Win a Doll! See my November 18th post!
Sweet little Violet with some of my customs this week. Taken by my very talented friend Devon at Tall Tree Photography.
So, by the end of next week I should have all my custom dolls ready to go home. I’m not sure of the numbers just yet, but we’ve done well over 100 dolls this season. It’s so funny because I remember each one and each one’s parent, aunt, grannie behind it. I feel like making a child’s doll is such a personal thing, I get somewhat attached to the ‘giver’ of the doll. I’m so glad that most of you write comments and send me pictures of your kids and their dolls – so we can ‘stay in touch’!
Tressa, at the One of a Kind Show in Vancouver. Look at how PRO she is! Sold out of her Teething Bon Bons in no time flat!
I went into Vancouver this weekend for some much needed downtime. It was Nonna (sweater knitter extroidinaire) and my dad’s birthday, which we celebrated on Friday. I went to the wicked awesome One of a Kind Show where I saw my friend the lovely Tressa from Dress Me Up. There were some amazing artisans there- it was so great to be able to chat with all of them. I went also to go check it out as a potential gig for next year but I think we are going to give it a miss. I’d need to build up so much stock – I don’t think we could do that at this point in time. John and I had a good chat about doing something like OOAK, but have decided for the next year we want to continue on doing our custom work and building up the website. I’ll still do summer markets though..they are not as intense. I am so glad that I didn’t end up doing any markets or fairs this Christmas. We’ve had a busy holiday doll season- but it’s been a nice busy and not stressful in any way shape or form. We are still very, very small business and have a very young family that is growing so quickly – we are being careful to let everything unfold as it should and not take any more on then we can handle. So far, so good.
Why I miss Vancouver. Great lunch over at Shabusan avec sister Laura, followed by hours of fabric and yarn shopping. Fun for me – for her, not so much.
So Amy over at Angry Chicken compiled a great music list today on her blog. It gives me great excitement because I recognize most of the bands, but (yeah!) not all of them (new music!!) The past few days I’ve been listening to a song called ‘Old, Old Fashioned’ by Frightened Rabbits. I love these lyrics – because secretly I want to live in 1943 – but now, but like in 1943.
Put the wall clock in the top drawer
Turn off the lights so we can see
We will waltz across the carpet
So give me the soft, soft static
Of the open fire and the shuffle of our feet
We can both get old fashioned
Do it like they did in ’43