I know I have not done a pattern in a very long time but if I was to start up drafting once more what doll and what styles would you like to see?
I have patterns that are incomplete for Gene, Kitty, Tiny Kitty, Barbie, and Urban Vita. Most of the styles are historic and I am wondering if a sci-fi or cyber punk or even Game of Thrones inspired patterns would be welcome…. Kelly as Arya Stark perhaps? Tiny Kitty Collier as Cersi Lanister? Urban Vita as Melissandre? I have precious few men dolls but I could do a male Dollfie as Jamie Lanister in armor or Rob Stark or John Snow. I guess you can guess what I’m a fan of. Other ideas might be The Musketeers or other favorite shows.
I am staying away from miniatures for the moment as I have issues with super fine motor skills that I hope will resolve this summer.
So, curiosity gets me here… who are the popular dolls? Barbie, Bratz, Monster High, Gene, Kitty & Tiny Kitty come to mind. Tiny Betsy, Betsy and American Girls too but what about baby dolls? I have several nekkid baby dolls my now 13 yr old doesn’t want and am contemplating 2 roads… dress them and sell patterns for them or donate them locally. In particular two are Zaph Baby Borns, one a soft body and one a hard body, drink & wet doll.
I love dolls and have a hard time parting with them for any reason but I guess my teen has decided to “grow up”.
This year I decided it was time to start entering the Alaska State Fair. I’ve entered multiple County and local fairs for handcrafted items over the years growing up but not at the state level. It was time and my hard work paid off this year in the form of a first place ribbon on one of my nicest items I’ve done yet… Little Bo Peep and her Sheep otherwise known as Kitty Collier and Tiny Betsy.
When I find some time I’ll post the photos of them at the fair with their ribbon. The judge’s comment on my form was “cute sheep girl” and I do have to admit Betsy is cute!
Both patterns appeared in the Halloween Issue of International Doll Magazine (No longer published).