Tuesday, December 1, 2009

3 Quick Questions: Tiny Concept

I came across Tiny Concept after finding one of Kristina's cards in my bag of goodies from the last ABCD meet up. After checking out her blog and online store I couldn't resist featuring the amazing craftsmanship, beautiful detailing and sweet faces of Tiny Concept. Visiting Kristina's little world immediately made me me want to throw on a frock and roll about in a pile of lace, ribbons and taffeta.

What inspired you to start creating?

After designing childrenswear and textiles for various other labels, I always had dreams of creating a small collection of unique products under my own label. It wasn't until the birth of my daughter Peyton, that I began to create unique dolls. I began with ten one-of-a-kind handmade dolls and since then have created countless custom designed dolls sent anywhere from New York to Paris.

If you could spend more time on one thing what would it be?

I would definitely like to spend more time with my family! To spend quality time with my two children and husband is where I am at my happiest, but between creating for Tiny Concept and preparing for upcoming events it seems to be such a small time in my life at the moment.

What's next for Tiny Concept?

I created Tiny Concept just over 12 months ago, and in that time some amazing things have happened. I was honored to create a collection exclusively for Udessi gallery, I was able to accept wholesale orders from some inspirational stores and I created countless custom dolls as heirloom pieces. Given my workload however, for the next 12 months I am concentrating on custom orders only. Specialised markets, wholesaling and pop-up events are fantastic to spread the word about Tiny Concept while meeting the customer face-to-face, but given the overwhelming response I have received I am taking a break from these events to concentrate on creating my heirloom dolls only. I also have some very exciting news about illustrating my first book for a much admired author, but I can't say too much just yet - all will be revealed over the coming months!

Thanks Kristina! Check out more from Tiny Concept here:

Tiny Concept Website
Tiny Concept Blog
Tiny Concept Shop


Kylie said...

Great interview Rebecca! Aren't they just divine? I just love reading about the experiences and processes of others :) K

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What a great feature! Kristina's dolls are just beautiful. Autumn"s dress is like a work of art. Thanks for sharing . :) Now I'm off to check the shop.

june at noon said...

Wow. I don't often get all that excited about dolls, but these are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

These dolls really are lovely. Great Post

Tiny Concept said...

Thank you for the interview Rebecca, it was my pleasure!

Leah said...

gorgeous feature, thanks so much for sharing!

Mike said...

I love how the dolls all have rosy red cheeks. My favorite doll is the one with the white dress and red bow.