Friday, June 7, 2013

Hollie's Handmade - Crocheted Amigurumi Dolls and Toys

Below you will find info about Hollie's Handmade; Hollie's Handmade features crocheted Amigurumi dolls and toys. When I first saw the items Hollie made, I was in love. At that time, she was not selling them, they were for her own children. As soon as she listed a few items in her shop, I knew what I wanted to order. Mr. J is having an Angry Birds party for his birthday this year, and I was sure a couple of crocheted birds would add to the party, and be a lasting keepsake which he would love.

When Hollie finished the birds and loaded the pictures to facebook, I was giddy with excitement (I still am, Mr. J has NO idea - and he is going to be ecstatic when he sees them). When I had them in my hands, I was even more impressed! They are perfect.
crocheted angry bird dolls by Hollie's Handmade
The 2 birds from Hollie's Handmade


Tales of Mommyhood:
When did you start crocheting/how did you learn?
Hollie:
I started crocheting when I was a little girl and my mom taught me.
Tales of Mommyhood:
Why did you start making dolls?
Hollie:
I started making dolls because I kept seeing all of these super expensive Waldorf dolls that I loved but couldn't afford. I like the idea of toys that are washable and encourage open ended play. It's so fun to crochet unique toys for my kids. They can pick their favorite colors, animals, accessories, etc. the first doll I made was a baby doll for Teagan. She named her "Sally" and there is no doubt that she is practically part of our family. She doesn't go anywhere without Sally. She even manages to squeeze her into her backpack and takes her to school every day.
Tales of Mommyhood:How did Hollie's Handmade come to be?
Hollie:
I started Hollie's Handmade because I was always getting compliments on the dolls when my daughters would bring them to the store and such. I crocheted a couple of dolls and put them on Facebook thinking that they might not even sell. I have been totally surprised at how well my little business has done so far. I absolutely love crocheting and getting paid to enjoy my hobby is wonderful!Tales of Mommyhood:When do you find the time?
Hollie:Anytime that I am not running around taking care of my kiddos I am crocheting these days. I get most of my crocheting done at night after the kids go to bed.

If you are on the hunt for a great gift that will be treasured, then head over to Hollie's Handmade on facebook and take a look at her dolls/toys. You won't be disappointed. If you don't see what you are looking for, send her a message - she takes custom orders!

**This is NOT a sponsored post. I purchased the dolls from Hollie, but was so impressed I had to share. All opinions belong to Tales of Mommhood; your opinion experience may vary**

13 comments:

  1. This is so cool. My daughter would love these dolls

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    1. they are really great - and so unique compared to what you find in stores

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  2. Crafting is such a great way to relax and unwind. I love hearing about how people turn their hobbies into a business!

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    1. I am so NOT a crafty person; my only creativeness comes in baking! Thanks for stopping by

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  3. These are really cool. My cousin got my daughter one made in Thailand on a visit. That princess doll she has in her facebook album is ADORABLE!

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    1. Isn't it awesome! I love it too!

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    1. they are - she mentioned that you can even throw them in the washer!

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  5. These are awesome!! My kids would go crazy for these. I love that they're handmade...even better! :)

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    1. I know - they are totally awesome!

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  6. These are so cute! Hollie is very talented! My kids would love these!

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