Empty Nester – Extraordinaire

creating, living, loving – all in a long black skirt

Dollies, dresses, and blankies… oh my!

I have great plans for new items for Bats! meow… I also have great hope that the time I need to draft the patterns and sew some samples will just appear in my life.

First up are a couple of new dresses or, maybe skirt and top sets.  The way this usually works is I determine what my girls want and then sew for them.  If the design is a success [as determined by the ooos and aaahs of the 6- and 7-years old girls  in the house and in the neighborhood], we’ll photograph, do the price workups [cost versus profit], create the web listing, and work on alternate size options – not necessarily in that order.

Next up are a set of rag dolls.  Or something of that nature.  I’m super excited about this.  When I was a little girl, all of my baby dolls [and I had a LOT of baby dolls with ALL the accessories] were little blonde things with bobbed hair.  They didn’t look anything like their mama.  Even the baby dolls in our house are 90% blondes. I do believe it’s time to expand the market to include more of the ‘looks like me’ variety.  Of course, there is more in the plans than just brown hair and grey eyes.  I’ll share more as soon as something has been sewn and stuffed. I’m really looking forward to this!

Finally, I want to incorporate my love of quilting into our designs.  More housewares, some quilts for babies, even some pillows for bigger kids and adults.  But not just any design will do – we’ll need something special, so more designing on real life graph paper.

So much to do.  Such great plans.  But time, again, is the enemy.



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11 Responses to “Dollies, dresses, and blankies… oh my!”

  1. Belynda
    6:10 am on February 6th, 2010

    I cannot wait to see the designs come to life, and I am sure they will… “time” can only keep you down for so long, and then you devise a way around that silly thing… if you ask any physicist they will tell you that time is fluid after all!! Exciting stuff!

  2. Bats! meow...
    2:58 pm on February 6th, 2010

    I think I need a wee physicist sitting on my shoulder whispering me secrets 🙂

  3. J.B. Vadeboncoeur
    9:55 pm on February 6th, 2010

    Can’t wait to see your designs as they emerge. I can give you five minutes this PM. Heh heh.

  4. Bats! meow...
    9:59 pm on February 6th, 2010

    I’ll take that 5 minutes. I’ve been working in spurts, so there is a lot I can accomplish in that time 🙂 Thanks so much. I’ll post photos as soon as I have something to show off.

  5. Mandy
    10:37 pm on February 6th, 2010

    Can’t wait to see what you create!! And you are SO right about time being the enemy, uggh, SOOOO right!!!

  6. Bonnie K
    7:43 am on February 7th, 2010

    Great site for sharing. Good luck showcasing your passion.

  7. Busted
    11:39 am on February 8th, 2010

    I’m looking forward to seeing your designs! I love your doll idea it’s something that is very much needed out there for those of use who are not blond with blue eyes 🙂

  8. Mandy
    4:21 pm on February 8th, 2010

    I have something for you over at my blog 🙂

  9. Bats! meow...
    7:37 pm on February 8th, 2010

    I’m so happy to see such excitement about my new ideas.

    And Mandy, THANK YOU !!

  10. Momisodes
    11:32 pm on February 8th, 2010

    I feel your pain regarding time and getting these projects done. I just love your blank slate and look forward to seeing what you create!

  11. Mary
    3:59 pm on February 9th, 2010

    I can’t wait to see the new dolls! I look forward to adding to my collection! 🙂

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