I created Skelly Baby in 2007/08 (I "conceived" the idea in '07 ;) -- but it wasn't until last year that I named the baby. What took me so long? It wasn't until (what felt like) the entire world started copying my work through copyright infringement that I realized Skelly Baby wasn't just another design in my shop, but a character. I had gotten so discouraged because I was having to send take down requests at Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress, etc., and I was having trouble getting those marketplace sites to acknowledge my notices. Eventually this was resolved, but at the time it felt like an insurmountable task. But instead of giving up, I named the baby! (and got Skelly Baby trademarked on top of the registered copyright).
My next art-venture was to bring a bit of life to Skelly, this is my first go at animation.