Sunday, November 25, 2012

Return to Blogging... Maybe...

I've noticed that most of my Facebook posts lately seem to be about my doll costuming, so I'm thinking abut moving back to blogging. I hate to bore people on Facebook. Even the doll artists I know on Facebook don't really talk a lot about their craft over there. I think it's time to move.

Maybe I should return by saying I've given up, for lack of a more sympathetic verb, on making dolls. I've gone back to doll costuming, but this time it doesn't seem like second best. I am finally finding my heart in these details. I love the Kish dolls, and I'm approaching them like a collector instead of a means to a paycheck.

Also, I'm collecting again, and I'm obsessive about it. I get $150 a month from the paycheck, and I'm already spending next month's money in my head. Will it be Wren or Lark or Olivia? I'm leaning towards Wren today because she is rare and I've found her at an online shop where I can do a layaway.

I'm working on an outfit with some heavy embroidery. It is very satisfying, but slow, work. I am ready to stitch the next color, since i am doing all of the work in each color at a time. This is the second in a set of three dresses I've promised for a doll trade. The first dress was lovely and used some lace that I made. I think the third dress will be something simple. The value of what I've produced so more exceeds the value of the doll, but I heart this collector and enjoy doing the work for her.

Anyway, a photo of what I'm currently working on, and some photos of the last dress I finished, which I named Caitlyn, going with the alphabetic naming of the series.


  1. you can get your blog posts to automatically show up on Facebook by signing up with 'network blogs'. i think the info is on facebook.

    1. Oh! I didn't know that, Deanna! Thank you! I'll go see if I can make that happen.

  2. I absolutely love your attention to detail and scale as well as how beautiful your work is, Simon.

    1. I may not keep up the blog. There is so much I don't know about using a blog, and I already know how to use Facebook.

  3. Welcome back!

    The Caitlyn dress is lovely. That collar you made is so delicate! You made her pretty little shoes too, didn't you
    That's a lovely photo of your beadwork, This is going to be something really special!

    As for Facebook, I have two; one for family stuff and the one you're on is for dolls and artists, like you. So you can talk about dolls as much as you like!

  4. Gorgeous work...that lace is incredible. I wish I had such patience. As to blogs vs FB, I prefer to "visit" on FB and talk dolls on my blog, mostly for the same reason you mentioned. Even as much as I love to check out the dolls, I'd rather do it in my own time, not have it dropped into my FB feed all the time, so I tend to either "hide" or eliminate those FB feeds that "advertise" to me.

    The link to FB w/ your blog is useful, though, because that way you can post on the blog and the FB offers it as a choice to those who want to come and read. Dixie Redmond does it often, and it's a good way for me to know she's written a new post so I can go read it.