I bought a new doll on eBay that is not for flipping, but is just for me.
I think he is princely and charming. And it doesn’t hurt that he is dressed in 17th century style. A courtier, perhaps, to accompany my Bru if I ever finish her 17th century fairy masque costume…
He’s unmarked, German, 11″ (28cm) tall, with a solid-dome bisque/Parian head, bisque hands and a cloth body. The seller listed him as 12″ tall, but she must’ve measured his height to include his hat.
He’s really a she: a girl doll dressed in boy’s clothing. I love the embroidered velvet trunk hose (poofy pants).
If I ever get tired of the historically inspired costume, I can just make him a dress.
Now, here’s my dilemma:
Do I need a separate blog to talk about my embroidery journey into the 17th century? I’m having trouble deciding.
When I started My Doll’s Trousseau, my intention was to write about all my creative ventures, but I’ve found that to build my readership I need to share on Facebook doll groups. And on the groups’ sites, I need to stick to discussing dolls. When I write about embroidery stuff, I don’t post to the Facebook doll groups and I don’t get many readers. That has stifled me a bit.
So, do I:
- only post doll stuff on this blog and keep the rest to myself?
- talk about whatever creative stuff I’m doing on this blog?
- or add a second blog to talk about the embroidery? There’s lots going on with the embroidery projects and I’m itching to share.
Am I crazy to even consider a second blog?