Well, everyone… If you have been to our shop recently, you might notice two little dolls who are quite out of the ordinary! Based on some of your feedback, I decided to start adding additional hair colors to our origami dolls. Right now there is only Blonde (Marielle) and Redhead (Sherona), but this will also include our first Brunette as soon as the brown crepe paper gets here… They are both in the hinasama style with chiyogami kimonos. I sat down and thought long and hard about who my buyers were and why they would be interested in our dolls in the first place.
If purchasing for a project, why not have a doll that looks like you? I do not think I will ever have the time to offer personally customizable dolls for everyone, but I want to offer enough of a variety that people do not feel limited by the doll’s appearance. I have no doubt that our traditional black-haired models will continue to dominate both my production and my sales, but options never hurt anyone!
I am currently on the market for different color cardboards for different skin tones. I am really picky about what paper I use and I have yet to find something thick enough and pretty enough to get the job done. I am also playing with wire to try my hand and making little glasses for dolls to wear. Eventually, I want to be able to make a “Christina” doll that looks like me!