I'm pretty sure the Sweet Duffy stuff came out not too long before I posted it. If anyone uses Tumblr, My Big Mouth posted images from the Sweet Duffy AND the Santa's Coming Tonight stuff before I saw it anywhere else.
I like Shellie May's red and white apron with the smaller checks MUCH more than the more dusty-rose-looking concept art. It looks more classic, instead of a bit dated. And it's perfect that her full outfit is a dress, not a top and skirt or a top and bloomers, which I'd been a little worried about given some other outfits. There is also extra stitching on the heart appliques, which I think helps a lot.
I also like the blue on the final product better than the concept art for the walkabouts.
I'm not sure I got across how much I LOVE this release. I texted my mom to say there were new things on the Duffy website and I'd email her the link, and she texted back along the lines of "Cool." So after that tepid reply, I had to go about describing the items from memory to try to get across just how amazing so many things are. I'm still not sure she understands completely, but I tried.
So many of the amazing items encourage fans to CREATE, not simply consume. Those items can be used by almost anyone with even the least desire to learn to melt chocolate or sew a stitch...yet could be turned into really unique things as well if you have the skill.
And if you have absolutely no interest in learning any sort of craft or cookery, there's still plenty of things for you too! Heck, the metal charms let you design your own items without doing anything more than choosing your charm and snapping it onto a cell phone charm/jack/string/etc.
It's several times better than I'd dreamed of when we thought Shellie May's Stocking Stuffers would be crafty.