Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm Back!

I have two announcements to make. The first and most important announcement is my husband and I are expecting our first baby in November. Here is a sneak peek of the little critter at ten weeks. For the time being, I call the baby Ziggy which is short for zygote. So that is why I took a break from dollmaking. Sewing and painting just don't mix with nausea and fatigue. But now that I am in my second trimester, I am feeling much better now and can confidently talk about my pregnancy.

10 Week
Our Baby at Ten Weeks

My second announcement is I am now currently working on a new doll for the 2008 Hoffman Fabric challenge. I've always wanted to enter, but this year I felt particularly compelled to do so. The fabric is very beautiful. Here is a picture of the doll in progress.

Hoffman Challenge 2008 WIP Coppermouse Dolls
2008 Hoffman Fabric Challenge Doll WIP

Needless to say, I am very happy right now. Now I just need to get back in the swing of making some more dolls to sell.

Hugs,
Melisa

20 comments:

Evelyn said...

Congratulations to you and your husband! Can't wait to see your next doll.

Courageous Grace said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see your little one :D

sanctus.liberalis said...

Congratz! :)

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thanks guys. It means a lot to me! Hope we're still up for Saturdays. ;)

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Looks like its daddy, don't it?

Coppermouse Dolls said...

I can only hope. :)

Judi W. said...

Congratulations - such wonderful news!

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Judi! :)

BLS said...

Congrats on the new little bundle of joy. As a dollmaker who has entered the last 12 or so Hoffman challenges I look forward to competing with you. I know you will place as your dolls are great.

Natalie said...

Congratulations!!!
This is Wonderful News.

Wishing you and your hubby the Absolute Best.

Hugs,

~Nat

mimi k said...

good news! The best kind of doll :-)

elphabainwicked said...

Congrats on your great news of you little one due in Nov.

I am new to your work but have been enjoying the challanges you put out there for the artists.

Tina

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Tina. :)

Cindibee said...

I suppose I should come out of lurking to say CONGRATS! I would say how jealous I am, but my husband would have a heart attack if I got pregnant before graduating from school.

I know your baby will be born into one of the most creative families! Teach the little one to make amazing dolls like you do!

Fran said...

CONGRATS!! OOOOOOOO! a baby, I know you and your husband are excited.
Can't wait to see your Hoffman challenge doll finished. The fabric hasn't spoke to me yet. I keep looking and hope something happens soon. It's beautiful fabric. I also bought a couple of other Hoffman fabric to go with it.

Wylde Iris said...

Congratulations! My husband and I will be trying for our third soon.

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Iris and good luck too. :)

Beate Knappe said...

Congratulations to you and your husband!

Kat Lees said...

Hello I just happened on your site and your dolls are a joy to view. What a wonderful way to bring happiness to people. I love your style......I will be back often.
Hugs, Kat Lees

miranda said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news! I'm looking forward to more progress reports and photos of him/her!

I'm glad you're feeling better and able to do some more doll-making. I just love your work.