmers, hats and even doll necklaces! I think these would be perfect for that little girl in your life (or even little boy for their animals!) for Christmas, birthday's, Easter or a just because gift!
One super cool thing I wanted to point out that Daffodil Dolls offer is trading. Ruth loves to trade things! Here's a little about that:
"If you are interested in trading send me an e-mail with pictures of what you have and tell me what you are wanting from my store. Once we agree upon a fair trade you will ship the items to me and then like with any other purchase once I receive the "payment" I'll ship your items out right away. If you have 50 or more positive feedback transactions here or on another buying/selling site (ie eBay, Etsy, Diaperswappers etc) I am fine with us both shipping our packages at the same time. For trades I require that all packages must be shipped with delivery confirmation to protect both parties. Please understand that while I do like to trade there may be times that I will not be able to trade so please be understanding if I do have to say no."
Ruth has been super awesome in letting me do a review of her awesome doll clothes and is even more awesome because she's offering a chance for one of my readers to win!
Ruth of Daffodil Dolls is offering one of my readers a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Daffodil Dolls Hyena Cart store!
Take a look through Daffodil Dolls store and tell me what you would get if you won and who you would get it for.
(Mandatory entry must be completed before you can do any of the "extra" entries. Also please leave me your email address in the johndoe at emailprovider dot com format so I can contact you and bots dont pick it up)
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-Tell me your favorite memory of dressing things up
This will end on Sunday November 21st 11:59pm PST. At the close of this I will use Random.org to draw the winner and post on the blog. The winner has 48hrs to respond to my email before a new one will be drawn. US only.
I was sent this product review, I did not receive any other compensation. The review is my own and my honest opinion of the product.