April 18th, 2015
Due to lack of interest I’ve cancelled the July 3-day workshop.Â It was short notice and I know it takes a bit of planning.
I will be teaching Helen at Piecemaker’s Country Store in Costa Mesa, CA the beginning part of August.Â You can contact them for the details:Â email@example.com
Helen is from my book “Creative Cloth Doll Couture”, and is also in the large book “Creative Cloth Doll Collection”.
Presently I’m working on a new doll and will be teaching her in January.Â That will be a 4-day workshop.Â More details soon.
And, in September I’ll be teaching Peony at Fobbles in Cumbria, England.Â One of my favorite places.Â The shop is wonderful, as is the owner.Â http://www.fobbles.co.uk
The dates are Sept. 24-26.Â Beautiful weather that time of year up in the Lake District.
April 10th, 2015
Let’s see if I can do a better job of updating this blog.Â The previous post cut off Elizabeth’s head, and there was a huge space between paragraphs.Â Also, I miscalculated the cost of the 3-day workshop.
First, let’s see if I can insert her photo.Â Okay.Â Here’s the updated skirt.Â I noticed all the photo’s that WordPress has put in my album have heads cut off.Â So, I shall try inserting from my original file.Â Here goes:
Yes!Â It worked.
It’s always a learning curve for me when it comes to anything technical.Â Except for my beloved Bernina sewing machines.Â Those I can figure out.
The dates again are July 16-18, 2015.Â A deposit to hold your space of $250 is due April 16.Â The total cost is $575.00.Â This includes all supplies, use of Bernina sewing machines and lunch each day.Â If you are interested email me at:Â firstname.lastname@example.org
April 8th, 2015
My next in-depth master class will be July 16-18, 2015.Â This is a 3-day workshop in which we’ll focus on faces, hands, clothing, embellishments.Â This is also limited to 4 people in the class which guarantees personal instruction from me.
What will we be working on?Â Elizabeth from my book – Creative Cloth Doll Couture – but an updated version.
Elizabeth has several wonderful techniques – heat transfer dyes, applieque, found objects, simple beadwork, just to name a few.Â She also wears a fabulous pair of boots.Â If you are interested in this workshop, email me and I’ll send you the details.
The cost of the workshop, per person, which includes all supplies, instructions and lunch each day is $850.00.Â This is limited to just 4 in the class.
April 4th, 2015
I neglected to mention Piecemaker’s Country Store as another place that carries my patterns.Â You can go to their website and see what is available:
My DVD’s are available at http://www.dollmakersjourney.com
My rubber stamps are really only sold by me.Â They make great bookmarks.Â If you are interested in any, email me and I’ll let you know how you can purchase them.Â Ready Stamps, a division of the Cerebral Palsey Foundation makes the stamps for me, so you are helping special people stay independent when you purchase the stamps.
Bookmarks made from my rubber stamps
Cloth Doll Inspirations DVD
March 28th, 2015
Many of you know that the retail end of my business is being retired.Â You’ll still be able to purchase my patterns from several companies.Â I’ll be listing them in the newsletter I’ll be sending out early next week.
The final days for the retail website are now until April 1.Â At midnight March 31 it will disappear.
Why am I doing this?Â Several reasons.Â I want more time for designing new dolls;Â I want more time to do short term missions like the two I’ll be going on in late April and early May.
April 22-26 we’ll be going to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico to do a retreat for 120 Navajo women.Â Really exciting.Â Then May 3-6 we’ll be going on a work trip to Hume Lake to help get the camp ready for the summer programs.
Cloth Doll Inspirations DVD
Also, I need to work on the design for my next master class which will be in July.Â That has to be done within the next week so I can get the information out.
In the meantime, keep making cloth dolls.Â And, do come back here often as I’ll have time to update my blog.Â About time, eh?
March 6th, 2014
Many of you know how I love seeing photos of what you have done using my patterns and books.Â Recently Gerry Smeltzer from Eureka, California sent a photo of her version of Tania from my book Creative Cloth Doll Faces.
I love what she did with the doll.Â And, check out the fabulous quilt behind her doll, whom she named Marie.Â Thank you Gerry, for sending this photo.Â I love your doll.
December 12th, 2013
Those of you who receive my eNewsletter and read my home page know I’ve had a special offer until Dec. 14. When you purchase one of my DVD’s you can choose any pattern you want at no charge. If you purchase both DVD’s you can choose 3 patterns at no charge. This does not include tools or rubber stamps.
Now that I’m almost fully recovered from my surgery, and I’ll be home for several months I plan on spending more time on my poor blog. I also think Facebook occupied a bit too much of my time and even though I do like Facebook, I like my blog more.
August 12th, 2012
In finishing Laurelin, the doll I’ll be teaching on the February 2013 doll making cruise I made a head piece. It was okay, but not exactly what I wanted.
I really wanted a beaded head piece and worked on a couple. I had purchased the wrong size Swarovski pearls a year ago. Decided I needed to use them in the design. Here’s how she looks with her new “crown”.
Laurelin’s new headpiece
Here’s the older version:
Laurelin’s original headpiece
August 2nd, 2012
Here are the patterns that I have retired. When they are sold out I will remove their photo from this post.
Tassel Lass with rubber stamp
Stargaze Origami with rubber stamp
Perky Peggy sitting on a Posy
Dancing Chubettes – wearable dolls
Banbury Cross Beth
More images in next post. Filled this one up.
March 21st, 2012
Doll for 2013 cruise
My goal is to keep up with my blog.Â I decided to share a doll in the making.Â This is the doll I’ll be teaching on the cruise in February 2013.Â Every other year we have an all cloth doll making cruise.Â They have been great fun and close friendships have developed.
I’ve posted a photo of Annie’s doll, and wanted to show my doll, although she isn’t finished.Â She needs hair and her crown.Â She’s an elf princess without a name.Â She’ll have her name soon.
The doll body will be made by each person going on the cruise before we depart.Â During the cruise we’ll do her face, create her clothing and the beaded joints.Â Simple beaded flowers will be made, along with silk ribbon flowers.Â Some embroidery will be done, too.Â The kit supplied by me will include the beautiful fabric that her dress is made from, along with a bead kit and several other goodies.
If you are interested in the cruise go to www.clothdollcruises.com for more details and also contact Barbara Roby at email@example.com