The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, what with all the lovely feedback I got from the Handmade Portrait on Etsy, which you can see by cliking on the link, or in the post beneath this one. Thank you to everyone who commented - it was so nice to read your thoughts. A few days after the video went up, I was Etsy's featured seller for two days, which was also very busy but wonderful. Lots of dolls going off to new homes, and several custom orders to keep me busy for the next few weeks.
You can read the interview that accompanied the feature here.
There were a few dolls who only lived in the shop for a day or two, so I thought I'd include them here.
Slightly awkward Jane might not be the prettiest girl at the dance, but
she is probably the smartest and most interesting. She has read all of
Proust's A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (in French!) and she take you
down at seven card stud. She knows 27 bird calls by heart and can play
'Heart and Soul' on the accordian.
At the tender age of 11, Corabelle ran away from home to join the
circus. She's tired of finding bits of straw in her hair, but the evil
ring master became enraptured by her alabaster skin and will never let
her stray. But Corabelle is tougher than she looks, and is planning her
escape...it involves Ambien and some very malnourished lions...
Rumour has it that Isabeau is the older sister of the Little Prince.
She lives on a tiny planet that neighbours B612, and instead of a rose,
she tends to a tiny grove of talking Calla Lilies. Before her brother
left, they used to visit frequently and share tea with jam sandwiches.
Ever since the Little Prince left, she has missed him terribly.
Much like the last Sad Match Girl, this woeful lass has had her spirit
- not to mention her snow-white locks - ruined by the crush of
industrialism. She even had polio as a child, making one leg slightly
longer than the other, and she must stand on those uneven days all day
long! Poor match-girl...she has seen better days, before she was made
to go work in the match factory, her stockings torn and dreams deferred.
I also added some prints to the shop, but I think I'll save those and make them into a giveaway for next time. The next few weeks will be busy with custom orders, so I'll be sure to include some work in progress shots...Thanks again for all your supportive words...I was told by the powers-that-be at Etsy that the video got 400 hits from this blog alone! I had no idea so many people visited my little corner of the interweb, but thank you all!