I have no idea what the cone base is all about yet...I initially had this idea that she would have a kind of Snow Globe in her base/skirt... but had no idea HOW I was going to make that. That's the big difference between Freaky Little Things and my freelance designs, I need to be capable of making all my dolls myself, whereas in the day job I just leave all the technical hands on stuff to some poor soul in China! Obviously as a product designer I do need to know that what I come up with CAN be manufactured and come in for a price, but I don't have to do the fiddly stuff myself. Every prototype is made in China now whereas years ago when I came up with a toy idea I would make the prototype myself and got pretty good at pattern cutting and being hands on. I miss it, so making dolls has been a good way to keep myself connected.
Despite the freelance work I have promised myself to get the 3 Boudoir dolls finished and listed by Monday, and get somewhere with little Frosty before the middle of next week, wish me luck! :o)