Please forgive me, I was in a pizza coma when I posted the dolls yesterday & had no energy to type out any info. So here's a little more scoop on the dolls from yesterday. Here's the process: I sketched them. Then Tim traced them in Illustrator. I gave him a palette to color them in and then Tim came up with the cool idea to do each in two colors only to make them more vintage looking, clever boy! To print them out I ironed freezer paper to 8.5 x 11 sheets of muslin and then ran them through the printer. I didn't treat the muslin with bubble jet set to make it permanent but I could and would in the future.
I made these dolls up initially for a swap package I'm getting together for my friend Jen. (Surprise ruined by my desperate need for blog fodder, sorry Jen!) Then I thought they'd do double duty as easter basket goodies for Phoebe and really haven't thought of any plans for them beyond that. I'm having trouble coming up with plans for anything right now. I'm actually having a little bit of an identity crisis right now. Not about where we are as wee wonderfuls but where we're going. I've become very good at passing on opportunities... b/c of the move, the new baby, the old baby, etc but now I feel like I need to start making some decisions. My mind races with ideas, goals, possibilities and I'm determined to get cracking on some stuff and then someone wakes up from a nap or it's time to go to a playdate or whatever and my brain totally erases. And then it starts all over again the next time I have a free moment...maybe I should try to write a book, no I should just stick with patterns, no I should have my toys manufactured, no I should start an etsy selling baby quilts... what? it's lunch time. zap!
Today my identity crisis has got me looking back at all the old site designs. I promised Tim when he did this last, more simple look that he'd be off the hook and not have to think about redesign for a long time. But now I'm getting itchy.
Anyway! Thanks for reading all that. I'm printing up Jen's set of dolls this weekend and I was thinking I'd print up another set for a give away. I'll pick three commenters from this post and send them each one of the dolls. Sound fun? I think it's time for some Spring folly. As far as comments go, of course feel free to say anything but if you wanted to send along ideas or insights re my identity crisis I'd love to hear them!
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thanks everyone! I've closed comments to improve the odds for those that already left comments. this feedback has been wonderful and I have lots more to say, lots more to ponder, and I think some things to clarify so I'll try to check back in this weekend or for sure monday.