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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

HAVE YOU BEEN TO A DOLL MARATHON?

Last week while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I discovered a Doll Marathon in process.  Barb showed me two of the dolls that she made.  I can’t imagine making these intricate dolls.   They are so authentic looking.  And you would not believe all these doll makers go through to get this genuine look.
This is a close up of Barb's dolls.  Note the hand embroidery on the dress and the adorable little shoes they both wear.  These dolls are truly fantastic.
When I first saw all the body parts hanging around the shop, I thought they were getting ready for Halloween.  As it turned out this is how the doll makers dry the cloth bodies and various other parts after they have been dipped in Gesso or painted. 
Maggie decided to add  "real" hair to her doll instead of painting the head like Barb’s dolls.  Here Maggie auditions the wig.
Above, Julie (class teacher) explains to Maggie how to secure the wig to the doll’s head.
This is another picture of Maggie and Julie getting ready to secure the wig.  You can learn more about Julie’s doll making class by going to her blog. (It is also on my sidebar.)  And/or you can also call the shop for information and to register for a class. 
 
On Another NoteWee Folk Art has a tutorial for the cutest glasses case.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

3 comments:

Allie said...

Wow those dolls do look authentic - they're wonderful!

Mama Pea said...

That's really cool. Those dolls are so different than any dolls I've made. I think it would be fun to learn!

Karen said...

I have spent a lot of years doll making and love seeing photos like this. There is a lot of work in those dolls and the standard looks to be very high. Great work!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.