Sunday, January 26, 2014

How did that happen?

Its almost the end of January - is it just me or did it fly by? Maybe I've been hiding too long in my warren, trying desperately to catch up on orders of sofas and doll clothes. With that in mind, another new year resolution is not taking on orders - I need to make, then sell.  I find it far too stressful doing it the former way.
I am also itching to make more dolls - both cloth and clay.  I've been getting quite inspired lately, coupled with the feeling of envy over other peoples creativity and uniqueness.  Having said that, being inspired and envy aren't really the same thing, but perhaps 'a pair of forces of equal magnitude acting in parallel but opposite directions' will suit what I am trying to say.

Here is one example of feeling inspired, and a little envious that these are not my creations...
Mister Finch (click to view his website)


























If you haven't come across his work, then do check him out... fascinating Brit, who has over 46,000 facebook fans! 

17 comments:

  1. Hello, Yes, I understand how taking on orders can be stressful. I've taken on several orders this year....and thank-goodness .... still had time to create a few of my own dolls. As a doll maker, it's fulfilling to create/design and then sell.
    His creations are wonderful....wish I could some sort of small butterfly using cloth to accommodate my dolls.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to seeing your progress with the online course...just checked out your blog :)

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  2. I love his work. I have been following his blog for a while now. I too am jealous that this was not my idea.

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    1. Oh I know! I just bumped into him on facebook last week - I'm clearly behind with the times!! :) Hope you have a great week.

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  3. Hello Abi,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, it's good to catch up with you :D I love Mister Finch too, his work is awesome and like you, I wish I'd made some of his things :D
    I'm sending rain to you by the way, as I'm tired of it all now.x

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    1. I was wondering if you still had your horse - and noticed an image of him on your blog :) Its nice to come back to blog land and catch up with everyone I loved following. And thank you in advance for the rain :)

      Hope you have a great week

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  4. Okay...now I'm off to check out Mr. Finch..... and his moths and bunnies ..... that's the problem with blogging isn't it? Sooooo much to see and not nearly enough hours in any darn day.....

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    1. Ack, you are not wrong V! I could spend days browsing the net!

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  5. I am looking forward to your wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing mr. Finch's link.

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    1. Amazing right?! Thanks for visiting Shashi x

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  6. I will have to check Finch out too. I'm so glad to hear that you will be getting back to making dolls. I will start saving up now. I know how you feel about getting an order and then making it. It is stressful. We both are going to be making things first and then selling. Sounds like a plan. Glad you were able to take a break and come back with great inspirations. Can't wait to see what you do.

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    1. Wendy, I like our plan :) Lets see if we can stick to it!!! teehee

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  7. I will definitely check him out Abi and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I was so happy to hear from you! I have been crazy busy for so long that I had forgotten to do a post here on Blogger, now that is pathetic! This year I want to restructure my art, my business and *sigh* my life. I wish you all the luck in the world with your restructuring...:)
    Tina xo

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    1. Thanks Tina! it was great to see you again. I really have missed the blogging world. I just need my reading list to come back, so I can keep finding people!!!
      Cheers to a new and productive year :)

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  8. ok..this work is amazing...thanks for sharing this inspiration...it helps me to see wild embellishments!!! i think we are all on the same path even the same cycle...we are all connecting again...i have pinned so many of your dolls on pinterest,,,,i want to see more of your work...your dolls faces and styles amaze and inspire me to keep working harder.....

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  9. Love Mr. Finch and his real cat friend and many textile friends. Nice to have you back Abi-doodle ;o)

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  10. This work is awesome! So glad to see you! XOXO Christel

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