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Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at www.gailwilsondesigns.com . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Coming in like a Lion

Well, the old wive's tale  "if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb" interests me today. I hope it's true since I am in not so sunny and warm Florida. Last night the wind and rain and hail waged war on the landscape and all is clean and fresh after the storm.  The mulch is a bit out of place with litte now empty river beds running thru the plantings, but soon that will be set to rights, I think.  This landscape is a far different one from the one I left in Michigan on Sunday!  There was about a foot of snow and the wind was whipping around making little snow devils in the backyard.  We had to cancel a trip to Chicago because of lake effect snow! I hope that by the time I return, the snow will have melted and the March lamb will be grazing.  I am tired of winter and thoroughly enjoyed my nap in the sun at poolside yesterday afernoon.  Yup, I did get a little "too done", but it will soon turn to tan. 

No dolls for me, this week - but when I return, I will be refreshed and ready to dig into my Dixie Redmond Online class doll. This is a wonderful online class making a realistic Izannah Walker style doll. The class instructions are wonderful and have many resources to help you achieve a heirloom quality doll.  There are options for those who would rather not sculpt, but also wonderful videos for those who do wish to try their hand at sculpting facial details.  For those of you who might be interested, here is the link (shown below) or click on the title of the blog above.  There will be another workshop coming in the fall if you think you might like to try your hand at it.  Thanks to Dixie for the wonderful class, I can't wait to dig in.  Be sure to check out the links, there are some wonderful pictures and links that are potential favorites, I'm sure!

http://www.izannahwalkerworkshop.blogspot.com/

Have some fun this week - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Aw, thanks, Julie! I'm glad you've enjoyed the class. It has been fun developing it and the patterns. :-)

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