Thank you all so much for the kind words about my last update, and for helping make it such fun! All the dolls sold within two days, which was a huge - but lovely - surprise. There are some ornaments and pendants remaining, and for those who wondered, I will definitely be making more of the smaller (8-11") dolls for the next update, and will try to make more this time. My next update will be sometime in late October, but I'll announce the exact date in a week or so.
While the update involves a few crazy days of photo snapping & editing, listing and then packaging, I much prefer it to listing things here and there. This month, I finally took the plunge and ordered packaging materials in bulk from Uline, who recently opened a store in Toronto - oh, happy day! It felt strange to be so ecstatic over massive quantities of boxes and tissue paper, but ecstatic I was. It made life so much easier when it did come time to pack, and the crush-proof 'indestructo' mailers were true to their moniker; I tested one out by standing on it just like the dude in the catalog photo and by jove, it did not crush. (Yes I am, in fact, the world's biggest geek.)
At the same time that I was whispering tender endearments to my new packing supplies, my lovely man was in charge of a small assembly line of my handmade business cards in our dining room. He screenprinted, he clothes-pinned, he worked that little gocco like a modern-day samurai.
I've taken a few days off from the dolls, but did finish this little Miss, a pendant who has gone to live in England. (Her mussy hair well-tamed before departure...)
So all this talk of packing; who the hell is Maria Bamford?? Possibly the funniest person alive, at very least tied with Dave Chapelle and Ricky Gervais. No - she's funnier. A friend recently sent me a link to one of her webisodes, and I then watched all twenty. I laughed so hard I actually wept. People always say that, but how often does it actually happen? It happened. A warning: Maria's humour can be pretty dark and contains bad words; viewer discretion and all that.