Beth / Lomi's Playground

is creating custom dolls and tutorials

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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!
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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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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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$40 - reached! 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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 373 exclusive posts
241
Images
14
Polls
40
Writings
154
Videos

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