Thursday, 24 January 2013

A comparison.

I now have 3 similar-ish skin tones in my repertoire. There's fair, which you can see in the left column. Sunny is in the middle. Peachy is on the right.

So now I'm faced with a decision - do I keep peachy, or cut it from the roster? I think having choice is great -- but peachy skin can look orange if it's not paired with exactly the right hair and eyes. It's a bit of a delicate balance, and can be a real challenge.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sunny Skye

Last Wednesday was a big, exciting day around here. It had the potential to be a sad, stressful day - Thursday was my return to (corporate) work date - but instead . . . THINGS happened!
First, Making Friends got a mention in an article. Amazing! Then, my long-awaited new skin tones arrived in the mail! I was so excited to see them that I pulled a muscle in my neck craning to see the postal van in my driveway.

As a testament to my excitement, I couldn't even wait to get started on a new, sunny-skinned doll. And so Sunny Skye came to be.

I've been aching to make a striped rainbow doll for quite a while now. I love doing custom work - I really do. Bringing a customer's vision to life, delighting children and their parents. It's really rewarding - but there's something to be said for having the space to be creative and just do whatever I want, too.

I love the way Sunny turned out so much that her photo shoot took extra long. I had to stop and play with her between shots. HAD to.

Seriously. The pig-tails had to happen.
I love the buttons on the back of the shirt. They are purely decorative, but they really up the cuteness factor of the shirt, I think.

Sunny is available for purchase on Etsy.  She's going to make a great best friend for someone lucky!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

2 more pretty ladies!

The first Waldorf dolls of 2013!

First there was Mandy.

She's just adorable. I really love the strawberry blonde colour of her hair, and her starry shirt.
Here's what her new bff/momma thinks of her:
"She is in serious dolly adoration mode but so far, Mandy is her current favorite. I always ask her who she wants to take to bed with her and she’s taken her new doll both nights."
 Awww! That's so awesome to hear!

Next there was Katy:

Katy is still in transit, so I can't tell you how she went over just yet . . . but the colours on this girl . . . DANG! She's so fun and cheerful! I can't, for even one minute, imagine that she won't be hit.

Sadly, I didn't get to see many pics of kids enjoying their new dolls and toys - but I DID get lots of messages telling me how they were well-received, well-loved, and about the bonds they are forming with their children. Thanks to those of you who took the time to write. You make me smile!