if you follow me on instagram (@deeconstruction) you'll have seen this new doll i've been working on.
i had a lot of doubts along the way, but then my crafting-hero, Katie of Skunkboy Creatures, said she liked them!!
soooo, after i regained consciousness, i decided to keep tweaking and eventually - three dolls later! - i finally have a new unique, cute design that i have very specific and exciting plans for. (hint: workshop + 2013)
the 'unique' part was especially intentional for reasons that i've become increasingly irked about...copycats and rip-offs. like, comments under pinterest images of my dolls that say "make this for so-and-so" or knock-offs that dear, loyal fans have alerted me to. i know doll-making isn't very original but this is my bread and butter, my sweat and tears, my designs and my brand. i don't have the luxury of working full days in a studio, all my dolls are made in stolen 10 minute periods over days, weeks and years. through pregnancies, new babies, countless meals and laundry piles, nappy changes, kissed foreheads, naps and toy clean-ups....sweat and tears, people!
so, can i ask that you keep an eye out for copycats on behalf of all your favourite handmade crafters out there in the web-iverse? that'd be so swell, thanks :)