So I was asking for post topic suggestions with that giveaway and I
jotted down some of your ideas before I started having a panic attack at
the deluge and edited the post to not ask for suggestions. But I will check everything off that list eventually. Someone asked about pictures of my kids didn't they? That's easy enough….
Here are a few more suggestions I thought it'd be quick and easy enough to knock out….
Rah Rah Monsters – that I did my best to explain over in the comments of the post. It's not so much a game with rules as it is a, I don't know, sport?
A few of you asked about my craft room, it's here. It's been rearranged since then and not for the better so it's in hiding these days. It's sort of a giant pile of crazy.
And I think people were asking about my fabric? It's here and conveniently, there's a stash interview that just went up a bit ago here on Sew Mama Sew. Where do I get it? New stuff, mostly online and vintage stuff, mostly left over from my thrifting days. I'm going to work on an updated fabric shopping list for my FAQ. That ought to be fun, and expensive!
Yarn hair – here's the story on yarn hair, to me there are two types of yarn hair. One is the easy to understand, straight forward and very successful way of sewing yarn into wigs and then sewing to the dolls and this is the method that is explained in the Kit, Chloe and Louise pattern. I use this method most often and with great success. I believe this is how Waldorf dolls hair is done. (right?) I'm amazed there's not a tutorial out there for it online somewhere. If anyone knows of one please let me know!
The other type of yarn hair is what I'm going to call from now on my "wow hair", thanks to a comment Abby left, "Everytime I see one of the dolls you make, the hair is always one of the best 'Wow' factors of the entire thing!' Thanks man! This type hair is different every time, complicated, time-consuming, instinctive, organic and sort of the magic of dollmaking for me. It's not something I could or would want to try to step out in a how-to. There's no great secret to it, it's just sewing yarn to a stuffed head, but the joy of it is starting out without a plan and not knowing where you'll end up. I love experimenting with yarn hair and have so so many sketches of designs I can't wait to have the time to try out.
Oh, and how I find the time… babysitter! I know I've mentioned this before and I try to mention it as often as possible. Babysitter, babysitter, babysitter! I'm a working mom and after Phoebe was born my days of working while simultaneously parenting were over. I'm no super woman, actually I'm a pretty big wimp when it comes to
multi-tasking like that. I get so worried that I'm a crap mom or very cranky
that I can't complete a thought or a task so I gave up and got help. I work while Oscar's at school and Phoebe's napping and then I have a babysitter come play with them a few times a week while I work.
Okay, that crosses a few things off the list! I'll work on some more tomorrow. Thanks everyone for all your help, I'm always better with a list