I was thinking about YOU when I got the idea for my Queenly Playing card dolls! Yes, you if you are kind, encouraging and a little whimsical. LOL. Why do we buy something in the first place? Basically, we make purchases for our home, our closet or others. My customer is usually glad to find a OOAK item like the Card Doll for a gift. I make stuff for the folks who like to give!
I live in Oregon where anything repurposed is valued. Lucky me! I came up with the idea for the Queenly Playing Card Dolls because it is normal to see decks of cards for sale at garage sales. You glue together 8 playing cards and decorate the edge with a single row of diamond wrap (I got mine at Dollar Tree.) Give her a ribbon skirt with a ribbon rose flower trim.
The fun part is coming up with the terse sayings. They need to be sassy but not cutting! I imagine the Queenly Card Dolls hung by the computer at the office after it is passed around to anyone who needs a smile.
I sell the Queenly Playing Card Dolls for $8.00 retail. I can make 30 or 40 of them in a day mass production style.
Since folks are always needing gifts I like to meet that need and the Anniversary Dolls were born using brass lid brackets I found at garage sales.
My first post in WhimziVille was the story of these dolls and bragging that I got published in Stampington Green Craft Magazine. I had visions of Stampington needing all of my craft ideas. Then it dawned on me that I could start a blog and share creative ideas to my hearts content. Someone asked me if I run out of ideas, and the answer is a resounding NO! But I could run out of paper to write them all down. LOL