The People Who Lift Me Up

Nov 30, 2009

Someone is thumping to meet you...

I am so happy to say that Flake the Snow Bunny has decided to make his appearance. Actually he bullied and thumped his way into the spotlight to be honest. LOL

I suppose it's pretty obvious by now that I love sculpting  feet and big ones at that. Well Flake, has without a doubt, made wonderful use of his and my ankles have the proof to show of that ha. He was not too patient while waiting for me to reveal him.

This lil bunny was such a special treat for me to work on as he is the prize for my Christmas contest that I am throwing for my past customers as a way to say thank you and Merry Christmas.

Flake is so very proud to be the prize for such an exciting contest! He is such a happy bunny with super large chubby feet that are just perfect for thumping through the snow, which he loves to do!

I created Flake out of super soft white fur and craft velour. I hand sculpted his sweet little face then colored it using water color pencils and pens. His ears I wired for fun posing possibilities and he has a huge cotton tail to soften his falls when he thumps out of place.

Flake's arms and legs are sting jointed. He measures approx. 7 inches sitting (including ears) and approx. 9 1/2 - 10 inches with legs straight (including ears).

This darling bunny loves, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, hot spiced carrot juice, and playing in the snow with his faerie friends.

Nov 24, 2009

I'm getting there...

Sometimes I think I unwrap way too many projects at one time. I have it under control though and while I do not have pictures to post today they will be coming soon!

Flake, the Snow Bunny is really pushing to have his time in the spotlight soon. He may be a tiny little fellow but I have to say he has quite a bit of might behind him, especially when he charges up those huge back feet of his and sends a bunny kick my way. I am so glad he only has low reach and thus far my ankles are the only parts to suffer. I have told him to rest assured, his debut will be soon. He is very excited about being my customer appreciation giveaway! You can read more about it on my website

Next we have the dear heart that is being created out of that mmmm "very interesting" fabric I posted a few days ago. I have a great start on her, even though there has been setbacks, and I am happy to say Sandi at Bearly Sane guessed very close as to what she is while commenting on the other post! Very close...but that's all I will say for now.

Along with the other two, I have my first teacup creation in the works. This I am very excited about. I am still hunting down some material and so far I am very please with my progress. I cannot wait to share pictures with you!

Last but not least, I have been working on another Baby Giant. This poor sweet has been waiting to be finished up for some time now and I am sure her new momma is very anxious to meet her. She does not have far to go and will be showing her purty "little self out here on my blog and website.

So, this is my world right now and I do so hope I can keep my tipsy self focused so all of these darlings can come out to play with you!!!

Xoxoxxx Ree

Nov 23, 2009

A Child With Her Own Mind Whose Ready to Travel

*New Note* I am happy to report that Benji has found a new home and is excited about her upcoming travels!!!

I have truly loved having Benji as a part of our family and have always thought to have here, but it seems Benji is a little girl with a mind and will of her own. She has let me know that she has loved her home very much but is ready to see the rest of the world with a new family. This I can understand as I was a Navy brat all my childhood and was blessed to see much of the country and a small part of the world, so I am happy to now allow Benji Nicole to travel and find a new home.

She is a lovely little girl with very thick large two tone loop curls covering her head. Her large expressive eyes rest over a cute button nose and across her cheeks lay a sprinkling of freckles. She is dressed in her fancy black and pink polka dot party dress, pink stockings, and matching hair bow all ready to meet her new mommy or daddy.

Benji loves tea parties, playing dress up, and visiting the candy store in the mall.

She measures approx 27 inches from the top of her forehead to her toes. She wears real baby clothes in size 3-6 months well and may even be able to wear some 6-9 months outfits.

Benji's "travel fees" are 137.00 plus shipping. You can see further pictures of her  at my website
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Wishing everyone a beautiful day! I am feeling a tad under the weather so taking a rest and cuddle day with my dollies!

Oh, and don't you just love my Christmas themed logo and my precious little snowflakes falling? Thank you Madame Samm!

Nov 22, 2009

A Fur Only a Mother Could Love???

What can say, I "tipped" again and ordered a fur fabric without first ordering a swatch. The world viewed through a monitor screen can indeed be a misleading place at times, to say the least. What I thought would be a true pretty avocado green turned out to be more of a mucky mud puddle green with a hint of brown. Ofcourse this is no fault of the company as they strongly suggested ordering swatches before placing a full order, so hats off to them and a big TSK for me!

I so do recommend Mendels Far Out Fabrics to any doll/bear maker or crafter! ( I do not get any dibs for recommending them)

This company is fantastic for high quality fur in all styles! They are pronto on the shipping as well, and their customer service rocks! I have called countless times asking for nap lengths and each time they have taken the time to find out for me. Check them out if you get the chance!

All this being said, I am person who refuses to look on the down side of things so I am determined to create something whimsical only a mother could love out of a fabric "only a mother could love" stayed tuned! I have a wonderful idea!

Xoxoxxx Ree

Nov 19, 2009

Dolly Daydreams Perhaps?

Now what could she be smiling big and daydreaming about? There's only one thing I can think of that would be important enough to cause a little girl to tip her teacup....

Why dolls ofcourse!

Who wouldn't tip their teacup while envisioning that perfect doll full of magic and sparkle? I can tell you, I'm certainly tipping mine while envisioning all the new dolly ideas I have swirling through my head and I cannot wait to share them with you!

After Tipsy Teacup Creations was brought to life I could not help but be inspired to create an entire line of dolls dedicated to the marvelous teacup! Madame Sam is to thank for this inspiration as well, so a big thank you to Madame Sam whom has showed how wonderful it can be to share with each other in this doll world!

Goodnight for now sweet doll world and may we all wake in the morning refreshed and full of magic to create that next smile!

Many Blessings!
Xoxoxxxx Ree

Nov 18, 2009


How many times is a person blessed enough to come out of one's own self inflicted cocoon a brand new person with a brand new look?! Well, my creative, yet "tipsy" side has done just that and has gone through a wonderful rebirth which I am thrilled to share with you!

I have been struggling with this "rebirth" for a few years now but sometimes you just need a wonderful friend and angel to come help you before the light breaks through the clouds of uncertainty. My creative angel was Sam, know by many as Madame Samm. Her blog is and if you have not seen her dolls yet or read her words you are in for a beautiful treat! She is crazy talented and one of the best, kind, and caring ladies you will ever meet! Sam saw my struggles and spent much time with me on the phone walking me through my blogs new look. She then, out of the kindness of her heart, took what I have been wishing for, for years but just could not grasp, and designed a gorgeous logo for me which is now proudly displayed at the top of my blog as well as my website. Tipsy Teacup Creations is alive and breathing and I cannot thank you enough sweet, dear, beautiful Sam! THANK YOU!

My new website is 

Why Tipsy Teacup Creations? Well, it just could not fit me better!

1.I am tipsy enough for two people! My hair color may change several times a year but under it all, I am true natural sandy blonde and loving it!

2.Life really does tend to throw major tips our way but somehow someway we manage to keep that pile of teacups stacked. Amen to that!

3. I had a BEAUTIFUL childhood with many beautiful dolly tea parties. These memories are priceless and I love that I am able to let them live even more through my creations.

4. Last but not least, those who know me know I have a sleeve (tats covering one arm) in the works of Alice in Wonderland merged with Dr. Seuss. Well the Mad Hatters tea party was always one of my favorite parts as a child so I have a very large stack of tipsy teacups tattooed down the back of my arm.

So you see, it was the perfect choice!

I do so hope you share in my smiles when you get the chance and take a peek at my site. The inside pages are still undergoing a lot of work but I will finish surely but slowly.

I also so hope you take a peek at Madame Samm's blog and share smiles in her talent. You will not regret it! Her dolls are normally gone as soon as she gets one completed but if you keep checking back you might just get lucky! They are fabulous and so is she!

Nov 11, 2009

Tipsy Teacup Creations is having a CONTEST!!!

I've re-vamped my entire website and am throwing a contest for past and present customers. If you would like to peek you can check things out at ! Just enter through the first page and the contest details will be at the top of the next page.

Nov 4, 2009

Beetyle Boo & Bew

I am a day late and dollar short posting Beetyle and her dolly Bew after Halloween, but she was an entry for the Cloth Doll Artistry - Cloth Doll Studio 2009 Halloween Contest and I didn't want to post her picture until after the contest was through.

I am THRILLED to say she won 1st place! Wow, what a Halloween treat indeed!!! Thanks so much to all who voted for her and a huge thanks to Connie for running and organizing the contest!!!

Nov 2, 2009

Recycled "shank buttons"

I thought I would share what I use in place of metal shank buttons sometimes. I am not sure this will be for everyone, or for every doll, but it sure works great for me and it's a wonderful way to recycle as well!

I have to drink a ton of water (yuck) so I always have a ton of bottle caps and after Michael suggested trying milk jug lids (the kind that are thicker and screw on) for another kind of joint it hit me that the little water bottle caps could make decent replacements for metal shank buttons and I get to recycle at the same time! It's also a ton cheaper when the budget will not allow for supply purchases LOL.

Above you can see the pictures. I popped a hole in a small clear bottle cap from a water bottle. I then placed a washer on a cotterpin (the washer gives added strength) and ran the cotterpin through the hole of the cap. Make sure the loop of the cotter pin and the washer are on the top of the lid. Then all you have to do is turn the cap over and curl the ends tight. Michael put it through a strength test and it held up great! Now I will say, a smaller cotterpin would really be better for the caps I have and will make a smaller amount to be covered by stuffing but even the size I had here at the house worked fine when tested and I could not see anything once inside etc.

I will be doing all these type of joints on Judi Ward's Bare Baby pattern. I have a head sewn and stuffed but have not been able to get any further. I will post pics once I am done to show how these joints worked out.