This picture has nothing to do with this post. I just love the little girls face. Thanks Dayna!
Enter to win a Bamboletta! See the December 30th post for more details.
I hope all of you are doing well. Thanks for all the lovely comments – I wish you each the best of luck. May the Random Number Generator choose your number!
First off I have to say how amazing the new ‘TV on the Radio‘ album is. I’ve been listening to ‘Golden Age‘ again and again.. I think its a very fitting new year kind of song . This band is a cross between Peter Gabriel and Prince , well to me anyhow. Speaking of Prince – John’s sport highlights was on the other day and I glimpsed up just as they showed a picture of Prince at a hockey game. It was such an odd picture – he just looked so wee and handsome in his fancy clothes and sunglasses. I love Prince.
Rough sketch . One of the fantastic illustrations by Denise!
I haven’t had much as far childcare lately (except a visit from Nonna for a few days – fantastic!) so I’ve been trying to plug away at getting my new website organized. I’m working with this illustrator who I think is my new BFF. Denise is fantastic and has been super great to work with. I just got my preliminary sketches tonight and they look fabulous! So, in the new shop there will be sections to custom order all the dolls, every type that I make. Then there will be a ‘Ready for Adoption’ page, a ‘clothing’ page and a ‘gift certificate’ page. This is all very exciting for me, it’s my next step.
Another step I’m looking at is to offer a choice of 6 fabrics that will change 2 times per year. I’m at a point where I should be buying fabrics wholesale (lol, if even to keep the ladies at Fabricland from running into the backroom when I walk through the door. Ha! I’m a lot of work!!). I got a few leads and am looking at bringing in some Heather Ross and Alexander Henry fabrics. These would be the fabric choices that people would have for the clothing. I want to keep this process as simple for people as possible. I spend a lot of time taking pictures of what I have at the moment and sending it to customers – very time consuming on both ends. If I do go and buy some cute Japanese fabrics or I see something that I totally love somewhere those fabrics will go into my clothing section that people can buy if they want additional clothing. I have no idea why I wrote all that – lol- I’m thinking about things a lot lately and I feel as though you are all with me on this journey.