Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2011 Gallery updated online

I have updated the gallery with photos from 2011:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PUDDLE 2012 date and location

Decisions have been made! The fifth Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in the survey or gave me feedback on the date. The votes for June 2 and June 9 were very close, but June 9 got 10% more votes. (The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend had a fair number of votes, but it also had as many “anti” votes from people who said they could not come Memorial Day weekend.)

Going into this year’s event, I really thought we’d be moving next year to a new location. However, overwhelming feedback (from the survey and given to me in person and online, from event-goers, people who have never attended, and people who live closer to both coasts) was to stay in the Chicago area. I especially appreciate the offers from those located near Boston to help with the planning if we held the event there. (Perhaps we can hold a small satellite PUDDLE in Boston!)

We will hold off on choosing a charity group until closer to the event. Send along your suggestions at any time.

The number one feedback suggestion was more vendors for next year. I wholeheartedly agree – if you know of a vendor you would like to see at PUDDLE, please feel free to invite them.

The theme for 2012 is STARS with five points representing the five years of PUDDLE. This should be an easy theme for use in the photo/art contest, custom dolls, and doll clothing and accessories. I expect lots of creativity!

Speaking of which, there is still time to submit a PUDDLE logo. I’ve already received a few entries but would love to receive more. We also need a new banner for the website. Contact me if you are interested in submitting one. I have photos of my Dal Puddle and a Pullip in some star-themed dresses that can be used.

Also, a reminder that there is a facebook group:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

2012 theme chosen! And a logo contest

The theme for the 2012 Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event has been chosen! It will be *stars* with five points representing the five years of PUDDLE. Stars got 60% of the votes in the poll. (Owls came in second with 20%, so we may want to consider that for 2013.)

We are looking for a logo - would you like to design one? If you would, create it and send it to me as soon as possible. If we receive multiple entries, we'll have a contest.

The logo should include the word PUDDLE (either in all capital letters or all lowercase letters) and at least one five-pointed star. It should not include the words Pullip or Dal, or anything else copyrighted. The entry needs to be a high-quality image that could be reproduced on t-shirts if desired. It will also be used online on the website and on various PUDDLE promotional items (like bookmarks).

I should know the date and location of PUDDLE 2012 within the next week. Once all that is determined, I will want to update the website with the information and the logo as soon as possible.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Willowbrook Wildlife Center has posted the following "thank you" on their website:

A Special Thanks

Willowbrook Wildlife Center would like to extend a special thanks to Pullip & Dal Doll Lovers for their generous $500 donation.

See it online here: