Elizabeth, thanks for commenting on my blog. You are so correct. My husband, The Love of My Life, is a great guy, but I so look forward to his camping weekends.
Your soft sculpture dolls are too cute. I love the lady in the bathtub with the wine. I feel just like that sometimes.
Thanks so much for the compliment. It was so much fun to make this quilt and I'm so glad everyone seems to like it. Unfortunaltel, this will be one quilts Jelly Bean won't be able to snuggle on since it really can't go in the washer. But, he has plenty of others, plus his own!
*L* Yeah, somethin' er-others are really the best ones aren't they? : ) Seriously though, it's all metal at least! I was checking some machines out at Wal-mart & they were all plastic! Hundreds of dollars & they're made of plastic? I feel like one of those old timers that say "Why, back when I was young, everything was made of steel...even our shoes!" or something like that. *wink* I guess it's the fancy insides of the machine that really count, right?
Thanks for posting pics for me and sharing your instructions. Now I have both so I wont go wrong. My mother in law would really like one for Christmas I think. Thanks for sharing!!
Began way back..making dolls from Miss Martha and Judi Ward patterns. Went from quilts to dolls. Quicker gratification with dollmaking..LOL Always worked in medical/dental field and sewing and crafting was a good "outlet". Have taken classes from Judi Ward, EPB, Pattie Culea, Meo Feroy, and went to Doll U two years. Jean Bernhard, Karen Shifton, Judy Skeel, Christine Shively...can't think of more..Worth every bit of information derived from them. With all of those gifted folks as teachers I should be better, huh?! There are other things I like to do..pine needle baskets, knitting, art gourds. YEE GADS! Not enough time left in my life. Had better hurry up!! You sound like an interesting person. We should live nearer each other so we could PLAY more. My advice to you is to try really hard to find dollmaking classes "somewhere". We also live in a very small community. Inspiration is not here. Besides, it's fun to get outta town ocassionally.
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks so much for the welcome. Your dolls are wonderful. My Mother-in-law made my kids dolls when they were small. They loved them better than any store bought doll. One of my children is 40 & the other 37 yrs. old & they still have their dolls. Children bring life to a doll & they never outgrow them, because there is so many wonderful memories. Thanks, Brenda