This is literally the exact opposite of what I had planned for her. Still thinking of names - looking for something earthy, ephemeral or magical. A name that feels like dappled sunlight in the forest. So far I’m leaning towards Melia/Meliae or Thalia/Thalis but suggestions are more than welcome.
Osprey has quickly climbed up my “favourites” list. I assumed she would, but I honestly just love how she looks. I need to get her some new glasses, as the stems stick too far out (I had to edit them completely out), but it’s so hard to find small, oversize glasses with actual lenses that also has soft nose-pieces (so it doesn’t ruin the face-up) :/ So for now she’ll just use these.
As for character; I’m still building her (I should really not buy dolls to create characters for rather than the other way, but there are simply too many pretty dolls), but she’s pretty shy and gentle, the kind who almost cries while watching the news or reading the comment sections (she knows she shouldn’t do it, but she still does). Huge coffee addict and also an insomniac. Suffers from social anxiety. She’s a particle physics student, and very studious at that. Some of her favourite things are the tree branches in winter, when they’re completely frozen over, the sound when the rain hits the rooftop, and the adrenaline kick from an intense workout. Probably someone’s girlfriend, although I’m not completely finished mapping out relationships or building the backstory of all the dolls-turned-characters yet, so I don’t quite know whose girlfriend yet.
Her looks are loosely based on Taranee from W.I.T.C.H, which was my favourite comic growing up (and Taranee and Will my favourite characters)
It´s done! :D Gosh, finally, haha! After about 150 hours of embroidering(and a little bit of sewing xD), countless leafs and vines
and 9 skeins of embroidery thread, Dagmars handembroidered coat is done!
:D Now, on to the skirt! 8D ..which will of course be handembroidered
too, did you expect anything different? ;)
The coat is made from black linen, handembroidered with cotton thread :)
I’m back from my artist residency in China! It was amazing ;) But I also have an announcement to make!
I’ve had my Etsy shop since 2011 and been making bjd corsets and clothing since even before then, and I’ve had an amazing time filled with creativity and inspiration, and met so many people and saw more beautiful dolls than my wallet likes ;) But, for some time now, working at the sewing machine so much is taking it’s toll on my back, and I’ve been moving away from it and more towards hand embroidered necklaces and paintings on my other shop Atelier Vegvisir, plus traveling more through artist residencies.
Doing all of this and running Raouken Corsets at the same time is taking it’s toll, both on my body and on my creativity, so I’ve made the(difficult!)decision to quit Raouken. April is going to be the last month, I will create a last beautiful collection of hand embroidered corsets this month, as well as create hand embroidered outfits for some of my dolls I’m going to sell. After April, all corsets that are still left will be raffled off to my amazing Patreon supporters, after which I will close the Patreon as well. So, if there’s anything in the shop you really want, this is the month to get it! ;)
Also, I can’t just stop without some thank you to all you amazing people! So for this whole month, worldwide shipping will be free and every order will come with a little gift, like a skirt or bloomers, to say thank you :D Really, all of you are amazing, you’ve inspired me so much over the years! So, thank you!
Thank you so much for your support, I will of course stay a part of this beautiful hobby, work together with Silk on our Poppedijn doll and who knows what the future might bring! So it’s not truly goodbye ;)