Except for a small blip there at Christmas I've had a really hard time getting excited about making toys since writing the book. But lately I find myself kicking around ideas again. Dress up fashion dolls, animals in outfits, stiffly stuffed animals.
This gal was in my box of abandoned ideas. Not totally abandoned, she ended up in the book in parts… her body turned into the Heart Doll and her hair landed on Mermaiden. But I still want to put the two together. l like the idea of a flat folky doll with interchangeable quilted wigs and different outfits. Fun, right?
I'm having daydreams again about starting a line of manufactured toys. Ethically produced, maybe even made in the USA toys. Of course even in hypothetical daydream form it's completely overwhelming. But, sigh… it'd be so awesome.