DollybyDesign: Items of the Month for April 2014

DollybyDesign: Items of the Month for April 2014

As many of you know (or may not know), I use my Etsy Shop to save towards my future Mission Trips (and to bring awareness of missions//needs in India). I am going to be taking the next FULL year (April 2014-April 2015) to sell feature items from my shop so that I can help with the process of fund-raising for my future 2015 trip with Ethos Missions! The overall cost to go to India is usually around $2,500 (this includes ticket cost, meals, room/board, and transportation costs). So I have been thinking of ways that would help with fund-raising efforts, and I thought it would be fun to sell feature items where 100% of the proceeds (from the sale of those items) would go directly to India Missions!

Here are some items I have been working on this month for my Etsy Shop. You can either order them here, or simply message me on Facebook if you are wanting to place an order!

Items of the Month of April (100% of profits will go towards Mission Savings)

1) Rose Earrings (single) = $6.50 (tax + shipping included)

2) Rose Earrings (double//two sets)= $10.50 (tax + shipping included)

3) Floral Mint Green Earrings = $10.50 (tax + shipping included)

4) Floral Hair Comb = $25.00 (tax + shipping included)

Again, your support means so much to me! I love creating, sharing, and saving towards a goal of (hopefully) going back to India to serve my brothers/sisters with the Ethos church plant in NorthEast India!

GOD bless! Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign October 2013 Giveaway: And The Winner is…

Hello All! Thank you to all of my fans, friends & family who have entered into the “Baby Leggings” giveaway for the month of October with DollybyDesign!

And now the moment you all have been waiting for! The winner of this month’s DollybyDesign giveaway is: Shea Stoffregen from Jackson, TN! Congrats to Shea (and most likely I am guessing these baby leggings are going to be put on her daughter Jubrey’s thunder thighs just in time for Halloween!)

Thanks again for entering this contest everyone! Stay tuned for a THANKSGIVING Themed giveaway (which hopefully will be announced this weekend!) {Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE Holidays of ALL TIME! So I have a feeling this next month’s giveaway will be exciting!}

Please note: in order to qualify for every month’s contest, you (the reader) must follow ALL 3 steps in order to qualify to be in the drawing! Be sure to “Like” DollybyDesign, “Post” on DollybyDesign’s wall why you would like to win that month’s giveaway, and “Share” on your own Facebook wall with your friends the link that I provide every month for that giveaway! The more you Share & Post (b/c you can only “Like” once) on DollybyDesign’s Wall, the more you will be entered! It’s as simple as that! 🙂 I hope this helps for future giveaways! 

Anyway, here are some fun photos of Shea I wanted to share…she’s an excellent Mommy and Wife-a TRUE GEM!

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Love & GOD bless- DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign Baby Love: Dapper Bow Tie for your “Little Gentlemen”

 

 

For Weddings to Special Events,  there should always be a fun reason to dress up your little dapper gentlemen this Fall 2013 with a personalized bow-tie made to fit newborns to toddlers.

If you have a specific color scheme you are wanting to work with for your special day, be sure to message me 4-5 weeks in advance so that I can make the best accessory to make your big day even more perfect!

{Materials used to make bow tie include: linen, cotton, interfacing for structure, stretch elastic, and matching &/or coordinating thread}

{Price: $18.50 per bow-tie}

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Happy Shopping…and HAPPY FALL 2013!!!!!! 

DollybyDesign Baby Love: Baby Onesies

 

 

Very recently I have been working on some newer items (Onesies) for my “Baby Love” line in my Etsy shop! Here are some samples of what they look like! I am going to be posting more Onesies specifically with bow-ties (some will be removable) for your sweet little one! Most of my Onesies fit 6-9 month-olds and are custom-made!

{Price $14.50 each}

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If you have any specific questions please email me at: dolly.stang@lipscomb.edu, call me, or Facebook me at “dolly by design” so that I can work on a specific Onesie for your Loved One!

Thank you all for your continual love & support!

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign Weddings: Clutches for Heather

Happy Saturday (or should I appropriately say…Happy FALL Saturday) Everyone!!!!!!! I just finished a big project for a good friend of mine who is a Bride-to-Be and I wanted to post this so I can share my newest creation with all my fans/friends! Her wedding colors are Mustard Yellow, Gray, & White accented with Burlap, so I wanted to incorporate all these colors into a new shabby chic design of clutches for my shop. I loved how they all turned out, and I hope that sweet Heather enjoys these clutches!

{Measurements per clutch: 7″X10″}

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Thank you again, Heather, for supporting my shop “DollybyDesign”. A certain percentage of this purchase will go towards India Ethos Missions!

If you are a bride-to-be and are looking for the perfect clutch (or present) for your bridesmaids (or for the wedding party) message me and I would love to work with you and incorporate your wedding colors into each clutch! You can reach me at: dolly.stang@lipscomb.edu, my etsy shop “DollybyDesign, or Facebook “Dolly by Design”. I look forward to hearing from you! Happy Fall!

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign: Baby Blankets For Fall 2013

Just in time for Fall 2013, I have been working nonstop, in the month of August, on several blankets which I am wanting to sell in my shop for Fall 2013.

As many of you may (or may not) know, I am trying to expand more of my shop (outside of bridesmaids gifts, and home goods) & I am venturing into the land of ‘all things babies’. It’s funny because I am unmarried and don’t have any kids yet, so I think this inspiration really came because all of my friends from college are now starting to have babies, or they have toddlers, so I always try to think of cute things to make for my friend’s kids. One day I thought, “Why not make these for your Etsy Shop Dolly? If your friends like them, maybe other people will like them as well!” (Yes, I constantly have inner conversations with myself on a daily basis ESP when thinking about new items for DollybyDesign). So, here are some new blankets I have been working on throughout the summer-and I am planning on posting these items in the next week or so (fingers-crossed)!

Blankets are going to run between $25.50-$28.50 (varying because of the differences in size and materials used)

Once again, 40% of profits will go towards Missions (specifically India Missions and Ethos Church). If you have any specific blanket you are wanting for your little loved one, message me on Facebook or send me a message on my etsy shop “DollybyDesign” and I can make one specifically for you!

Thanks for supporting my shop! GOD bless!

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“Where the wild things are”  Baby Blanket (a blanket for your little wild monster) Image

 

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Purple Chevron Baby Blanket for your Hipster Baby Image

Purple Chevron Baby Blanket for your Hipster Baby Image

“Birds of a Feather Flock Together” Baby Blanket Image

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“Rawr!!!!!!!!! Dinosaur!!!!!” Baby BlanketImage

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Again, Message me if you are interested in any of these designs, or are looking for a specific design for your loved one’s nursery/room theme!

 

Thanks again for all your love and support! GOD bless, LOVE DollybyDesign

Dolly by Design FREE Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

Okay as you can see I haven’t posted anything in about two weeks, and that makes me very sad (and at the same time it makes me feel like I’ve been slacking at this whole blogging thing!) SHAME ON ME!

I hope you all can forgive my absence, I have been extremely busy with so many projects for Dolly by Design, my (VERY MUCH SIDE HOBBY) photography business Twelve16Photography, and other Nashville endeavors as well! Nonetheless, I don’t want to neglect sharing my thoughts about what is going on with Dolly by Design!

So I have been getting a ginormous (what I feel is ginormous) amount of orders for my TearDrop Earrings which I featured two weeks ago (modeled by the beautiful Kara Philpot). They have been private orders (not Etsy orders which explains why there haven’t been many postings on my Etsy page) and it’s been an overwhelming blessing to me! I constantly want to stop and thank GOD because HE constantly surprises me and blesses me with new opportunities to create for Dolly by Design!  It’s interesting because I made a conscience decision this time last year that I was going to embark on this fun and creative adventure, and I had to set realistic expectations for myself that, “Things may not even sell Dolly! So you need to do this more as a creative outlet and hobby, and if you sell things, you sell things! The important aspect of this outlet is for you to have fun and experience joy in creating things!” (Yes, I tend to talk to myself ALOT…and I think it’s because I was an only child growing up!)

But creating ‘part-time’ as a hobby (mental outlet) this past year has been a HUGE stress reliever for me, and it has brought me an abundant amount of joy because I literally feel like I’m glorifying GOD in using some of the talents He’s blessed me with! PLUS, I have been able to contribute more to my yearly India Mission Trip and church family (Ethos) because of this hobby! So thank you GOD for this outlet!

Okay, sorry I went on a huge tangent! I tend to get side tracked really easily-but now we are getting back to the focus of this post: a Dolly by Design FREE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

Because of my success in Tear Drop Earring Sales this month, I am going to give away a FREE PAIR of Dolly by Design Tear Drop Earrings (color TBA). Usually these earrings run $12.50 (+shipping) for a pair in my shop, but one lucky winner will win a fun and colorful pair (with free paid shipping) by the end of August! WOOT WOOT!!!! (that’s me being excited!!!!)

Okay, so here are the rules: This contest for the FREE GIVEAWAY will last up until the end of August. Everyone has one month to share this post, like my shop “Dolly by Design” on Facebook, and tell me on the “Dolly by Design” Facebook page where you would wear your teardrop earrings! Please NOTE: I am really wanting to get up to 500 likes as well, so please be working on sharing Dolly by Design with your friends and family on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, etc! The winner will be randomly selected and announced August 31st! So in quick recap: 1) Share this Post with your friends and family 2) Like “Dolly by Design” on Facebook, & 3) Tell me where you would wear your TearDrop Earrings on my Dolly by Design FB page!

Here are some pictures of my Dolly by Design Tear Drop Earrings (pictured are my Sapphire TearDrop Earrings, Peach TearDrop Earrings, and Emerald Green TearDrop Earrings).

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“And may the odds be ever in your favor” (Okay, this was a little dramatic of a statement-cause obviously no one is going to die for these earrings- I realize that…but I really love the Hunger Games and I wanted to incorporate this quote ESP since I’m having my first giveaway!)

LOVE YOU ALL! GOD BLESS!!!!!!

Dolly by Design: Double Chevron Gold Necklace (July 2013)

Dolly by Design: Double Chevron Gold Necklace (July 2013)

Here is my beautiful Co-worker from Lipscomb University, Shawn Despot, modeling her recent purchase from Dolly by Design (a double chevron gold necklace). I know it’s just an iphone picture, but I want to start sharing posts about my happy customers and their DbD (Dolly by Design) purchases!

This is Shawn’s second DbD purchase, and seriously I feel so blessed because she always gets so excited whenever I post new items to my shop/facebook page! Thank you so much Shawn for your continual support, and I am grateful I get to work with such an awesome rockstar (YOU)!

DollybyDesign’s very first blog post!

 

 

 

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   Hello all!!!!!!! Welcome to my very first blogpost for my Etsy shop, DollybyDesign! As you can tell by the over-used exclamation marks, I am pretty stoked to finally get a blog started for this new adventure in my life! As many of you may (or may not) know, I have started this Etsy shop primarily to raise awareness and support for India missions, Ethos (my church family), and to help communities/those in need. I figured I should use the hobby of creating (through sewing and designing jewelry) to benefit others outside of myself-and this past year has been an incredible blessing because I have discovered this brings me ALOT (yes I emphasized ALOT) of joy! (I know, it’s lame that I find so much joy in sewing/creating, but seriously it just makes me so happy!) 

So….I plan on posting everything on this blog that I post on my Etsy shop and Facebook page, AND I also plan on having fun giveaways, DIY projects, and features throughout each Month. But keep in mind, like a new adventure, I need to actually figure out how to navigate this new blog and not forget my username/password (yes people, that happens to me-hah!) so that I can actually offer up a fun and creative post in my own quirky words.