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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.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pincushion doll hat

oh - I just found the little note I had written to myself - "post some pics of PC doll hat". I'm getting to that age where I need to remind myself with little notes here and there or I forget things. So sorry these pictures are so tardy. Better late than never.....

For those of you new to this blog - this is Gail Wilson's Pincushion doll. You can click on the title of this blog to get to Gail's site and just page down a bit to get to the PC doll. Just before Memorial Day, I was asked to post some pictures of an easy to make doll hat that I made for this doll. The hat is actually part of another one of Gail's Doll patterns - The Kate Greenaway patterns. The hat is for the boy, but I fussied it up a bit for the PC doll.

Here are a few more pictures so you can see -
The stand with thread spools on dowels. These are the ones that came in the kit, but when I have a project going, I substitute the threads I need to use.
This doll has a few extra items on her - just so class participants can see the possibilities. The chatalaine is a jewelry making item - part of an earring making packet of items.
And here she is fully loaded - ready for work. She has the kit laces around her neck and even the instructions tucked inbetween the thread spool dowel and her shirt. All my doll making tools are in her apron. She is a hard working woman!

I have another in process in teal and mulberry colors- just about finished. I need to hand sew the bodice down around her waist and then finally decide if I want her on a wooden stand or not.  I probably will put her on her stand. I have one painted in a shocking yellow that I want to use graining liquid on. If I can pull it off and it looks nice - she will stand on wood.  If I flub it, she stands on her own.  Then I think she might go up for sale on Etsy.....I have one too many!

Thanks for your patience waiting for the hat photos. I did manage to finish the garden beds - the last one around the house got planted today. Now I just need to get a few more  on the lot across the street......before the really hot weather sets in.

Thanks for visiting and have some doll fun this week.

If you can - call your dad and wish him a Happy Fathers Day! - Julie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Miniature Show Festival

Hi everyone - just a quick post to let you know there is a miniature show this Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 10am to 3:30 pm. It's at the Holiday Inn Express in Holland, MI 49424 located at the corner of US 31 & Felch St.

There is to be a contest - for more details, stop into The Wee Dollhouse Shoppe on 140 S River Ave in Holland, MI or call 616-392-4321. Click on the post title to go to their website.

What are you up to this summer? Just chillin inside with the Air conditioning making dolls? I'd love to hear all about it. The Izannah Walker group has a new challange - making a Queen Anne doll. So here is an inspiration photo:

Have some doll fun this week! Julie

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