First things first. I love this family and I'm so very happy that they're getting a little bit bigger. Congratulations!
Secondly, I've got to say making something custom is one of my favourite things to do.
It's kind of terrifying though.
When people purchase something ready made you kind of figure they like it right? I mean, why else would they buy it. Custom work feels like it carries a lot more weight. Will they like it? Will it look like how I imagined it would? How THEY imagined it would? Did I get it right?
Whether it's a gift for family or friends (ya, my family and friends get a lot of kokobaru creations) or whether it's a custom order, I always LOVE working on projects with someone particular in mind...and I always have a knot in my tummy until I hear back on whether they liked it or not. So far, so good. phew! Fingers crossed it stays that way for a long time to come (preferably forever).
Here's one of my favourite creations this holiday season…although I gotta say, I think I made a lot of really great stuff this year. It's also a pretty sweet way to announce a new member of the family is coming soon.
This is a custom set of dolls with a pregnant momma that gives birth to a wee little baby. I love making these dolls. I think they're: a) super sweet and b) really useful tools for talking about pregnancy, as well as role playing in preparation for the addition of a new family member. Faces are left neutral so imagination can take the reigns, clothes are made to match the folks in question.
There's another set of custom dolls I made this season that I just can't wait to share here, but wait I shall.
Until next time, keep warm.
Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.