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Friday, November 16, 2012

Another Meeting of the Quilt Barn Doll Club, Nov. 14, 2012

 It is always so much fun to  drive up to Puyallup to see our "Northern Friends" and work on dolls together. This time they made a doll dress form, using a clear vase as a base; most put buttons in the vase. It was very cool but I am "behind the old eight-ball," needing to make items for our Art Guild's Christmas Sale at our co-op gallery, Six Rivers Gallery, in Hoquiam, WA. So I worked on a sock monkey, and watched them make the little dress forms. I hope they will all send me a picture when their's is totally done. I will post them here, then.

This is a picture of Doreen's collection of dress forms she has collected. She didn't make any of these but brought them along to inspire everyone:
Karla had put the finishing touches on her elephant that she showed us the month before:

Next time we are all going to make a giraffe! I will be participating in that one, because I will be done with my gallery projects by then.
Stephanie brought two of her reborns and I couldn't reist this one:
I haven't named him yet. I am waiting for that imp that calls herself my "muse" to inspire me. I hope she doesn't come up with some hairbrained name; if she does, I will have to override her yet again!!Here are some more of Stephanie's reborns. I love them all!!!

I am glad that Stephanie loves to make these dolls because as much as I love them, I don't want to make one myself.



Monday, November 12, 2012

Linda's Very Cute Cat Pattern

This is a very cute cat pattern:


Thanks for sharing, Linda!

Doll Club, October 17, 2012, Puyallup, WA

We meet once a month, USUALLY on the third Wednesday, at the Quilt Barn in Puyallup, that's pew AL up, WA.  Here are some dolls that were displayed in October:
This is Doreen's pretty little girl doll. Her boots are made Tyvek; didn't they turn out cute?

 These are Kathleens' Halloween dolls;they're tiny, only about five inches tall.
This is Karla's elephant. It's hard to believe he's made of cloth, but with a coat of gesso and paint, he becomes unclothlike! He is not finished in this picture. Karla painted him again and then finished him with varnish. The two dolls below were also made by Karla, from a Deanna Hogan pattern.


This is Doreen's troll. I'm sorry there are two copies of that one picture. I don't know how to remove photos once they're inserted!!! Anyway, we talked Doreen into letting the baby peek out; not sure if we should have done that!!! It's kind of strange-looking. Then we said, "She needs a zipper!!" and then we all cracked up, thinking that any little kid looking at it would think all women had zippers!!!  Do troll's have pouches? I don't know!! I guess we could ask Ute; this doll is made from one of her patterns.

Anyway, these were the pictures for October, 2012. Stay tuned for more doll pics from this creative group. Oops! I almost forgot someone that you've met before! Here's Screamer in his new Halloween Costume:

Shop Local


This is to remind everyone to shop local during the coming holiday season. There are many small businesses in your area that are trying to "hang on" during these tough times. They depend on holiday sales to remain solvent, and believe me, their smiles are wider than any you'll see at the "big box" stores!

There are also many craftspersons and artists who would also appreciate your business.  So keep that in mind when Black Friday, November 23, rolls around. If  there are businesses in your city neighborhood or your small town, that you'd really HATE to see leave, please patronize them, and then they'll be able to stay.