Friday, November 9, 2012

PUDDLE 2012 in Winter 2012 FDQ

There is a long article about PUDDLE 2012 in the Winter 2012 issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly (FDQ). It mentions contest winners by name and links to our many great sponsors. I've attached a scan, but look for and buy print copies in your local doll or bookstore!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meet Alba!

Meet Alba, an Henri kindly donated to PUDDLE by Hina ichigo (also known as pullip_junk). The gorgeous kimono she wears was made and donated by Keelyvh. (Keely also made the casual dress worn by my Dal Puddle, the event mascot.)

Alba will be raffled off at next year's event to raise money for charity. A big thank you to Hina ichigo and Keelyvh!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

PUDDLE in the November 2012 Doll Collector

There's a great story on the 2012 Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event in the November 2012 Doll Collector. Be sure to buy a copy! We need to support doll magazines. If you don't live near a bookstore, you can order a copy online.

Note that a couple photos spilled over into the event on the previous page.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Registration for 2013 is now open!

Registration for the 2013 Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event is now open! Registration in advance is $16 per person. The first 60 people to register will receive a premium gift bag at the event. (Registration fees are not refundable, but will carry over to 2014 if you cancel and don't choose to receive a gift bag if any are available.)

PUDDLE 2013 will take place on June 15 at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove. Information on the event hotel is forwarded below. The theme is OWLS.
Thank you for selection the Holiday Inn Elk Grove to host your overnight accommodations for your event scheduled for June 14-17, 2013your group rates are valid for booking September 10, 2012-May 24, 2013
This is the direct link for thePuddle Doll Show, please forward & share the direct link to the reservations forPuddle Doll Show
Group Block Code:PDS
Or Copy & Past:
When entering room reservation information please only enter arrival date & number of night then it will prompt room type available.
If you or your attendees wish to extend your stay outside of the dates, you to book a separate reservation on the web site or contact us directly at the Holiday Inn Elk grove (847-437-6010).
Please advise your guest to make reservations as soon as possible. The discounted room rate of $75.00+taxwill be valid as long we have rooms available, up to and including May 24, 2013.

Friday, July 13, 2012

June 15, 2013 - Owls!

The 2013 Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event will take place on June 15, 2013 at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn in the Chicago area. The theme will be owls. Mark your calendars!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A big thank you to everyone who helped make PUDDLE 2012 a success - our vendors, our sponsors, Yosuke Oba from Jun Planning/Groove USA, and those who participated in the contests, donated items, contributed artwork, coordinated events, purchased raffle tickets, helped set up, and just came to have fun. It was another great year!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Adorable bags of socks from applecandy!

One bag of handmade socks by applecandy will be in each gift bag. Isn't the drawing of Drta cute!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

2012 photo contest winners announced!

Announcing the photo contest winners! Thank you to everyone who entered and voted, to myufish for judging, and to the sponsors who donated prizes. Everyone who entered will receive a small PUDDLE souvenir. The winners will receive prizes from KerriaRosette, AintThatCunnin, and dncnllama.

See all the creative 2012 entries here:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thank you to CarolineLouise!

A big thank you to CarolineLouise for her generous donation to PUDDLE, which includes these beautiful dresses! Visit her shop here:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thank you to!

A big thank you to for their generous donation of post-it notes, flyers, and 60 packets of merchandise to PUDDLE! Each packets contains adorable footwear and a clothing item.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thank you to!

Today I received 16 adorable pairs of boots from Some are 1/4 size and some are 1/6 size and look like they'll fit type 1s and 2s. In any event, since many of us collect other dolls besides Pullip, I'm sure they will find good homes at PUDDLE. Thank you to!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just a reminder that if you plan on staying at the PUDDLE hotel, you need to make your reservation by May 18 to get the event rate.

The group code is PDS. You can choose a king or two doubles. The room rate is $75 per night plus tax and is available for June 8, 9, and 10. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11 am.

Hotel Local Phone: (847) 437-6010

Toll-Free: (888) HOLIDAY

Saturday, March 31, 2012

thank you to the Mimi Collection!

A big thank you to the Mimi Collection for donating an item for every gift bag! Visit the shop here:

And please thank the shop owner for supporting PUDDLE!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thank you to Little Miss Boutique/dncnllama!

A big thank you to Little Miss Boutique for her darling donation to PUDDLE!

Her shop can be found at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

new JP USA/Groove USA website

Yosuke Oba of Jun Planning USA/Groove USA asked me to spread the word about a new English website:

They are clearly still working out some kinks, but it's great to see they are investing in a new website. And, as noted on the site:

We, GROOVE USA reopen our new website.We will update NEWS weekly, please check information.Online Shop will open next week, some exciting new items are available.Also, we have a plan some special opening ceremonies campaign, soDon’t miss our campaign!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank you to KerriaRosette!

A big thank you to! She donated three gorgeous dresses to this year's event. Please visit her website for links to her etsy and ebay sales.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

thank you to dragonlady!

A big thank you to dragonlady for her generous donation of cute hats and adorable Dal outfits to PUDDLE!

Visit her etsy shop at

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thank you to KiraKira!

A big thank you to KiraKira for donating 10 necklaces and 10 pairs of cabochon eyechips to PUDDLE! Check them out below. You can contact KiraKira on the Dal House Forum or the Dolly Market Forum if you are interested in commissioning a pair.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's time to enter the photo/art contest!

It's time to enter the photo/art contest! There will be great prizes, and you do not have to attend PUDDLE to participate. The wonderful myufish will judge the entries.

The theme is *stars* and the deadline is May 1, 2012. Visit the Contests page of the PUDDLE website for complete details!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A big thank you to ByronicHeroine! She is donating this lovely handmade yarn wig to PUDDLE.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

JUN Planning/Groove USA at PUDDLE?

I received an email from Yosuke Oba at JUN Planning USA/Groove USA Inc. that included the following. I'm very excited!

"I really would like to join this year Puddle style. If possible, I would like to bring some rare model and auction or something at there. Also, I would like to display some future model."