Have you seen Ten Ping, by Ruby Red Galleria?

There’s a new girl in town and she’s only 8″ tall. Her name is Ten Ping and she’s taking the dolly world by storm. She is the creation of doll artist, Ruby Ho, from Ruby Red Galleria. This tiny girl is the sweetest little thing and she’s already sold out at some stores. What makes her so special is the true story of Ruby’s life, told through the creation of Ten Ping. She was a young girl living in Shanghai with her 3 younger brothers and sisters. Her mom found a job in Hong Kong and had to move there so the children started living with their grandmother. It was rough and Ten Ping felt lonely and missed her mom terribly. Each new edition of Ten Ping has a little story about what has happened in her life since the edition before. In one of the editions, she sees a beautiful doll in a store window and ultimately creates her own doll to love. That is just the beginning of her story. If you go to HERE, you’ll find the facebook page for Ruby Red Galleria. There are many videos of the different editions. Scroll to the bottom if you want to start at Edition 1 and read about Ten Ping’s story. It’s very touching.

There have been 5 editions of the Ten Ping doll since last January and the 6th Edition just came out Friday. Well, actually she’s not exactly out, but she’s headed to a few doll stores in the United States and pre-orders are being taken. A few doll stores have already sold out. There are only 70 dolls in each edition world wide and they sell out very quickly. I thought I’d show you a few of the editions of Ten Ping. Each one is slightly different in her hair style and outfit she’s wearing. If you just google Ten Ping and hit images, you’ll see lots of pictures of her…ones from Ruby Red Galleria and ones that people have already bought and are selling clothes for.

This sweet one is from Edition One…

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Here is what she looked like in Edition Three…

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…and this is the newest look for Ten Ping…

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Ten ping number 6

There are other dolls her same size called StrawBerina and Five Crops and the Four Kindergartner’s who are also popular, but Ten Ping is the one that has stolen my heart. She is supposed to arrive in the United States next Monday.

I thought I’d give you a few of the doll stores that are still taking pre-orders. As I said, some have already sold out of their alloted dolls and a few stores are taking names on a waiting list in the hopes that they’ll get more dolls.

This first link is to Lone Star Dolls in Texas. Just look for the Ruby Red Galleria link and it will take you to Ten Ping and a few of her 8″ friends.

Another store carrying Ten Ping is Fabric, Friends and Dolls. Do the same thing… scroll down to find the Ruby Red Galleria link and then look for Ten Ping. They still have some dolls and said if you see a Sold Out sign beside the checkout, they are out!

You can also find her at Ruby Red Galleria too.

So, I just thought I’d do a little “enabling,” as we call it in the dolly world; letting you know it’s okay to buy another doll…
…and yes, I did get my order in…and can’t wait to start sewing for her. I’ve even gathered up all my Asian prints and have been thinking of what I’ll make her first…I’m not going to sew exclusively oriental outfits for her, but I DO have some fabrics that are awfully cute! When she gets used to living with her new sisters, I’ll break out some other fabrics.

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Several people have asked me how Ten Ping compared in size to Riley, by Helen Kish…Here’s a picture one of my subscribers, Diana, sent me showing the difference.

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See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Comments

  1. Hi, Jeanne,

    Thank you soooo much! I went to the Ruby Red Galleria website even before I finished reading your Blog to order the Ten Ping doll ! I have wanted a really fine Chinese doll for years as one of my daughters-in-law is Chinese. The other one is Indian, born in Kenya. I so much appreciate the chance to order this beautiful doll with your help! So exciting!

    Your selection of fabric is fabulous and apparently never-ending. Can’t thank you enough for inspiring me to sew for my granddaugher’s dolls.

    Happy Springtime, Susette

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Susette,
      Yay…another Ten Ping is coming home to someone! I used to sew for An Mei, a little 8″ doll by Helen Kish, but I sold her a while back. I also had Song, by Helen Kish and sewed for her as well. The fabrics I have are “left overs” from their outfits.
      Ten Ping is Chinese, but Ruby Red Galleria has another doll, Ishara, one of the Four Kindergarten dolls who is Indian. She is a beautiful doll and Ruby Red Galleria will be releasing a new edition of Ishara soon.
      Glad to have you as my first “enabled” dolly lover!
      Have a great day,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Oh, good, Jeanne, you found one! She is very cute. I can see why you’ve fallen in love with her; her expression is the sweetest. She looks to be about Riley sized??? I can’t wait to see what you will make for her!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Cindy,
      Yes, I did find one! I never minded sewing for the tiny little dolls, like Riley and An Mei, but I never really cared for An Mei’s face paint. She had this one squinty eye and it always bugged me. Ten Ping’s face is so cute, it just captured my heart. She’ll make a great little sister for Lian, I hope.
      Ten Ping is bigger than Riley, but not by much. I added a picture of Riley and Ten Ping side by side.
      Thanks so much Cindy,
      Blessings, Jeanne

      • Thanks, Jeanne, for adding a picture. Oh, I could just imagine her in a little knit dress with cherry blossom embroidery! I made one for Amelia Thimble and it is one of my favorites. Hopefully, more dolls will be made so we can all have one of our own. I would love to make some dresses for her.

  3. Ten Ping is so cute, can’t wait to see what you make for her. I like the blue fabric with the blueberries and leaves.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Regina,
      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to get my hands on my very own Ten Ping! It will be fun for me to see what I can come up with.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Nice story, Jeanne. I ordered my Ten Ping a couple weeks ago from http://www.mainstreetdolls.com in Brownsburg (?), IN, Indianapolis suburb, that’s another possibility for anyone wanting one. I also think Denver Doll Emporium carries them. I already have one of the Kindergartner dolls Jar-Lu (Guardian of Strength) but you know I haven’t done any sewing for her yet. So many things to do, so little time. lol

    • Jeanne W says:

      Yes Jevne,
      I didn’t list Main Street dolls as they didn’t have anything up for Ten Ping…it says coming soon, but no where to pre order like the other places. Denver Doll is sold out.
      I’m trying to make that little Ten Ping pattern I bought and it’s giving me fits. I can’t get the front band to look right.. Arrrrggg….
      Back to my sewing room…
      Blessings, Jeanne

      • DDE shows all the different editions of Ten Ping. My Ten Ping will arrive from Lone Star and another from Fabric Friends. Both store owners were lovely to me on the phone so I bought from both.

        I remember a darling outfit you posted that you made for Riley. Very Asian inspired.

        • Jeanne W says:

          HI Jan,
          I keep checking all the stores that carry Ten Ping and the Kindergarten dolls…it’s kind of crazy how many times I’ve looked at her. It’s the same pictures, but I just can’t quit looking at her.
          I’m so anxious for her to get here so she can be my little model.
          Thanks so much Jan,
          Blessings, Jeanne

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