Monday, December 16, 2013

Lily and Elizabeth Doll Patterns Retired

After much deliberation I have decided to retire 2 of my doll patterns, F~109 Elizabeth, and F~110 Lily.
This was a very tough decision, because these patterns continue to sell very well.
 But the problem is that the hair I used to make both of their Civil War style hair-do's is no longer available.
So far, I have been unable to find a suitable substitute.
 So I decided it is best to retire these patterns so that my customers don't become frustrated with this problem.
F~109 Elizabeth

F~110 Lily
I hate to see these ladies go....


Deborah Darling said...

Hello Lovely ! Although I am based in the uk I have all your doll patterns and often dont have the correct supplies here, but I think part of the fun is sourcing them yourself :) I always recommend your patterns to people wanting to make a beautiful doll. I often use boucle wool or plait and set straight wool roving, plus you can buy the mohair tops very cheaply . So keep the lovely patterns going , and make lots more please--I really love all your work, its wonderful ! xxxxxxx

anniebeez said...

Thank you Deborah! I love your blog, and your little hares are to die for!! Thank you for such wonderful suggestions, I will be looking into them. I still feel the need to revise these 2 patterns because a lot of my customers are new doll makers and need a thorough explanation of the hair technique. perhaps I will end up with just an extra page of explanation and the original pattern in tact. So never fear, they will be back on the market sometime in 2014.. Have a very Merry Christmas and all blessings in the New Year!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Annie, I love your doll patterns and I agree wholeheartedly with Deborah!
Just like in life, we have to sometimes be creative and make do. So folks will just have to be creative and make do with their doll hair. So keep your patterns coming. ♥
I also have to tell you, not only are you beautiful on the inside, you are beautiful on the outside too. (Love your photo!)
P.S. Is that a Boston Terrier doll I see on your sidebar??!! Oh my! ♥

Deborah Darling said...

Oh thats lovely news, and thank you for your kind comments about my work, I think an extra page of instructions is a great idea :) have a beautiful and very happy christmas lovely, and see you in the new year in our wonderful blogg land :) xxxx