Saturday, February 07, 2015

Just wanted to share with you my two of 3  new books..
3rd is on the way/"Selected Writings of John Darcy Noble"
I was silly and gave these away *ugh* So reordered them from amazon  at a really good price the first one is   “ Milwaukee WPA project
About un skilled workers employing 5000 women and men during the Great Depression
I quote
“ This is the inspiring story of a work program that brought fame to Milwaukee, while breaking gender and color barriers during the Great Depression”
Of course they were making dolls of all kinds..  I am still reading it.. It goes way beyond the making of a doll , but brought people of all colors together and most important Their confidence and self esteem..Making dolls in its own at least to me is a healthy Art/ Hobby!
 I REALLY feel in my heart as economically times are now, Some thing like this would be a Bless to many and our nation!
 Now comes the second book

 and GUESS WHAT ?????  It is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!!!! I had no idea it was signed, so I went back and checked my amazon orders and  it saidHardcover. Signed First Edition. xxiii +, 170 pages. Light soiling, very minor chips to dust jacket--in Brodart cover.”  I paid $5.00 that is with shipping..  Guess I need to read more carefully :)
It is in a nice dust Jacket and in perfect condition, Printed in 1945
and the price back then whoa!!!!
 The reason  duh me bought this book the second time is because, It is rich in history for period dolls  how they dressed. their type of hair style and soooo much more information, Yes their are patterns in the book, but to scanned and then take to a printer to enlarge..Right away on page 10 I found the pattern I have been looking for.. The "Genevieve Doll Pattern", She has the  the front panel then a back panel which doubles then sewn to the head..Which for me gives just enough definition for the head and neck and face..Guess I am lazy because I wish she was already full size:)..

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

We Support You

Welcome all to another day of support...
So today and all the days to follow... we will be supporting 
our ladies who have Cancer and all those who are dear to us
who face challenges trying to beat this terrible disease...
Together we will support all of our ladies in style..
and she is soooo supportive of all those who are participating..
Schedule is top right of our blog. 

When Madame Samm announced this hop, I just had to follow along. I love this pattern of hers, and the fact that I would get an opportunity to work with it, well, I was thrilled to begin.
Shoot Madame Samm an email if you are interested in  purchasing the WE Support You! Pattern $12.00
..Let's support all of our ladies
and leave them lovely comments....
They will be tickled PINK..
Feb 3rd 

Our ladies certainly made us proud this morning..
Support is what we all need these days...
And who WOWED us Creative Delight... 

This Lady really knows how to stay on a ROLL, 
her creativity and excellence in stitching just keeps you AWED...
She made this for a dear friend who we all hold dear to our hearts..
Jill @ Jillily Studio

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Taking the plunge with Oil Paints

I searched and searched and finally found the wonderful tutorial 
 How I oil painted this cloth doll
judy  jaques of  Hardin County Keepsakes
You can see the wonderful tutorial here :

judy  jaques dolls are just breath taking, judy is one the most
creative person I know, In all that she does.
She is such a sweet heart, and a very nice gal , who is so sharing and willing to help you in any way she can..I hope you will visit her blogs , She really makes you feel like you have come home to a good friend!!