My new, two-sided mini-business cards came today! I'm encouraging people to use them as bookmarks:
Today, I listed two new dolls in the shop. The first one is an autumn-themed ginkgo root child:
Up until now, my autumn dolls have been pretty sparse, probably because I started making nature-themed dolls in late October. I've been a fan of ginkgo leaves (though not the stink of the seeds!) ever since Lucia found at the library Fall Leaves Fall by by Zoe Hall and Sheri Halpern. It was the first book she ever chose for herself. Lucia's obsession with ginkgo leaves has abated a bit since two years ago. We both still appreciate the leaf shapes, and I love it that the tree is considered to be a living fossil.
The second doll I listed is a meadow fairy, the first small doll for the shop that has 1. wings 2. arms. This doll wasn't planned, but I had the basic form cut out of scrap felt, and I wanted to see what would happen. This is what happened:
Sales have been going well this week. I'm pleased to report that the sales I've made this month have paid for all of my materials. Thank you so much! After a friend commissioned a white rose, I went on a rose kick, and made 5 more, including a "goth Waldorf" black rose. Guess what kind of rose I'm going to make next! (Hint: Elaine Magliaro is one of seven.)
On my Etsy admiration wishlist this week are three necklaces: TARDIS (in space, as opposed to flight ready or full power, which are also neat), silver pomegranate and kite depictions. The funny thing is that even though I admire jewelry, I don't wear much of it these days besides my wedding rings and a super-light watch that was inexpensive and on sale. I try to remember to wear earrings for gigs, but it's a far cry from the days in high school when my mother would remark, "You know, you only have one neck."
I've finished the Blueberry Child who is a companion for the Strawberry Child I mentioned last week. I haven't listed either of them yet, as I want to hold on to them for a little while longer before they go out into the world.