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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, May 28, 2011

Cute Alert

Hot off the presses - or guess I should say, the sewing machine:  A carpet bag designed by Sarah C. of Two Sister's Fancy Goods for my yet unfinished Izannah Walker doll from Dixie Redmond's online class.  Here's a picture of the carpet bag I made this afternoon - it was FUN!

This was a practice version, to get the feel of how to make it. It is lined, has a pocket and real leather trim.  I wanted to get over the learning curve before I used real nice tapestry fabric and this is not bad for a first try.
 This would be a wonderful size purse for American Girl dolls, too.

   For info about the pattern for the doll's bag, visit Sarah's storefront:
Sarah also has a blog: 

For info about Dixie's online Izannah class, please visit:

The online class registration for 2011 is closed, but there is rumor there might be a 2012 class.

I had some doll fun today! Hope you got some too - Julie


  1. What a lovely bag, it looks great! I love the leather trimming. Thank you so much for your detailed instruction on turning (last post). The very same day I got the tools from G.Wilson's, so it will be exciting to try it out!

  2. Thanks Monica. You will love dollmaking all the more with the proper tools. It might take a few tries to get used to them, but once you stuff a doll with hemostats and a stuffing fork, nothing else will do!

  3. Jules,
    This is absolutely darling!!!!!!! Love the thought of carpet bags, dont think i have ever really seen one, but in a movie!
    Many Hugs,

  4. Thanks, Jackie. Yes, Sarah's pattern is wonderful darling. I will be making more of these.


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