New Dolls (And Their Colorful Dresses) Nearly Ready!

This month has flown by, and I have not had as much sewing time as I thought I would.  I have been able to do quite a bit more than I have been over the last few years, but I've been sidetracked by things like my clutter filled house, and specifically my clutter filled home office.

So while I haven't been able to do the marathon hours of crafting I'd envisioned, I am very happy with what I'm making.  I have some new Binky Boos ready to list, and also eight Pocket Poppet dolls nearly done.  I've decided to go in a little different direction with the Etsy store and these dolls.  I'm going to make new dolls with a simple dress and shoes, and then offer outfits separately.  That way folks who just want the doll can save a few dollars, and those who want the doll and several outfits (maybe for a lovely Valentine's Day gift or Easter basket!) can pick the "base" doll they like, and not worry if another doll has that perfect outfit.

We'll see how that works out.  :D

I also have taken on two custom orders, which I told myself I would never be interested in doing.  However, both are I believe within my skill set (most important to me), and are also fun (just as important).  One is a custom set of Pocket Fox dolls for someone's upcoming wedding vow renewal ceremony this year.  The other is interpreting a character from an independent author's children's book.  So those are also distracting me a little bit, but in a very good way.

In the meantime, here are pics of the eight Pocket Poppets who are still patiently awaiting shoes, and then final photos for Etsy.

 I stocked up on some different colors of LIon Brand Homespun yarn, which I love using for doll hair.

And finally, a shot of all the dolls, and one of my "helpful" kitties supervising.  :D