Crafts I love: @Yermits “Death of the Newspaper Industry Doll” #handmade

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I was so excited to open my mail today!  My YERMITS doll arrived!  I am over the top in love with this company and these dolls.  I need to hug and squeeze them, eat them!  Yes, I could die of jealousy but no, instead they INSPIRE and make me want to just sew and create!

Click on image to go to the main Yermits website:

Click on the image to go to the Yermits ETSY store:

Click on image to go to Yermits Flickr page:

I’ll let you explore the sites for a look at all the magical dolls.   “All Yermits are designed and handmade, and are one-of-a-kind creations made of both new and upcycled fabrics and stuffed with new polyfill stuffing.”

But HERE IS MINE!  The Death of the Newspaper Industry Doll!  The detailing is exquisite and the humor is fantastic!  It is also extremely heartbreaking.

He is described as follows:

Ah yes. The newspaper industry. Where do we start?
This fine old-school newspaper man has seen better days to be sure. He comes with 2 liquor bottles (rum and vodka) that fit nicely in (or out) of his sweater vest pockets. His work ethic can’t be faulted, indeed, his head is full to brimming with newspapers headlines and stories and it shows.
Alas, he is only a cog. An outdated cog. Sure, the company will milk every last living second of penny producing life out of him before summarily declaring him redundant. Given his lack of computer skills, it’s possible that this particular newspaper man is only still employed because of his union ties and years of service. A retirement package will be coming very, very soon.
Newspaper Yermit is about 16 inches tall.
Apologies to all the people I used to work with at the newspapers – this Yermit is certainly not meant to portray you, or mock you in any way. (Except maybe the 5 middle managers who came in a laid me off without even meeting me.)

Photo from Yermits ETSY site

Photo from Yermits ETSY site

My photos of the unveiling process:

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3 thoughts on “Crafts I love: @Yermits “Death of the Newspaper Industry Doll” #handmade

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