Monday, February 20, 2012
Get ahead, get a hat...
When I first came up with the name Freaky Little Things many years ago, I was making OOAK bags and selling them at craft fairs. Little itty bitty what-knots from vintage scraps with lots of beading and big ol' shabby flowers hanging from them, and the name suited them well. Then I began making dolls they gradually took the name over, particularly when I joined Etsy where every other shop is a bag maker... many making Daiper Bags (WTF???? Sounds horrible!). It seemed like everyone was making bags so why compete?
My slight 'harrumph-i-ness' toward doll making at the moment (brought on by the demise of ADO and my own inability to finish Sepia Nell... I've changed her hair about 3 times now) has led me to whistfully look back at those simpler Craft Fair days and so I've decided that Freaky Little Things will just mean anything that I create. I'm going to stop being so rigid and thinking "Must make dolls", I will make whatever takes my fancy and it all goes in my etsy shop and to hell with it.
To that end I have been making lots of stuff for my BJDs and I'm getting to the point where I feel confident enough in the quality of the finish to put some up for sale. I'm on a hat making roll and have just listed 2 bonnets in the shop this morning. I wanted to go for a shabby genteel Victorian look, the kind of bonnet you might find in a back street antique shop. A little faded, a little tattered but still has a twinkle in it's (metaphorical) eye ;o) Hope you likey!