Now available for adoption in the Nonesuch Garden Shop.
I spent all last week putting together this video for BigCartel’s Store from Scratch contest. I worked really hard on it and I think it turned out pretty cute! I hope you like it!
I’ve also been a busy bee planning the new Nonesuch Doll line. To keep things fresh and exciting, most of the new dolls will be limited editions and one-offs. However, I will also be offering a basic collection that will almost always be available year round. (Exception being if I get really busy and need to close new orders for a bit.) The line up includes a rabbit, a deer, a fox, and a bear. There will be two colorways of each so that’s eight dolls to choose from! I decided to keep it simple and stick with woodland critters because they are my favorite.
I hope to officially release these cuties in March! In the meantime, I have three more Teen Wolves on the way and a batch of limited edition candy colored foxes planned. Stay tuned!
I’m retiring the Classic Nonesuch Dolls this year. I will still make the occasional Best Bear to keep my scrap bin under control, but I’ll be phasing out everything else. This was a really difficult decision, but after making over 300 of these little critters, I’m ready to try something new!
The new generation of Nonesuch Dolls have already made their debut on my social networks and in the new Nonesuch Garden Shop. I have been calling them the “Teen” Nonesuch Dolls because they look like lanky, teenaged versions of my Classic Nonesuch Doll design. If you aren’t familiar with the Teen dolls yet, here they are!
Yup. They are Teen Wolves. Haha! I couldn’t resist.
The Teen Nonesuch Dolls are the immediate future of Nonesuch Garden. They are taller and more substantial than their Classic predecessors which makes them a pleasure to hold and pose. They were designed in such a way that they can wear specially made outfits and accessories, making them even more customizable and fun! For the time being, these dolls will be largely one-of-a-kind characters with unique outfits and accessories. Eventually, I would like to offer a Basic series that you can purchase nude and add on outfit pieces and accessories if you wish.
I’m VERY excited about this new doll and I hope you will come to love it if you’re not so sure about it yet. To be honest, when I was prototyping this doll design, I had my doubts… But I gave them a chance and now I can’t get enough! My prototype has become a constant companion. I mean, come on… How cute is this?
There are still some Classic Nonesuch Dolls available in my Shop and a few more on my work table that will be listed as I finish them. This is your last chance to snatch up your favorite before they’re gone for good!
I’ve been struggling for so long to get motivated to work on my graphic novel. I need to make a rough draft, but I’m so picky… I’m a perfectionist… And I get in my own way. I’ve tried numerous sketchbooks and materials for my rough draft, but I always abandon them for one reason or another. I don’t like the paper, I would have to buy another one every 50 pages, it’s too big to take with me everywhere, it’s too small to make legible thumbnails… Take your pick of excuses.
Then I got a Hobonichi Techo.
It didn’t occur to me right away that I had found the perfect book to plan my graphic novel in. I started journaling everyday and it slowly dawned on me… The paper was perfect, the size was perfect, the printed graph would cater to my perfectionist nature, the dated pages would motivate me, and I could potentially fit my entire 300+ page story in it. I had found it; the holy grail of planners. The planner that’s finally going to help me get my graphic novel out of my head and onto the page.
I was really enjoying my journal so I bought a second Hobonichi Techo to devote entirely to the Lore Keeper. I’m three days in and I’m absolutely thrilled. I’m going to plan and draw one page every day. If I’m right about the page count, I will have a tiny, perfectly readable rough draft of my graphic novel finished by the end of the year. Finally, after 7 years of false starts… This is going to happen.
Get your own Hobonichi Techo here.
I’ve successfully recreated the beloved Nonesuch Octopus! I stayed very faithful to my original design, but the new doll is slightly bigger and I polished up some of the seams. I think she turned out lovely!
You can pre-order your own Nonesuch Octopus (or Squid!) in nearly any colors you like! The pre-order will end on January 15th or when sold out, whichever comes first. These dolls are being offered at an introductory price of $50 each! Future dolls will be priced higher. Adopt yours in the Nonesuch Garden Shop!
Nonesuch Garden is diving deep into the archives to resurrect an old favorite… Cephalopods!
Unfortunately, the patterns have been lost to Davy Jones’ Locker and need to be remade. To make this happen, Nonesuch Garden is looking for a few brave buccaneers to pre-order some of these salty friends in order to buy supplies and time to work out the new patterns.
The new octopuses and squids will closely resemble the ones pictured above in shape and design. They will be made from your choice of solid colored merino wool felt and arrive beautifully packaged in an official Nonesuch Garden box with a Certificate of Authenticity. I’m expecting to price the final dolls at or around $65. Get one now for the introductory price of $50. There are a limited number of pre-order slots for both designs, so suction one up while you can!
Please read the listing carefully for turnaround time and ordering instructions. Thank you!
I’m excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of the new Nonesuch Garden Shop! Etsy has been an invaluable tool over the years, but I felt it was time to take off the training wheels and build a shop of my very own. I wanted to create something that would compliment my unique style and truly showcase the quality of my work. I’m in love with my new shop and I hope you will love it, too!
To celebrate the grand opening of the new Nonesuch Garden Shop, I will be offering 20% off orders of $100 or more from now until December 25th! Please enter the coupon code GRANDOPENING during check out to receive this awesome discount!
I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by my studio last weekend for the Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale. It was wonderful talking with everyone and sharing my work and studio space with the public.
The centaurs are here!
Taffy, Moslyn, Kamaria, and Aurelia are debuting at the Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale this weekend, December 7th and 8th. Nonesuch Garden is located on the 2nd floor (A225). More information about the show can be found HERE.
Ginger, Elwood, Lolly, and Nightmade are debuting at Stranger Factory’s Circus Annual Winter Salon III opening tonight, December 6th. More information about the show can be found HERE. If you can’t make it to the opening, you can find a handy guide on how to nab any unsold pieces HERE.
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! To celebrate, I will be offering 36 of my best Open Edition Nonesuch Dolls for pre-order. To sweeten the deal, shipping will be FREE to anywhere in the world!
The pre-order will begin November 30th at 12AM Eastern (that’s tonight!) and end on Cyber Monday, December 2nd at 11:59PM Eastern. There will only be 3 of each design available, so you gotta be quick to nab your favorite Nonesuch Doll before they disappear again indefinitely! A special section will appear in my Etsy Shop when the sale begins.
Dolls ordered during this pre-order will begin shipping in February 2014 and be filled in the order in which they are received. Please be prepared for a long wait! **These dolls WILL NOT be shipped in time for the holidays.**
The holidays are fast approaching! I haven’t done any gift shopping yet… I’m sure a lot of you are like me and wait until the last possible moment. Well, that moment is coming up! And Nonesuch Garden will have you covered if you need anything cute and unique to gift to your friends and family (or yourself).
You will get a chance to buy Nonesuch Garden dolls in person next month at these two events!
Stranger Factory’s Circus Annual Winter Salon
December 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6pm – 9pm.
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
“The Stranger Factory Winter Salon III show features new works from the Circus Posterus family of artists, as well as specially invited friends. This year’s roster of talent includes Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Joe Scarano, Tim Lee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kelly Denato, Carisa Swenson, Shing Yin Khor, Stan Manoukian, Katie Carillo, and Megan Baehr.
These gifted artists will present a wide range of their inspired character-based artwork in a wide range of mediums including paintings, drawings, sketches, sculpture, plush, and mixed media.” More info here.
The Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale
Saturday, December 7th – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, December 8th – 10am to 5pm
74 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit A225
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Come in for a tour of the Nonesuch Garden studio, meet my dolls and me in person, and perhaps adopt one to bring home! (A doll, not me!) More info here.
I will be debuting a new series of one-of-a-kind Nonesuch Dolls at both events! Here is a preview:
That’s right! CENTAURS!! Centaurs are my favorite mythical creature. I’ve been wanting to design a Nonesuch Centaur for ages, but couldn’t quite figure out the construction… Until now! The pattern has been perfected and I’m working on a whole herd of them to show at Stranger Factory AND my Open Studio.
At my Open Studio, I will also have a variety of Open Edition Nonesuch Dolls and some one-of-a-kind pieces including both Nonesuch Dolls and Sproutlings. I’m making a fresh batch of Best Bears, too!
I hope you will be able to make it out to one of these events! They are both shaping up to be awesome!