Beth / Lomi's Playground is creating custom dolls and tutorials
12

patrons

$33
per month
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My name is Beth, but most people online know me as Lomi. I'm an author and artist, as well as a collector and customizer of ball-jointed dolls.
I specialize in creation of costumes and clothing for dolls of all sizes, and share my patterns free of charge on my website. At the beginning of 2016, I began sharing my creations and customizations on my YouTube channel, Lomi's Playground.

In spring of 2013, the prohibitive costs of childcare in the United States forced me to leave my job to become a stay-at-home mother. This sacrifice of income meant I quickly discovered that to keep pursuing my hobbies, they had to become self-sustaining. Though I've maintained a trickle of income to support my creative work by selling goods through Etsy and even had my custom doll clothing sold through a niche venue located in Illinois, keeping the shop stocked with goods to sell takes away from my opportunities to design new things and teach others to create.

Although I love sharing the knowledge I obtain through practice, the videos I create are expensive and time consuming. Even the most basic sewing patterns require time to draft and test, pricey fabrics to practice with, and hours to film and edit the instructional videos showing you how to create the same thing. Materials aside, if I put a price on my time, the most basic videos would still cost a minimum of $60 to create. However, as I strongly feel hobbies like this cannot survive without access to do-it-yourself knowledge, I would rather spend my time and resources creating guides for others instead of creating handmade goods for the market.
This is where Patreon comes in.

Your support helps me provide this community with the ability to learn new skills, create new things, and explore their own talent. The pledges I receive will help cover the expenses of software and equipment, material goods for creation of patterns and tutorials, and help me expand to larger projects.

While the patterns and designs offered through my website will always be free to the public, as a supporter, you have the opportunity to help shape my creations, and keep them coming in the months ahead!

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Midsummer Sky Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
This level gives you access to my private, patron-only project updates. You'll get to see my plans for future videos and projects, hear where I get my supplies, and see photos of work-in-progress projects before anyone else!
Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
Decide what patterns and tutorials I make! In addition to accessing my patron-only updates, this level lets you have a hand in what I create. Vote on what projects and tutorials you want to see me tackle next. At this level, you'll also occasionally have early access to my next video, seeing it as soon as the project is done--sometimes several days before it hits my YouTube channel.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
See your name listed as a supporter in my tutorials and videos! You'll also have the chance to submit suggestions for patterns or designs you want to see turned into patterns. These suggestions will go to vote to pick which will be included in future tutorials!
You'll also get the benefits of lower tiers, which includes access to my patron-only feed, the ability to help shape the content I create, and early access to my videos when they're ready ahead of schedule.
Goals
$33 of $40 per month
At this level, the expenses for this month's sewing pattern and the monthly cost of maintaining my website and pattern archive are both covered. Thank you so much!
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WEBSITEYOUTUBEINSTAGRAMFACEBOOKTWITTER

My name is Beth, but most people online know me as Lomi. I'm an author and artist, as well as a collector and customizer of ball-jointed dolls.
I specialize in creation of costumes and clothing for dolls of all sizes, and share my patterns free of charge on my website. At the beginning of 2016, I began sharing my creations and customizations on my YouTube channel, Lomi's Playground.

In spring of 2013, the prohibitive costs of childcare in the United States forced me to leave my job to become a stay-at-home mother. This sacrifice of income meant I quickly discovered that to keep pursuing my hobbies, they had to become self-sustaining. Though I've maintained a trickle of income to support my creative work by selling goods through Etsy and even had my custom doll clothing sold through a niche venue located in Illinois, keeping the shop stocked with goods to sell takes away from my opportunities to design new things and teach others to create.

Although I love sharing the knowledge I obtain through practice, the videos I create are expensive and time consuming. Even the most basic sewing patterns require time to draft and test, pricey fabrics to practice with, and hours to film and edit the instructional videos showing you how to create the same thing. Materials aside, if I put a price on my time, the most basic videos would still cost a minimum of $60 to create. However, as I strongly feel hobbies like this cannot survive without access to do-it-yourself knowledge, I would rather spend my time and resources creating guides for others instead of creating handmade goods for the market.
This is where Patreon comes in.

Your support helps me provide this community with the ability to learn new skills, create new things, and explore their own talent. The pledges I receive will help cover the expenses of software and equipment, material goods for creation of patterns and tutorials, and help me expand to larger projects.

While the patterns and designs offered through my website will always be free to the public, as a supporter, you have the opportunity to help shape my creations, and keep them coming in the months ahead!

~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~
Midsummer Sky Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
This level gives you access to my private, patron-only project updates. You'll get to see my plans for future videos and projects, hear where I get my supplies, and see photos of work-in-progress projects before anyone else!
Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
Decide what patterns and tutorials I make! In addition to accessing my patron-only updates, this level lets you have a hand in what I create. Vote on what projects and tutorials you want to see me tackle next. At this level, you'll also occasionally have early access to my next video, seeing it as soon as the project is done--sometimes several days before it hits my YouTube channel.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
See your name listed as a supporter in my tutorials and videos! You'll also have the chance to submit suggestions for patterns or designs you want to see turned into patterns. These suggestions will go to vote to pick which will be included in future tutorials!
You'll also get the benefits of lower tiers, which includes access to my patron-only feed, the ability to help shape the content I create, and early access to my videos when they're ready ahead of schedule.