Friday, August 27, 2010

My Friend's Clown Doll

Well, do I have a story to tell! We have a new resident (Dee Dee) at Elmcroft who is very talented in doll making. I talked about her in a previous post and posted some pictures of her dolls. Well, last week I posted one of her clown dolls on my Etsy site to help her sell some of her dolls.

On Wednesday, I received an Etsy message from Warner Brothers in Burbank, CA asking to purchase her clown doll. They want to use it in an upcoming Showtime series called "Shameless" starring William H. Macy. I wasn't sure this was legitimate so I googled "Shameless" and, sure enough, it is true! So, we started conversing back and forth and in the end, they bought her doll to use in the upcoming series! One of their characters collects clowns and they will be featured in the series. And they want to buy more from her, so now she is busy making as many clown dolls as she can! Also, yesterday, we had a vendor show at Elmcroft featuring the arts and crafts of our residents, and she sold over $200 of her dolls in 5 hours! I can tell you that she is now really pumped up over her dolls, and I'm so glad that I have been a part of all this. It sure does my heart good!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

How exciting! I love a good story, and this one certainly qualifies. Congratulations to Dee Dee!

Subriagirl said...

WOW....take about fate!

I can't wait to see Shameless now just to spot Dee Dee's clown doll!!!!

How sweet of you to be the inbetween person for her! You never know who reads your blogs these days!

Joansie said...

You are indeed a good friend! The doll is beautiful and I bet this will lead to even "bigger" things for the doll maker. Keep us posted.

Sharon said...

Linda, I love this doll. How can I purchase one of her clown dolls?

Favorite Web Sites