Haven’t posted one of these in a while, but for anyone who cares, here’s my notes on how long the Wreck-It Ralph dolls took:
2 Project Runway
+6hr 45min misc
TOTAL: about 15 hours
2 Project Runway
2 Project Runway Allstars
1 Daily Show
+3 hour 10min misc
TOTAL: about 12 hours
8 Adventure Time
5 Project Runway Allstars
2hr 50min misc
TOTAL: about 9.5 hours
7 Orange is the New Black
2 Project Runway
2hr 20min misc
TOTAL: about 12 hours, 40min
I realized I never actually posted the Wreck-It Ralph set, but here’s all four of them together. They are SOLD OUT — Vanellope sold within about 48 hours of making her, and the other three just sold this morning. I’ve already had someone ask to commission a duplicate of Vanellope, so I guess this set was a hit if ever I’ve seen one. XD
Holy crap I just logged into deviantArt this morning and apparently I’m on today’s Daily Deviations list because there’s a whole crapton of new comments stemming from the Weeping Angel doll.
To anyone who found me from there: welcome!
Updated photo of my Doctor Who group, featuring Rose and Nine facing down a weeping angel with a dalek in the background. My Ten sold long before ever taking this picture, and the weeping angel has sold now as well. The others are for sale ranging from $50 each (Rose and Nine), $60 for the Dalek, or $200 for the Tardis. Click here to see how to order. I also do commissions.
P.S. Thanks for the words of support after the most recent question from the anon. You guys are awesome.
Why do you prize your ami so incredibly high? Very few people are willing to pay 200 euro's/dollars for a freaking doll.
1) The only one that’s $200 is the Tardis, and it took me 30 work-hours to make (I timed it). That’s less than minimum wage already, not even counting material costs. I have a day job I like and can afford to charge below minimum wage, but there are plenty of other artists who can’t and I shouldn’t have to either.
2) They’re not “a freaking doll,” they’re handmade and unique art. If you want something cheap you should buy something mass-produced. (Not that there’s anything wrong with cheap or mass-produced; it’s just a different product.)
3) I appreciate the advice, but I think I know how quickly my dolls are selling better than anyone. If they sell much faster I won’t be able to keep up, so my prices are probably fine, thank you.
Tardis from Doctor Who. The doors open and I made it big enough to fit 2-3 dolls inside (no, it’s not bigger on the inside lol). The whole thing is crocheted from bottom to top in one piece, and the walls are reinforced on the inside with plastic canvas. My notes say it took about 30 hours of work to complete.
This doll is for sale for $200. Click here to see how to order. I also do commissions.
Who’s excited about the big 50th anniversary this weekend?
An amigurumi dalek from Doctor Who. I’m probably going to type up and maybe sell the pattern eventually, but it’s a lot of work and there’s some other patterns I’m more interested in typing up first. I got to play with texture a lot on this one, especially with the knobby parts in the bottom half (what Rory called “eggs”) and the stripey parts in the top half.
This doll is for sale for $60. Click here to see how to order. I also do commissions.
Why don't you have an "Etsy" shop for your dolls? If you did, more of your dolls would be bought and they'd be very popular. Plus, are they free of latex? I'm allergic to latex. How much is the custom dolls 10" and up shipping price?
Re: Etsy — I’ve got a handful of reasons, but they all boil down to I just haven’t seen a need for it. Yes, Etsy has helped a lot of people to move more product, but my day job pays just fine and the dolls are something I do on the side for fun. Compared to Etsy, I’d rather be spending my time on sites like tumblr and deviantArt.
Re: latex-free — The vast majority of yarn I use is Vanna’s Choice, which by and large is 100% acrylic (they have a few that are 4% or 8% rayon, but I’ve never used them). I’ve occasionally used Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool) or Red Heart (96% acrylic, 4% “other fibers”) if I need a particular color, but I try to stay with the Vanna’s so my stitches all stay the same gauge. The eyes are solid-backed plastic by Darice, but I can’t find what type of plastic they use.
A custom 10” doll costs $50+, depending on the level of detail. I can get you a quote if you tell me what you’d like a doll of. Shipping is $5 in the US and Canada, no matter what size doll you buy or how many of them you buy. Anywhere else depends on what USPS charges. Also, if you live in Illinois I have to charge sales tax.
Hope this helps!
Sergeant Calhoun from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. The colorwork and shapework on her padded suit was pretty intense; I had to check a reference photo in between practically every row as I worked. I’m really proud of the end result though. You couldn’t tell just by looking, but with the exception of the wrist guards, each arm and each leg was done all in one piece, without stitching anything on over top.
This doll is for sale for $50. Click here to see how to order. I also do commissions.
Commissions are back OPEN!
There’s only one doll left in my backlog since Archon, which means if you want a custom doll from me there should still be enough time to squeeze a few in by Christmas. I usually expect dolls to take 3-6 weeks, so the sooner you order the likelier it is to be done on time.
More info on how to order commissions here. Feel free to hit up my Ask box if you have any questions.
Or hey, if you want one I’ve already made feel free to browse around instead.