I’ve decided to go ahead and make up a pattern book of my original stuffed toy & doll designs. I’ve always been hesitant to take this on because it means so much work. But sometimes big ambitious projects are the best things to keep you going. And besides it will be fun work! This will give me the chance to work on some new designs that have been floating around in my head as well as make new versions of some of my old favorites. And I get very excited dreaming about all the fun new photo shoots! I was thinking it’d be super cool to print up a set of cards for sale from the toys in the book. Delusions of grandeur? maybe* I’m hoping saying it aloud here will keep me on task. I can post about my progress and exhibit the new toys as they emerge and maybe piss and moan a little. That’s what this blog has always been about – self motivation. Now I just need to decide which patterns to include.
*This week was Oscar’s first week at this magical thing called
‘playschool’. You drop off your kid in this room full of every toy
imaginable with warm friendly teachers and a pile of cute kids and then
you leave. go home. all by yourself. and then you pick them up an hour
and a half later. we’re doing this twice a week so it’s really (with
travel time) only an extra 2 hours of Oscar-free time a week but man, I
can get a lot done in an hour!