Archive for April 22nd, 2009

Social Networks

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

My friend, Kandy Scott, invited me to join Facebook today.  I'd been throwing around the idea of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.  Facebook seems to be the more popular, but since she invited me that is the one I joined.  Oh, and don't forget .ning.  So much to research, so little time.
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Before I go further into social networks I want to share a photo of the doll I made in elinor peace bailey's class near Melbourne, FL.  elinor and I were teaching at a symposium and I decided to take her class.  I made the doll for my granddaughter, Kieran.   I wish I could have been there when she opened the box.  She and I talked on the phone and she loves the doll.

If you ever get a chance to take a class with elinor, do it.  She is such a fun person to be around. 

The hair on my doll was from some hair scrunchies from Claire's Accessories.  Claire's is a fabulous store geared to the teen market.  We doll makers can find all kinds of stuff for our dolls.

elinor and I were taken to Claire's near Orlando, FL by our friends Judi and Karen.  It was there that I found the great scrunchies that I used for the hair.

I also found the two toned green leg warmers at Claire's.  They were actually a pair of socks and I turned them into leg warmers.

The skirt is made from cheap, glitzy fabrics and her upper arms are yoyo's.  Fun, easy and fabulous project.

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Many of you know we had an amazing doll cruise this year.  Soft Dolls and Animals (magazine) sponsored a cruise every 3rd year.  This year elinor peace bailey, Barbara Willis, Gail Wilson and I were the teachers.  The idea was to have Gail design a pattern and we interpreted it according to our ways.

This doll is Judy Brown's version of my interpretation of Gails pattern.  Judy does the most amazing dolls.  I loved the doll she made for my Creative Cloth Doll Beading book.

I'll be sharing more photo's in an article I'm doing for the magazine.

My goal is to update this blog at least once a week.  Keep tuned for more exciting news!

Okay.  Back to social networks.  Why join them?  It is one way of keeping in touch with friends and family.  It is also another way of sharing what you've been up to recently.  Similar to blogging, actually.

One of the benefits of the social network vs. a blog, is people can find you.  If you want to be found, that is.  Me?  I'd love to connect with doll makers who have moved on.  Or, some of my college friends.  Also, family who I've lost touched with.  I have a huge family.  Some of my cousins were lost in Vietnam and I've lost touch with their families.  And, there's the high school and college friend that I'd love to find. 

Much to think about when joining. 

My next post will be more doll related.