when i started opposite of far (a year ago!) i primarily made dolls and plush animals. felt masks were nowhere in my sights. that is until early fall, when i thought my dolls could use some masks for the upcoming festivities. so i made doll masks- tons of them. then it occurred to me that i could easily make masks for kiddos too- so they could match their little doll. so i made 3 styles for kids- a fox, an owl and a raccoon. only a couple of each, just to test them. mike and i were headed out of town for the weekend (sometime in september) and i decided i would post the 3 masks styles i had just finished before we left. i hurriedly took pictures & posted them on etsy on friday night. and holy moly! by sunday i had around 20 sales! it was on! the masks were a huge hit! then a funny thing happened- i had people requesting adult sizes in the masks (who knew?!) oh, and the doll masks? well, they still sit in the closet, unfinished because the kids & adult sizes took the spotlight!
in october i actually had to turn away sales because it was getting close to halloween and i had more masks to make than i had time! (don’t worry, this year i will be more prepared!) i thought the masks would be seasonal, that maybe they would only be popular around halloween. boy, was i wrong! opposite of far has officially become focused on making masks! i still love making dolls, and do take custom orders often, but the masks are definitely my mainstay.*note- if you are interested in a custom doll, by all means, contact me! i love making my dolls!*
if you follow me, you will have noticed that this winter i added several new mask styles! i also added crowns on a couple masks! and still to come this year: tails! i took many custom tail orders last october (you can see some tails & a set of owl wings on the customer mask photos page) i plan to make them a regular in my shop soon! and have you seen the masks on sticks? also new to the shop, and SO great for parties, weddings, photo booths & just being silly! you can find all the masks your little heart desires in my shop!
with that little bit of background, you will understand why opposite of far needed a face lift! my *beautiful* logo/cards/signs created by the lovely team schlemmer are no longer relevant (sad), as my new focus is masks. so, i created my “new look” myself. it’s simple, but i like it…what do you think? it is all very exciting! opposite of far is growing! my business is going places i didn’t imagine and i couldn’t be happier! i have so many new & exciting things happening this spring that i can’t wait to share with you….soon!
until i can share the exciting happenings, here the places you can check out my new look:
also, coming soon- i will tell you all the fun art fairs & shows where you will find opposite of far this spring & summer!