• Yarning Along – One Success and One Big Time Fail

    Hello knitters! Long time no see. But I have been knitting! Pretty diligently too. And, as with all things that rely on the law of averages, I have one success to report, and sadly one fail – one sad, pathetic fail. But, the good news first. Remember that Miss Babs I bought at Maryland Sheep […]

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  • The Many Faces of Dolly

    If at first you don’t succeed . . . just scrape off a face, and make a new one. So, I decided to finally try to make one of Gritty Jane’s Cloth and Clay Dolls.  I haven’t provided a link (the link is just to a photo advertising the old workshop) because the workshop is no […]

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  • Jess Brown Dolly

    Finally, the weather broke – literally, the clouds finally cracked, rain poured down, and my craftroom is now, once again, a pleasant place to be.  And,  while my Jess Brown doll might be sitting around in her skivvies, I was comfortable in my t-shirt and shorts. How cute are her little pantaloons??  So cute.  The […]

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  • My Low End High End Ragdoll – Making a Jess Brown Doll

    As I mentioned, I decided that before I start winging it with my own patterns, I thought I’d make some tried and true patterns to get the hang of construction and popular aesthetic.  So, over the weekend, I downloaded Jess Brown’s Making of a Ragdoll. Before I downloaded the book, I did check out a hard copy at […]

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  • Frida Fail

    Ok, so I know that the real Frida Kahlo did have a bit of a shadow, perhaps a bit of mustache, however, on my little Frida, it looks more like an ingrown hair problem.  As I predicted, the muslin I used was too thin for this project, and you can see the backside stitching pretty clearly […]

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  • Sewer Down!

    So, here’s my little experiment from the other day.  As you can see, her head is just gigantic. Here’s a close-up of the paint/stitching: I posted on Instagram that I was going to put her away to hibernate, and someone  mentioned she did look tired.  She does look weary – as if she’s saying, geez oh […]

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  • More Tildas

    I had off Thursday and Friday for no other reason than “just because.”  Well, Thursday night we did go to see Van Halen in Camden, and I did feel like sleeping in on Friday, so it wasn’t totally for “just because” although sleep probably falls into a “just because” like cateogry.  In any event, I […]

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  • Sculpey Dolls with Judy Wise

    Now that I’m on a doll kick, I thought it was perfect timing to take a online class that’s been waiting in the wings, Judy Wise’s Sculpey Dolls. What a great little class!  The class covers one doll from start to finish, and the filming of the construction of the doll is completely of Judy’s […]

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  • Tilda Time

    You know how political commentators graph periods of conservative reaction and liberal reform – diagrams of rolling hills and valleys plotting the eventual return of one or the other? I feel I could make a lovely wave of my crafts – how one flows into another, how one project will lead to another, and it […]

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