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: Newest Etsy Items for March 2014

DollybyDesign: Newest Etsy Items for March 2014

Here are some new items I recently added to my shop! Message me if you have any questions about any of these listings, or you can just visit my etsy shop and browse: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DollyByDesign

Happy Viewing and Happy March! (Again 40% of each month’s proceed’s goes towards either Missions or India Missions specifically, so your help goes a long way!)

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign: Hello 2014!

Hello World! It has been 2 months since I last posted, and I am incredibly sorry for the long absence! Please forgive me! I honestly took advantage of Thanksgiving + Christmas Vacation and RESTED. I really wanted to utilize the 2 weeks I got off of work to WORK on my dollybydesign creations….but sleep was definitely something that won everyday (not productivity). So, now that 2014 has officially kicked in, and we are two weeks into the new year, I decided I needed to start kicking all things dollybydesign related into high gear so that my shoppers/fans/supporters can see what is going to be available in my Etsy shop this year!

OH! And I cannot forget to add: GOD has certainly been blessing me abundantly with opportunities around Nashville! DollybyDesign is now being sold through Sisters of Nature in Nashville (a mobile boutique owned and operated by the lovely Kim Parker). To learn more about Sisters of Nature, check out their website: http://www.sistersofnature.net OR visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sistersofnature . If you are a resident of Nashville, and want to shop local, I encourage you to check out sweet Kim’s mobile shop (you will love all the home-made goods and artisan crafts offered to you, the shopper).

Here are some recent items I have made tonight after work (got in a jewelry making frenzy from 5pm to 7pm) so enjoy! I will post these in my Etsy Shop later this week when I get better quality pictures!

Items: Statement Necklaces, Earrings & Hair Accessories

Price Range: $10-$22.50

Thanks again for checking out my shop & blog! I am SO happy to finally be back creating and sharing some fun jewelry pieces!

GOD bless! Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

 

 

 

DollybyDesign October 2013 Giveaway: Halloween Themed Baby Leggings!

Just in time for Halloween and Fall 2013: BABY LEGGINGS! And not just any baby leggings, Halloween-themed leggings!  I promised something baby-related and Halloween-related in my last post {when I announced the September 2013 winner} so here we go…

I am super pumped about this month’s giveaway (I feel like I say that every month, but really I mean it each time!) For those of you who don’t personally know me, I am in LOVE with Fall {Like L-O-V-E head over heels for this season!} I think my passion for this time of year started when I was a young girl in Montana, and naturally Big Sky country helped grow that love, because as a state, Montana is a gorgeous and an incredibly nature-orientated place to live in! { My most favorite picture(s) of me as a child are in piles of colorful leaves for sure 🙂 }

To share my love for all things Fall & Halloween related, I thought it would be fun to make some baby leggings which will fit any newborn up to any 8 to 9 month old baby.

Regular Price for DollybyDesign Leggings are: $10.50-$13.80 {depending on how many materials are being used}

For Whom: Newborn Babies to 8 & 9 Month old baby’s

Length: 10.5 inches long

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So as usual, the rules of this contest are:

1) LIKE: if you haven’t already done this go and “LIKE” my Facebook Page “Dolly byDesign”

2) SHARE: this post with your friends on your FB Wall (and yes, I do see if you have shared with your friends…you can’t skip this step) 🙂

3) POST: on “Dolly by Design’s” wall why you would want to win this FREE Pair of Halloween baby leggings, who would get them, etc. (pretty much I just want more fans to post on my wall to have more interaction with you all!)

I know many of you do 2 out of the 3 steps, or just 1 out of the 3 steps…but you have got to do ALL 3 STEPS in order to qualify for the drawing!

Most importantly: This contest will only last until October 17th (that is next Thursday!) because I want to be able to ship this off to the winner in time for the baby to show off their THUNDER THIGHS for Halloween! 🙂

Good Luck Everyone! But most importantly, GOD bless! I hope you are all having a Blessed Fall so far!

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign: Photos of Nicoll Burleson with her {won} August 2013 teardrop earrings

I wanted to post some professional pictures of Nicoll’s earrings that she won, plus everyone needs to see that she is a gorgeous woman-both inside AND out!!! (Sorry guys, she’s taken!)

Thanks again Nicoll for entering in my ‘TearDrop’ earrings giveaway! If you (reader) are interested in purchasing a pair of ‘Tear-Drop’ earrings, please message me either via Facebook, text me, email me (dolly.stang@lipscomb.edu), or click on this link https://www.etsy.com/listing/163525320/opaque-pink-tear-drop-earringsopaque?ref=shop_home_active to purchase a pair for yourself! {If you are interested in a specific color, message me and I can make you a specialized order!}

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Congrats again to Nicoll, and thank you fans for all of your love/support for August & September’s  Giveaways! I will hopefully post some pictures of Andrea Stewart’s baby blanket (which she won in the September giveaway) once she sends me pictures!!!

Stay tuned for October 2013’s FREE Giveaway! 🙂

GOD bless!

DollybyDesign September 2013 Giveaway: And the Winner is…

Thank you to all who entered in my September 2013 giveaway for the “RAWR!!! DINOSAUR!!!” Baby Blanket for my Etsy Shop, DollybyDesign! Your constant love, support and encouragement really  means the world to me as I continue along this new creative journey, and I am having so much fun getting feedback from everyone as well! As a reminder to everyone, 40% of my monthly profits from my Etsy shop goes towards India Missions (through Ethos church), so thank you thank you thank you for your support!!!!!

So the WINNER of the “RAWR!!! DINOSAUR!!!” Baby Blanket for September 2013 is: Andrea Campos Stewart!

Congrats Andrea, your encouragement and constant support really means the world to me, and I will be mailing you your new DollybyDesign baby product!

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Thank you again to everyone who entered into the September 2013 DollybyDesign giveaway! I will be posting the New October 2013 giveaway in the next few days, so keep your eyes posted! It will be Halloween + Baby Themed…so I promise loads of cuteness for your loved one this Fall 2013 (since it IS my FAVORITE Season of the year!)

I love you all so much! 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: 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

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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

Happy Independence Day India! (August 15th)

As you can already guess from the title (spoiler alert) today is India’s Independence day! I normally don’t celebrate other country’s national holidays, but since India has such a deep and cherished place in my heart, I wanted to share with my followers/readers why I do DollybyDesign! As mentioned in the about section of my shop, and on this blog, I am participating in this adventure of all things design, art, & creativity because I really want to be the hands and feet of Christ in raising awareness about Missions (esp India missions and Ethos church). The dominant reason of my etsy shop was designed with the purpose of selling new products and donating a certain percentage every month to Mission work! I’ve been experiencing alot of emotions (both positive and negative) in learning to navigate the ups and downs of running a ‘side business’ for mission work. I have a ridiculous amount of pressure that I put on myself every month to not only design new items, but to be super productive, and to always stay busy for DollybyDesign. Embarrassingly enough, I can be pretty shallow sometimes and find my self worth in my productivity INSTEAD of finding my worth in GOD (regardless of how much-or how little- I have accomplished for the day). In my ‘humanness’ to achieve goals to make myself ‘feel good’ I can forget what exactly this adventure is all about (which is = experiencing JOY in creating to help SERVE and BLESS others)!

So…to bring everyone back to why I’m posting about India’s Independence Day. Today’s national Holiday for Hindustan really reminded me and made me think of all the women, men, and children I love and miss from the Ethos church plant in Northeast India. I want to share some pictures with you all, and let me just say I always look tired/exhausted and extremely bloated because of the extreme humidity and lack of sleep I experience while in India in the middle of May/June, but despite all those awful circumstances, I still experience the most abundant amount of JOY and PEACE because I actually am doing what I was created to do: SERVE and LOVE. So I hope that as you scroll through these pictures, I hope you are encouraged to not only pray for these amazing brothers and sisters in Christ overseas, but I hope you are pushed to be the Hands and Feet of Christ so that you can bless others (whether it be in your neighborhood, in your country, or overseas). Living to serve the almighty Creator has been a very abundant and exciting quest, and I hope and pray that I can be blessed and given many more years to lean in and participate in this adventure!

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