Archive for June, 2008

Upcoming wedding and cruise

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

We are having more fun getting ready for Heidi and Raphael’s wedding.  Raphael is flying to San Diego in July and we’re planning a Banns of Marriage Reception.

I found a great place to create all kinds of fun favors to scatter around.  And, they are a terrific place to have business cards made:

For those who don’t know, our daughter, Heidi, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium  Raphael is a Belgian, so we’ve lost her to Europe.  Which gives us an excuse to go there more often.

Soon I’ll be in Albuquerque at the Enchanted Doll Artists Conference.  My class, Deowyn (shown below), isn’t going to make it, but I will be there on Thursday, July 17 for our Queens and her Closet day.

What is the Queen and her Closet Day?    elinor peace bailey, Deowyn2_2

Barbara Willis, Betts Vidal, Sally Lampi, Gloria McKinnon and I created this day several years ago while teaching in Sydney, Australia.  We each create a flat doll and during this special day we show how we went about creating the doll.  Each participant receives the pattern from each of us, and the afternoon is spent playing with stuff and creating a flat doll of your choice.  In Albuquerque it will be elinor, Sally, Betts, Barbara and I.  I’ll post a picture here soon.  Each year we create a new "flat doll"  The Queen and her Closet will debut in Albuquerque and be repeated at the Long Beach Quilt Festival July 24-26, 2008.

The cruise is almost filled.  I think we have 9 cabins left.  I’ve been working on the pattern Gail Wilson created and here she is with some of the beadwork I’ll be teaching.  Really simple beading techniques, but I am creating some beaded flowers for those who want more of a challenge.  Most of the supplies are included in the price of the cruise.

The doll pattern is wonderful to work with.  After I get the mermaid costume finished I’ll be creating a deck outfit for Chrissy.  I want my doll to be a traveling doll.  She’ll have a wardrobe to change into as she travels about the world.  And, part of my pattern will include a travel journal so those making her will be able to document their dolls travels.   Contact  Barbara Ann Roby, CTC for details: