Wednesday, September 28, 2011


a small school in mumbai

one boy practicing his numbers

the dolls seemed happy as could be and the children loved them

this boy particularly loved the dolls

we wondered how all that can fit on a bike!

rikshaws or tuk tuks were the way to go

we were stunned by this beautiful tree and the sun streaming through it

no traffic today!

the dolls liked this painting

12 people on 3 motorcycles, not even enough room for a doll!

a temple for gnesha a hindu god

beautiful himalayas

wild orchid on a morning walk

the dolls really liked the colors

this lady had a beautiful yellow sari and the headdress "bandit fashion"

these people lived in the street median! the dolls wanted to help them.

street vendors with yummy food!

a holy cow on the road!

what a beauty, with a perfect bump for a doll to ride!

up in the mountains, don't fall off!


the dolls gave this monkey a chocolate!

Had a great trip to India!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Stuffing Choice

We went for the organic wool stuffing. It was the easiest to work with and the springiest.

Napo Wildlife Center

This is where we thought up the idea, and where we are thought we might find some willing Anangu women to sew the dolls. The town is very modern with internet and everything! They make their own thread from palm frond fibers. Grandmama and I thought having people we met make the dolls would be truer to the idea.
Our guide Delphine told us all the men in the community either left for the oil drilling and destroyed the rain forest or went to the Napo wildlife center. All the people in the town have decided to stay and help their ecosystem. I think that kind of commitment is really the most important thing in a entrepreneurial business.


This is my prototype of the Grandmama. (the finished version will be nicer )

Online Store

Here is a really early version of our website to be!
This is my other idea but I think I like the other one better.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Logo on Inkscape

This is the logo I've been working on. Inkscape is an awesome free graphics editor. I can't believe how easy it was to figure out!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Design Ideas

As first post I will introduce myself: my name is Elizabeth, but you can really call me anything you want.
We are planning on using Mimi Kirchner's wonderful doll design with recycled felt and Madeira Burmi Lana Thread. Our stuffing will be either the Hemp, Organic Wool or the Organic Wool-Bolus from NearSea Naturals.