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'Teeny Tiny Tina' comes as books, musical - now dolls

Rosemary Evans keeps focus on big dreams for book characters

STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Lake Oswego author Rosemary Evans shows off the prototype of her new Teeny Tiny Tina dolls, the main character in her award-winning childrens book series. The dolls are currently in production.

Rosemary Evans radiates inspiration. The Lake Oswego author dreams big and is seeing her dreams for her Teeny Tiny Tina the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy children’s books series come to fruition.

A lifelong writer, Evans wrote the books from bedtime stories she wove for her grandchildren. They feature Teeny Tiny Tina, who was told she was too small to be a tooth fairy. She however discovers that her tiny size can be an asset and grows to appreciate her uniqueness. The stories deliver gentle lessons about situations children will encounter in their everyday lives and encourage children to honor their uniqueness and recognize their talents as well as those of others. Now bestsellers, the books have received numerous Mother’s Choice Awards and Royal Dragonfly Awards.

Earlier this fall, Evans announced that Tiny Tina was making the leap to the stage as a musical, to be produced in Salt Lake City in February 2016. Audiences will be presented with a musical version of the beloved Teeny Tiny Tina tales and based on the response the show will seek funding for a full-blown production tour.

“I would like to see it as a touring production, similar to Missoula Children’s Theater,” Evans said. There will be plenty of time to work out the details of a touring production and in the meantime, Evans is working on the merchandise, like dolls of Teeny Tiny Tina and her cousin, Sadie.

“I’ve been working on the dolls for over a year,” Evans said. Developing a prototype was no easy fete. “One woman made the dress out of felt. Fairies don’t wear felt!” she said. “And another didn’t like my making changes to what she had done. She boxed everything back up and shipped it back to me.”

In the end Evans sewed the tiny fairy dresses herself, something she wasn’t excited about doing, but did nonetheless. “I want the wings to be held in place by a magnet, so they can be removed to change Tina’s dress,” she said. Of course, fairies should come with a complete wardrobe of dainty, glittery gowns.

Evans says her dream board is packed with ideas to create: tea sets, a Tiny Tina bracelet, child-sized dresses, costumes, dress-up accessories and much more.

“This chose me, I didn’t chose it,” she said. Evans said she gets her inspiration during quiet times like when she is walking.

“You have to have quiet in your life,” she said. “You need to be still to receive inspiration. And if you believe in something and know you are supposed to do it, you can make it happen.”

The dolls are still in production. To keep track of their availability, visit the Tina Tooth Fairy at https://www.facebook.com/TinaToothFairy.

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