DOLL CUTENESS ASSAULT by Tina Rodas

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Oh, hey! 

I wanted to take a moment to show all 5 of you that read my blog some of the new dolls that I have been making. Since they don't really seem to make it past the

facebook hi tree fan page

 without getting snatched up, no one gets to see them! And it's been a proverbial doll making sweat shop over here. 

So prepare to be assaulted with cuteness. SOME of the following dolls are available for purchase but will not be up in my shop until next week.   

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No. 8 Dorothy doll

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No. 7 Lucy doll

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No. 7 Lucy doll

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No. 6 Gracie doll

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No. 6 Gracie doll

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No. 10 Hazel doll

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No. 10 Hazel doll

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No. 10 Hazel doll

That is all for now!

If you would like to keep up to date in all of the latest news and new items follow me on

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. I update the page everyday.

UPDATE: I made another one.

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No. 11

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:D

Unicorn Murder. by Tina Rodas

I just wanted to give you a little heads up. There has been some drama in hi tree land this week. Hazel here is very upset with me because I killed her favorite unicorn friend. The little bastard was chasing all of the humming birds away in the yard and I just couldn't TAKE IT ANYMORE. Personally I think she needs to put HER MAN PANTS ON but she won't speak to me and I am sure she is hurling insults at me behind my back. I wanted to tell you before she did. 

BUT because I am nice, let's take a moment of silence to remember the 3 unicorns that lost their lives this week. It will help her on her road to recovery. According to google there are 7 stages of grieving. I think she is working through stage 3, anger and bargaining, so we've got a ways to go. 

Enough about that!

 In other news: The giant Hazel doll is up for sale in my shop. We both know you want her. You probably have a child, but you want her for YOURSELF. I know your type too well. 

LAST but certainly not least, If you made it this far in the post then you get a reward. Because, lord only knows I bore you all of you to death with my rambling. So how about a FREE SHIPPING coupon code? This is a golden opportunity to buy ALL of your christmas presents and pay $0 shipping. The magical coupon code is happyhalloween and it is valid until Monday November 7. 

:D

OMG Cute Overload? by Tina Rodas

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OH Hi! How is it going? 

Don't answer that. You'll only be talking to yourself, because I can't hear you.

Warning: this is an image heavy post, make sure your

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etch a sketch is optimized for the awesomeness you are about to experience.  

Look what my sewing machine and I have been up to lately. We are such good friends. We've been making a lot of dolls, including the four foot tall one pictured above. I may be 30 years old, but when I see a cute doll I squeal like a 7 year old. It's like I never grew up; which I didn't, but that is another story. 

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I am having so much fun making dolls. I love the process of perfecting the design. I am still in the early stages of flushing out any design issues, but it's coming along beautifully. 

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And in other news, EAR HATS ARE BACK! I know, it's SO exciting. You've been waiting all year. 

In case you lack the creative ability to figure out what to do with this AWESOME hat, let me give you a few helpful hints:

1. Hiding in the woods (you will blend right in with the rest of the wildlife)

2. Disguise yourself from your kids! they will think that Ewah came and hijacked their parents!

3. Keep your head warm (duh)

4. When the zombie apocalypse happens the zombies won't recognize you as human! your safe! 

5. Halloween?

6. This ear hat is 100% guaranteed to help you find your spirit animal.

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Notebooks! These are reusable composition notebook covers. Aren't they cute? YES, YES

THEY ARE. They even have pockets inside.

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And then this happened:

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LAST but not LEAST, let us not forget about our feathery friends.

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I'll be announcing a Holiday sale next week, so be sure to check back. Let's just say I would like to reward you for making your christmas purchases early so my head doesn't explode in December.

I need a nap.

-T

Super Happy Fall Time by Tina Rodas

Hello lovely people of internet land.

If you are reading this, you are AWESOME.

Let me start by saying that I expect all of you to be very impressed with me right now. BECAUSE the first day of fall is September 23rd at EXACTLY 5:05am (which also happens to be less than 2 days before my 30th birthday)  and I have already begun to release the Fall 2011 hi tree collection. Isn't that amazing? I mean, Im usually late to the game with this stuff. But this time I am on top of it. I can sense your enthusiasm from here, so I will go ahead and say thank you. I really appreciate it. I would also like to mention that my ass is now fused to my desk chair because unfortunately I have yet to acquire a factory full of 6 year old to make them for me. 

Thats enough rambling. 

How about some glitter encrusted mushrooms on a giant tree stump? I think YES.

I made owl babies with my sewing machine!

I haven't made these is such a long time. As you can see they have been redesigned. 

I like them very much. 

Or perhaps autumn orange trees? 

OR how about some autumn color oak leaf hair clippies? 

I did a small run of these little tree stump zipper pouch keychains and change purses. They are very handy for keeping small things in. I always have 1,000,000 small things floating around my purse. You know, just the usual stuff like viles of glitter and tiny unicorns. No better place to keep those things safe!

If you live in the Los Angeles area, I will be at the Abbot Kinney Festival this Sunday. Happy birthday to me. Come by for a visit!

That is all for now! Until next time, keep the glitter flowing.

-Tina

snails and an excessive use of hearts by Tina Rodas

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 This is a picture of my front porch. Recently we have had some bouts of rain here in Los Angeles and when it rains, all the little snails that live in that plant (the one with the arrow pointing to it) come out to play in the rain. This time I decided I wanted to make them my pets. Why? you may ask. BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME.

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 I admit I never paid any attention to these little creatures before, other than trying to avoid stepping on them on the steps leading up to my house. I really kind of thought they were gross (SLIME! ewww).

But upon further inspection I realized that they are one of the cutest things I have ever seen in my whole life. So here are some pictures of my new snail pets. My daughter Hazel LOVES them.

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 I would definitely recommend taking in some snails if you have kids, they are SO EASY to care for and very interactive. They get used to being handled very quickly and are actually pretty smart. They eat lettuce, leaves, vegetables and fruit. Mine LOVE the seed pods that fall from the trees on either side of my house, so I always collect some of them to put in their little enclosure.

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The two long tentacles on top of their head are their eyes and the two tentacles near the mouth are their feelers . Im sorry but anything with eyes and a nose like that is ridiculously cute.

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Snail Kisses!

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The snails made babies!

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In the fantasy land in my head I imagine having giant snails that I can ride around on. I might be a little crazy, BUT a little crazy never hurt anyone right? :D