Sometimes I wonder if there's a collective consciousness where stamp companies draw their next releases from. Last month it seemed like babies were everywhere, or at least I'd seen a bunch of simultaneous baby releases. I'm sure baby stamps are nothing new, but do you ever notice these things seem to happen in waves?
In January, I'd seen these pillows posted on a design blog and I asked Tracey if we could do a set of victorian furniture as a future release. Tracey loved the idea of giving the DF characters the chance to play house, especially since we'd just started experimenting with the background scenes. But then came Valentines, and Easter, and we'd talked about the people set since last year. Not long ago, I finally emailed Tracey the first few drawings I had lined up for the furniture set and we outlined all the other items that needed to be drawn. I was crushed when I saw the sneak peeks posted for another stamp company which included a victorian chair and some of the items we'd discussed.
I was almost thinking we were going to have to scrap this next set, because I'd hate to be labeled a copy-cat, but I think I just have to chalk this up to that mysterious wavelength in the 5th dimension that we're subconsciously swimming in. Also, I predict classic furniture is going to be the next big thing in stamping. What do you think?