Monday, November 28, 2011

Pre-Christmas Dolly Sale!!!

I've just loaded up my etsy shop with some old favourites, cloth dolls and little polymer clay cuties. All the dolls listed today have previously featured in my etsy shop at a higher price, so if you like what you see, go on, grab a bargain ;o)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Day Job

Sometimes I feel immense guilt that I make plans to make dolls - and do all sorts of things - and sometimes even announce them on this very blog... then days, weeks, months go by and I have just been off designing stuff and not had time to put my Freaky Little Things plans into action. But I might as well come clean, I LOVE my day-job too :o)

I stumbled across a few items that I designed a few years back on google earlier so thought I would show you some of the things I have designed. It isn't all Hello Kitty by a long stretch but the big headed feline has certainly taken up a lot of my time over the last decade or so. Obviously I can never show or talk about what I am currently working on, and product/packaging design is only a part of what I do, but it's often the most fun stuff.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Would you have a dolly Clearance Sale?

I hesitate to use the term "Art Doll" because I prefer to think of my cloth dolls as just that: Rag dolls. Why get all pretentious about it? I agree with the marvelously bonkers Grayson Perry, who recently said that a lot of what passes for ART these days is only made to seem worthy by the fact that it is hanging in a gallery. I guess ETSY performs a similar function for really quite basic craft items, gives them a gloss they maybe do no merit? Contentious, I know but perhaps the truth.

I haven't actually made a doll yet that I think would be worthy of the title art doll to be honest. I'm not being falsely modest or fishing for compliments here either. The dolls I have made are fun, some much better crafted than others and I only use the term "art doll" at all because it will help me be found in listings and because it sets a certain type of doll aimed at adult collectors apart from those aimed at children. It's a very useful term in that sense.

Anyway, new flat, new outlook. I want to wipe the slate clean and start to make different dolls. who knows, maybe next year I will actually manage to grope my way toward something I myself will consider art? Who knows?

Meanwhile, I am going to put some of the old dears in my etsy shop at lowered prices until Christmas anyway. Oh and every non paper doll sale gets a free mystery gift until Christmas too. I sadly can't include them with the Paper dolls as they ship in flat envelopes and there would be no room!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New look

Hope you like the new look ;o)