It’s official! Our impeccably coiffed new Cake girl is named Pearl. The voting was close over the weekend, but Celeste was narrowly beaten by Pearl. Perhaps her name can be Pearl Celeste? Do the Pearl and the Celeste camps agree?
We’ve only just begun playing with the Cake ladies. (Trust me, I can see through time.) I love the characters we’ve created to illustrate Cake, and you haven’t seen the last of Penelope, Esme, Maya, or Pearl. In fact, I think it will be great fun to find them new dresses to wear. I plan to spend some time soon refining the Petit Four doll patterns based on each character. It’s been slow going with the PF patterns, but we’re on the right track now, more on the dolls soon! We’re working on a man character, too…
In fact, with the Pavlova Shipping Season drafting/cutting posts, the Sewalong, and then the Hummingbird Pre-sale, I’ve been really active online lately. It takes up a lot of time. I need to step back for a few weeks and work on Cake drafting and development to the exclusion of much else. The sewingcake site requires attention, as well. I’m working to make it more user-friendly, so it’s simpler to find what you need- no gigantic changes, but small refinements and improvements. And there’s all those lovely Cake kits to assemble and order pieces for…
Thanks so much for playing along with the naming and for your support during the Hummingbird Presale! I’m really excited about printing this one and putting her in your hands, the process has improved dramatically since I started Cake and our new printer offers much greater flexibility with ordering and service. It’s a relief to be working with them.
I have a hatful of smaller patterns to release, patterns I’ve been sitting on for months while we worked on finding the best printer for Cake. It was really frustrating- you want the pattern, I want to put the pattern in your hands…
Tip for aspiring indie pattern-makers: Don’t get the Big 4 to print your patterns. Find anyone else. The guy down the street with a coin operated xerox machine is probably preferable. Or check out sewprint.uk. Claire is a very smart woman.
And the winner is….*
The winner of the Stay Tape giveaway is Teresa! I used a random number generator, and this comment won:
Thanks everyone for playing along, and for your support during the presale. I have a couple of FO posts not related to Cake (GASP), so I’ll keep writing some. Just not as often for a few weeks. Is that ok?
*it seems to me I still have a Lip Tar sampler from our OCC Cosmetics Giveaway hanging around my shipping area. If you won and haven’t received your prize or another giveaway, please email me. stephc at 3hourspast dot com.