I don’t know whether or not I’ve written much about the story of my StitchUps dolls..
These are the first 2 that I ever made:
I started making my felt dolls in my last year of school. To read about the beginning, click here. Fast-forward a couple of years ….
To be honest, I haven’t made a lot of dolls these last couple of years. I stopped for a while, not enjoying the process of making them since I lost a lot of custom. See, a few years ago a friend of a friend had a small shop in a town where they sold their own handmade cards. This person took most of my dolls and sold them for me, not asking for any percentage at all. One day when I went along to the shop to see how things were going, it was completely bare and nobody was there.. This person just happened to disappear, apparently hadn’t paid to rent the space and upped and left without saying a word. So I suddenly lost 20 – 30 of my dolls out of nowhere and obviously it stumped me for a bit and I didn’t feel up to making them for some time. Since then, I simply haven’t made dolls as often as I used to at all ((I used to make 3 – 4 dolls a month, now I make about 3 – 4 a year, outside of requests)).
So before Christmas I got a request on my Etsy shop to make a doll of a character from a particular computer game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. Heard of it??
It’s a fantastic horror game and if you haven’t heard of it I recommend checking it out!! ..Just, not on your own!!
Anyways, so I received this request and decided to accept the challenge and personally I don’t think it turned out too badly..
Say Hello to FREDDY FAZBEAR :
What do you think??
It took quite a while to make, having been busy over the Christmas period and New Years, but right now I have plenty of time again to get creative!!
I would happily make Freddy again and experiment with other themed characters like this.
I made a Smurf a while ago for a Smurfs-obsessed friend, but this time I’m a lot happier with how the Freddy doll resembles the character. I’m happy with how my dolls have progressed since I began making them in 2009 …. Wow. That is a long time!!
I’ve been getting a few customers on my Etsy shop, not a lot, but every now and then. But I’m happy to make them as and when people want them, so that I can take extra care making each one.