Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday 9/5

Good Morning everyone!

I hope those of you in the US are having a fun, relaxing holiday weekend with your friends and families.

I wanted to take a moment to let you all know of some things we have been working on implementing behind the scenes here at DFH.

First up...


Earlier in the year, we started making Familiars.  Their hair was different than our usual dolls, it was made in a wig style.  It's crocheted as one piece with each hair strand pulled out stitch by stitch while its being made.  This is a fairly complicated stitch to learn, not one that a novice can pick up and perfect easily.  It takes some time to learn but the end result is positively stunning. The technique creates a full head of hair without being bulky.  It allows the hair to truly be styled every way imaginable.  

Over time, we changed over our Littles to have this same type of hair.  We call it All-Over-Hair  because we simply cannot find a better way to describe it :o)

For the first half of this year, I was the only person who was able to make these wigs so we reserved this style of hair for only a small grouping of dolls.  I wanted to do more with this.  So over the past couple months, Kristen has been working away behind the scenes learning this technique and perfecting it.  I am thrilled to say she got it down perfectly :o)

It is impossible to describe it to you clearly enough.  Here is a picture of the back of the head 

These strands are not latch hooked into a cap.  They are the cap :o) 

Here is a picture of it all styled up in pig tails

Crafting these little creatures is a learning and growing experience.  Over time, your style evolves naturally.  You improve things to make them better, and as you perfect new techniques, you add those in.  

This is one of those techniques.  

I am thrilled to say that from here on out,  all of our dolls will have this type of hair.  

Now,  a note about stocking...

"Pop In The Shop"

We have decided to start uploading a random group of RTG dolls (about 4)  every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  These will be random and no advance notification will take place on FB.  However, a watchful eye would be able to spot them on our flickr page the night before they are to be uploaded....just saying. 
The time of their upload will be random.  They will be posted in our Etsy shop that is linked directly from our website.  These dolls are available for purchase for whoever happens to pop by when they are up.

How will you know when there are some up?  Well,  you pop by the shop and see :o)  This little sweetie is one of the gals up today

Now, we have lots of customers.
Many who love the super fast RTG uploads one night a week so let's address that issue.

"Rapid Style RTG"

For those of you who love the super fast style uploads, we will still be doing our regular Thursday night RTG uploads.  Preview pics and all.  We will always set aside at least half of the weekly upload dolls for this style.  This week we will have 11 dolls for you. Preview pics for them will be posted on Thursday morning.

OK,  that's it for this morning.  I think I covered everything I needed to.  Thanks for reading :o)  have a great day everyone!