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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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 . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hi doll makers - just a quick post to fill you in on what we'll be doing tomorrow in class at Attic Window:  we are moving forward with Emma and Charlotte designed by Gail Wilson.  We'll be going over mixing tinted gesso for a black doll and mixing skin colors with alkyd oil paints for both black and white dolls.  For those who would like to purchase these fast drying oil paints, they are available in Grand Rapids at T-Square Art Supplies (click on the title of this post and it will take you to their website).  Feel free to stop in at Attic Window to watch us if you'd like to see how to do use oil paints for doll making.  This week we put on the base skin, and next week we'll be painting face details. 

I also have a few marshmellow chics and bunnies prepared for show and tell - so cute.  Any doll would love to have them in her Easter basket.  This item is a free download for those who have signed up for the free paper minis newsletter.  I printed them out, glued them, then wrapped them in a piece of plastic - they look just like the real thing, only miniature.  If this sounds like fun, here is a link to paper minis:

I have enjoyed the many things I have received in the newsletter, or have purchased from paper minis. There are loads of nice paper minis for the American Girl set. Thanks Ann for all the fun projects!

Have some doll fun today!  - Julie

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