Hi, I'm just back from a little trip to Seattle for a wedding. It was a great time and I'm just now easing back into the week. The time difference got me this morning, I'm usually like to get up really early.
I am so happy to be guest blogging this week on Design Sponge. I will be doing a DIY project each day this week, trying to use up all the bits and scraps I've been saving and can't bear to throw away. Check it out!
Well I've finally been able to add some new dolls to the shop! I've also come up with a custom doll worksheet for those interested. Hopefully the system will make sense. Thanks for everyone's patience. I had such a response from the article in Martha Stewart Living and I wasn't prepared! I hope you all have a great weekend. I plan on getting some bike riding and knitting in!
I have been trying to make as many dolls as I can because I've had such an amazing response to the article about me in MSL. This is a crazy week however between moving on Friday and jury duty starting tomorrow (Wednesday)! So I was only able to finish 5 dolls. I listed those and many crochet hairclips in the shop. I'm figuring out how to approach some sort of waiting list and order form for custom dolls. If you've contacted me lately I will be in touch but it might take me a little while. Unless during jury duty I get a bout of inspiration this will be my last post for the week. I have to stop crafting so I can pack up my supplies!
There is a profile of me in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living. It's a nice little article on the craft dept. and our projects outside of work. I'm no longer there which makes this a little bittersweet. I have gotten lots of emails and response from the article already. For everyone interested in purchasing a doll or two, I'm working on making more! Feel free to email me if you want to be notified when I've updated my shop. Check out the other profiles here.
After more that 11 years I have left Martha Stewart Living magazine. I have made all sorts of craft projects over the years and feel fortunate to have learned from the best. The publishing industry is having a tough time and I now know how the economic crisis is affecting our family. I am extremely hopeful and excited though for what lies ahead. For one thing, this blog, which I will now be able to tend to more frequently and with renewed energy. I will also be having an Etsy shop update very soon and will post about that on here.
Here is a pegboard project from many years ago in Living. It's very handy for tools and papers, labels and the like. I mounted a piece of cut pegboard that was painted white into a store bought plain frame and hung. I used those little clips for framing to secure the board in the frame.