Archive for July 27th, 2010

In-house workshop results

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I have to share photo's I received today from two of the people who flew here to take my final in-house workshop.  Sydneysclass dollThe doll to the right was done by Sydney, a 13-year old, talented young lady.

Sydney had her doll almost finished by the end of the 3 days.  She did an amazing job dyeing the silks, painting the cottons, creating the collage work on the corset and shoes, and especially the face.  Such a beautiful face and she does it all on her own.

Sydneyscollage2                                                                                                                                 Don't you love the way they framed their photo's and also the way they put them together to share with us?  The collage photo's to the left are close-ups of Sydney's doll.

Donnasclassdoll The photo to the left is Donna's doll.  Donna is Sydney's mom.  It is wonderful having mothers and daughters who love the same thing.  Both Donna and Sydney have their own style.  Even though they used my pattern, they have made Golendrial their own unique doll.

Donna had sent me photo's of her dolls and I was truly sorry I hadn't known about her before I wrote my books.  But, one never knows.  There may be another book down the road.

Donnascollagedolls                                                                                      As soon as the other two who were in the workshop send their photo's I'll post them here.  I can't wait to see their finished dolls. 

I love what Donna and Sydney did and know you'll join me in your admiration of their work.                                                                

Goldendrial2010 This is my doll.  You can see the unique way the others interpreted the design.

This is the pattern from my book  "Creative Cloth Doll Couture".  This doll, actually a different sample doll, is in the last chapter of the book.  A fun doll to make.