I was contacted a few weeks ago by a lovely lady who had requested a custom order doll for her daughter before we left New Zealand. She was one of the last ones I had made. Unfortunately the doll has been stolen (when her daughters bag was stolen), and she was inconsoluble. They have just received the new replacement doll so I was very relieved and happy to get this email:
"Dear Jennie!You are a star!! My daughter is over the moon!! She looks like Annabelle's twin sister!! Thanks so much!! I am so pleased you had some of the fabric left!
A big hug from my daughter..."
(the photo above is the only one I have of the original doll)
I suppose why this is so important to me also, is the fabric that they requested for both the original doll, and of course the new replacement. Its a 1970's pillowcase, that I bought a long time ago. I had negative comments(in real life - not on the blog) at the time like "well - only YOOUU would buy something like THAT Jennie!" and "you don't really think someone is going to want to buy THAT do you?"
Its really stuck with me unfortunately, this is the sort of negativity that I've talked before about stepping away from. It just brings you down, makes you unsure of what you are doing/creating.
If you are making something that you enjoy, something that just feels right - please don't listen to those who want to bring you down. Its hard - especially if its family members. Sometimes we don't all have supportive people around us, that is why these blogs are such a good source of support don't you think?
So I was thrilled to get such positive feedback about this particular doll, but I don't have much of that fabric left now!x