Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Old but yet Always Some Thing New

I was emailing a doll friend, Sharing with her a couple of my old had for ever ,but could not do with out doll books. So thought I'd share with you all also.
These are  OLD books I have kept for years and use lots, you might be interested..
I don’t know how long they will be in print..
I have been making dolls, over 18 years, yet I still use and reuse info from my doll books, No matter what doll I am working on.
Couple years ago I down sized , and had to turn around and buy a couple of my favorites back, Because I missed them, Now believe me what I do have are mine for ever! Big Smile*
Don't think just because your happily growing in your skills, talent, that you don't need the goodies but oldies any more, They still amaze and teach you, Hope you enjoy
(((Hugs))) Sherrie 

Cloth Dolls: From Ancient to Modern : A Collector's Guide (A Schiffer Book for Collectors









Yanna Jo, Seams Like Yesterday, Book 4: Full Size Patterns for 22" Doll & Clothing Paperback

from $6.99 

Prairie People: Cloth Dolls to Make and Cherish Paperback – September, 1994

Good Little Girls : Seams Like Yesterday ,


Jan Conwell said...

Oooh, you have one of my favorites (and one I had to re-buy, because apparently I "donated" it to the library when turning in some books! The Cloth Dolls from Ancient to Modern. I love that book. Just now learning about the Kay Cloud--just lovin' the rag dolls right now.

Sherri Farley said...

You are so right Sherrie, these are great books. The early American cloth doll should not be overlooked. They were anything but simple, they are fine examples of American women's skill & creativity!

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Thank You Jan, I do love my doll books, I am amazed kinda at my self ,because over the years I still not only use them, but each time they are so refreshing to me. I too accidentally when I down sized gave a book away which I just reordered of course it was my Kay Clod book even signed by her, But Thank Goodness I did re order it from amazon, it is one I dearly love, By the way I just saw your wonderful rag doll, She is gorgeous, I really love her !!

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Howdy hey Sherri, I have to agree with you about " Early American cloth doll " I really study in depth this book, when I am creating, Simple I had to smile your SO right NOT simple, These women of yesteryear had sewing skills, talent waaay before their time, Even Kay Cloud dolls look simple, but they aren't.not if your wanting it to look like yesteryear, their techniques of using just what they had at hand are amazing.So much to learn!!!!